Rhetorical Drag: Gender Impersonation, Captivity, And the Writing of History

Title

Rhetorical Drag: Gender Impersonation, Captivity, And the Writing of History

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

In this fresh examination of seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century American captivity narratives, author Lorrayne Carroll argues that male editors and composers impersonated the women presumed to be authors of these documents. This "gender impersonation" significantly shaped the authorial voice and complicated the use of these texts as examples of historical writing and as women's literature. Carroll contends that gender impersonation was pervasive and that not enough critical attention has been paid to male intervention in female accounts.

ISBN

0873388828

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Kent State University Press

City

Kent

Keywords

Captivity narratives -- United States -- Authorship, American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism, American literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism

Disciplines

American Literature | Rhetoric