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Gender and Genre

Title: Gender and Genre: Contextualizing Two Early American Novels.
Name(s): Shoemaker, Kahla, author
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This project focuses on the role of gender in Susanna Rowson's seduction novel Charlotte Temple and Charles Brockden Brown's gothic novel Wieland. Incorporating literary analysis, historical information, and the work of other scholars, I contextualize these two novels within early American life and literature. Through this project, I urge readers to resist reading early American novels as a truthful reflection of the historical situation and encourage analysis that is based in gender criticism, rather than feminist criticism. Through this focus, I explore the progressive and regressive aspects of gender representations in the novels, acknowledging both Charlotte Temple and Wieland as multifaceted in their didacticism.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0245 (IID)
Keywords: Susanna Rowson, Charles Brockden Brown, Charlotte Temple, Wieland, Early America, Early American Novels, Gender, Genre
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Derpartment of English in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: June 19, 2013.
Subject(s): English language
English literature
Gender expression
Gender identity
Sex (Psychology)
Study and teaching
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Shoemaker, K. (2013). Gender and Genre: Contextualizing Two Early American Novels. Retrieved from