Event Title

P-10 Women and Work in 1970s America: A Creative Writing Exploration in Short Stories

Presenter Information

Rebecca Keller, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hall Lobby

Start Date

3-8-2019 2:30 PM

Description

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.

Acknowledgments

Supervising Professosr: Dr. Stephanie Carpenter (primary); Dr. Beverly Matiko (secondary)

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Mar 8th, 2:30 PM

P-10 Women and Work in 1970s America: A Creative Writing Exploration in Short Stories

Buller Hall Lobby

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.