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Erotic citizens : sex and the embodied subject in the antebellum novel

Author: Elizabeth Dill
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : State or province government publication : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is the role of sex in the age of democratic beginnings? "Erotic Citizens" answers this question by revealing the political workings of extramarital erotic intimacy, when the democratic subject, a figure at the center of the early US republic's nation-building project, is filled with a curious kind of yearning that only illicit sexual desire can represent. For as much as readers might say about the sober  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Dill, Elizabeth.
Erotic citizens
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019.
(DLC) 2019027079
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Dill
ISBN: 9780813943381 0813943388 9780813943374 081394337X
OCLC Number: 1108816441
Description: 1 online resource (x, 284 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Sexual Ruin and the Early American Novel --
The Aesthetic Work of the Ruin Narrative --
Ruin's Subject in Shaftesbury's Characteristicks --
Incest and the Nature of Ruin in the Novels of William Hill Brown --
Seduction and the Patriotism of Ruin in Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette --
Ruin, Martyrdom, and the Spectacle of Sympathy from Clotelto The Scarlet Letter --
Ruin, Rape, and the Aesthetic Work of Clarissa in England and America --
Conclusion: The Anatomy of Ruin.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Dill.

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Uncovering the more prurient aspects of nation-building, Erotic Citizens establishes the narrative of sexual ruin as a genre whose sustained rejection of marriage acted as a critique of that which  Read more...

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Thought-provoking, sophisticated and delightful, Erotic Citizens moves adroitly between beautiful close readings and explications of primary materials and critical theory.--Elizabeth Freeman, Read more...

 
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