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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 325–355.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Andrea L. Hibbard; John T. Parry Duke University Press 2006 Andrea L. Law, Seduction, and the Sentimental Heroine: Hibbard and The Case of Amelia Norman John T. Parry In 1841 Henry Ballard, a fashionable New York City merchant, pretended to court Amelia Norman...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 868–869.
Published: 01 December 2000
... will find this volume an indispensable aid to their research in a myriad of ways. Michael Moon, Johns Hopkins University The Seduction Novel of the Early Nation: A Call for Socio-Political Reform. By...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... content of the older complaint in the tone and with the emphasis of the newer political fear. The novel thus contributed to those Republican warnings against self-abasement that gave the new party a fresh power derived from a traditional feature of patriotic rhetoric. Paul's seduction into and recovery...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 867–868.
Published: 01 December 2000
... to their research in a myriad of ways. Michael Moon, Johns Hopkins University The Seduction Novel of the Early Nation: A Call for Socio-Political Reform. By Donna R. Bontatibus. East Lansing: Michigan...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 869–870.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Stern (among others), Bontatibus makes the strongest claim yet about the feminist dimension of the early American seduction novel. 6218 American Literature 72:4 / sheet 179 of238 I wonder about the application of contemporary theories of rape culture to...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2015
... study is organized according to five periods in the history of journalism, beginning in the late 1700s Federalist era of newspapers’ dire warnings against political seduction, which gave rise to such women’s novels as Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple (1791) and Hannah Webster Foster’s The...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 867–869.
Published: 01 December 2018
... also show implicitly the power of sentimentality and sympathy as both aesthetic traditions and emotional modes. In that sense both books contribute to a long-standing struggle in American letters between sentimentality’s power and its seduction. Dawson’s book brings us back to the moment when...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 251–285.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., bestows, and withholds, Warner vio- lates proper family boundaries and betrays her attraction to an illicit version of authorial relations that empowers the female writer: win- ning over the reader—whether figured as father, mother, sister, or brother—becomes an act of seduction, of orphic or sirenic...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2000
... estate.2 Not only the fortune-huntingO’Con- nor but also the trick-playing‘‘Philander the class-crossingJames, and the merchant Cumberland parrot the sentimental locutions of the seduction novel in order to advance...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... . Barker-Benfield G. J. 1992 . The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain . Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press . Barnes Elizabeth . 1997 . States of Sympathy: Seduction and Democracy in the American Novel . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . Bell John...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
... to a British mythological painting, and the powerful pictorial imagery of early abolitionism. The archival work in this chapter is particularly fine. Literary scholars will be especially interested both in Walsh’s analysis of illustrations from the seduction novel, the most widely read fiction...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 837–844.
Published: 01 December 2013
... performance reveals the workings of power in colonial America. Atlantic Worlds in the Long Eighteenth Century: Seduction and Sentiment. Ed. Toni Bowers and Tita Chico. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2012. vii, 273 pp. Cloth, $90.00; e-book, $90.00. This collection seeks to challenge a number of...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 181–191.
Published: 01 March 2009
... New Geographies of American Literary Studies  189 elaborated here. The real focus of the book is on the American reinven- tion of genres such as neoclassical poetry, the tale of seduction, and the gothic novel; Tennenhouse shows that the American modifications of these emerging British genres...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., more interested in stabilizing the relationships between parents and children than in dealing, as do sensational tales of seduction, with the unfortunate facts of how children are made in the first place. The false rift between the sensational and the sentimental over- looks the...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 June 2002
... song’s ‘‘sad tale’’ also points to the meaning such tensions acquired by assum- ing the form of a seduction plot. Popular laments for the fate of the ‘‘poor factory maid’’ responded not just to the facts of her death but also to the subsequent murder trial and acquittal of Avery. The song’s...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the domestic novel into a disciplinary erotics of mass pro- duction’’byparodyingtheGirl Scout Handbook. Just as Girl Scouts recruit and mentor other girls, so too, in Barnes’s writing, ‘‘through instruction and seduction, queers reproduce other queers In another chapter, Gertrude Stein and Alice B...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2009
...- mate operation of “systems of terror.” Her essay, “Interracial Sexual Abuse and Legal Subjectivity in Antebellum Law and Literature,” con- siders how enslaved women manipulated genre—from crime fiction Introduction  and the seduction novel to...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
... sphere, as urban gothic novels went through dozens of printings, but also in the political and legal realms, as state after state criminalized the act of seduction—on the theory that illicit female sexuality necessarily re...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 739–767.
Published: 01 December 2008
... dialectic of reason and sympathy than a seduction in which Emerson plays the ultramasculine role.16 The lecture-as-seduction coaxes and teases the audience, unifying all present in erotically charged sympa- thy—not exactly the grounds for intellectual receptivity. It is difficult to imagine that a...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
... require any sexual “protections.” The code identifies what Cobb later describes as the law’s respon- sibility to protect the “existence” of the slave. It does not legally rec- ognize any emotional damage. As Hartman argues, “Rape disappeared through the intervention of seduction—the assertion...