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9780813518558

Feminism and American Literary History

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813518558

  • ISBN10:

    0813518555

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-10-01
  • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Revising Old American Literary History
Melodramas of Beset Manhood: How Theories of American Fiction Exclude Women Authorsp. 3
Putting Women in Their Place: The Last of the Mohicans and Other Indian Storiesp. 19
Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Mother: A Biographical Speculationp. 36
Concepts of the Romance in Hawthorne's Americap. 57
"Actually, I Felt Sorry for the Lion": Reading Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"p. 71
Early Histories of American Literature: A Chapter in the Institution of New Englandp. 81
Writing New American Literary History
From Enlightenment to Victorian: Toward a Narrative of American Women Writers Writing Historyp. 105
Women and the Republic: Emma Willard's Rhetoric of Historyp. 121
The Ann Sisters: Elizabeth Peabody's Gendered Millennialismp. 136
Reinventing Lydia Sigourneyp. 151
Sarah Hale, Political Writerp. 167
The Myth of the Myth of Southern Womanhoodp. 183
Feminist Writing, Feminist Teaching: Two Polemics
The Madwoman and Her Languages: Why I Don't Do Feminist Literary Theoryp. 199
Matters for Interpretation: Feminism and the Teaching of Literaturep. 214
Notesp. 233
Indexp. 261
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