Cornell University


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death Laura Riding
Her will named a Board of Literary Management, including James Tyler , librarian at Cornell , which was to oversee the publication of her previously unpublished works, and to dissolve itself at the end of...
Education Toni Morrison
Chloe Wofford (later TM ) followed her BA with an MA in English Literature from Cornell University , with a thesis on suicide in Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner .
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Innes, Lyn. “Toni Morrison Obituary”.
Education Pearl S. Buck
At the same time and at the same institution, Cornell University , 1924-5, PSB worked for an MA. The award of the Messenger Prize for an essay while she was a student at Cornell (under...
Education Laura Riding
Laura Reichenthal (later LR ) was educated at Cornell University , where there was then only one female faculty member outside the Department of Home Economics, and where she held three scholarships. She went on...
Education Elspeth Huxley
EH sailed from England for New York, en route for her year at Cornell University.
Nicholls, C. S. Elspeth Huxley. HarperCollins.
Education Elspeth Huxley
Its attraction for her (although her ambition had been to go to Cambridge) was that it offered a course in agriculture that did not demand Latin for entrance. She was one of only two women...
Employer Adrienne Rich
AR was A. D. White Professor-At-Large at Cornell University .
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research.
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Employer Pamela Hansford Johnson
While her husband was at Berkeley , PHJ lectured to girls at Mills College . She held appointments at Yale , Haverford College , Pennsylvania, Cornell University , the University of Kansas , Wesleyan University
Family and Intimate relationships Vera Brittain
Catlin (not to be confused with the nineteenth-century US painter George Catlin) was the only child of a Congregational minister and his pro-suffragette wife, whose feminist beliefs combined with her husband's growing hostility eventually ended...
Family and Intimate relationships Vera Brittain
After Brittain returned to London, Catlin continued teaching at Cornell , and together they pursued their semi-detached marriage: she lived in London, sharing her household with Winifred Holtby , while he spent four and...
Family and Intimate relationships Elspeth Huxley
At ReadingEH had an impromptu sexual encounter (though much afraid, as all her contemporaries were, of unwanted pregnancy) with a man she did not love but who had experience and clever hands.
Nicholls, C. S. Elspeth Huxley. HarperCollins.
Occupation Anne Sexton
In 1961 AS began to get invitations to read or discuss her poetry: at Harvard , Boston College , and Cornell . In the fall of 1961, she was appointed one of the first Radcliffe...
Occupation Q. D. Leavis
Q. D. and F. R. Leavis travelled to America, where they lectured at Cornell and Harvard .
Singh, G., and Q. D. Leavis. F.R. Leavis: A Literary Biography. Duckworth.
Publishing Frances Mary Peard
The Bodleian Library 's copy of The Locked Desk has a blue cloth cover (with touches of red) showing two young people at sea in a rowing boat. The cover of a US edition pictured...
Reception Pearl S. Buck
While a graduate student at Cornell she made a deliberate bid at the lucrative ($250) Messenger Memorial Prize for the essay showing the best research and thinking on the field of human progress or the...


4 May 1975: Feminists working in Cornell University's...

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4 May 1975

Feminists working in Cornell University 's Human Affairs programme staged a public speak-out on discrimination against women in the workplace; they coined the term sexual harassment to describe objectionable actions ranging from inappropriate to violent.

August 1975: Enid Nemy's New York Times story entitled...

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August 1975

Enid Nemy 's New York Times story entitled Women Begin to Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment at Work was syndicated across the USA, popularizing and legitimating the term coined three months before by Cornell

19 February 2007: Sarah Thomas, an American, made history when...

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19 February 2007

Sarah Thomas , an American, made history when she became the first woman and the first non-British person appointed Bodley's Librarian: head librarian at Oxford University 's Bodleian Library (opened on 8 November 1602).


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