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    Canadian author David Gilmour sparks furore over female writers Giller award nominee and University of Toronto professor says he won't teach books written by women or Chinese authors

  • Alicia Spencer-Hall

    Prof David Gilmour says "I'm not interested in teaching books by women. Virginia Woolf is the only writer that interests me as a woman writer, so I do teach one of her short stories. But once again, when I was given this job I said I would only teach the people that I truly, truly love. Unfortunately, none of those happen to be Chinese, or women." Marginalisation of women from consideration of literature happens to this day. Gilmour will only teach "serious heterosexual guys"

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