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ERIC Number: EJ916506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Gendering English Studies: Masculinity and Women' Writing
Wallace, Diana
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v10 n1 p31-37 Feb 2011
This article addresses the silences and anxieties provoked by the gendering of English Studies as a subject taught by men to women. I reflect on my own experience as a female student and lecturer within a subject that has been "professionalized" by males. The geographical and social context within which I teach--the South Wales Valleys, a post-industrial, post-Devolution area with high male unemployment--offers particular challenges in relation to the teaching of women's writing. The few male students who take such modules often find their gender made "visible" in ways which can provoke a range of behaviours suggesting anxieties about gender and class in relation to "English".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)