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The New Middle Ages
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Public Medievalists, Racism, and Suffrage in the American Women’s College

Authors: Dockray-Miller, Mary

  • Provides an important examination on the history of the study of Anglo-Saxon and early medieval literature
  • Connects historical issues of inclusion in American academia to contemporary discussions of race, class, and gender on college campuses today
  • Expands knowledge of female scholars’ role in nineteenth-century medievalism
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About this book

This study, part of growing interest in the study of nineteenth-century medievalism and Anglo-Saxonism, closely examines the intersections of race, class, and gender in the teaching of Anglo-Saxon in the American women’s colleges before World War I, interrogating the ways that the positioning of Anglo-Saxon as the historical core of the collegiate English curriculum also silently perpetuated mythologies about Manifest Destiny, male superiority, and the primacy of northern European ancestry in United States culture at large. Analysis of college curricula and biographies of female professors demonstrates the ways that women used Anglo-Saxon as a means to professional opportunity and political expression, especially in the suffrage movement, even as that legitimacy and respectability was freighted with largely unarticulated assumptions of racist and sexist privilege.  The study concludes by connecting this historical analysis with current charged discussions about the intersections of race, class, and gender on college campuses and throughout US culture.  

About the authors

Mary Dockray-Miller is Professor of English at Lesley University, where she teaches undergraduate classes in literary history, the history of the English language, and medieval studies. She is the author of The Books and the Life of Judith of Flanders (2015) and the editor of the Wilton Chronicle (2009).

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • “Anglo-Saxon” in Late Nineteenth-Century American Academia

    Dockray-Miller, Mary

    Pages 1-15

  • Anglo-Saxon and Academic Opportunities for Women, Civil War-WWI

    Dockray-Miller, Mary

    Pages 17-32

  • Racism, Medievalism, and Anglo-Saxon

    Dockray-Miller, Mary

    Pages 33-49

  • Anglo-Saxonists as Public Medievalists

    Dockray-Miller, Mary

    Pages 51-73

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eBook 41,64 €
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-69705-5
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Softcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Medievalists, Racism, and Suffrage in the American Women’s College
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69706-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69706-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69705-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88826-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 153
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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