In our discussion of this topic, the concept of intersectionality is important.

In our discussion of this topic, the concept of intersectionality is important. Intersectionality can be defined as the ways that interconnected social categories such as race, class, and gender interact to form experience and identity, especially as related to power.
Although the power structures are different from contemporary society, the dynamics of power and privilege are evident in the life and work of poet Phillis Wheatley, composer Barbara Strozzi (1619–1677), and artist Betty Ratcliffe (c. 1735–c. 1810). Ironically, the young Wheatley lived with limited privilege, but still enjoyed some advantages for a black woman of her time. A slave by virtue of her race, she was privileged within the Wheatley’s home to become an educated woman. Barbara Strozzi, on the other hand, was the daughter of a Venetian poet (but not a member of the nobility), so enjoyed the literary circles of her father. Another example was Betty Ratcliffe who was a servant by virtue of her class but encouraged by her employer. The essential point here, however, is the way the complex identities of these women impacted their work.
For this journal assignment, analyze in three to four pages how the dynamics of privilege and power played a part in woman’s creative expression during the 1600s and 1700s (sometimes called the Baroque era). In your discussion of power and privilege, address at least one of the following categories in addition to gender: race, class, or ethnicity. As you reflect on this topic, consider some of the following relevant questions:
Did the creative woman benefit from family support or professional networks or was she excluded from them?
Were training, education, and networking available to her?
If she did challenge existing power structures (for example, religion, social custom, laws, etc.), how successful was she in doing so?
Use supporting examples from at least two creative women from different genres (for example, music and sculpture) of this era from our required or recommended resources. Be sure to provide examples from their work (poems, paintings, sculpture, music, excerpts from larger writings, etc.) to support your discussion.
Total Possible Score: 10.00
Analyzes How the Dynamics of Privilege and Power Played a Part in Woman’s Creative Expression During the 1600 and 1700s
Total: 3.00
Distinguished – Comprehensively analyzes how the dynamics of privilege and power played a part in woman’s creative expression during the 1600 and 1700s.
Proficient – Analyzes how the dynamics of privilege and power played a part in woman’s creative expression during the 1600 and 1700s. The analysis is slightly underdeveloped.
Basic – Minimally analyzes how the dynamics of privilege and power played a part in woman’s creative expression during the 1600 and 1700s. The analysis is underdeveloped.
Below Expectations – Attempts to analyze how the dynamics of privilege and power played a part in woman’s creative expression during the 1600 and 1700s; however, the analysis is significantly underdeveloped.
Non-Performance – The analysis of how the dynamics of privilege and power played a part in woman’s creative expression during the 1600 and 1700s is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Discusses at Least One of the Following Categories in Addition to Gender: Race, Class, or Ethnicity
Total: 3.00
Distinguished – Comprehensively discusses at least one of the following categories in addition to gender: race, class, or ethnicity.
Proficient – Discusses at least one of the following categories in addition to gender: race, class, or ethnicity. The discussion is slightly underdeveloped.
Basic – Minimally discusses at least one of the following categories in addition to gender: race, class, or ethnicity. The discussion is underdeveloped.
Below Expectations – Attempts to discuss at least one of the following categories in addition to gender: race, class, or ethnicity; however, the discussion is significantly underdeveloped.
Non-Performance – The discussion of at least one of the following categories in addition to gender: race, class, or ethnicity is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Uses Examples of at Least Two Creative Women from Required or Recommended Resources That Represent Two Different Genres
Total: 2.50
Distinguished – Uses thorough examples of at least two creative women from required or recommended resources that represent two different genres.
Proficient – Uses examples of at least two creative women from required or recommended resources that represent two different genres. Minor details are missing.
Basic – Uses partial examples of at least two creative women from required or recommended resources that represent two different genres. Relevant details are missing.
Below Expectations – Attempts to use examples of at least two creative women from required or recommended resources that represent two different genres; however, significant details are missing.
Non-Performance – The examples of at least two creative women from required or recommended resources that represent two different genres are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.
Coherence
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Effectively communicates ideas or points in a logical and organized manner. Reflections are sophisticated and formulate wholly appropriate and pertinent connections between the journal topic and relevant prior knowledge.
Proficient – Communicates ideas or points in a manner that is mostly logical and organized. Reflections formulate appropriate connections between the journal topic and relevant prior knowledge.
Basic – Communicates ideas or points in a manner that demonstrates a limited understanding of content organization. Attempts to reflect upon journal topic, but the connections between the journal topic and prior knowledge are vague.
Below Expectations – Attempts to communicate ideas or points; however, the content organization is extremely limited. Fails to provide a reflection that connects the journal topic to prior knowledge.
Non-Performance – The journal is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Mechanics
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Journal contains no errors related to grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.
Proficient – Journal contains only a few minor errors related to grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, but they do not distract the reader from the content.
Basic – Journal contains a few errors related to grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, which slightly distract the reader from the content.
Below Expectations – Journal contains major errors related to grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, which distract the reader from the content.
Non-Performance – The journal is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Written Communication: APA Formatting
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.
Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.
Basic – Exhibits limited knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.
Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.