ERIC Number: ED432961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Literature. CUNY Panel: Rethinking the Disciplines. Women in the Curriculum Series.
Hartman, Joan E.; de Filippis, Daisy Cocco; Kruger, Steven F.; O'Driscoll, Sally; Ling, Amy; Webb, Barbara J.
This collection of six essays examines the ways in which literature, as a discipline, reflects ongoing scholarship on gender, race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation. In "Rethinking the Discipline of Literature: Gender," Joan E. Hartman presents the results of a Modern Language Association survey that highlights the prominence of feminist approaches to literature. In "Latin American Literature," Daisy Cocco de Filippis addresses the marginalized place of Latin American women writers in the curriculum. In "Medieval Studies," Steven F. Kruger notes that the new scholarship enriches and broadens contemporary views of medieval culture. In "Eighteenth-Century Studies," Sally O'Driscoll discusses the effects of queer theory on the field, while in "The Impact of Asian-American Literature," Amy Ling reviews the growing but limited impact of Asian-American literature on English departments. In "Caribbean Literature," Barbara J. Webb notes the numerous parallels between recent developments in Caribbean and African-American literature and discusses the cross-cultural aspects of the genre. Each essay contains references. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Instruction, Eighteenth Century Literature, Ethnicity, Females, Feminism, Feminist Criticism, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Latin American Literature, Literature, Medieval Literature, Multicultural Education, Race, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sexual Identity, Social Class, Teaching Methods, Theories, World Literature
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Towson Univ., Baltimore, MD. National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women.