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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

To Know Her Own History: Writing at the Woman's College, 1943-1963


To Know Her Own History: Writing at the Woman's College, 1943-1963 was written by Associate Professor Kelly Ritter. Dr. Ritter is a faculty member in UNCG's Department of English.

"Kelly Ritter chronicles the evolution of writing programs at a landmark Southern women’s college during the postwar period. She finds that despite its conservative Southern culture and vocational roots, the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina was a unique setting where advanced writing programs and creativity flourished long before these trends emerged nationally."-University of Pittsburgh Press

Associate Professor Wendy Sharer from the Department of English at East Carolina University calls Dr. Ritter's work, “A fascinating and instructive reminder that there is no history of composition: there are histories of composition, conflicted and filled with politically and culturally constructed understandings of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and—as this book in particular makes clear—geographical region and disciplinary identity. This thoroughly researched local history adds a needed layer of complexity to the historical frameworks that have informed archives-based scholarship in composition studies.”

To Know Her Own History: Writing at the Woman's College, 1943-1963 is available from Jackson Library and as downloadable .pdfs on Project Muse.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the links, LaTesha. Keep up the good work!

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