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The Untidy History of Sisterhood

A visit with Devoney Looser, Professor, Department of English

By Kelly Washatka
Published: - Topics: ageism sexism feminist scholarship sisterhood Jane Austen

Facing Sexism and Ageism in Literary Criticism

Topics: sexism ageism

There were many challenges in the literary field for women writers in the eighteenth century. Unlike their male counterparts, woman writers faced a major struggle in maintaining their reputations as they matured.