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Conway, Jill K. 1934-

Works: 84 works in 349 publications in 5 languages and 14,166 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  History  Bibliography  Sources  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: LD7152.7.C66, B
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When memory speaks : reflections on autobiography by Jill K Conway( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
Discusses why we read autobiographies, the cultural assumptions that go into writing about ourselves, the difference between autobiographies of men and women, and much more
Written by herself : an anthology ( Book )
in English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
"The bestselling author of The Road from Coorain presents an extraordinarily powerful anthology of the autobiographical writings of 25 women, literary predecessors and contemporaries that include Jane Addams, Zora Neale Hurst, Harriet Jacobs, Ellen Glasgow, Maya Angelou, Sara Josephine Baker, Margaret Mead, Gloria Steinem, and Maxine Hong Kingston."--Provided by publisher
A woman's education by Jill K Conway( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
Conway became president of Smith, a Massachusetts women's college, in 1975 and was faced with balancing the needs of faculty, students, trustees and alumnae while reshaping the college for the future
The female experience in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America : a guide to the history of American women by Jill K Conway( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
Frauen / Amerika / Geschichte / Bibliographie
Earth, air, fire, water : humanistic studies of the environment ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
The Politics of women's education : perspectives from Asia, Africa, and Latin America by Jill K Conway( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
In the last twenty-five years women have made remarkable progress in access to the classroom and broken new ground in educational opportunity, yet educational equity remains elusive and politically contested. THE POLITICS OF WOMEN'S EDUCATION: PERSPECTIVES FROM ASIA, AFRICA, AND LATIN AMERICA collects essays that reveal the complex changes in women's education throughout the world and together offer the first comprehensive assessment of what has been attempted, what remains to be done, and what the options are for reform. The volume presents the voices of Third World women and men relating their efforts to improve the position of women through education. They raise important questions for readers from both high- and low-income countries, questions about whether formal or nonformal education will best serve women's needs; whether the state or private initiatives are most likely to succeed in raising women's status through the delivery of transforming knowledge; and whether Western dreams of modernization have any relevance to non-Western societies. A diversity of countries is covered, including India, Pakistan, Korea, the Philippines, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. Each contributor locates the issues surrounding women's education in the larger national context, thus unraveling the matrix that links gender and education to race, ethnicity, social class, and political change. Two essays offer analysis of the worldwide movement for women's education from a comparative perspective and raise fundamental questions about the relevance of the educational models, approaches, and assumptions currently in use
Learning about women : gender, politics and power ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
Written by herself : autobiographies of American women : an anthology by Jill K Conway( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Presents the autobiographies of twenty-five American women authors, from Harriet Jacobs and Jane Addams to Gloria Steinem and Maxine Hong Kingston
In her own words : women's memoirs from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States by Jill K Conway( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
This collection is the author's distillation of women's experience from the British Commonwealth world, compared with major themes in women's lives in the United States. The collection is comprised of the accounts of twelve women, from Shirley Chisholm, the West Indian-raised girl who became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, to Janet Frame, the New Zealand writer who overcame involuntary treatment in a mental institution to write one of the archetypal analyses of the postcolonial experience. The worlds of politics and private self intersect in the four offshoots of the former British Empire, where these women have made a difference through their honesty, their struggle for self-knowledge and autonomy, and their writing
Written by herself, volume II : women's memoirs from Britain, Africa, Asia, and the United States by Jill K Conway( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 libraries worldwide
In this powerful new collection, the author of two of the most celebrated memoirs in recent years presents the autobiographical writings of 14 of her English-speaking predecessors and contemporaries. The women who tell their stories in Written By Herself, Vol. II represent three generations, four continents, and a range of experience that is equaled only by the diversity with which they transform life into literature. Here are England's Vera Brittain, commemorating the deaths of the men she loved in the carnage of World War I; Emma Mashinini, who endured imprisonment and torture as a labor organizer in South Africa; Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, the daughter of Indian aristocracy who became an architect of her country's independence; and Edith Mirante, the wisecracking American whose passion for justice took her to the opium trails of Burma. Collected in this stirring volume, their voices demonstrate the ways in which women strive for power, inclusion, and autonomy-- and never fail to move, inspire, and instruct us. Contributors include: Margery Perham, Isak Dinesen, Shudha Mazumdar, Vivian Gornick, Vera Brittain, Elspeth Huxley, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Gloria Wade-Gayles, Angelica Garnett, Emma Mashinini, Meena Alexander, Edith Mirante, Mary Benson, and Ruth First
The first generation of American women graduates by Jill K Conway( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Felipe the flamingo by Jill K Conway( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Felipe is small for a flamingo of his age, and his feathers and legs are not pink, but with the help of some friends he sorts out his problems and begins to feel better about himself
The road from Coorain by Jill K Conway( Book )
29 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 56 libraries worldwide
This beautifully written narrative of Conway's journey from a girlhood on an isolated sheep - farm in the grasslands of Australia to her departure for America (and eventually the presidency of Smith College) is both new and universal. If few of us have known an eight-year drought in New South Wales, many of us have felt the despair of an ambitious young woman facing a edstrained female destiny. This book, an extraordinarily gripping and inspiring work, will take its place as one of the few heroic stories of childhood
Women's history as women's education : essays by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Memoirs and meaning by Jill K Conway( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Utopian dream or dystopian nightmare? : Nineteenth-century feminist ideas about equality by Jill K Conway( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
True north : a memoir by Jill K Conway( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 libraries worldwide
True North begins when the plane lands, in a hurricane, in New York, and it follows Conway's journey through graduate school at Harvard University, to teaching and administrative positions in Toronto, and concludes with her decision to accept the presidency of Smith College. Each leg of this journey offers Conway challenges which she accepts with equanimity and humor, believing, as she notes in the foreword, that her destiny is to -jump off the edge of the world into an unknowable future-
Where to look for common ground by Jill K Conway( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
When memory speaks : reflections on autobiography by Jill K Conway( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Conway considers the memoir -- how it has developed over the centuries, the forms and styles it assumes, the strikingly different ways in which men and women present their lives, and why we are so drawn to the reading of autobiography. 1998
Interview with Jill Ker Conway, November 18, 2002 ( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Munnings, Clare

Conway, Jill Kathryn
Conway, Jill Kathryn 1934-
Conway, Jill Kathryn Ker 1934-
Conway, Jill Ker
Conway, Jill Ker 1934-
Jill Conway
Jill Ker Conway Amerikaans historica
Jill Ker Conway amerikansk historikar
Jill Ker Conway amerikansk historiker
Jill Ker Conway australisch-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Historikerin
Jill Ker Conway historiadora estadounidense
Jill Ker Conway historienne américaine
Ker Conway, Jill
コンウェイ, ジル・カー
English (285)
Japanese (2)
Spanish (2)
Chinese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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