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Courtship and Marriage in Victorian England

  Many of our modern marriage traditions, including wedding dresses and honeymoons, have their roots in the Victorian era.  Today’s internet dating even has predecessors in Victorian personal ads in newspapers, matrimonial agencies, and courtship correspondence groups.  Dr. Jennifer Phegley, co-chair of the UMKC Department of English, delves into these issues in her book Courtship […]

Stitches: An Exhibit of Textiles

“Stitches: An Exhibit of Textiles by NedRa Bonds, featuring the Women’s Equity Quilt” Join us for an opening reception celebrating the exhibit “Stitches,” which will feature the textile works of local artist NedRa Bonds, including the Women’s Equity Quilt, created to commemorate the UMKC Women’s Center’s 40th Anniversary.   Thursday, February 2, 2012 5:30 ~ […]

Gender and Identity in 1950s Cookbooks

By Mari Nomura As a kid I spent hours paging through old cookbooks. My favorites were from the 1950s. I was fascinated by the kitschy illustrations, curious casseroles and decadent desserts. The years of love and use were evident in our copies: the well-worn binding easily opened to favorite recipes and margins were speckled with […]

WGS Book Party

  Please join the Women’s and Gender Studies Program to recognize and celebrate WGS faculty        who had books published in 2011!  When:   Tuesday, January 17, 5:30 p.m. Where:   Chancellor’s Residence, 5106 Cherry Street Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Center, the Women’s Collaborative, and the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures   Please RSVP online:   […]