Concentrating on specific views in classical and modern literature, this paper will examine early representations of the “old woman” and evaluate her evolving contemporary mythos.
|Keywords:||Gender Stereotypes, Ageism, Literature, Mythology, Crone, Cultural Bias, Media, Women, Cultural Changes|
Vicki L. Ronn has a Master of Arts in English from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, USA. In her eleven-year career as an educator, she has taught a variety of English classes. These include ESL English II (an immersion class), Mythology, and Creative Writing as well as honors level courses. She is also the English department chairperson and coordinator of the senior project program at Garden City High School in Garden City, Kansas, USA. Approximately 2,000 students attend this school; over fifty percent are Hispanic. It has won a BEST school award and is a member of SREB and High Schools That Work. It has been recognized both statewide and nationally for its innovative methods and high standards.
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