Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-27
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
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With sharp wit and keen insight, Bonnie J. Morris opens new perspectives on the gender and generation gaps on campus, exploring the negative stereotypes that keep many students from taking women's studies courses. Since 1993, the George Washington University history professor has travelled the globe with her one-woman play, "Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor," engaging audiences from New Zealand to New York in a frank conversation about the backlash against feminism and women's studies. This book presents scenes from the original play along with reflections on changing views of gender and sexuality in American society, politics, and popular culture. The result is part memoir, part history of our times, and part critique of higher education.

Author Biography

Bonnie J. Morris is a scholar, teacher, writer, and performer. Her six books include Eden Built by Eves, Girl Reel, and Lubavitcher Women in America. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Introduction: So, What Do You Do for a Living?
Scene One, 1973: My First Women's Studies Class
Scene Two, 1983: You're Getting a Ph.D. in What?
Scene Three, 1986: Exams and Evaluations
Scene Four, 1987: Can I Talk to You in Private?
Scene Five, 1989: Do We Have to Have So Much Women's History?
Scene Six, 1990: Driving a U-Haul to Harvard
Scene Seven, 1992: Fear of the Word Woman
Scene Eight, 1993: Teaching Where Hell Freezes Over
Scene Nine, 1993: Women Studies Goes Global
Scene Ten, 1995: Educating President Clinton
Conclusion: Mainstreaming Women's Studies in America
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