Using and Performing Diaries in Many Disciplines
           Mary Giffin, Walsh University, North Canton, OH
           Margaret L. Wick, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
ABSTRACT  
Emily Gillespie’s diary demonstrates how an ordinary woman’s writing can 
be used to challenge assumptions about 19th century women and to examine 
issues facing women in the past and present.  Using the diary to engage 
students in the classroom is discussed, including scripting, rehearsal, 
role-play, and performance.  Using one entry with focused passages and 
related questions, we explore the following interdisciplinary themes: 
women’s work, money, and property; the Cult of True Womanhood; and abusive 
relationships. 
 
		Academic Exchange Quarterly  Fall 2010: Volume 14, Issue 3  
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