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  • Power on Displayby Leonard Tennenhouse

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1986. 'Impressively open to the complexity of cultural discourses, to the ways in which one discursive form may function as a screen for another above all to the political entailment of genre.' Stephen Greenblatt. What is the relation between literary and political power? How do the symbolic dimensions of social practice and... more...

  • The Importance of Feeling Englishby Leonard Tennenhouse

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 49.95

    American literature is typically seen as something that inspired its own conception and that sprang into being as a cultural offshoot of America's desire for national identity. But what of the vast precedent established by English literature, which was a major American import between 1750 and 1850? In The Importance of Feeling English , Leonard... more...

  • The Violence of Representation: Literature and the History of Violenceby Nancy Armstrong; Leonard Tennenhouse

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1989, this collection of essays brings into focus the history of a specific form of violence ? that of representation. The contributors identify representations of self and other that empower a particular class, gender, nation, or race, constructing a history of the west as the history of changing modes of subjugation. The essays... more...

  • The Ideology of Conduct: Essays in Literature and the History of Sexualityby Nancy Armstrong; Leonard Tennenhouse

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    In The Ideology of Conduct , first published in 1987, scholars from various fields, from the medieval period to the present day, discuss literature in which the sole purpose is to instruct women in how to make themselves desirable. This collection investigates how middle-class writers who had long emulated the behaviour of the aristocracy began... more...

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