ERIC Number: ED251402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Seeing Our Way Clear: Feminist Revision of the Academy. Proceedings of the Annual GLCA Women's Studies Conference (8th, November 5-7, 1981).
Loring, Katherine, Ed.; And Others
Two keynote addresses and 12 selected papers are included in these conference proceedings. The keynote address, "Seeing Our Way Clear: Feminist Re-Vision of the Academy" (Peggy McIntosh), describes the academy as a "hierarchical or layered pyramidal structure" and discusses the benefits of feminist revision. The first of 12 selected papers is entitled "The Evolution of the Woman Scientist" (Laurel Sherman). Three papers portraying heroic images of women are "The Artist as Hero in Maxine Hong Kingston's 'The Woman Warrior'" (Warren Rosenberg), "'Song of Solomon': The Hero With a Woman's Face" (Gail Griffin), and "Images of Women in Film" (Starla Stensaas). Articles dealing with violence against women are "Captured Angel in the Centerfold" (Janet Swim) and "The Hurt that Lasts Forever" (Karmen Meyer). A seventh paper, "Broaching the Issue: Homophobia" (Audrey Glenn and Jane Dickie), defines homophobia and resulting myths about homosexuality. The next paper, "Increasing Female Participation in the Mathematics Classroom" (Pansy Brunson), focuses on the continuing low enrollment of women in mathematics classes. Other papers include "The Problem: Idealism and Accommodation in the Feminist Transformation of the Academy" (Linnea Vacca), "Know Your Heroines" (Ann Loux), "Communication or Collusion? Maneuvering Through the Maze of Patriarchal Theology" (Linell Cady), and "American Female Dramatists: Show But No Go?" (Julie Jensen). A final keynote presentation, "The Whole Thing: In Search of Relevance and Integration Made Dynamic By Creativity" (Mary Beth Edelson), a closing keynote address, "When We Dream Together" (Barbara Zanotti), and a schedule of conference events conclude the document. (LH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Feminism, Films, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Integrated Curriculum, Literature, Mathematics Education, Religion, Scholarship, Science Careers, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Violence, Womens Studies
GLCA Women's Studies Program, 220 Collingwood, Suite 240, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Great Lakes Colleges Association, Ann Arbor, MI. Women's Studies Program.