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    In her article “Why I’m Still Writing Women’s Literary History”, Professor Devoney Looser astutely asserts that women’s literary history is a field that is alive and thriving and therefore deserves to be treated as such. Her argument centers around addressing concerns expressed by various colleagues of hers, and perhaps a common concern many others hold, that the academic field of women’s studies is now “passe” due to taking a “separatist” approach. The article address the reasons why people may hold this belief, and Looser presents her reasons for believing that the field is still relevant and thriving. In this article, Looser refutes claims that women’s studies is passe and instead argues that it is au courant. Looser explicitly states that…

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    Shakespeare's stance on the value of a woman and a man's masculinity has been widely debated throughout many years. Though, many of Shakespeare's works portray a strong female character that has superiority in matters of love and portrays the male as unreliable and are made out as fools (Thrasher 40), however, this portrayal is not consistent throughout every piece of work. It can be inferred that Shakespeare's wavering stance on gender roles and who holds the power is stemmed from his…

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    She told Lakshmi Homstrom : Craftsmanship is so important in writing, and you only learn it by doing it. And the short story was the perfect form to learn from, because one had to be brief. One had to be careful. And that training is still with me: I am very careful about not using any extra words... because I didn't want to overplay anything. (Holmstrom) 14 Economy is the Sine qua non of a decent short story as borne out by Deshpande's stories which are not troubled with lecturing labels. Her…

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    representation of life and people who live in that culture. This study will focus on the interpretation of English culture in the eighteenth century. Each literary work focuses on different issues and has hidden purposes from presenting these issues. As such, the significance of the literature results in the readers’ better understanding of the society. Jane Austen’s fiction portrayed the social world of English society in the eighteenth century. Austen’s fiction also demonstrates the values of…

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    Connecticut, 1639-1789. Her dissertation work is a legally focused analysis of women’s status in society primarily viewed through their changing roles in the colonies legal system. In it she expands considerably on topics raised in her article, particularly with regards to household economics and the validity of female testimony in cases of sexual abuse. Dayton contends women played a key role in seventeenth century Connecticut courts by taking advantage of the Puritan legal system’s prerogative…

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    undergraduate double major student in English education and Literature in English, I wondered why women writings seem to be an overlooked subject. Out of curiosity, a long term research into women’s experience, culture, and society explored through the lens of postcolonial, feminist, social and cultural theories was born. Through this research I have learned that oppressive cultural aspect of gender relationships, especially between women is something that is being dismissed and narratives about…

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    FYC Argument Analysis

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    student’s writing ability. Major objectives for FYC revolve around transferring abilities developed in the FYC to places “across the University,” and “in business and public spheres after college,” and more broadly, to gain, “rhetorical knowledge; critical thinking, reading, and writing; processes; and knowledge of conventions.”(Wardle 3). This paper accentuates a perspective on problematic applications of “place-conscious” pedagogies used by FYC’s. “’Far transfer’ is difficult,” (Wardle 5),…

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    Throughout my formal school years, writing essays is one of the things I loathe the most. I have been told numerous times by teachers, parents, and former classmates that writing is used in every subject, and also plays a key role in succeeding in college. I want to be able to learn how to write and express myself in a well-written essay that does not require to be rewritten or change due to diction, clarity, syntax, etc. countless times. Throughout high school, I never had an English teacher…

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    Douglas was born in a slave family. During his young age, the slaves owner’s wife loves child douglas. She taught Douglas reading and writing. Fortunately slaves owner does not know teaching slaves are illegal. But one day, another white owner saw that a black child taught by a woman, so he went to tell them do not teach the slave. Douglas stealed book form the owner house. He started study by himself. Douglas hide in the dark studying every single word.He wants know knowledge eagerly.…

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    The canvas of the literary writing changed after the Second World War. The women writers such as Kamala Markendaya, Ruth Prawar Jhabvala and Shashi Deshpande took the pen in the field of social and artistic novels. These women writers focus on the issues such as socio-psychological conflict, multicultural elements and the individual identity of the period. The novelist show their prime concern on the depiction of the East-West conflict, disharmony between tradition and modernity, psychological…

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