Elizabeth Fox-Genovese Essays

  • The Sacred Language of Toni Morrison

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    power--the power of the mind.  “ ‘The future of language is yours,’” (23) Morrison tells us.  It is in our hands.  This is why we must hold the life of language sacred--the life of this bird, which has wings to make it soar. Works Cited Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth.  “The Claims of a common Culture: Gender, Race, Class and the Canon.”  Writing as Re-Vision: A Student’s Anthology.  Ed. Beth Alvarado and Barbara Cully.  Needham Heights: Simon & Schuster  P. 1998.  15-23. Morrison, Toni.  “Lecture and

  • Edna Pontellier's Regression In The Awakening

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    throughout the text of “The Awakening” to symbolize the driving purpose of Edna Pontellier’s regression. While both the author, Kate Chopin and the critic, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, agree that Edna shows progression and regression throughout the entire story; the reasoning behind the regression is dependent on fate and not personal choosing. Fox-Genovese wrote that Edna Pontellier led from a progression to a regression due to her individualism, however, I believe that Edna’s progression is due to her individualism

  • The Life of Kate Chopin

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    living, she finally had something to say!" Works Cited Chopin, Kate. "Juanita." A Vocation and a Voice Stories. Ed. Emily Toth. New York: Penguin Books. 1991. 86-88 Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. New York: Bantam Books. 1988 Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. "Kate Chopin: A re-awakening." http://www.pbs.org/katechopin/interviews.html Hoffman, Audrey. "Kate Chopin." http://www.kutstown.edu/faculty/reagan/chopin.html Ker, Christina. "Kate Chopin- Ahead of her Time." http://empirezine.com/spotlight/chopin/chopin1

  • A Women's Perspective of the Civil War

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    NC: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1938. Baker, Jean H. "Reviews of Books: United States." American Historical Review 102 (1997): 191-2. DeCredico, Mary A. "Scarlett Doesn't Live Here Anymore." The Alabama Review 56 (2003): 65-67. Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. "Rich White Southern Women." Nation 236 (1983): 370-2. Matthews, Jean. "Adam's Rib." Canadian Review of American Studies 2 (1971): 114-124. "Recommended Reading for CWTI Elementary Program Participants." Colonial Williamsburg. http://www

  • St. Teresa Of Avil A Feminist Analysis

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    while simultaneously being a proud feminist has always seemed to be a daunting task. Primarily due to the beliefs of both ideals seem to be counterintuitive if you are a member of both parties. Writer of Catholic and Feminist:Can One be Both, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, methodically divulges into the why and the why not of this formidable question. This essay will not only address the clear roadblocks, but will also incorporate the analysis of the scrutiny of the patriarchal nature of Christianity as mentioned

  • Confederate Defeat: Battlefield Outcomes, not Low Morale

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    Most of the narratives written about the Civil War in America state that the fall of the Confederacy was because of their low morale as well as internal divisions. However, The Confederate War by Gary Gallagher makes a counter argument, he gives evidence that the Confederate morale was fairly high throughout the war. Gallagher argues that the defeat came from the battlefield rather than the home front. He believes that Confederate civilians were mostly confident up until Lee’s surrender at Appomattox

  • Kate Chopin's Writing

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    Kate Chopin's Writing Elizabeth Fox Genovese of Emory University shared in a PBS interview that “She [Kate Chopin] was very important as one of the earliest examples of modernism in the United States or, if you wish, the cutting edge of modernism in American literature” (PBS – Interviews). Kate Chopin published At Fault, her first novel, in 1890 and The Awakening, her last novel, in 1898 (Guilds 924). During these years Chopin wrote numerous other works and most, like At Fault and The Awakening

  • Comparing The Price Of Freedom In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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    the chains of guilt through a feminist lens. Analysis of Literature Critics of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s work agree his writing intends to expose the unfair treatment of people and the rulings made by the church of the Puritan society. Critic Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

  • Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

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    essentially being courted, by Robert, Edna becomes disillusioned with her present circumstances (her role in ... ... middle of paper ... ...c Fiction.” Southern Literary Journal 33.2 (Spring 2001): 9 pp. Online. Internet. 1 Nov 2001. Rankin, Elizabeth. “A Reader-Response Approach.” Approaches to Teaching Chopin’s The Awakening. Ed. Bernard Koloski. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1988. 150-155. Ryan, Steven T. “Depression and The Awakening.” Mississippi Quarterly 51.2

  • Education and Teaching - America Needs Single Sex Public Schools Argumentative Persuasive Essays

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    path to take for one's adolescent years. Leon Podles and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, journalists for the American Enterprise, agree with my argument for same sex education through the adolescent years. They state:   "The point of separating boys and girls during adolescence is to separate the training of good citizens from the vicissitudes of mating and dating, which notoriously distract adolescents from the business at hand" (Fox-Genovese, 2).   These journalists believe that the most efficient

  • Kate Chopin Feminism

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    Throughout the years, many authors have pushed beyond safe to write about what is important. Rather than take the easy way out, they have gone beyond their peers in an attempt to write about something real. Kate Chopin was one of those authors. She wrote about women as they really think and wish to act. Her presentation of the female self has had an immense impact on breaking through conventional constraints placed on women. Many critics wonder how Kate Chopin wrote so far ahead of her time. As

  • The Important Role of Confederate Women in the American Civil War

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    The Important Role of Confederate Women in the American Civil War Women in the Confederacy had a great impact on the Civil War. They were thrown into totally different lifestyles--ones that did not include men taking care of the land and other businesses. Women had more control of their lives than ever before. Some took it upon themselves to get involved directly with the war while others just kept the home fires burning. Whatever roles they played, women contributed a multitude of skills to