restricted access Edith Simcox and La Chose Jugée
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Edith Simcox (1844-1901) was a pioneer in scholarly literary criticism with a rigor of research and logic that are commonly practiced today but innovative then. Along with her essays for the Academy, her writing blazed trails for equal education opportunities and other rights for women. Her articles were motivated by a desire to bring about social change on numerous fronts, to alter the way gender was perceived and prescribed, and to inspire others to be tolerant and open-minded about difference.


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