• Publications of Leonard Tennenhouse

      • Books

          • Nancy Armstrong.
          • 2015.
          • The Conversion Effect: Aspects of the Early American Novel. Under contract, University of Pennsylvania Press.
          • 2007.
          • The Importance of Feeling English: American Literature and the English Diaspora, 1750-1850.
          • Princeton University Press.
          • 2004.
          • Power on Display: The Politics of Shakespeare's Genres.
          • New York and London: Methuen.
          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 1992.
          • The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life.
          • Berkeley: University of California Press.
          • 1984.
          • The Tudor Interludes of Nice Wanton and Impatient Poverty.
          • The Renaissance Imagination Series, Garland.
      • Papers Published

          • With Nancy Armstrong.
          • 2014.
          • The Network Novel and How It Unsettled the Domestic Novel.
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          • L. Tennenhouse.
          • 2013.
          • "Unsettling Novels of the Early Republic".
          • ms. pp. 27
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          • L. Tennenhouse.
          • 2011.
          • “The Early American Novel”.
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          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 2009.
          • Sovereignty and the Form of Formlessness.
          • differences
          • 20.2-3:
          • 148-78
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          • (with Nancy Armstrong).
          • 2008.
          • The Problem of Population and the Form of the American Novel.
          • American Literary History
          • 20:
          • 667-686
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          Publication Description

          This paper considers why the American literary historiography has no way of accounting for the considerable impact of the Barbary captivity narrative. Showing first how this form challenges the land-aocked forms of American captivity narrative more frequently studied as the first indigenous narrative forms, we hold the Barbary captivity narrative for the cosmopolitan form of the early American novel, or what Tennenhouse calls the Angolphone novel--1789-1820. Finally, we arge, this same form persists in 19th-century American and British fiction that takes on what Malthus called "the problem of population."

          • 2007.
          • Is There an Early American Novel?.
          • Novel: A Forum on Fiction
          • 40:
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          • 2007.
          • The Early American Novel.
          • Novel: A Forum on Fiction
          • 40:
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          • 2006.
          • The Coffeehouse.
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          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 2006.
          • A Mind for Passion: Locke and Hutcheson on Desire.
          • 131-151
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          • 2003.
          • The Question of Cultural Bilingualism.
          • Early American Literature
          • 38:
          • 135-8
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          • 2002.
          • A Language for a Nation: A Transatlantic Problematic.
          • 62-84
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          • 2001.
          • Carribbean Degeneracy and the Problem of Masculinity in Ormond.
          • 104-124
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          • 2000.
          • Libertine America.
          • differences
          • 11:
          • 1-28
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          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 2000.
          • The Literature of Conduct, the Conduct of Literature, and the Politics of Desire.
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          • 1999.
          • Violence Done to Women on the Renaissance Stage.
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          • 1999.
          • Patriarchal Strategies in Shakespearean Romance.
          • 43-60
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          • 1999.
          • Violence Done to Women on the Renaissance Stage.
          • 77-97
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          • 1998.
          • The American Richardson.
          • Yale Journal of Criticism
          • 12:
          • 177-96
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          • 1997.
          • Family Rites: Patriarchal Strategies in Shakespearean Romances.
          • 43-90
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          • 1996.
          • Twelfth Night.
          • 82-91
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          • 1996.
          • The Case of the Resistant Captive.
          • South Atlantic Quarterly
          • 4:
          • 919-46
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          • 1995.
          • American Literary History in the Age of Critical Theory and Mulitculturalism.
          • Modern Language Quarterly
          • 207-220
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          • 1993.
          • King Lear: The Iconography of Power.
          • 60-72
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          • 1993.
          • Rituals of State/Strategies of Power.
          • .
          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 1993.
          • A Novel Nation, or How to Rethink Modern England as Emergent Culture.
          • Modern Language Quarterly
          • 54:
          • 327-44
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          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 1993.
          • History, Poststructuralism, and the Question iof Narrative.
          • Narrative
          • 1:
          • 45-58
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          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 1992.
          • The American Origins of the English Novel.
          • American Literary History
          • 4:
          • 386-410
          • .
          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 1992.
          • The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life.
          • .
          • 1992.
          • Power in Hamlet.
          • 160=67
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          • 1991.
          • Hamlet and the Queen's Body.
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          • 1990.
          • Arcadian Rhetoric: Sidney and the Politics of Courtship.
          • 201-12
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          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 1990.
          • The Interior Difference: A Brief Genealogy of Dreams, 1650-1717.
          • Eighteenth-Century Studies
          • 23:
          • 458-78
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          • 1990.
          • Simulating History: A Cockfight for Our Times.
          • TDR: The Drama Review
          • 34:
          • 137-55
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          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 1989.
          • Gender and the Work of Words.
          • Cultural Critique
          • 13:
          • 229-78
          • .
          • L. Tennenhouse.
          • 1986.
          • Power on Display: The Politics of Shakespeare's Genres.
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          • 1985.
          • Strategies of State and Political Plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Henriad, and Henry VIII.
          • 109-28
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          • 1981.
          • Sir Walter Raleigh and the Literature of Clientage.
          • 235-58
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          • 1980.
          • The Hidden Order of the The Merchant of Venice.
          • 54-69
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          • 1977.
          • Coriolanus: History and the Crisis of Semantic Order.
          • Comparative Drama
          • 10:
          • 328-346
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          • 1977.
          • Balaam and Saul and the World of II Tamburlaine.
          • Neuphilologische Mitteilugen
          • 78:
          • 115-17
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          • 1971.
          • Beowulf and the Sense of History.
          • Bucknell Review
          • 19:
          • 137-46
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      • Book Reviews

          • 2011.
          • The Nationalism of the Transnational Novel: Mary Helen McMurran, Translation and the Spread of Novels in the Eighteenth Century (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2010). Ms. 8 pps.
          • NOVEL
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          • Su Fang Ng.
          • 2009.
          • Literature and the Politics of Family in Seventeenth-Century England.
          • Modern Philology
          • viii + 236
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          • 2007.
          • Revisiting A New World of Words.
          • Early American Literature
          • 42:
          • 363-68
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          • Ross Chambers.
          • 1994.
          • Room for Maneuver: Reading (the) Oppositional (in) Narrative.
          • Modern Fiction Studies
          • 438-41
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          • Johnathan Crew.
          • 1989.
          • Hidden Designs: The Critical Profession and Renaissance Literature.
          • Journal of English and Germanic Philology
          • 88:
          • 228-231
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          • J.C. D. Clark.
          • 1988.
          • Revolution and Rebellion: State and society in England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.
          • History and Theory
          • 27:
          • 310-321
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          • Robert Rentoul Reed, Jr..
          • 1985.
          • Crime and God's Judgement in Shakespeare.
          • Renaissance Quarterly
          • 38:
          • 170-172
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          • Ruth Nevo.
          • 1982.
          • Comic Transformations in Shakespeare.
          • Renaissance Quarterly
          • 38:
          • 663-65
          • .
          • David Farley-Hills.
          • 1982.
          • The Comic in Renaissance Comedy.
          • Renaissance Quarterly
          • 35:
          • 663-65
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          • Martin S. Lindauer.
          • 1977.
          • The Psychological Study of Literature: Limitations and Accomplishments.
          • Philosophy and Literature
          • 1:
          • 247-248
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      • Edited

          • L. Tennenhouse, Guest Editor.
          • 2008.
          • The Early American Novel.
          • NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction
          • 40:
          • .
          • with Philip Gould.
          • 2000.
          • America the Feminine.
          • differences
          • 11:
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          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 1989.
          • The Violence of Representation: Studies in Literature and the History of Violence.
          • .
          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 1987.
          • The Ideology of Conduct: Essays on Literature and the History of Sexuality.
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          • 1976.
          • The Practice of Psychoanalytic Criticism.
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