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Essays from Contemporary Culture
     

Essays from Contemporary Culture

by Katherine Anne Ackley
 

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In this fifth edition of a collection of essays on contemporary issues, Ackley (professor emerita, University of Wisconsin) offers more coverage of critical reading and writing and visual rhetoric, plus a revised chapter on violence with readings on the 9/11 terrorist attacks. New reader response questions prompt students to react on a personal level to the readings

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In this fifth edition of a collection of essays on contemporary issues, Ackley (professor emerita, University of Wisconsin) offers more coverage of critical reading and writing and visual rhetoric, plus a revised chapter on violence with readings on the 9/11 terrorist attacks. New reader response questions prompt students to react on a personal level to the readings before analyzing them critically. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155071315
Publisher:
Dryden Press FL
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
456

Meet the Author

Katherine Ackley taught in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point from 1979 to 2002 and also served as 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), and ESSAYS FROM CONTEMPORARY CULTURE (2004, 5th Edition). The author of dozens of published articles, she received more than 20 grants for research and development and was the first woman to receive the UWSP University Scholar Award. Dr. Ackley earned a master's degree in English from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University.

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