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The madwoman in the academy [electronic resource] : 43 women boldy take on the ivory tower /
edited by Deborah Keahey and Deborah Schnitzer.
imprint
Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c2003.
description
215 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
1552380815 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c2003.
isbn
1552380815 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10512489
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Main Description
An original and highly subversive critique of the academy by women affiliated with universities and colleges across Canada. The book explores topics familiar to women working in academia around the world: the clash between work and family, the politics of academe, the rifts between an academic career and political activism. Includes personal essays, poetry, short stories, dialogues, and other innovative formats. Well-known literary names like Aritha van Herk and Kristjana Gunnars are set alongside less-known, but feisty, newcomers.
Main Description
An original & highly subversive critique of the academy by women affiliated with universities & colleges across Canada. The book explores topics familiar to women working in academia around the world: the clash between work & family, the politics of academe, the rifts between an academic career & political activism. Includes personal essays, poetry, short stories, dialogues, & other innovative formats. Well-known literary names like Aritha van Herk & Kristjana Gunnars are set alongside less-known, but feisty, newcomers.
Unpaid Annotation
A bold collection of non-academic writing on the academic life by Canadian women
Unpaid Annotation
A dynamic and eclectic collection of "life writing, "this book offers an original and highly subversivecritique of the academy's relationship to its femalemembers. In this powerful and engaging collectionof non-academic writing about academic life, theauthors touch on topics well-known to womenworking in academia around the world: the clashbetween family and work, the politics of academe, and the contradiction between an academic careerand political activism. Submissions include per-sonalessays, poetry, short stories, dialogues, andother innovative formats from women affiliated withuniversities and colleges across Canada.Contributors range from graduate students toretired professors, and from first-time authors towell-known literary names such as KristjanaGunnars and Aritha van Herk.
Main Description
An original and highly subversive critique of the academy by women affiliated with universities and colleges across Canada, The Madwoman in the Academy explores topics familiar to women working in academia around the world: the clash between family and work, the politics of academe, and the rifts between an academic career and political activism. Contributors offer writings in a wide range of genres, including personal essays, poetry, short stories, dialogues, and other innovative formats, daring to confront their experiences with energy, anger, wit, and humour. Ranging from the playful to the painful, The Madwoman in the Academy brings you names well known to literary communities alongside new but feisty voices that will forever change readers' ideas about the relationship between women and the academy.
Main Description
An original and highly subversive critique of the academy by women affiliated with universities and colleges across Canada, The Madwoman in the Academyexplores topics familiar to women working in academia around the world: the clash between family and work, the politics of academe, and the rifts between an academic career and political activism. Contributors offer writings in a wide range of genres, including personal essays, poetry, short stories, dialogues, and other innovative formats, daring to confront their experiences with energy, anger, wit, and humour. Ranging from the playful to the painful, The Madwoman in the Academybrings you names well known to literary communities alongside new but feisty voices that will forever change readers ideas about the relationship between women and the academy.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Professional Girthp. 10
The Reign of Icep. 22
E-mail from Meira Cookp. 24
Day Caresp. 25
(M)othering in the Academyp. 28
Mother as Prometheusp. 31
This Three-Horned Bronco of a Lifep. 35
Cogito ergo mump. 40
Nine Steps toward a Twelve-Step Program for Recovering Academicsp. 49
Circling Womenp. 54
Dancing on the Lines: Mothering, Daughtering, Masking and Mentoring in the Academyp. 58
A Valediction: of the Bookep. 77
Teaching for Legitimacy; or, Tea-ching from the Marginsp. 79
Juggling on a High Wirep. 90
Women in Difficult Spacesp. 91
Winter Afternoon at Schoolp. 99
"Untitled"p. 100
plain M.A. in bluesp. 105
Commencementp. 108
An Academic Defencep. 109
Immoderate Musingsp. 117
(avoid) kicking sacred cowsp. 121
Slow Advances: The Academy's Response to Sexual Assaultp. 123
Portraitp. 130
Terminusp. 134
Lucy in the Sky with Diamondsp. 135
Spunkp. 144
New Year's Resolutions, 1997p. 146
Old Boysp. 148
The Possibility of Professing Changesp. 149
A Guide to Academic Sainthoodp. 155
The Stress Testerp. 164
Avoiding the Fridgep. 167
Mad Dogsp. 171
My Sartorial Ruinp. 174
Higher Educationp. 178
Vigilancep. 182
Cerulean Bluesp. 184
Climbing the Walls of Academep. 188
A memoir only sometimes funnyp. 193
Tenure Tracksp. 199
When She Is Gonep. 203
vintage vignettesp. 206
Three White Cranesp. 209
Contributorsp. 210
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