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Rhetorical drag : gender impersonation, captivity, and the writing of history / Lorrayne Carroll
Bib ID 4512905
Format BookBook
Author
Carroll, Lorrayne
 
Description Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2007 
ix, 251 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0873388828
9780873388825
Full contents
  • Introduction : "particular knowlege"
  • "Being read with a greedy attention" : Mather in drag
  • "Peculiar efficacy and authority" : Hannah Duston's missing voice
  • "The original copy and the mistake of the transcriber" : Elizabeth Hanson's relation
  • "Affecting history" : impersonating women in the early Republic
  • Epilogue : "I'm just an advertisement for a version of myself".
 
Notes

This work examines authorial gender impersonation (men writing as women) of American women's captivity narratives from 1697 to 1849, and the connections between gender figuration and historiography.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 231-240.

Subjects Captivity narratives -- United States -- Authorship.  |  American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.  |  American literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.  |  Discourse analysis, Narrative.  |  Rhetoric -- Sex differences.  |  Indian captivities -- United States.

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