Intimacy and Family in Early American Writing

Intimacy and Family in Early American Writing

by E. Burleigh


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Through the prism of intimacy, Burleigh sheds light on eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century American texts. This insightful study shows how the trope of the family recurred to produce contradictory images - both intimately familiar and frighteningly alienating - through which Americans responded to upheavals in their cultural landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137404077
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/21/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 209
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Erica Burleigh is Assistant Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Intimacy, Integrity, Interdependence 1. Discursive Intimacy: Franklin Reads the Spectator with Bifocals 2. 'Regular Love,' Incest, and Intimacy in The Power of Sympathy and The Coquette 3. Incommensurate Equivalences: Genre, Representation, and Equity in Clara Howard and Jane Talbot 4. Sisters in Arms: Incest, Miscegenation, and Sacrifice in Catharine Maria Sedgwick's Hope Leslie 5. 'Mangled and Bleeding' Facts: Proslavery Novels and the Temporality of Sentiment 6. Bibliography

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