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“Friendship” in Susanna Rowson’s “Charlotte Temple”

Note: During my first year as a PhD student, I took a class on novels in the Early Republic. The class looked at authors such as William Hill Brown, Charles Brockden Brown, Susanna Rowson, Hannah Webster Foster, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, and others. For the course, we had to write brief responses (2-3 pages) to the novels and discussions. While packing to move recently, I … Read More “Friendship” in Susanna Rowson’s “Charlotte Temple”

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Is Susanna Rowson’s “Charlotte Temple” an American Novel?

This semester, I am teaching, for the first time, Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple in my American literature survey course. Rowson’s novel fits in nicely with the other texts that I typically teach in the survey course because it provides opportunities to draw connections to texts and themes we look out over the course of the semester from women’s position during the early republic to … Read More Is Susanna Rowson’s “Charlotte Temple” an American Novel?