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Finnish
Course
FIN200H1
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All Professors
Semester
Winter

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Vic164 - February 11 2013 Minna Canth: The Parson's Family - Finland was part of Sweden until 1809 ▯ - small population ▯ - very uncultivated - Minna Canth: ▯ - journalism in Jyvaskyla (helped her husband) ▯ - first female journalist in Finland ▯ - translations ▯ - 1882 Burglary ▯ - 1883 In the House of Roinila ▯ - 1885 AWorker's Wife ▯ ▯ --> first "real" play, caused a lot of stir in Finland ▯ ▯ --> feminist play, about women being able to make money etc. ▯ - 1888 Children of Misfortune ▯ - 1886 Hanna ▯ - The Parson's Family ▯ - 1893 Sylvi ▯ - 1895 Anna-Liisa - 1844-1897 ▯ - Middle class background ▯ - 1863 started studies at Jyvaskyla Teacher's seminar ▯ - 1865 married her teacher ▯ - seven children ▯ - Johan Canth died 1879 ▯ - moved back home to take over her father's store ▯ - pioneer champion of women's rights in Finland ▯ - deeply religious even though she often attacked the church ▯ - sexual morals ▯ ▯ - fight over prostitution ▯ ▯ - double moral standards (in marriage) ▯ ▯ ▯ --> if you were dating/going steady, you could sleep w each other ▯ ▯ ▯ --> many children born out of wedlock ▯ ▯ ▯ --> in marriage, women were not supposed to have partners aside from husbands but men were allowed to explore --> she was against this ▯ ▯ - value of sexual love - Connection to her time ▯ - worker's movement ▯ - the poor ▯ - organization of trade unions
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