Women in Literature: Early Literary Images video

Video title: Early Literary Images

Watch this Women in Literature video entitled Early Literary Images to study the historic portrayal of women in literature through a survey of selected literary works from biblical times to the English Renaissance. Draw parallels between an author's depiction of a heroine and the societal perceptions and expectations of women at the time during which that author wrote.

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Women in Literature: Early Literary Images video. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • Literature by Women. Learn about Literature and The Women in Literature and Early Literary Images. Trace the historic portrayal of women in literature through a survey of selected literary works from biblical times to the English Renaissance.
  • Draw parallels between an author's depiction of a heroine and the societal perceptions and expectations of women at the time during which that author wrote.
  • Learn how the depiction of women in literature both reflected and influenced the roles of women in society, from the fallen Eve of the Old Testament to the commanding character of Portia in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
  • Gain insight to the development of female literary characters from objects of veneration or shame to subjects who have distinct, complex personalities imbued with both strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learn how the depiction of women in literature both reflected and influenced the roles of women in society, from Eve, the first woman of the Bible, and Pandora, the first woman of Greek Mythology.
  • Discover the many benefits of using online video for visual learning. Educational video for teaching the K-12 curriculum provides online learning for children and students of all ages and abilities. Using subtitled video - or video with closed captions - enables children to choose between watching, listening to, or reading each presentation whichever best suites their individual learning style. A wonderful option particularly for dyslexia and special needs education.

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