English Discussion question

 

Readings

 

  • Ensler, E. (2013). In the body of the world [PDF]. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. Retrieved from http://inthebodyoftheworld.com/pdf/EveEnsler-InTheBodyOfTheWorld-Excerpt.pdf

    This excerpt, assigned in Week 1, will be a reference for the Week 2 Assignment as well. As you review this very personal narrative, consider the dynamics of the work in a broader sense as it aligns with Ensler’s role as writer and public speaker.

  • Campo, N. (2009). ‘Feminism failed me’: Childcare, maternity leave and the denigration of motherhood. Australian Feminist Studies, 24(61), 325–342.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This article provides a perspective related to work outside of the home and motherhood as full-time work. This article can be used to inform this week’s Discussion.

  • Carpenter-Aeby, T., & Aeby, V. (2009). Rewriting family stories during successful transition from an alternative school: One student’s story of “violent female” to “phenomenal woman.” Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 19(3), 281–297.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This article is a case study that incorporates the literary forms of both biography and autobiography. This article is analyzed for this week’s Application Assignment.

  • Ron, P. (2009). Daughters as caregivers of aging parents: The shattering myth. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52(2), 135–153.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This article examines the experience of women in the position of caretaker for both parents and children. This article can be used to inform this week’s Discussion.

  • Truth, S. (1999). Look at me! Ain’t I a woman? New Crisis, 106(1), 31.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This speech highlights the different experiences of white and black women as it relates to women’s rights and experiences with work. Please note that Truth’s words/speech are classified as personal narrative (a kind of literature), which includes autobiography. This speech is examined in this week’s Discussion and Application Assignment.

  • Walden University. (2015b). APA style: Overview. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa
  • Walden University. (2015e). Writing center. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/home
  • Document: Glossary of Terms and Techniques for Literature and Creative Writing (PDF)

    This resource provides support in analyzing various forms of literature. Use this to identify elements of style and apply literary terms to assignments.

 

Media

 

  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Women’s voices and social change [Interactive media]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    With this week’s content on women in work in mind, review the brief biographies of Eve Ensler, Sojourner Truth, Natasha Campo, Pnina Ron, and Tracy Carpenter-Aeby, noting the placement of each in the timeline continuum.

 

Optional Resources

 

Song Lyric Search Resources

 

 

Songs

 

Note: The following songs can be considered for this week’s Discussion. These are examples of women songwriters addressing themes of social change.

 

  • Ashford, N., & Simpson, V. (1978). I’m every woman [Recorded by C. Khan]. On Chaka [Record]. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros Records.
  • Hamer, F. L. (1997). Walk with me Lord. On Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American freedom songs 1960–1966 [MP3]. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock. (1988). More than a paycheck. On Breaths [MP3]. Chicago, IL: Flying Fish.

 

Web resources in support of this week’s topic

 

 

A Lyrical Expres
sion of Women’s Work Experience

 

Women’s work experience has been a defining discourse in society, embedded with personal, social, political, and cultural values. Song lyrics often embody these values and provide a perspective on the topic of women’s work experience.

 

In the Week 1 Discussion, you selected song lyrics that reflected a general social change theme related to women. In this week’s Discussion, you also choose song lyrics. This time, though, you will choose song lyrics that represent social change as it relates to women’s work experience. In addition, you again explore the use of literary techniques used in song lyrics. Remember to focus on the written words in the song and not the sound of the music that accompanies it.

 

To prepare for this Discussion:

 

  • Consider how music has influenced and/or been influenced by social change.
  • Search your personal music library, the Internet, or another resource (including this week’s Optional Resources) for a song that meets the following criteria:
    • The song was written by a woman.
    • The song reflects a social change theme that directly or indirectly relates to women’s work experience.
    • The song includes two literary techniques listed in the “Glossary of Terms and Techniques for Literature and Creative Writing” document. Note: Choose techniques you have not previously used.
    • The song may be from any time period or country, but the lyrics have an English translation available.
  • Summarize and paraphrase the song using proper APA citation rules.
  • Consider how the song you selected offers a social change perspective related to women’s work experience.
  • Identify song lyrics that reflect any themes conveyed in the works of any of this week’s Required Resources by Ensler, Truth, Campo, and/or Ron.

 

With these thoughts in mind:

 

Post by Day 3 a 1- to 2-paragraph analysis of how the song lyrics you selected address social change themes related to women’s work experience. Provide evidence and discuss the effectiveness of two literary techniques used in the song lyrics.

 

Note: Be sure to choose two techniques not previously selected in the Week 1 Discussion. Also, be sure to include the song title and songwriter with your posting. Use proper APA citation rules.

 

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Required Resources Readings

 

Shange, N. (1997). For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. New York, NY: Scribner. Reprinted by the permission of Russell & Volkening as agents for the author. Copyright 1993 by Ntozake Shange. ◦“somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff” (pp. 63–65) ◦“a layin’ on of hands” (pp. 84–88) Note: All of the poems listed above are also available as audio recordings, located under Media in this week’s Learning Resources. •Dickinson, E. (ca. 1862). The soul selects her own society (303). Retrieved from http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20283 This poem speaks to a set of complex themes and exhibits various elements of poetic style. This poem informs this week’s Final Reflection Assignment. •Moraga, C. (1983). The welder. Retrieved from https://theusesofanger.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/the-welder-ch/ This poem uses metaphor to address various facets of women’s experience in life.

This work informs this week’s Final Reflection Assignment. •Walden University. (2015b). APA style: Overview. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa •Walden University. (2015e). Writing center. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/home •Document: Glossary of Terms and Techniques for Literature and Creative Writing (PDF) This resource provides support in analyzing various forms of literature. Use this resource to identify elements of style and apply literary terms to assignments. Media •Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Women’s voices and social change [Interactive media]. Baltimore, MD: Author. With this week’s content on future trends in women’s literature in mind, review the timeline information on Emily Dickinson and Cherrie Moraga. The following audiocasts are readings of excerpts from Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Hearing poetry read aloud deepens the experience of the reader/listener and may increase comprehension and connection to the meaning behind the words. To enhance your interaction with the work, consider listening to these recordings as you read the assigned poems. •Laureate Education (Producer). (2010h). Somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff [Audio file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 6 minutes. •Laureate Education (Producer). (2010g). Positive [Audio file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 7 minutes. Note: Although you are required to listen to the audiocast of this reading, there is no PDF available for you to read. •Laureate Education (Producer). (2010a). A layin’ on of hands [Audio file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes. Evaluating the Progress of Social Change Imagine you work for an organization that is applying for a grant to develop an educational workshop series for youth interested in women’s social issues and literature. You are approached, due to your participation in this course, to take a leadership role in preparing the grant. In order to be eligible for the grant, you need to speak to progress that has been made in regard to an issue of importance to women.

 

In this week’s Discussion, you assess the progress of a social change topic concerning women to determine future priorities.

 

To prepare for this Discussion:

 

•Review Shange’s work as it relates to topics covered in this course.

•Choose one social change issue that relates to one of the following themes from this course: work, family and community, health and well-being, or education.

•Consider women’s historical and contemporary experiences of the particular issue you have chosen. •Consider the progress that has been made related to the issue you chose.

•Consider your own vision of social change and how it might have changed or been enhanced during this course. •What actions could be taken by ordinary citizens to address current concerns for women in the topic area chosen? •Consider the role that women’s literature has played in impacting social change issues.

 

With these thoughts in mind:

 

Post a 2- to 3-paragraph assessment of the progress of the social change issue you have chosen. Justify your claim using Shange’s work and other resources from throughout the course to provide evidence. With this in mind, briefly respond to this question: “Why is it valuable to study women’s literature as a distinct genre?”

 

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Introduction

Exposure to women’s experience through women’s words provides a glimpse into the complexity of women’s lives. Part of that complexity is the difficulty in separating different areas of a woman’s life. Life experiences blend into one another, each influencing the other. Each experience is filtered through a previous experience, thus connecting them all. Women’s experiences with health and well-being are closely connected.

Consider the intersections between physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of women in the world today. For many women, the absence of health in one area may prevent a total sense of well-being. Issues of healthcare access, violence, poverty, security, and a sense of having a voice in the community impact the health of women. Similar to the connection between women’s health and well-being is the connection between individual health and a community’s health. This week, through a literary lens, you make connections between women’s health, well-being, and social change, critiquing literature and its techniques to effectively convey women’s experiencesA young girl, aged 5, whose basic needs are met, experiences an uninhibited sense of self. Confidence and curiosity permeate her orientation to the world and her place in it. Her body is not a burden and her mind and spirit are united. Unfortunately, that confidence, positive body image, and positive sense of self can diminish as she grows up.

What are the factors that cause this perception of self to change over time? What images, words, laws, social norms, and experiences present barriers to maintaining a healthy sense of self? In this week’s Discussion, you explore connections between self-concept and health and well-being and how these connections reflect an awareness of and/or a need for social change.

 

Readings

  • Ensler, E. (2013). In the body of the world [PDF]. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. Retrieved from http://inthebodyoftheworld.com/pdf/EveEnsler-InTheBodyOfTheWorld-Excerpt.pdf

    This excerpt from Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the World, introduced in Week 1, is a powerful personal statement about issues related to women’s health and well-being.

  • Chopin, K. (1984). The story of an hour. In The awakening and selected stories (pp. 213–215). East Rutherford, NJ: Viking Penguin.

    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This short story depicts the experience of a woman and her complex emotional reaction to her husband. This story is examined for this week’s Application Assignment.

  • St. Jean, S. (Ed.). (2006). The yellow wallpaper: A dual text critical edition (pp. 23–52). [Review of The yellow wallpaper, by Gilman, C. P]. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.

    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This short story is regarded as an important piece of early American feminist literature providing insights into how a woman’s physical and mental health was regarded. This short story is examined for this week’s Application Assignment.

  • Dove, R. (1989). After reading ‘Mickey in the knight kitchen’ for the third time before bed. In Grace notes: Poetry. New York, NY: W. W. Norton. Retrieved from https://www.questia.com/read/101079599/grace-notes-poems

    Note: Click on the page number of the poem’s title in the Table of Contents.

    This poem speaks to women’s sense of the physical self, self-awareness, and cross-generational communication. This poem is examined for this week’s Discussion.

  • V-Day. (n.d.). Retrieved September 27, 2015, from http://www.vday.org/

    V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Review the V-Day mission and consider its relevance to social activism, social change, and to women’s health and well-being.

  • Walden University. (2015b). APA style: Overview. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa
  • Walden University. (2015e). Writing center. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/home
  • Document: Glossary of Terms and Techniques for Literature and Creative Writing (PDF)

    This resource provides support in analyzing various forms of literature. Use this resource to identify elements of style and apply literary terms to assignments.

Media

  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Women’s voices and social change [Interactive media]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    With this week’s content on women’s health and well-being in mind, review the timeline information on Rita Dove, Kate Chopin, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Optional Resources

Recommended Readings

  • Parker, D. (1995). Big blonde and other stories. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
  • Plath, S., & Middlebrook, D. W. (1998). Plath: Poems. New York, NY: Knopf.

Web resources in support of this week’s topic

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Consider all that you have read of Ensler and Dove for social change themes related to women’s health and well-being.
  • Review the V-Day website in this week’s Learning Resources. Consider its mission, the four core beliefs, and its long-term mission, particularly with regard to women’s health and well-being.
  • What connections are possible between Ensler’s V-day (women’s empowerment day) and the idea of the next generation depicted in Dove’s poem?
  • How do body awareness and self-concept relate to social change?
  • What progress has been made across generations with regard to women’s health and well-being?

With these thoughts in mind:

Prepare a 2- to 3-paragraph analysis of how Ensler’s and Dove’s ideas provide insights into social change themes related to women’s health and well-being experience.

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English Discussion question

Introduction

Exposure to women’s experience through women’s words provides a glimpse into the complexity of women’s lives. Part of that complexity is the difficulty in separating different areas of a woman’s life. Life experiences blend into one another, each influencing the other. Each experience is filtered through a previous experience, thus connecting them all. Women’s experiences with health and well-being are closely connected.

Consider the intersections between physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of women in the world today. For many women, the absence of health in one area may prevent a total sense of well-being. Issues of healthcare access, violence, poverty, security, and a sense of having a voice in the community impact the health of women. Similar to the connection between women’s health and well-being is the connection between individual health and a community’s health. This week, through a literary lens, you make connections between women’s health, well-being, and social change, critiquing literature and its techniques to effectively convey women’s experiencesA young girl, aged 5, whose basic needs are met, experiences an uninhibited sense of self. Confidence and curiosity permeate her orientation to the world and her place in it. Her body is not a burden and her mind and spirit are united. Unfortunately, that confidence, positive body image, and positive sense of self can diminish as she grows up.

What are the factors that cause this perception of self to change over time? What images, words, laws, social norms, and experiences present barriers to maintaining a healthy sense of self? In this week’s Discussion, you explore connections between self-concept and health and well-being and how these connections reflect an awareness of and/or a need for social change.

 

Readings

  • Ensler, E. (2013). In the body of the world [PDF]. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. Retrieved from http://inthebodyoftheworld.com/pdf/EveEnsler-InTheBodyOfTheWorld-Excerpt.pdf

    This excerpt from Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the World, introduced in Week 1, is a powerful personal statement about issues related to women’s health and well-being.

  • Chopin, K. (1984). The story of an hour. In The awakening and selected stories (pp. 213–215). East Rutherford, NJ: Viking Penguin.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This short story depicts the experience of a woman and her complex emotional reaction to her husband. This story is examined for this week’s Application Assignment.

  • St. Jean, S. (Ed.). (2006). The yellow wallpaper: A dual text critical edition (pp. 23–52). [Review of The yellow wallpaper, by Gilman, C. P]. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This short story is regarded as an important piece of early American feminist literature providing insights into how a woman’s physical and mental health was regarded. This short story is examined for this week’s Application Assignment.
  • Dove, R. (1989). After reading ‘Mickey in the knight kitchen’ for the third time before bed. In Grace notes: Poetry. New York, NY: W. W. Norton. Retrieved from https://www.questia.com/read/101079599/grace-notes-poems

    Note: Click on the page number of the poem’s title in the Table of Contents.

    This poem speaks to women’s sense of the physical self, self-awareness, and cross-generational communication. This poem is examined for this week’s Discussion.

  • V-Day. (n.d.). Retrieved September 27, 2015, from http://www.vday.org/

    V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Review the V-Day mission and consider its relevance to social activism, social change, and to women’s health and well-being.
  • Walden University. (2015b). APA style: Overview. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa
  • Walden University. (2015e). Writing center. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/home
  • Document: Glossary of Terms and Techniques for Literature and Creative Writing (PDF)

    This resource provides support in analyzing various forms of literature. Use this resource to identify elements of style and apply literary terms to assignments.

Media

  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Women’s voices and social change [Interactive media]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    With this week’s content on women’s health and well-being in mind, review the timeline information on Rita Dove, Kate Chopin, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Optional Resources

Recommended Readings

  • Parker, D. (1995). Big blonde and other stories. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
  • Plath, S., & Middlebrook, D. W. (1998). Plath: Poems. New York, NY: Knopf.

Web resources in support of this week’s topic

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Consider all that you have read of Ensler and Dove for social change themes related to women’s health and well-being.
  • Review the V-Day website in this week’s Learning Resources. Consider its mission, the four core beliefs, and its long-term mission, particularly with regard to women’s health and well-being.
  • What connections are possible between Ensler’s V-day (women’s empowerment day) and the idea of the next generation depicted in Dove’s poem?
  • How do body awareness and self-concept relate to social change?
  • What progress has been made across generations with regard to women’s health and well-being?

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 3 a 2- to 3-paragraph analysis of how Ensler’s and Dove’s ideas provide insights into social change themes related to women’s health and well-being experience.

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English Discussion question

 

Readings

 

  • Ensler, E. (2013). In the body of the world [PDF]. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. Retrieved from http://inthebodyoftheworld.com/pdf/EveEnsler-InTheBodyOfTheWorld-Excerpt.pdf

    This excerpt, assigned in Week 1, will be a reference for the Week 2 Assignment as well. As you review this very personal narrative, consider the dynamics of the work in a broader sense as it aligns with Ensler’s role as writer and public speaker.

  • Campo, N. (2009). ‘Feminism failed me’: Childcare, maternity leave and the denigration of motherhood. Australian Feminist Studies, 24(61), 325–342.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This article provides a perspective related to work outside of the home and motherhood as full-time work. This article can be used to inform this week’s Discussion.

  • Carpenter-Aeby, T., & Aeby, V. (2009). Rewriting family stories during successful transition from an alternative school: One student’s story of “violent female” to “phenomenal woman.” Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 19(3), 281–297.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This article is a case study that incorporates the literary forms of both biography and autobiography. This article is analyzed for this week’s Application Assignment.

  • Ron, P. (2009). Daughters as caregivers of aging parents: The shattering myth. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52(2), 135–153.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This article examines the experience of women in the position of caretaker for both parents and children. This article can be used to inform this week’s Discussion.

  • Truth, S. (1999). Look at me! Ain’t I a woman? New Crisis, 106(1), 31.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This speech highlights the different experiences of white and black women as it relates to women’s rights and experiences with work. Please note that Truth’s words/speech are classified as personal narrative (a kind of literature), which includes autobiography. This speech is examined in this week’s Discussion and Application Assignment.

  • Walden University. (2015b). APA style: Overview. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa
  • Walden University. (2015e). Writing center. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/home
  • Document: Glossary of Terms and Techniques for Literature and Creative Writing (PDF)

    This resource provides support in analyzing various forms of literature. Use this to identify elements of style and apply literary terms to assignments.

 

Media

 

  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Women’s voices and social change [Interactive media]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    With this week’s content on women in work in mind, review the brief biographies of Eve Ensler, Sojourner Truth, Natasha Campo, Pnina Ron, and Tracy Carpenter-Aeby, noting the placement of each in the timeline continuum.

 

Optional Resources

 

Song Lyric Search Resources

 

 

Songs

 

Note: The following songs can be considered for this week’s Discussion. These are examples of women songwriters addressing themes of social change.

 

  • Ashford, N., & Simpson, V. (1978). I’m every woman [Recorded by C. Khan]. On Chaka [Record]. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros Records.
  • Hamer, F. L. (1997). Walk with me Lord. On Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American freedom songs 1960–1966 [MP3]. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock. (1988). More than a paycheck. On Breaths [MP3]. Chicago, IL: Flying Fish.

 

Web resources in support of this week’s topic

 

 

A Lyrical Expression of Women’s Work Experience

 

Women’s work experience has been a defining discourse in society, embedded with personal, social, political, and cultural values. Song lyrics often embody these values and provide a perspective on the topic of women’s work experience.

 

In the Week 1 Discussion, you selected song lyrics that reflected a general social change theme related to women. In this week’s Discussion, you also choose song lyrics. This time, though, you will choose song lyrics that represent social change as it relates to women’s work experience. In addition, you again explore the use of literary techniques used in song lyrics. Remember to focus on the written words in the song and not the sound of the music that accompanies it.

 

To prepare for this Discussion:

 

  • Consider how music has influenced and/or been influenced by social change.
  • Search your personal music library, the Internet, or another resource (including this week’s Optional Resources) for a song that meets the following criteria:
    • The song was written by a woman.
    • The song reflects a social change theme that directly or indirectly relates to women’s work experience.
    • The song includes two literary techniques listed in the “Glossary of Terms and Techniques for Literature and Creative Writing” document. Note: Choose techniques you have not previously used.
    • The song may be from any time period or country, but the lyrics have an English translation available.
  • Summarize and paraphrase the song using proper APA citation rules.
  • Consider how the song you selected offers a social change perspective related to women’s work experience.
  • Identify song lyrics that reflect any themes conveyed in the works of any of this week’s Required Resources by Ensler, Truth, Campo, and/or Ron.

 

With these thoughts in mind:

 

Post by Day 3 a 1- to 2-paragraph analysis of how the song lyrics you selected address social change themes related to women’s work experience. Provide evidence and discuss the effectiveness of two literary techniques used in the song lyrics.

 

Note: Be sure to choose two techniques not previously selected in the Week 1 Discussion. Also, be sure to include the song title and songwriter with your posting. Use proper APA citation rules.

 

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Required Resources Readings

 

Shange, N. (1997). For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. New York, NY: Scribner. Reprinted by the permission of Russell & Volkening as agents for the author. Copyright 1993 by Ntozake Shange. ◦“somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff” (pp. 63–65) ◦“a layin’ on of hands” (pp. 84–88) Note: All of the poems listed above are also available as audio recordings, located under Media in this week’s Learning Resources. •Dickinson, E. (ca. 1862). The soul selects her own society (303). Retrieved from http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20283 This poem speaks to a set of complex themes and exhibits various elements of poetic style. This poem informs this week’s Final Reflection Assignment. •Moraga, C. (1983). The welder. Retrieved from https://theusesofanger.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/the-welder-ch/ This poem uses metaphor to address various facets of women’s experience in life.

This work informs this week’s Final Reflection Assignment. •Walden University. (2015b). APA style: Overview. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa •Walden University. (2015e). Writing center. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/home •Document: Glossary of Terms and Techniques for Literature and Creative Writing (PDF) This resource provides support in analyzing various forms of literature. Use this resource to identify elements of style and apply literary terms to assignments. Media •Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Women’s voices and social change [Interactive media]. Baltimore, MD: Author. With this week’s content on future trends in women’s literature in mind, review the timeline information on Emily Dickinson and Cherrie Moraga. The following audiocasts are readings of excerpts from Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Hearing poetry read aloud deepens the experience of the reader/listener and may increase comprehension and connection to the meaning behind the words. To enhance your interaction with the work, consider listening to these recordings as you read the assigned poems. •Laureate Education (Producer). (2010h). Somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff [Audio file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 6 minutes. •Laureate Education (Producer). (2010g). Positive [Audio file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 7 minutes. Note: Although you are required to listen to the audiocast of this reading, there is no PDF available for you to read. •Laureate Education (Producer). (2010a). A layin’ on of hands [Audio file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes. Evaluating the Progress of Social Change Imagine you work for an organization that is applying for a grant to develop an educational workshop series for youth interested in women’s social issues and literature. You are approached, due to your participation in this course, to take a leadership role in preparing the grant. In order to be eligible for the grant, you need to speak to progress that has been made in regard to an issue of importance to women.

 

In this week’s Discussion, you assess the progress of a social change topic concerning women to determine future priorities.

 

To prepare for this Discussion:

 

•Review Shange’s work as it relates to topics covered in this course.

•Choose one social change issue that relates to one of the following themes from this course: work, family and community, health and well-being, or education.

•Consider women’s historical and contemporary experiences of the particular issue you have chosen. •Consider the progress that has been made related to the issue you chose.

•Consider your own vision of social change and how it might have changed or been enhanced during this course. •What actions could be taken by ordinary citizens to address current concerns for women in the topic area chosen? •Consider the role that women’s literature has played in impacting social change issues.

 

With these thoughts in mind:

 

Post a 2- to 3-paragraph assessment of the progress of the social change issue you have chosen. Justify your claim using Shange’s work and other resources from throughout the course to provide evidence. With this in mind, briefly respond to this question: “Why is it valuable to study women’s literature as a distinct genre?”

 

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English Discussion Question

Introduction

Exposure to women’s experience through women’s words provides a glimpse into the complexity of women’s lives. Part of that complexity is the difficulty in separating different areas of a woman’s life. Life experiences blend into one another, each influencing the other. Each experience is filtered through a previous experience, thus connecting them all. Women’s experiences with health and well-being are closely connected.

Consider the intersections between physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of women in the world today. For many women, the absence of health in one area may prevent a total sense of well-being. Issues of healthcare access, violence, poverty, security, and a sense of having a voice in the community impact the health of women. Similar to the connection between women’s health and well-being is the connection between individual health and a community’s health. This week, through a literary lens, you make connections between women’s health, well-being, and social change, critiquing literature and its techniques to effectively convey women’s experiencesA young girl, aged 5, whose basic needs are met, experiences an uninhibited sense of self. Confidence and curiosity permeate her orientation to the world and her place in it. Her body is not a burden and her mind and spirit are united. Unfortunately, that confidence, positive body image, and positive sense of self can diminish as she grows up.

What are the factors that cause this perception of self to change over time? What images, words, laws, social norms, and experiences present barriers to maintaining a healthy sense of self? In this week’s Discussion, you explore connections between self-concept and health and well-being and how these connections reflect an awareness of and/or a need for social change.

 

Readings

  • Ensler, E. (2013). In the body of the world [PDF]. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. Retrieved from http://inthebodyoftheworld.com/pdf/EveEnsler-InTheBodyOfTheWorld-Excerpt.pdf

    This excerpt from Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the World, introduced in Week 1, is a powerful personal statement about issues related to women’s health and well-being.

  • Chopin, K. (1984). The story of an hour. In The awakening and selected stories (pp. 213–215). East Rutherford, NJ: Viking Penguin.

    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This short story depicts the experience of a woman and her complex emotional reaction to her husband. This story is examined for this week’s Application Assignment.

  • St. Jean, S. (Ed.). (2006). The yellow wallpaper: A dual text critical edition (pp. 23–52). [Review of The yellow wallpaper, by Gilman, C. P]. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.

    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This short story is regarded as an important piece of early American feminist literature providing insights into how a woman’s physical and mental health was regarded. This short story is examined for this week’s Application Assignment.

  • Dove, R. (1989). After reading ‘Mickey in the knight kitchen’ for the third time before bed. In Grace notes: Poetry. New York, NY: W. W. Norton. Retrieved from https://www.questia.com/read/101079599/grace-notes-poems

    Note: Click on the page number of the poem’s title in the Table of Contents.

    This poem speaks to women’s sense of the physical self, self-awareness, and cross-generational communication. This poem is examined for this week’s Discussion.

  • V-Day. (n.d.). Retrieved September 27, 2015, from http://www.vday.org/

    V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Review the V-Day mission and consider its relevance to social activism, social change, and to women’s health and well-being.

  • Walden University. (2015b). APA style: Overview. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa
  • Walden University. (2015e). Writing center. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/home
  • Document: Glossary of Terms and Techniques for Literature and Creative Writing (PDF)

    This resource provides support in analyzing various forms of literature. Use this resource to identify elements of style and apply literary terms to assignments.

Media

  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Women’s voices and social change [Interactive media]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    With this week’s content on women’s health and well-being in mind, review the timeline information on Rita Dove, Kate Chopin, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Optional Resources

Recommended Readings

  • Parker, D. (1995). Big blonde and other stories. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
  • Plath, S., & Middlebrook, D. W. (1998). Plath: Poems. New York, NY: Knopf.

Web resources in support of this week’s topic

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Consider all that you have read of Ensler and Dove for social change themes related to women’s health and well-being.
  • Review the V-Day website in this week’s Learning Resources. Consider its mission, the four core beliefs, and its long-term mission, particularly with regard to women’s health and well-being.
  • What connections are possible between Ensler’s V-day (women’s empowerment day) and the idea of the next generation depicted in Dove’s poem?
  • How do body awareness and self-concept relate to social change?
  • What progress has been made across generations with regard to women’s health and well-being?

With these thoughts in mind:

Prepare a 2- to 3-paragraph analysis of how Ensler’s and Dove’s ideas provide insights into social change themes related to women’s health and well-being experience.

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English Discussion question

Introduction

Exposure to women’s experience through women’s words provides a glimpse into the complexity of women’s lives. Part of that complexity is the difficulty in separating different areas of a woman’s life. Life experiences blend into one another, each influencing the other. Each experience is filtered through a previous experience, thus connecting them all. Women’s experiences with health and well-being are closely connected.

Consider the intersections between physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of women in the world today. For many women, the absence of health in one area may prevent a total sense of well-being. Issues of healthcare access, violence, poverty, security, and a sense of having a voice in the community impact the health of women. Similar to the connection between women’s health and well-being is the connection between individual health and a community’s health. This week, through a literary lens, you make connections between women’s health, well-being, and social change, critiquing literature and its techniques to effectively convey women’s experiencesA young girl, aged 5, whose basic needs are met, experiences an uninhibited sense of self. Confidence and curiosity permeate her orientation to the world and her place in it. Her body is not a burden and her mind and spirit are united. Unfortunately, that confidence, positive body image, and positive sense of self can diminish as she grows up.

What are the factors that cause this perception of self to change over time? What images, words, laws, social norms, and experiences present barriers to maintaining a healthy sense of self? In this week’s Discussion, you explore connections between self-concept and health and well-being and how these connections reflect an awareness of and/or a need for social change.

 

Readings

  • Ensler, E. (2013). In the body of the world [PDF]. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. Retrieved from http://inthebodyoftheworld.com/pdf/EveEnsler-InTheBodyOfTheWorld-Excerpt.pdf

    This excerpt from Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the World, introduced in Week 1, is a powerful personal statement about issues related to women’s health and well-being.

  • Chopin, K. (1984). The story of an hour. In The awakening and selected stories (pp. 213–215). East Rutherford, NJ: Viking Penguin.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This short story depicts the experience of a woman and her complex emotional reaction to her husband. This story is examined for this week’s Application Assignment.

  • St. Jean, S. (Ed.). (2006). The yellow wallpaper: A dual text critical edition (pp. 23–52). [Review of The yellow wallpaper, by Gilman, C. P]. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This short story is regarded as an important piece of early American feminist literature providing insights into how a woman’s physical and mental health was regarded. This short story is examined for this week’s Application Assignment.
  • Dove, R. (1989). After reading ‘Mickey in the knight kitchen’ for the third time before bed. In Grace notes: Poetry. New York, NY: W. W. Norton. Retrieved from https://www.questia.com/read/101079599/grace-notes-poems

    Note: Click on the page number of the poem’s title in the Table of Contents.

    This poem speaks to women’s sense of the physical self, self-awareness, and cross-generational communication. This poem is examined for this week’s Discussion.

  • V-Day. (n.d.). Retrieved September 27, 2015, from http://www.vday.org/

    V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Review the V-Day mission and consider its relevance to social activism, social change, and to women’s health and well-being.
  • Walden University. (2015b). APA style: Overview. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa
  • Walden University. (2015e). Writing center. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/home
  • Document: Glossary of Terms and Techniques for Literature and Creative Writing (PDF)

    This resource provides support in analyzing various forms of literature. Use this resource to identify elements of style and apply literary terms to assignments.

Media

  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Women’s voices and social change [Interactive media]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    With this week’s content on women’s health and well-being in mind, review the timeline information on Rita Dove, Kate Chopin, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Optional Resources

Recommended Readings

  • Parker, D. (1995). Big blonde and other stories. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
  • Plath, S., & Middlebrook, D. W. (1998). Plath: Poems. New York, NY: Knopf.

Web resources in support of this week’s topic

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Consider all that you have read of Ensler and Dove for social change themes related to women’s health and well-being.
  • Review the V-Day website in this week’s Learning Resources. Consider its mission, the four core beliefs, and its long-term mission, particularly with regard to women’s health and well-being.
  • What connections are possible between Ensler’s V-day (women’s empowerment day) and the idea of the next generation depicted in Dove’s poem?
  • How do body awareness and self-concept relate to social change?
  • What progress has been made across generations with regard to women’s health and well-being?

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 3 a 2- to 3-paragraph analysis of how Ensler’s and Dove’s ideas provide insights into social change themes related to women’s health and well-being experience.

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