Papers on Language & Literature

Literary history, theory, and interpretation.

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 4, Fall

"A Consolation under Every Affliction": Marriage, Duty, and Sentiment in Sarah Scott's the Test of Filial Duty
In her final novel, The Test of Filial Duty (1769), Sarah Scott (1721-95) uses the language of sentiment and sensibility to dramatize the emotional toll that parentally arranged courtships could take on young upper-class women. The novel's two heroines,...
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Frontier History and Domestic Fiction: Angle of Repose and 1970s Marriage Politics
Scholarly interest in Wallace Stegner's literary career has received heightened attention in the last few years, with critical works engaging Stegner's oeuvre through analyses of the U.S. frontier and the American West as well as examinations of the...
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Representing Alterity in a World of Vorhabe and Translation: Mark Twain's Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
Mark Twain's Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1895) has always been something of an embarrassment: Twain called it "the best of all my books," but his critics see it as an aberrational paean to innocence in the aging writer's trajectory from...
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