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Representation, Entitlement, and Voyeurism

Teaching Across Difference

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For my generation, Women’s Studies did not exist; we had to create it. My point of entry was University of California-Berkeley as my sister graduate students came together during campus mobilization against the war in Vietnam. Together we founded the Comparative Literature Women’s Caucus, raised our consciousness about sexism in the world, the movement, and the department; and we mentored each other through orals and dissertation prospectuses. Our lasting legacy was a departmental course on women and literature and the power to pick who would teach it. I was the first, and at the first class—this was 1972—we pooled the names of every woman writer we could think of. The list fit on one page.

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  • Brooklyn College
  • Police Brutality
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  • Woman Professor

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Kaye/Kantrowitz, M. (2002). Representation, Entitlement, and Voyeurism. In: Macdonald, A.A., Sánchez-Casal, S. (eds) Twenty-First-Century Feminist Classrooms. Comparative Feminist Studies Series. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230107250_12

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