St. Norbert College professor Karlyn Crowley publishes new book

From St. Norbert College, June 17, 2011
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Karlyn Crowley, director of women's and gender studies and associate professor of English at St. Norbert College, has published "Feminism's New Age: Gender, Appropriation, and the Afterlife of Essentialism" (2011-Suny Press Publisher), exploring the relationship between feminism and New Age culture. In particular, the book looks at the New Age tokens and practices including crystals, Tarot and goddess worship, analyzing their appeal to women and their impact on contemporary women's history.

For more information, go to the publisher's description page at http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5168-feminisms-new-age.aspx

Karlyn Crowley's articles have been published in several professional journals and she has delivered presentations at conferences around the United States. Crowley's scholarship focuses on gender and American cultural and literary studies. Her other work in women's and gender studies investigates natural childbirth and parenting practices as they relate to ideas of the body, alternative culture, and gender essentialism.

Crowley has been at St. Norbert College since 2002.