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American Women Writers Workshop Symposium

 

The American Women Writers Workshop of the Penn State Department of English,
the Center for American Literary Studies, and
the Penn State University Libraries present

"Feminist Literary Studies: Past, Present, and Future"
Thursday, April 26 4:00pm Foster Auditorium

On April 26 and 27, 2007, the American Women Writers Workshop of the Penn State Department of English sponsored a symposium on the issue of the future of Feminist Literary Studies. The Workshop invited three distinguished speakers, all founding mothers of the study of women's writing and stars in their respective fields, to reflect on their trajectories as scholars and the evolution of feminist literary studies generally. How has the study of women writers changed since these women helped to invent the field? How have the emergence of Cultural Studies. Gender Studies, and other interdisciplinary approaches influenced their work? Where, in their opinion, is the field going and what role will the study of women writers play in the scholarship of the new century?

Featuring

Judith Fetterley
Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita,
State University of New York, Albany

Beverly Guy Sheftall
Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies, Spelman College

Patricia Yaeger
Henry Simmons Frieze Collegiate Professor, English & Women's Studies, University of Michigan

with responses by
Phyllis Cole, Professor of English, Women's Studies and American Studies , Penn State University, Delaware County

 

"Looking Ahead in Feminist Literary Studies"
Friday, April 27 10:00am Foster Auditorium

Roundtable of Penn State graduate students

Roundtable of Penn State graduate students