Jill Ker Conway


Born
in Hillston, New South Wales, Australia
October 09, 1934

Died
June 01, 2018

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Jill Ker Conway was an Australian-American author. Well known for her autobiographies, in particular her first memoir, The Road from Coorain. She was also Smith College's first female president, from 1975 to 1985, and served as a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2004 she was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project.

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The Road from Coorain: A Wo...

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True North: A Memoir

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A Woman's Education

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Written by Herself: Autobio...

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When Memory Speaks: Explori...

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Written by Herself: Volume ...

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In Her Own Words: Women's M...

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Female Experience in Twenti...

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The Politics of Women's Edu...

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“An adult life...is a slowly emerging design, with shifting components, occasional dramatic disruptions, and fresh creative arrangements.”
Jill Ker Conway

“Her ideas were expressions of her inability to accept her own personal tragedy and her quest for some certainty on which she could rest a troubled spirit. Her her lack of education was a real handicap, because she had no historical or philosophical perspective from which to analyze her own experience of grief and loss. Because we lived in a cultural wasteland of suburbia, there were no schools or evening classes she might have attended which could offer an intellectually disciplined approach to her quest. Nor were there any churches which might have offered comfort through the beauty of their liturgy.”
Jill Ker Conway, The Road from Coorain: A Woman's Exquisitely Clear-Sighted Memoir of Growing Up Australian

“I learned that time manages the most painful partings for us. One has only to set the date, buy the ticket, and let the earth, sun, and moon make their passages through the sky, until inexorable time carries us with it to the moment of parting.”
Jill Ker Conway, The Road from Coorain: A Woman's Exquisitely Clear-Sighted Memoir of Growing Up Australian

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