Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Culture and Portrayals of Women

Agenda:

  • What do magazine articles suggest about cultural values?  Can these suggestions be trusted?
  • Case study: magazines targeting women
  • Contemporary Study: Godey's Lady's magazine: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015004111095;view=1up;seq=1  + classroom questions
What generalizations can you make about Victorian women based on skimming through Godey's?
What does your group's section of "The Work Table" feature? What does it suggest about middle-class women's perception of work? 
Read Goethe's "The Sphere of Women." 
How does Goethe define the role of women?
How does he see the woman's role as having advantages over that of man?
On what is woman dependent?
How does the image complement the text?
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Homework:
  • Complete Questions on classroom
  • Read next two chapters in JE w/ Questions

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