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The 1980’S: Interviews With Carroll’S Women On Gender Politics, Haley Meredith Apr 2019

The 1980’S: Interviews With Carroll’S Women On Gender Politics, Haley Meredith

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

The histories of Carroll College contained in the Corette Library are incomplete – books like Robert Swartout’s Bold Minds & Blessed Hands: The First Century of Montana’s Carroll College give little account to the unique histories of women at our institution. The purpose of this project was to fill that gap by interviewing current or former female students, faculty, and staff on the gender politics of their era. For analytical purposes, I have only explored the 1980's in this research period. I analyze interviews for common themes and similar experiences in an attempt to capture what it meant to ...


The “Mad” Woman In Medea And Decolonial Feminist Revisions: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis Of Three Plays, Chloe Hendrickson May 2017

The “Mad” Woman In Medea And Decolonial Feminist Revisions: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis Of Three Plays, Chloe Hendrickson

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

This thesis focuses on Medea, the classical Greek play by Euripides that was first produced in 431 B.C., and its feminist, queer, and decolonial revisions in contemporary global contexts. These revisions include The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea by Chicana queer feminist author Cherríe Moraga and Black Medea by Indigenous Australian playwright Wesley Enoch. Common to these primary texts are themes of Medea’s madness and anger, which are tied to the fraught questions of home, nation, and the Other. Each section of this thesis focuses on a different play, analyzing the intersectional feminist politics of Medea’s madness ...


Female Body Modification Through Physical Manipulation: A Comparison Of Foot-Binding And Corsetry, Hannah Conroy Apr 2014

Female Body Modification Through Physical Manipulation: A Comparison Of Foot-Binding And Corsetry, Hannah Conroy

History Undergraduate Theses

Over the past fifty years, with the continuing contributions of many Gender History scholars, historians are now presented with an opportunity to explore an often overlooked area within the physical manipulation of women’s bodies. There are a variety of means by which the female form is shaped by the cultural and societal norms, including the pressures to look young and beautiful. However, few connections have been made between two well-known and well-researched areas: foot-binding and corsetry. The first was practiced by women for one-thousand years in China, ending in the early years of the Communist revolution. The second were ...


Freedom Fighters: Lessons From Irish Women A Study In Irish Gender History, Page Kelly Apr 2007

Freedom Fighters: Lessons From Irish Women A Study In Irish Gender History, Page Kelly

History Undergraduate Theses

I discovered the University of Delaware held a manuscript collection containing letters from Irish women to American author Kay Boyle. Boyle was of Irish descent, a world traveler, a professor, and short-story writer who had won the prestigious O. Henry Award, twice, early in her career. Bom in 1902, she spent the first part of her adulthood in France as an active member of the avant-garde movement in the 1920s and 30s.1 Her colleagues and associates were Peggy Guggenheim, Gertrude Stein, and Samuel Beckett, in her later years, her closest friend was peace activist and musician Joan Baez.”

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If Words Be The Food Of Love, Speak On: A Theory Of Consumptive Language And Its Application To Edmund Spenser’S The Faerie Queene, Amanda Taylor Apr 2006

If Words Be The Food Of Love, Speak On: A Theory Of Consumptive Language And Its Application To Edmund Spenser’S The Faerie Queene, Amanda Taylor

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

My undergraduate thesis explores the implications of consumption related rhetoric, references to eating, stomach, and digestion etc., within the context of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene. I begin by developing my own theory and explain the basis by showing the connection between consumptive rhetoric and sexual attraction as defined by psychoanalytic theory. With this foundation, I link consumptive rhetoric and its sexual implications to linguistic writings about speech acts. Essentially, I argue that instances of consumptive rhetoric are speech acts that commit a sexual action with all the implications carried by an action, not a word alone. Within the ...


"Women Who Want To Be Women": The Social And Political Antifeminism Of Phyllis Schlafly, Murry Warhank Apr 2004

"Women Who Want To Be Women": The Social And Political Antifeminism Of Phyllis Schlafly, Murry Warhank

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

Not all feminists were women and not all who opposed the feminist movement were men. The latter is illustrated by the life of Phyllis Schlafly, nicknamed the “Darling of the Silent Majority.” Schlafly, educated at Radford, Harvard, and Washington University is a brilliant woman who had a long and influential career as a political writer and activist, but she made her name battling the very movement that helped her interests the most. Schlafly gained notoriety with the publication of A Choice, Not an Echo. Released in 1964, it contends that a small entourage of “Eastern-king makers” had denied conservatives the ...


A Response To Repression Of Francoism: The Womyn's Anarchist Movement In Spain, Alysson Russell Apr 1996

A Response To Repression Of Francoism: The Womyn's Anarchist Movement In Spain, Alysson Russell

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

As I studied in Spain for about a year, I met a lot of interesting womyn. These womyn shared with me the stories of their lives during the reign of General Francisco Franco (1939-1975). My personal experiences with these womyn led me to choose a topic addressing the womyn's struggle under Franco's regime. My own feminist perspective led me to examine more closely their efforts. That feminist bias will find its way into this thesis. The womyn's struggle led with and within the anarchist movement particularly fascinated me. This interested me because the anarchism that I had ...