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Women and Writing [microform] : A New Course for the Creative Writing Curriculum / Anita E. Mallinger
Bib ID 5353150
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Mallinger, Anita E
 
Description [Washington, D.C.]] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
11 p. 
Summary

The promotion of sexual stereotypes that portray girls as passive, dependent, and nurturing appears to have resulted in the socialization of females into roles that run counter to the function of creative imagination; women have been socialized not to write. A college course for students majoring in creative writing is helping women students to explore the ways their socialization as women has affected their writing. In the first stage, students explore the past. Women of the past--as has been illuminated by Virginia Woolf--were in fact prevented from writing. Even when they did write, anthologists and writers of literary history (who in the past have always been men) have not given their works the attention they merit and have regarded only a limited range of subjects as appropriate for women's writing. Women students should learn to understand the differences in women's and men's writing that arise from differences in the way they have been socialized, and they should try to find their own voices. They can learn to create new literary themes (such as woman as hero) to defy socialized limitations in their writing, and to explore dimensions of themselves as women writing. (GW)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 1977).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Authors.  |  Course Content.  |  Creative Writing.  |  Females.  |  Higher Education.  |  Literary History.  |  Self Concept.  |  Sex Differences.  |  Sex Discrimination.  |  Sex Role.  |  Sex Stereotypes.  |  Social Values.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Writing (Composition)
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