Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You and Your Team.

Learn More →

"Oh That I Were a Man!": Susanna Rowson's Lesson on Marital Entrapment

"Oh That I Were a Man!": Susanna Rowson's Lesson on Marital Entrapment Canisius College n the fall of 2015, I had the opportunity to teach Susanna Rowson's Sincerity thanks to the hard work of Duncan Faherty and Ed White and their Just Teach One project. I included the novel in an upper-level undergraduate course titled "The Rise of the American Novel, 1798­1853." The syllabus was divided into three units: "The New Republic," with Charles Brockden Brown and Rowson; "The American Frontier," with Lydia Maria Child and Catherine Maria Sedgwick; and "The American Renaissance," with Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanny Fern, and William Wells Brown. My goals for the class were to familiarize students with the concept of recovery, deconstruct the linear narrative of the American novel, and reveal to them the anxiety and excitement surrounding print, specifically the novel. Sincerity supported these goals perfectly. Rowson represented a recovered author, and Sincerity offered an exciting publishing history with its first printing as a serialized novel within the pages of the Boston Weekly Magazine in 1803 and 1804 and its subsequent reprinting in book form in 1813. While teaching the novel, I discovered that Sincerity's initial serial publication has particular importance for provoking class discussion on the text's moral message. Sincerity's critique of marriage http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers University of Nebraska Press

"Oh That I Were a Man!": Susanna Rowson's Lesson on Marital Entrapment

Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers , Volume 34 (1) – Jun 20, 2017

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-nebraska-press/oh-that-i-were-a-man-susanna-rowson-s-lesson-on-marital-entrapment-3LyvPs97sX
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 The University of Nebraska Press.
ISSN
1534-0643
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Canisius College n the fall of 2015, I had the opportunity to teach Susanna Rowson's Sincerity thanks to the hard work of Duncan Faherty and Ed White and their Just Teach One project. I included the novel in an upper-level undergraduate course titled "The Rise of the American Novel, 1798­1853." The syllabus was divided into three units: "The New Republic," with Charles Brockden Brown and Rowson; "The American Frontier," with Lydia Maria Child and Catherine Maria Sedgwick; and "The American Renaissance," with Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanny Fern, and William Wells Brown. My goals for the class were to familiarize students with the concept of recovery, deconstruct the linear narrative of the American novel, and reveal to them the anxiety and excitement surrounding print, specifically the novel. Sincerity supported these goals perfectly. Rowson represented a recovered author, and Sincerity offered an exciting publishing history with its first printing as a serialized novel within the pages of the Boston Weekly Magazine in 1803 and 1804 and its subsequent reprinting in book form in 1813. While teaching the novel, I discovered that Sincerity's initial serial publication has particular importance for provoking class discussion on the text's moral message. Sincerity's critique of marriage

Journal

Legacy: A Journal of American Women WritersUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Jun 20, 2017

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$499/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month