• Publications of Leonard Tennenhouse

      • Books

          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Tudor Interludes of Nice Wanton and Impatient Poverty.
          • The Renaissance Imagination Series, Garland.
          • Tennenhouse and N Armstrong.
          • 2014.
          • 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.
      • Papers Published

          • L TENNENHOUSE.
          • 2015.
          • Ethic of Time - Structures of Experience in Shakespeare - Sypher, W.
          • Criticism-A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts
          • 19:
          • 284-284
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2015.
          • How to Imagine Community Without Property.
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • A Novel Nation; or, How to Rethink Modern England as an Emergent Culture.
          • Modern Language Quarterly
          • 54:
          • 327-344
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The American Origins of the English Novel.
          • American Literary History
          • 4:
          • 386-410
          • .
          • L TENNENHOUSE.
          • 2014.
          • The Comic Matrix Of Shakespeare Tragedies - Snyder,S.
          • Criticism-A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts
          • 22:
          • 273-274
          • .
          • L TENNENHOUSE.
          • 2014.
          • Great Feast Of Language In Loves Labours Lost.
          • Criticism-A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts
          • 19:
          • 284-284
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The question of cultural bilingualism (Tucson Summit).
          • EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE
          • 38:
          • 135-138
          • .
          • L TENNENHOUSE.
          • 2014.
          • The Cambridge History Of American Literature, Vol 1, 1590-1820 - Bercovitch,S, Patell,Crk.
          • 56:
          • 207-220
          • .
          • L TENNENHOUSE.
          • 2014.
          • Representing Power - 'Measure For Measure' In Its Time.
          • GENRE
          • 15:
          • 139-156
          • .
          • L TENNENHOUSE.
          • 2014.
          • Dramatic Identities And Cultural Tradition - Studies In Shakespeare And His Contemporaries.
          • Criticism-A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts
          • 21:
          • 365-366
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The case of the resistant captive.
          • South Atlantic Quarterly
          • 95:
          • 919-946
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Americanization of 'Clarissa' (Samuel Richardson, influence in colonial America).
          • YALE JOURNAL OF CRITICISM
          • 11:
          • 177-196
          • .
          • N ARMSTRONG and L TENNENHOUSE.
          • 2014.
          • Gender And Work Of Words + The Historical Verbal Characterization Of Labor.
          • CULTURAL CRITIQUE
          • 229-278
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Problem of Population and the Form of the American Novel.
          • American Literary History
          • 20:
          • 667-685
          • .
          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."

          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Gender and the Work of Words.
          • Cultural Critique
          • 13:
          • 229-279
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Interior Difference: A Brief Genealogy of Dreams.
          • Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies
          • 23:
          • 458-478
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The American Origins of the English Novel.
          • American Literary History
          • 4:
          • 386-410
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Poststructuralism and the Question of History.
          • Narrative
          • 1:
          • 45-58
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Importance of Feeling English.
          • .
          Publication Description

          This book challenges the very notion of American Literature -- what it is and how we date it -- by daring not to assume that different national governments mean different national literatures.

          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Hidden Order of the The Merchant of Venice.
          • 54-69
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Sir Walter Raleigh and the Literature of Clientage.
          • 235-58
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Strategies of State and Political Plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Henriad, and Henry VIII.
          • 109-28
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Arcadian Rhetoric: Sidney and the Politics of Courtship.
          • 201-12
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Hamlet and the Queen’s Body.
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Power in Hamlet.
          • 160=67-160=67
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Rituals of State/Strategies of Power.
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • King Lear: The Iconography of Power.
          • 60-72
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Twelfth Night.
          • 82-91
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Family Rites: Patriarchal Strategies in Shakespearean Romances.
          • 43-90
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Violence Done to Women on the Renaissance Stage.
          • 77-97
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Literature of Conduct, the Conduct of Literature, and the Politics of Desire.
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Libertine America.
          • differences
          • 11:
          • 1-28
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Carribbean Degeneracy and the Problem of Masculinity in Ormond.
          • 104-124
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • A Language for a Nation: A Transatlantic Problematic.
          • 62-84
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Coffeehouse.
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Early American Novel.
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Unsettling Novels of the Early Republic.
          • ms. pp. 27-ms. pp. 27
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse and N Armstrong.
          • 2014.
          • The Network Novel and How It Unsettled the Domestic Novel.
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Beowulf and the Sense of History.
          • Bucknell Review
          • 19:
          • 137-46
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Balaam and Saul and the World of II Tamburlaine.
          • Neuphilologische Mitteilugen
          • 78:
          • 115-17
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Coriolanus: History and the Crisis of Semantic Order.
          • Comparative Drama
          • 10:
          • 328-346
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Power on Display: The Politics of Shakespeare’s Genres.
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Gender and the Work of Words.
          • Cultural Critique
          • 13:
          • 229-78
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Simulating History: A Cockfight for Our Times.
          • TDR: The Drama Review
          • 34:
          • 137-55
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Interior Difference: A Brief Genealogy of Dreams, 1650-1717.
          • Eighteenth-Century Studies
          • 23:
          • 458-78
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • History, Poststructuralism, and the Question of Narrative.
          • Narrative
          • 1:
          • 45-58
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • American Literary History in the Age of Critical Theory and Mulitculturalism.
          • Modern Language Quarterly
          • 207-220
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The American Richardson.
          • Yale Journal of Criticism
          • 12:
          • 177-96
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Patriarchal Strategies in Shakespearean Romance.
          • 43-60
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life.
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2009.
          • The importance of feeling English: American literature and the British diaspora, 1750-1850.
          • 1-158
          • .
          Publication Description

          © 2007 by Princeton University Press. All rights reserved. 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 Tennenhouse revisits the landscape of early American literature and radically revises its features. Using the concept of transatlantic circulation, he shows how some of the first American authors--from poets such as Timothy Dwight and Philip Freneau to novelists like William Hill Brown and Charles Brockden Brown--applied their newfound perspective to pre-existing British literary models. These American "re-writings" would in turn inspire native British authors such as Jane Austen and Horace Walpole to reconsider their own ideas of subject, household, and nation. The enduring nature of these literary exchanges dramatically recasts early American literature as a literature of diaspora, Tennenhouse argues--and what made the settlers' writings distinctly and indelibly American was precisely their insistence on reproducing Englishness, on making English identity portable and adaptable. Written in an incisive and illuminating style, The Importance of Feeling English reveals the complex roots of American literature, and shows how its transatlantic movement aided and abetted the modernization of Anglophone culture at large.

          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2009.
          • A mind for passion: Locke and Hutcheson on desire.
          • 131-150
          • .
          • N Armstrong and L Tennenhouse.
          • 2009.
          • Sovereignty and the Form of Formlessness.
          • DIFFERENCES-A JOURNAL OF FEMINIST CULTURAL STUDIES
          • 20:
          • 148-178
          • .
          • 2007.
          • The Early American Novel.
          • Novel: A Forum on Fiction
          • 40:
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2007.
          • Is there an early American novel?.
          • NOVEL-A FORUM ON FICTION
          • 40:
          • 5-17
          • .
          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 2006.
          • A Mind for Passion: Locke and Hutcheson on Desire.
          • 131-151
          • .
          • 1999.
          • Violence Done to Women on the Renaissance Stage.
          • .
          • with Nancy Armstrong.
          • 1992.
          • The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life.
          • .
      • Book Reviews

          • L Tennehouse.
          • 2014.
          • Review of Tragedies Of Tyrants - Political-Thought And Theater In The English by Rebecca W Bushnell.
          • Modern Philology: critical and historical studies in postclassical literature
          • 90:
          • 426-430
          • .
          • L TENNENHOUSE.
          • 2014.
          • 'Psychological Study Of Literature Limitations, Possibilities, And Accomplishments'.
          • Philosophy and Literature
          • 1:
          • 247-248
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Review of John Webster, Citizen and Dramatist by M.C. Bradbrook.
          • Criticism: a quarterly for literature and the arts
          • 23:
          • 181-183
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Review of Hidden Designs: The Critical Profession And Renaissance Literature by Jonathan Crew.
          • Journal of English and Germanic Philology
          • 88:
          • 228-231
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • The Spread of Novels: Translation and Prose Fiction in the Eighteenth Century.
          • NOVEL-A FORUM ON FICTION
          • 45:
          • 120-123
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Review of The Comic in Renaissance Comedy by David Farley-Hills.
          • Renaissance Quarterly
          • 35:
          • 663-65
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Review of Comic Transformations in Shakespeare by Ruth Nevo.
          • Renaissance Quarterly
          • 38:
          • 663-65
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Review of Crime and God’s Judgement in Shakespeare by Robert Rentoul Reed, Jr..
          • Renaissance Quarterly
          • 38:
          • 170-172
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Review of Revolution and Rebellion: State and society in England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries by JCD Clark.
          • History and Theory
          • 27:
          • 310-321
          • .
          • L. Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • Review of Room for Maneuver: Reading (the) Oppositional (in) Narrative by Ross Chambers.
          • Modern Fiction Studies
          • 438-41
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2014.
          • 'The Nationalism of the Transnational Novel'. Review of Translation and the Spread of Novels in the Eighteenth Century by Mary Helen McMurran (Princeton UP, 2010).
          • NOVEL
          • .
          • 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
          • .
          • Su Fang Ng.
          • 2009.
          • Literature and the Politics of Family in Seventeenth-Century England.
          • Modern Philology
          • viii + 236
          • .
          • L Tennenhouse.
          • 2007.
          • Revisiting A 'New World of Words' (A 'New World of Words, Redefining Early American Literature' by William C. Spengemann).
          • EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE
          • 42:
          • 363-368
          • .
          • Ross Chambers.
          • 1994.
          • Room for Maneuver: Reading (the) Oppositional (in) Narrative.
          • Modern Fiction Studies
          • 438-41
          • .
      • 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:
          • .
          • 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.
          • .
          • 1976.
          • The Practice of Psychoanalytic Criticism.
          • .
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