Rhetorical Drag: Gender Impersonation, Captivity, And the Writing of History
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.
Kent State University Press
Captivity narratives -- United States -- Authorship, American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism, American literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism
American Literature | Rhetoric
Carroll, Lorrayne. Rhetorical Drag: Gender Impersonation, Captivity, and the Writing of History. Kent State University Press, 2007.