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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

Romantic Rape and Heterosexual Violence in Eudora Welty's THE GOLDEN APPLES

Eudora Welty's use of alternately pastoral and violent language to describe certain sexual encounters in THE GOLDEN APPLES may raise uncomfortable questions for the contemporary reader. This paper explores a way of reading these portions of Welty's text as a disruption - rather than a mere reflection - of the traditional narratives of heterosexual intercourse.

Presenter: Jennifer McElroy (Graduate Student)
Topic: English
Location: 218 Hartwell
Time: 1:15 pm (Session III)