A Different Feminist Scholarship: Research Challenges in Eighteenth-Century America

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Karen A. Weyler, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: As someone whose scholarly interests place her with one foot in the eighteenth century and one foot in the nineteenth century, I feel drawn to respond to whether feminist scholarship produced by early Americanists is different from that produced by scholars of later eras. My answer to this question is both no--and yes. I say no because many feminist critics share my cross-period interests, and we tend to apply similar methodologies to the authors and texts we study, regardless of period. Yet undoubtedly the different research challenges early Americanists face shape the kinds of scholarship we produce and the questions we can answer.

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Early American Literature 44.2 (2009): 417-21
Language: English
Date: 2009
Early American Literature, Feminist Literature, Feminist Scholarship, Women writers, Literary Criticism

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