Presentation Title

Women and Work in 1970s America: A Creative Writing Exploration in Short Stories

Presenter Status

Student Researcher, History & Political Science, English

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Location

Buller Hall, Room 250

Start Date

24-5-2019 10:05 AM

Presentation Abstract

Between the 1950s and 1970s, the status of working women in the United States changed drastically. With the second wave of feminism in the 1960s, increasing numbers of women continued their education at the post-secondary level and sought work outside the home. By the 1970s, working women had become the rule, not the exception. By creating a series of historically informed short stories, I seek to help both myself and readers understand and appreciate some experiences of these working women. My characters represent different age groups and work environments, exemplifying both the struggles and successes typical of this time period.

Biographical Sketch

Recent graduate of Andrews University with B.S. in Social Studies and an English Minor.

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May 24th, 10:05 AM

Women and Work in 1970s America: A Creative Writing Exploration in Short Stories

Buller Hall, Room 250

Between the 1950s and 1970s, the status of working women in the United States changed drastically. With the second wave of feminism in the 1960s, increasing numbers of women continued their education at the post-secondary level and sought work outside the home. By the 1970s, working women had become the rule, not the exception. By creating a series of historically informed short stories, I seek to help both myself and readers understand and appreciate some experiences of these working women. My characters represent different age groups and work environments, exemplifying both the struggles and successes typical of this time period.