American Women Writers: Second Wave Feminism, Poetics, and Domestic Abuse is the theme of a new book which will be published in 2016. The Nature of Gender Study Investigates Pedagogical Practices in American Women’s Literature Rooted in the Foundation of Feminine Myth. My book appeals to those who have experienced abuse and who wish to heal through writing. The Nature of Gender Study and Feminist Practices in Pedagogy about American Women Writers also includes the nature of educational community viewed through feminist theory to reveal curtains surrounding stereotypes, gender status and power in our postcolonial era.
We study processes of creating voices of the past to analyze and to juxtapose.
Our projects study language to focus on metaphorical grammatical constructions, unique and specific with form and function. We interpret works to capture the essence of style as well as rhetorical function of basic structure of grammar, diction and syntax, in a literary work as message and meaning. We discuss useful pedagogical as well as theoretical processes of the literary scholar about the power of writing for cultural change. Proceeds support our local soup kitchen and crisis center for domestic abuse.
Maryann P. DiEdwardo, Editor, is 2016 recipient of the College English Association Karen Lentz Madison CEA Award for Scholarship, an annual award for a presentation at our annual conference by an adjunct or contingent faculty member who contributes significantly to the corpus studiorum in English. The prize is funded by an endowment from James R. (Dick) Bennett and serves to recognize College English Association’s immeasurable gratitude to adjunct and contingent faculty in literature and composition studies and to honor their unconquerable esprit de corpsand professional dedication.
Editor Maryann P. DiEdwardo Maryann is the author of more than 35 books and articles
including “music transforms the college English classroom” and “The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn, Fine Art As A Way of Life” .
The memoir was written in 2004. My purpose was to revisit an old thesis, the potential historiography of Katharine Hepburn for educational purposes.
For “Chapter 7, I have updated my research to include the possibility of a new historiography based on the growing legacy of the infamous Katharine Hepburn. I suggest that the legacy has just begun to change our cultural views of women and education. I produce activities and goals for educators and families to use the legacy of this special actress for improvement of lives” (DiEdwardo, Maryann pasda, page 79).
My book was published in 2005 and recounts my studies from 1978 to 2005.
Since 1976, Dr. DiEdwardo has taught English, literature, and research in Pennsylvania colleges and universities; she co-founded Pasda Studios School of Art and co-facilitated Fine Art programs for students of all ages for thirty-two years. In 2004, results of her case study research suggested that the integration of music in the college classroom improved students’ grades and abilities to compose thesis statements for research papers in courses that emphasize reading and writing skills. In her initial study, Dr. DiEdwardo refined Howard Gardner’s 1993 definition of music as a separate intellectual competence. She currently teaches at University of Maryland University College, and Lehigh University.
Research interests include Pairing Music and Linguistic Intelligences, Literacy, Metacognition, Pedagogy, Social Justice, Student Directed Learning, Stage History, Writing as Therapy. Sheba the recipient of The Northampton Community College Project Aware Service Award
Chapter One Pocahontas (Archives)
Chapter Two Zora Neale Hurston (Ethnographer), and Stephanie Powell Watts (Literary Fiction Writer)
Chapter Three Lydia Millet (Abuse)
Chapter Four Dian Fossey (Domestic Abuse)
Chapter Five Nella Llitea Larsen (Novelist)
Chapter Six Flannery O’Connor (Poetics)
Chapter Seven Marjorie Shostak (Anthropologist) (Second Wave Feminism)
Chapter Eight Hilda Doolittle (Writing to re-create the self.)
Chapter Nine Clara Barton (Writing and Service)