publication . Book . 2018

Literary Cross-dressing: Jane Addams Finds her Voice in Democracy and Social Ethics

Joslin, Katherine;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 Feb 2018
  • Publisher: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle
In 1881 Jane Addams dressed herself, rhetorically speaking, as Cassandra to dramatize the fate of the first generation of American women to graduate from college. Standing before her classmates at Rockford Female Seminary, she cast the new woman as the mythic Greek heroine: «The frail girl stood conscious of Truth but she had no logic to convince the impatient defeated warriors, and no facts to gain their confidence, she could only assert and proclaim until at last in sooth she becomes mad.» ...
free text keywords: féminisme américain, 19e s., études féministes, History, Women's Studies, SOC010000, JFFK
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