Event Title

Desirable as a Man? Hegemonic Masculinity and Asian American Gayness

Graduation Year

2018

Location

Room E104, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

18-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2015 11:00 AM

Description

I will present on the subject of education in antebellum Louisiana, spanning from the late 1830s to 1860. During this time, Louisiana had established a public school system, opening a number of schools across the mostly-rural state. Students attended either the public schools or private schools established by the Catholic Church and various Protestant churches, but both options proved problematic. The school system was vocally criticized by prominent members of Louisiana society, including those closely associated with the public schools. Critics faulted the schools for their structural failures and the poor quality of teachers, among other problems. Through published writings on the schools such as in the popular journal DeBow’s Review, many criticisms of Louisiana schools are revealed to stem from a fear of the South’s cultural inferiority to the Northern states. The presentation will examine the effects of perceived cultural inferiority in writings on education in Louisiana.

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Apr 18th, 10:00 AM Apr 18th, 11:00 AM

Desirable as a Man? Hegemonic Masculinity and Asian American Gayness

Room E104, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

I will present on the subject of education in antebellum Louisiana, spanning from the late 1830s to 1860. During this time, Louisiana had established a public school system, opening a number of schools across the mostly-rural state. Students attended either the public schools or private schools established by the Catholic Church and various Protestant churches, but both options proved problematic. The school system was vocally criticized by prominent members of Louisiana society, including those closely associated with the public schools. Critics faulted the schools for their structural failures and the poor quality of teachers, among other problems. Through published writings on the schools such as in the popular journal DeBow’s Review, many criticisms of Louisiana schools are revealed to stem from a fear of the South’s cultural inferiority to the Northern states. The presentation will examine the effects of perceived cultural inferiority in writings on education in Louisiana.