The basis for my contribution to the Student Symposium is an independent study that I completed under Leslie second block of this school year. I compiled and read what I thought to be feminist documents that would fall under the category of a manifesto, or “womanifesto” as I choose to refer to them. For my written project, I wrote as though I was the editor of a book of Womanifestos. I wrote an introduction for such a book, and then divided all of the womanifestos that I read into different categories in a table of contents and then wrote a brief introduction for each womanifesto, giving some background for its writer and the context of the time that it was written in. I also included what I found to be personal highlights from each piece, such as quotes and ideas that especially stood out to me.
For my Symposium presentation, I plan to read the introduction that I wrote and give a basic overview of what I read and how I decided to compile the table of contents and what individual womanifestos make up each category. In addition I will talk about the process of finding materials, how accessible they were, etc.
Alison Carley, ’03 Fargo, ND
Major: Eng. major, Women’s Studies & Psychology minor
Sponsor: Leslie Kathleen Hankins