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Diane Griffin Crowder is Professor of French and Women's Studies at Cornell College. She has published on lesbian pedagogy, semiotics, and the lesbian body as social text, as well as on the works of Colette and of Monique Wittig.

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literature >> Amazons

Historically either distrusted as agents of chaos or admired as examples of female power and intelligence, Amazons were depicted as heterosexual until the twentieth century, when lesbians adopted them as symbols of powerful women living without men.

   

 

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