Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Poem "Eurofag"

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Title

Poem "Eurofag"

Description

This poem from the Spring 1990 issue of the Messenger features an assumedly French female student who corrects a classmate's pronunciation of the word 'femme fatale.' Another classmate then reminds her that they aren't in France. The narrator then wonders if the girl's "Hermes scarf / feels like a / noose," evoking lynching or hanging. The title also contains a derogatory term; the term "Eurofag" condescendingly refers to someone who believes Europe is superior to the rest of the word. This term perpetuates the stereotype that associates Europeans and the LGBT community.

Creator

Source

Lynch, Jennifer. "Eurofag." The Messenger (Spring 1990): 15. Available online via the UR Scholarship Repository.

Publisher

The Messenger, University of Richmond

Date

1990

Language

English

Type

Identifier

Messenger1990.1.15-1990.PNG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Lynch, Jennifer, “Poem "Eurofag",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3278.