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Article "Emory Scholar Discusses Women's Literature"

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Article "Emory Scholar Discusses Women's Literature"

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This 1991 Collegian article discusses the viewpoint of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, who is a professor of history and the director of women's studies at Emory University. She spoke at the University of Richmond, advocating her view that "Southern women novelists who condoned slavery should be read today." She claims that "these women were not Nazis" and that if we exclude all literature that accepts slavery it will come at a great cost to literature. Fox-Genovese also describes the literary war of the 1850s which was between Southern women writers, wishing to preserve the Southern tradition of slaveholding, and Northern women who wished to abolish slavery. Fox-Genovese is firm in her belief that these Southern women writers should be taken seriously despite the fact that "they're not, probably, as good as Edgar Allan Poe and (Nathaniel) Hawthorne."

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Ziegenbalg, Dawn. "Emory Scholar Discusses Women's Literature." The University of Richmond Collegian 78, no. 6, (October 10, 1991): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19911010.2.6&srpos=61&e=-------en-20--61--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1991-10-10

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Ziegenbalg, Dawn, “Article "Emory Scholar Discusses Women's Literature",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 12, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3448.