This excerpt, assigned in Week 1, will be a reference for the Week 2 Assignment as well. As you review this very personal narrative, consider the dynamics of the work in a broader sense as it aligns with Ensler’s role as writer and public speaker.
This article provides a perspective related to work outside of the home and motherhood as full-time work. This article can be used to inform this week’s Discussion.
This article is a case study that incorporates the literary forms of both biography and autobiography. This article is analyzed for this week’s Application Assignment.
This article examines the experience of women in the position of caretaker for both parents and children. This article can be used to inform this week’s Discussion.
This speech highlights the different experiences of white and black women as it relates to women’s rights and experiences with work. Please note that Truth’s words/speech are classified as personal narrative (a kind of literature), which includes autobiography. This speech is examined in this week’s Discussion and Application Assignment.
This resource provides support in analyzing various forms of literature. Use this to identify elements of style and apply literary terms to assignments.
With this week’s content on women in work in mind, review the brief biographies of Eve Ensler, Sojourner Truth, Natasha Campo, Pnina Ron, and Tracy Carpenter-Aeby, noting the placement of each in the timeline continuum.
Song Lyric Search Resources
|Note: The following songs can be considered for this week’s Discussion. These are examples of women songwriters addressing themes of social change.|
Web resources in support of this week’s topic
Application: Women’s Work Experience Through Personal Narrative
If you had to learn about women working in the U.S. public school system in the 1950s and could read a textbook chapter on the subject or read 20 interviews of women telling their stories in their own words, which would you choose? If you read both the textbook and interviews, which one do you think you would remember? Most likely you would remember the women’s personal stories. The sharing of personal experience to communicate information captures a different level of attention and has a way of securing a place in the long-term memory of the reader. A personal narrative is a story about a personal experience of the writer. In this week’s Assignment, you examine women’s work experience through personal narrative.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Compose 1–2 pages responding to the following: