Cathy Saunders

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  • Title / Position: Term Assistant Professor of English
  • Twitter: @saunderscathy

Term Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University; specialty in 19th-century American literature with an emphasis on abolition, the novel, works by African Americans and women, and the cultural context(s) thereof. Currently researching Emily Clemens Pearson, a little-known abolitionist novelist, and designing an Advanced Composition class that will have students research and write about Civil War-time Alexandria from the perspective of Harriet Jacobs, former slave and worker among the freedpeople. I hope to communicate the results of both projects in digital format(s).

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