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Teaching the Works of Eudora WeltyTwenty-First-Century Approaches$
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Mae Miller Claxton and Julia Eichelberger

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496814531

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.001.0001

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Loch of the Rape

Loch of the Rape

Welty Stories and Sexual Violence

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(p.115) Loch of the Rape
Source:
Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty
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Michael Kreyling

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0016

Recent attention to sexual assaults on college and university campuses has led us to reconsider the psychological impact of what we teach on the students we teach. Statistical studies tell us that high percentages of our male and female students have suffered some form of sexual assault, ranging from rape to verbal abuse. Inasmuch as Welty’s fiction makes use of rape as a motif quite often, we should re-evaluate our teaching approaches and temperament in the classroom lest we re-open troubling wounds.

Keywords:   Rape, sexual violence, stalking, aggression, The Robber Bridegroom, “Moon Lake”

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