When Women Write: 16 Banned Books by Female Authors
Would you have banned these controversial books by female authors? #academic
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If you've ever taken one of my When Women Write courses or studied some of the great works written by women, you know that there were often obstacles that stood in the way of publication. Women authors commonly used pseudonyms or pen names in order for their writing to be taken seriously, had to hide their gender even after successful publication and overwhelmingly positive sales, or were flat out denied the respect they were due. And what about the books women have written that were then...
After the success of the first When Women Write series, I thought my learners might enjoy a one-time class that delves into the books that have caused a scandal for one reason or another. Our discussions inevitably lead to connections between the author's gender and her writing, and a conversation about why and how books are banned in the context of female authorship should prove to be an excellent study indeed! Other When Women Write titles include: 𝘑𝘢𝘯𝘦 𝘌𝘺𝘳𝘦, 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘪𝘯, 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯, 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦 & 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦, 𝘚𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 & 𝘚𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘌𝘮𝘮𝘢, 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘞𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘯𝘦, 𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴, and 𝘛𝘰 𝘒𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘢 𝘔𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘣𝘪𝘳𝘥.
Basic art supplies will be used to create our Zine: pens, colored pencils, markers, glue, scrap pages from old books and magazines, construction paper, stickers, glue, scissors, glitter, stapler, fabric, ribbon, yarn . . . and whatever else you think you might like to use to create a magazine-type collage or page.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Because sometimes books are banned for their mature content, this is a class better suited to the student who is mature enough to discuss issues of sexuality.
Kendra FletcherMiddle & high school literature studies, book clubs for kids who want adventure, introductory writing, & engaging storytimes for the youngest of readers and story lovers
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What happens when a learner is given the time and space to soak in a story and allow it to change their life? “Aha!” moments are my goal, and it’s why I adore leading worthwhile discussions about classic books. What good is it if we require a teen...