Parent, Teacher, Author
Today in Media and Gender Talk I’m talking with Dr. Laura Carroll, associate professor of English in the Department of Language and Literature at Abilene Christian University. Dr. Carroll studies rhetorical theory and has a special interest in feminist rhetoric of the 20th Century.
I asked Dr. Carroll to share some thoughts with us about the way that culture shapes the vision of the ideal woman, the ways that public rhetoric has changed that ideal throughout the 20th century, and the ways that feminism has been challenged and needs to continue developing in current days.
We talk about the Cult of Domesticity and the way that ideal womanhood promoted in the 19th century quickly changed during the World War II when women were needed in the factories. This was true both in the United States
and in the United Kingdom and Common Wealth
See the digital story below for a look at some of Dr. Carroll’s most recent work on Monuments and Memorials and the Rhetoric of Place.