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"Living or dead, the prize that I have in view shall be mine" Ou le discours féministe chez Charles Brockden Brown

Abstract : In this study, we will try to demonstrate that Charles Brockden Brown, American author from the end of the 18th century, is to be considered as a feminist author. In order to prove this point, we will analyse his first two novels, Wieland and Ormond, both regarded by the critics as Gothic novels. First, we will look upon the way social conventions are set up and dealt with in the novels; then upon the way Brown, by using the sexual preferences of his characters, is turning those conventions round. Finally, a close look at the two ends will be taken, in order to prove that, even though Brown is giving the impression that he is submitting to the norms of the period, he actually uses the polysemy of the text for displaying his true feminist ideals.
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Camille Gippa. "Living or dead, the prize that I have in view shall be mine" Ou le discours féministe chez Charles Brockden Brown. Littératures. 2013. ⟨dumas-00932004⟩

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