Perspectives on Contemporary Issues: Readings Across the Disciplines

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Meeting a need for teaching critical reading, writing, and the techniques for research, Perspectives on Contemporary Issues: Readings Across the Disciplines, demonstrates to students the interconnectedness of ideas and the relationship of different areas of curriculum studies to one another. The goals of the book are to sharpen students' thinking skills by presenting them with a variety of perspectives on current individual, national, and global issues. The variety of issues and opinions are aimed to provoke lively classroom discussions and provide writing topics, giving students practice in both oral and written communication.

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Katherine Ackley earned a Master's degree in English from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University. She taught at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point from 1979 to 2002. In addition to teaching in the English Department, she was coordinator of the Women's Studies Program for 10 years and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies for five years. Her research interests center on women in literature, with emphasis on literary representations of women's issues and, more recently, British crime writers. Her books include THE NOVELS OF BARBARA PYM (1989), WOMEN AND VIOLENCE IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1990), MISOGYNY IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1992), ESSAYS FROM CONTEMPORARY CULTURE (2004, 5th ed.), and PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (2009). She has published dozens of articles and has received more than 20 grants for research and development. In 1992, she became the first woman to receive the UWSP University Scholar Award. She has recently retired.

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