Student Writing Awards

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University of Northern Iowa Dept. of English Language and Literature student writing award of excellence for critical essay

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Working class in literature; Sculpture in literature; Davis, Rebecca Harding, 1831-1910. Life in the iron mills;

Description

The korl woman portrayed within Rebecca Davis’ work, Life in the Iron-Mills is an essential element to understanding the story and its social implications. Additionally, one’s understanding of the possible representations the sculpture has is vital to one’s understanding of the class struggles existing during this time. According to editor of Life in the Iron-Mills, Cecelia Tichi, “korl”, as referred to throughout the story is colloquial speech for “scorl” or “scoria” a product of smelted iron ore (18). The sculpture Hugh creates from this substance represents several different ideas and issues prominent during this time, as well as bringing to light the work conditions and class divisions made evident within Life in the Iron-Mills.

Date

2008

Department

Department of English Language and Literature

Object Description

7 p.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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