The Monroe Library is once again pleased to host an exhibition in conjunction with the Women’s Resource Center, the Feminist Festival, and Women’s History Month. The exhibition includes select books and articles by Loyola faculty outside of the Living Room on the 1st floor of the library. Works included may focus on women and gender issues or may show the progress women have made in various academic, business, and artistic areas.
Feminist Festival book display
In addition, inside the Library Living Room are artistic works by Loyola faculty, staff, and students.
(l-r) "Untitled" by Jeanette Zavala, "Mutant Strength" and "Beard Measuring Contest" by Natalie McLaurin
(l-r) "Landscape," "Still Life," and "Landscape" by Grace Jinnah
A full list of the materials included in the display is available here. For more information about Women’s History Month, take a look at our Research Guide.
The prologue to written for the dedicated issue of the New Orleans Review, does an amazing job at summarizing the significance of the conference, and the scholarship and authorship presented there, “… the Consortium sought to dramatize through the symposium a critical otherness — another perspective on our past and present that purposely includes female, regional, black, ethnic, working-class, and other excluded minority points of view. It is the reinstatement of those “other” perspectives, which are essential to our cultural self-definitions, that women’s studies and the Consortium are committed.”
Here is a little Library Lagniappe for you, a discussion on women writers from 1972 (the height of the Women’s Liberation Movement) between Helen Vendler, Nora Ephron, Elizabeth Janeway, and poet Carolyn Kizer, from 1972, hosted in New York City at the 92nd Street Y, Women Writers: Has Anything Changed?