The Drunken Duchess of Vassar: Grace Harriet Macurdy, - download pdf or read online

By Barbara McManus,Judith P. Hallett,Christopher Stray

In this biography, Barbara McManus recovers the fascinating existence tale of Grace Harriet Macurdy (1866–1946), Professor of Greek at Vassar collage and the 1st girl classicist to concentration her scholarship at the lives of historical Greco-Roman girls. Fondly referred to as “the Drunken Duchess,” even though she by no means drank alcohol, Macurdy got here from a negative family members without social, financial, or academic merits. in addition, she struggled with incapacity for many years after changing into virtually absolutely deaf in her early fifties. but she grew to become an the world over identified Greek student with an extended record of courses and shut buddies as popular as Gilbert Murray and John Masefield.

Through Macurdy’s eyes and studies, McManus examines major matters and advancements from the past due 19th to the mid-twentieth century, corresponding to the hole of upper schooling to ladies, the erosion of gender and sophistication limitations within the professions, the fragile balancing act among own existence required of girls, the marginalized position of women’s schools in educational politics, and adjustments within the self-discipline and career of Classics according to the rising position of ladies and new social conditions.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Drunken Duchess of Vassar: Grace Harriet Macurdy, Pioneering Feminist Classical Scholar PDF

Best literary criticism & theory_1 books

Download PDF by Victoria Brownlee,Laura Gallagher: Biblical Women in Early Modern Literary Culture, 1550-1700:

Without delay pervasive and marginal, attractive and repellent, exemplary and bizarre, the Bible's ladies impress an collection of readings throughout early smooth literature. This quantity of essays considers how biblical ladies have been learn, appropriated and debated by way of quite a number confessionally various writers operating throughout quite a lot of genres among 1550 and 1700.

Get The Drunken Duchess of Vassar: Grace Harriet Macurdy, PDF

During this biography, Barbara McManus recovers the exciting lifestyles tale of Grace Harriet Macurdy (1866–1946), Professor of Greek at Vassar university and the 1st girl classicist to concentration her scholarship at the lives of historical Greco-Roman girls. Fondly referred to as “the Drunken Duchess,” even if she by no means drank alcohol, Macurdy got here from a bad relations with out social, fiscal, or academic benefits.

Get Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in PDF

"Provides an insightful examine the continual energy of masculinism in Dominican post-dictatorship politics and literature. "--Ignacio López-Calvo, writer of God and Trujillo"The rules approximately masculinization of strength constructed by way of Horn are vital not just to Dominican scholarship but in addition to Caribbean and different Latin American scholars of the intersection of heritage, political strength, and gendered practices and discourses.

New PDF release: Revolutionary Damnation: Badiou and Irish Fiction from Joyce

In Irish fiction, the main well-known instance of the embody of damnation so that it will achieve freedom—politically, religiously, and creatively—is Joyce’s Stephen Dedalus. His "non serviam," notwithstanding, is not only the profound uprising of 1 pissed off younger guy, yet, as Brivic demonstrates during this sweeping account of twentieth-century Irish fiction, the emblematic and important point of view for anyartist wishing to ascertain anything really new.

Extra info for The Drunken Duchess of Vassar: Grace Harriet Macurdy, Pioneering Feminist Classical Scholar

Example text

Download PDF sample

The Drunken Duchess of Vassar: Grace Harriet Macurdy, Pioneering Feminist Classical Scholar by Barbara McManus,Judith P. Hallett,Christopher Stray


by Steven
4.3

Rated 4.81 of 5 – based on 4 votes