February 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Ping Institute Teacher Workshop | The Literature, History, and Propaganda of Women’s Suffrage , Feb. 23

The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities presents a free one-day workshop for secondary teachers titled “The Literature, History, and Propaganda of Women’s Suffrage” with Dr. Carey Snyder and Dr. Katherine Jellison on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Ohio University.

Let Ohio Women Vote graphicAs we approach the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States, this workshop explores the literature, history, and propaganda of women’s suffrage.

Snyder will offer historical background for the popular British novel, Suffragette Sally (1911)—highlighting the rise of militant tactics like window-breaking and hunger-striking, along with the unique challenges faced by working class women within the movement. Participants will have a chance to examine a wide array of visual propaganda, both for and against the cause.

Jellison will then discuss how the most radical members of the U.S. suffrage movement borrowed tactics and strategies from their British colleagues, and she will lead discussion of key scenes from the film Iron-Jawed Angels (2004), which deals with the closing years of the U.S. women’s suffrage campaign.

Participants will be required to purchase and read Gertrude Colmore’s novel Suffragette Sally, which is available in traditional and inexpensive digital format from Broadview Press. As part of the workshop, the Ping Institute will provide a light breakfast and a lunch for each participant at a local Athens delicatessen.

Individuals interested in earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their participation in the Ping Institute workshops should have their Local Professional Development Committee contact the Ping Institute to see if CEUs can be earned.

Institute Leaders

Snyder is Associate Professor of English at Ohio University and is the author of British Fiction and Cross-Cultural Encounters: Ethnographic Modernism from Wells to Woolf (Palgrave, 2008), and the editor of the Broadview Press edition of H. G. Wells’s Ann Veronica (2015).

Jellison is Professor of History at Ohio University and is the author of Entitled to Power: Farm Women and Technology, 1913-1963 (University of North Carolina Press, 1993) and It’s Our Day: America’s Love Affair with the White Wedding, 1945-2005 (University Press of Kansas, 2008).


The Institute will be free of charge. To register, please email your name, address, school, and email address to The deadline to register is Thursday, Feb. 14.

Please feel free to contact workshop coordinator Bryan Baur at 740-597-2100 or with any questions.

Coming Attractions

Romeo and Juliet

A second spring workshop with Dr. Samuel Crowl, Trustee Professor of English Literature and performance by the Ohio University Division of Theater. Saturday, April 6, 2019

Teaching  (with) Video Games

Summer workshop with Dr. Edmond Y. Chang, Assistant Professor of English. June 2019

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