Petty to Speak on Romancing the Vote

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Publication Date: 9/30/2008


Dr. Leslie Petty, Assistant Professor of English at Rhodes College, will present "The Romance of a Great Cause: Activist Heroines and Suffrage in American Literature, 1870-1920" at Macon State College on October 2.

Petty is author of Romancing the Vote: Feminist Activism in American Fiction, 1870-1920. Her lecture will examine the way activist heroines were portrayed in American literature during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when the woman suffrage movement was gaining increasing momentum.

At Rhodes, Petty teaches courses in nineteenth-century American literature and gender and sexuality Studies.