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‘In Oxford but…not of Oxford’ * : The Women’s Colleges

Janet Howarth

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In January 1867, Emily Davies paid a visit to Sir Benjamin and Lady Brodie, in the house in Cowley Place that was later to become St Hilda’s Hall, in order to test opinion on her project to found a ... More


Classical Training for the Woman Writer

Isobel Hurst

in Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although relatively few Victorian women studied Latin and Greek, earlier female classicists such as Elizabeth Carter acted as models for aspiring scholars. The support of fathers, brothers or mentors ... More


Women

Janet Howarth

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines female students at Oxford during the period from 1914 to 1970. The introduction of women students to Oxford had come about as a result of the work of mid-Victorian dons towards ... More


Preparation for Citizenship: An “All-Around Girl” at Wellesley College

Anya Jabour

in Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042676
eISBN:
9780252051524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042676.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 2 details Breckinridge’s brilliant college career at Wellesley College, a women’s college in New England that provided her with a liberal arts education and inspiring role models. During her ... More


“This is to be Our Profession—To Serve the World”: Women’s Higher Education in New England

Charles Dorn

in For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter looks at women's higher education. Supporters of women's higher education relied on a social ethos of civic-mindedness to justify their advocacy, arguing that higher learning enhanced ... More


In the Temple of Learning: The Cultural and Academic Atmosphere of BHU

Leah Renold

in A Hindu Education: Early Years of the Banaras Hindu University

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195674835
eISBN:
9780199081493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195674835.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter studies how BHU culturally defined itself as Hindu, namely through clothing, colour, architecture, time, and lifestyle. It investigates the academic and cultural atmosphere within the ... More


An Education for Women Equal to That of Men: Funding Colleges for Women

Joan Marie Johnson

in Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women's Movement, 1870-1967

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634692
eISBN:
9781469634715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634692.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Some women founded women’s colleges that were designed to offer a rigorous academic program on par with that at the best men’s colleges, such as Harvard. Chapter 4 examines four women’s college ... More


The Civil Rights Restoration Act and Enforcement of Title IX

Howard P. Chudacoff

in Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039782
eISBN:
9780252097881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039782.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses Title IX, the Civil Rights Restoration Act, and gender equity on college sports. The Education Amendments passed by Congress in 1972 included a provision in its Title IX that ... More


Political Opinions, Observations, and Activities

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses Lu Xun and Xu Guangping's political beliefs, activities, and observations. Lu Xun's animus against colleagues such as Gu Jiegang appeared to have political overtones. It was ... More


Reading as Imitation

Merve Emre

in Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226473833
eISBN:
9780226474021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474021.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

How might one learn to speak like a work of fiction? Chapter One approaches the question of literary imitation through the lens of women’s colleges, where students like Mary McCarthy and Jacqueline ... More


Modern Chinese Letters and Epistolary Fiction

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The appearance of modern love-letters in China dates back to 1915, with the publication of a manual claiming to offer advice and models for courtship by letters composed in classical Chinese. The ... More


In Mary Lyon’s Footsteps: The Historiography of Mount Holyoke College

Joel T. Rosenthal

in History of Universities: Volume XXIX / 1

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198779919
eISBN:
9780191825927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779919.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents a survey of the imposing body of historical writing that has focused on and told the story of Mount Holyoke College, the oldest women's college in the United States of America. ... More


Passing on the Faith: Training the Next Generation of American Practicing Catholics

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In hearing the phrase “passing on the faith,” images of more than a list of beliefs pass before the eyes of the hearers' imaginations. This chapter reconstructs debates over the nature of ... More


Multiplying Voices: American Women and the Music of Choral Speaking

Marian Wilson Kimber

in The Elocutionists: Women, Music, and the Spoken Word

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040719
eISBN:
9780252099151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040719.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

“Verse-speaking” choirs led by women trained in elocutionary techniques were popular at women’s colleges in the 1930s and 1940s. School groups expressively speaking poetry together reflected the ... More


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