Essays from Contemporary Culture

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Harcourt Brace College Pub., 1997 - College readers - 431 pages
A reader for introductory composition courses, this text is designed to encourage students to make informed opinions or observations about topics that matter to them in a variety of forums, such as expressive writing, classroom discussion and formal essays. The readings come from various sources including newspapers, magazines and books, and have almost all been published in the 1990s.

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Katherine Ackley earned a Master's degree in English from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University. She taught at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point from 1979 to 2002. In addition to teaching in the English Department, she was coordinator of the Women's Studies Program for 10 years and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies for five years. Her research interests center on women in literature, with emphasis on literary representations of women's issues and, more recently, British crime writers. Her books include THE NOVELS OF BARBARA PYM (1989), WOMEN AND VIOLENCE IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1990), MISOGYNY IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1992), ESSAYS FROM CONTEMPORARY CULTURE (2004, 5th ed.), and PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (2009). She has published dozens of articles and has received more than 20 grants for research and development. In 1992, she became the first woman to receive the UWSP University Scholar Award. She has recently retired.

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