ERIC Number: ED249150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Equity and Excellence. A Conference on Women's Studies and the Humanities (Greensboro, North Carolina, March 17-18, 1983). A Conference Report.
Morgen, Sandra, Ed.; White, Judith, Ed.
Proceedings of a conference to explore the impact of women's studies scholarship on the humanities are divided into eight sections. Section I, an introduction, describes the rationale of the conference and gives an overview of conference attendance. Section II introduces the keynote speakers. Section III contains the texts of the three keynote speeches. The first, "The Meaning of Human in the Humanities" (Elizabeth Minnich), analyzes the philosophical foundations of Western humanities and social sciences and examines ways in which traditional standards of excellence have been derived from a white/male cultural tradition. The second address, "The Prickly Art of Housekeeping: Reading Emily Dickinson" (Elizabeth Phillips), examines the impact of women's scholarship in humanities through a detailed study of Emily Dickinson's poetry. The final paper, "Worlds in Collision or Ships Passing in the Night? The Impact of Feminist Theory on Anthropology" (Karen Sacks), analyzes the impact of women's studies on anthropology. Section IV contains eight workshop reports. Topics covered are: change and the university culture; women, the novel, and the syllabus; women writers; women's history versus women in history; black women's studies; women's morality; women's studies and anthropology; and a perspective on women's studies after 10 years. Section V sums up the conference experience. The remaining three sections consist of reference material: a list of resources on curriculum transformation, conference directors and workshop leaders, and conference participants. (LP)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Black Studies, Blacks, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Ethics, Feminism, Fiction, Higher Education, Humanism, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Literature, Moral Values, Poetry, Social History, Womens History, Womens Studies
Duke-UNC Women's Studies Research Center, 105 East Duke Building, Durham, NC 27708 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Duke-UNC Women's Studies Research Center, Chapel Hill.