Emily Toth

Emily Toth, a Robert Penn Warren Professor of English and Women's Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, is a scholar, novelist, advice columnist, and feminist activist. She earned her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University. Toth's scholarly work includes over 300 articles and papers about academic mentoring, Louisiana literature and culture, women's humor, and music; biographies of the American women writers Kate Chopin and Grace Metalious; a cultural history of menstruation; edited collections of Chopin's papers and last short story collection, and a volume of essays about regionalism in women's writing. Toth's 1990 biography of Kate Chopin was nominated for a Pulitizer Prize. Toth's historical novel ''[https://www.amazon.com/Daughters-Orleans-Emily-Jane-Toth/dp/0553229273/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=daughters+of+new+orleans&qid=1589591939&s=books&sr=1-1 Daughters of New Orleans]'' (1983) was named a "Best Feminist Historical Novel" by Romantic Times in 1984. Toth was also the founder and editor of the journal ''Regionalism and the Female Imagination'' (formerly ''The Kate Chopin Newsletter'') from 1975-1979 and on the editorial board of the journal ''[https://cjhss.nsula.edu/southern-studies/ Southern Studies]''.
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