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ERIC Number: ED485417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 224
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: ISBN-1-59451-102-0
Why Are We Reading Ovid's Handbook on Rape? Teaching and Learning at a Women's College
Kahn, Madeleine
Paradigm Publishers
"Why Are We Reading Ovid?s Handbook on Rape?" raises feminist issues in a way that reminds people why they matter. We eavesdrop on the vivid student characters in their hilarious, frustrating, and thought-provoking efforts to create strong and flexible selves against the background of representations of women in contemporary and classical Western literature. Young women working together in a group make surprising choices about what to learn, and how to go about learning it. Along the way they pose some provocative questions about how well traditional education serves women. Equally engaging is Kahn's own journey as she confronts questions that are fundamental to women, to teachers, to students and to parents: Why do we read? What can we teach? and What does gender have to do with it?
Paradigm Publishers, P.O. Box 605, Herndon, VA 20172-0605. Tel: 800-887-1591 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-661-1501.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A