Jane Gould and Donna Stanton correspondence, 1973, page 2

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          Barnard College

DEPARTMENTOI-‘FRENCH COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK 10027

August 6, 1973

Ms. Jane 5. Could
The Women's Center
Barnard College

_Broadway at 117th Street

New York 10027, N.Y.
Dear Jane:

I returned from a very satisfying month in France to find your report
on our meeting of June 27 and the announcement of a meeting on August 8 which I
am sorry I cannot attend.

Although this letter may not reach you in time for the August 8 meeting,

I would like to outline briefly a plan for dividing the academic conference into
two specific parts. In my view, the morning session should focus on two of the
questions you outlined on page 2 of your summary, namely 1) what are the underlying
intellectual hypotheses of women's studies and 2) what are the questions that
women's studies as a new interdisciplinary field is peculiarly qualified to ask

or to answer. This morning session: could perhaps consist of three half-hour
papers followed by a panel discussion and questions from the floor. I envisage

an afternoon session which would offer a series of workshops on different academic
disciplines. These would attempt to consider the specific inmact of women's studies
on the humanities, social sciences and pure and physical sciences. Each of these
broad categories should be further subdivided to allow for maximum relevancy to
each particular field. I think these sessions might be followed either by a
reception or, better still, by a dinner with a keynote speaker. ‘

I would be glad to discuss this proposal in greater detail with you.
I will be in East Hampton until September 10 and can be reached most evenings at
516-324-5703.

As you know, I will be on leave this coming semester. I will, however,
be in New York the entire time and would like to be advised of meetings relating
to this conference, the women's center, et al.

Hope you are having a good summer.

Qordially,
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