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Department
English
Course
ENGB07H3
Professor
M.Hoffmann- Universityof Toronto
Semester
Fall

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Lecture7.5 October-24-12 10:01AM  Early19th centurywomen writers:FightingforSocial Change  Bigideaswe'lladdresstoday - Slavery - Workshops ○ Howtheyeffectwomenandchildren ○ Howitwas oftenseenasa formof slavery - Suffrage ○ Women'srighttovote,howitrelatestothingsof thetime - Equality ○ Isthereanyat thetime,andhow isit represented  SojournerTruth (1797-1883) - Couldreallyspeaktotheideaofslavery - BornIsabellaBaumfree - OfDutchdecent - Wasa slaveinNewYork,and ran away to freedom - TakesonthenameSojournerTruthin1843 ○ ConceptofSojourn-travel ○ Andwouldtellthetruth - Ain'tI a womanishernarrative ○ Shewasilliteratesothoughautobiographicalneededtobedictatedtosomeone ○ Changesasit'scopied ○ Shortspeech,verycomplex ○ Emphasizestheideaoforaltradition(likeMariedeFrance)  Sometimeswomencouldn'twritewhattheyweresaying  Bringsupconceptsofeducation,becauseshecouldn'thaveoneitdisabledher - Becauseshewassoverbal,andtellpeoplethetruth,especiallyinregardstoslavery ○ Menwouldaccuseherofbeinga man ○ Onetimeshehadtograb herbreastsinorderto proveshewas a woman - Ain'tI a woman? - Speechgivenin1851,publishedin1880 - Aboutherrelationshiptoslavery - Talksabouthowotherwomenaretreated ○ Womenofcolourweren'ttreatedaswellasupperclasswomen ○ Ideasofrespect,raceandclass ○ Markerof womanhoodismotherhood-helpsemphasizethatshe'sawoman - Thismayhavebeenexactlywhatshesaid,somewhatofwhatshesaid - Messageofhope,thingswillgetbetter ○ Ifwefightinunisonwe'llgetthevoteandfreedom - Strongrhetoricalstrategy ○ Ideaofrepetition ○ Theideasinksin  LetitiaElixabethLandon (1802-1838) - Bornand wroteanddiedat thebeginningofthe19th cent ○ Duringtheriseofindustrialization - Wroteaboutwomenandchildren - Wrotechildren'sbooks ○ Waseasiermodeofcommodificationforwomenbecauseshewaswritingforherchildren - Wasseenasa "fallenwoman"bysome ○ ShewaskindoflikeFantomina,goingaroundwithmen ○ Itwasa realconceptduringthetime Worstthat theycoulddowas to relaya womanto Byron- he wasoverlysexualized Itwasa realconceptduringthetime ○ Worstthat theycoulddowas to relaya womanto Byron- he wasoverlysexualized  19th centmack daddy ○ Sappho-knownasa lesbian,alsooverlysexual  Hadan interestingsexlife - Wroteaboutthesituationofwomenandchildrenatthebeginningofthe19thcent  Thefactory - Writtenin1838, yearshedied - Poemaboutchildlabourinfactories ○ Cheapandeasyto maneuver - Stanza1 ○ Darkcloud,surrounds-funerallike - Stanza2 ○ Auraofdeath ○ Smokeisasymboloffactoriesanddespair ○ Wewentfrompastoralto urbanenvironment-migration - Stanza3 ○ Cannotseeanythingbeautifulornaturalanymore - Stanza4 ○ Moralityasrelatedtosmoke ○ Whyisit okaythat wetrea
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