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Publications of Leonard Tennenhouse    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1.  The Importance of Feeling English: American Literature and the English Diaspora, 1750-1850. Princeton University Press, 2007.
  2.  Power on Display: The Politics of Shakespeare's Genres. New York and London: Methuen, 1986; reprinted 2004.
  3. with Nancy Armstrong. The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
  4. Tennenhouse, L. The Tudor Interludes of Nice Wanton and Impatient Poverty. The Renaissance Imagination Series, Garland, 1984.


  1. L. Tennenhouse, Guest Editor. The Early American Novel. NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 40.1-2 (2008).
  2. with Philip Gould. America the Feminine. differences 11.3 (Fall, 2000).
  3.  The Practice of Psychoanalytic Criticism.  Wayne State University Press, 1976.

Essays/Articles/Chapters in Books

  1. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "Novels in the Time of Democratic Writing."  Haney Foundation,  [abs]
  2. Tennenhouse, L. "Playing and power." Staging the Renaissance.  2017. 27-39. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Tennenhouse, L. "Family rites: City comedy and the strategies of patriarchalism." New Historicism and Renaissance Drama.  2016. 195-206. [doi]  [abs]
  4. with Tennenhouse, ; Armstrong, N. "The Conversion Effect: Aspects of the Early American Novel. Under contract, University of Pennsylvania Press."  
  5. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "How to Imagine Community Without Property." de Homenagem a Maria Irene Ramalho Santos: American Literature In a Comparative Context.. Impressa da Universidade de Comimbra, 2016. 27 pages.
  6. Tennenhouse, L. "Introduction by Leonard Tennenhouse." The Asylum Or, Alonzo and Melissa. Early American Reprints, 2016. 8-20.
  7. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "Recalling Cora: Family Resemblances in the Last of the Mohicans.." American Literary History 28.2Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy F, (2016): 1-23. [doi]
  8. with Tennenhouse, L; Armstrong, N. "The Network Novel and How It Unsettled the Domestic Fiction." A Companion to the English Novel. Ed. Arata, S; Wicke, J; Hunter, J. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2015. 306-320.
  9. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "Novels before Nations: How Early US Novels Imagined Community." Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne De Littérature Comparée 42.4Johns Hopkins University Press, (2015): 353-367. [doi]
  10. Tennenhouse, L. "Violence done to women on the Renaissance stage."  Routledge, [doi]
  11. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "The Ideology of Conduct: (Routledge Revivals) Essays in Literature and the History of Sexuality." Ed. Tennenhouse, L; Armstrong, N. Routledge,  [abs]
  12. Tennenhouse, L. "Playing and power." Staging the Renaissance: Reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama.  2013. 27-39. [doi]  [abs]
  13. Tennenhouse, L. "Unsettling Novels of the Early Republic." Oxford History of the Novel in English. Ed. Kennedy, G; Person, L. Oxford University Press, 2013. ms. pp. 27-ms. pp. 27.
  14. Tennenhouse, L. "The Early American Novel." The Encyclopedia of the Novel (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), 263-67.. Ed. Logan, PM; Hegeman, S; George, O; Kristal, E. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2011. 
  15. Tennenhouse, L. "The importance of feeling English: American literature and the British diaspora, 1750-1850."    [abs]
  16. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "Sovereignty and the Form of Formlessness." Differences: a Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies Special issue.20.2-3Duke University Press, (2009): 148-178. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  17. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "The Problem of Population and the Form of the American Novel." American Literary History 20.4Oxford University Press (OUP), (2008): 667-685. [doi]  [author's comments]
  18. Tennenhouse, L. "Is there an early American novel?." Novel a Forum on Fiction 40.1-2Duke University Press, (December, 2007): 5-17. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  19. Tennenhouse, L. "The Importance of Feeling English."  Princeton University Press,  [abs]
  20. Tennenhouse, L. "Revisiting A New World of Words." Early American Literature 42.2Project Muse, (2007): 363-368. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  21. "The Early American Novel." Novel: a Forum on Fiction 40.1-2 (2007)
  22. with Nancy Armstrong. "A Mind for Passion: Locke and Hutcheson on Desire." Politics and Passions 1500-1850. Ed. Victoria Kahn, Neil Saccamano, and Daniela Coli. Princeton University Press, 2006. 131-151.
  23. Tennenhouse, L. "The Coffeehouse." The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. Oxford University Press, 2006. 
  24. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L,. "A Mind for Passion: Locke and Hutcheson on Desire." Politics and the Passions, 1500-1850. Ed. Coli, D; Kahn, V; Saccamano, N. Princeton University Press, 2006. 131-150.
  25. Tennenhouse, L. "The question of cultural bilingualism (Tucson Summit)." Early American Literature 38.1 (2003): 135-138. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  26. Tennenhouse, L. "A Language for a Nation: A Transatlantic Problematic." Transatlantic Revolutions. Ed. Verhoeven, WM. Palgrave, 2002. 62-84.
  27. Tennenhouse, L. "Carribbean Degeneracy and the Problem of Masculinity in Ormond." Finding Colonial Americas: Essays Honoring J.A. Leo Lemay. Ed. Mulford, C; Shields, DS. University of Delaware Press, 2001. 104-124.
  28. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "The Literature of Conduct, the Conduct of Literature, and the Politics of Desire." Literary Criticism from 1400-1800. Ed. Trudeau, L. Gale Research, 2000. 
  29. Tennenhouse, L. "Libertine America." DifferencesAmerica the Feminine. 11.3 (Fall, 2000): 1-28. 2000. 1-28.
  30. "Violence Done to Women on the Renaissance Stage." Shakespearean Criticism. Ed. Michelle Lee. Gale Research, 1999.  reprint from The Violence of Representation
  31. Tennenhouse, L. "Violence Done to Women on the Renaissance Stage." The Violence of Representation.  1999. 77-97.
  32. Tennenhouse, L. "Patriarchal Strategies in Shakespearean Romance." Ed. Ryan, K. Longman,  reprint from Power on Display
  33. Tennenhouse, L. "The American Richardson." Yale Journal of Criticism 12 (1998): 177-96.
  34. Tennenhouse, L. "The Americanization of 'Clarissa' (Samuel Richardson, influence in colonial America)." Yale Journal of Criticism 11.1 (1998): 177-196. [Gateway.cgi]
  35. Tennenhouse, L. "Family Rites: Patriarchal Strategies in Shakespearean Romances." Shakespeare: The Last Plays. Ed. Ryan, K. Longman, 1997. 43-90. reprint from Power on Display
  36. Tennenhouse, L. "Twelfth Night." Twelfth Nigh: Contemporary Critical Essays. Ed. White, RS. Macmillan, 1996. 82-91. reprint from Power on Display
  37. Tennenhouse, L. "The case of the resistant captive." South Atlantic Quarterly 95.4Duke University Press, (1996): 919-946.  Portuguese translation, "A resistancia de cativo," Revista Critica de Ciencias Sociais 49 (1997): 189-223 [Gateway.cgi]
  38. TENNENHOUSE, L. "The Cambridge History Of American Literature, Vol 1, 1590-1820 - Bercovitch,S, Patell,Crk."  56 [Gateway.cgi]
  39. Tennenhouse, L. "American Literary History in the Age of Critical Theory and Mulitculturalism." Modern Language Quarterly 56 (1995): 207-220.
  40. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "A Novel Nation; or, How to Rethink Modern England as an Emergent Culture." Modern Language Quarterly 54.3Duke University Press, (January, 1993): 327-344.  reprint in Eighteenth-Century Literary History, ed Marshall Brown (Duke Universtiy Press, 1999) 9-26 [doi]
  41. Tennenhouse, L. "Rituals of State/Strategies of Power." Shakespeare’s History Plays Contemporary Critical Essays. Ed. Holderness, G. Macmillan, 1993.  reprint from Power on Display
  42. Tennenhouse, L. "King Lear: The Iconography of Power." King Lear: Contemporary Critical Essays. Ed. Ryan, K. Macmillan, 1993. 60-72. reprint from Power on Display
  43. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "History, Poststructuralism, and the Question of Narrative." Narrative 1 (1993): 45-58.
  44. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "Poststructuralism and the Question of History." Narrative 1 (1993): 45-58.
  45. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "The American Origins of the English Novel." American Literary History 4.3Oxford University Press (OUP), (Fall, 1992): 386-410. [doi]
  46. with Nancy Armstrong. "The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life."  University of California Press,
  47. Tennenhouse, L. "Power in Hamlet." Hamlet: Contemporary Critical Essays. Ed. Coyle, M. Macmillan, 1992. 160=67-160=67. reprint from Power on Display
  48. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life."  Berkeley: University of California Press,
  49. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "The American Origins of the English Novel." American Literary History 4.3 (1992): 386-410.
  50. Tennenhouse, L. "Hamlet and the Queen’s Body." Essays on Renaissance Drama. Ed. Stallybrass, P; Kastan, D. Routledge, 1991.  reprint from Power on Display
  51. Tennenhouse, L. "Arcadian Rhetoric: Sidney and the Politics of Courtship." Sir Philip Sidney’s Achievements. Ed. Allen, MJB; Baker-Smith, D; Kinney, AF; Sullivan, MM. AMS, 1990. 201-12.
  52. Tennenhouse, L. "Simulating History: A Cockfight for Our Times." Tdr: the Drama Review 34 (1990): 137-55.
  53. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "The Interior Difference: A Brief Genealogy of Dreams, 1650-1717." Eighteenth Century Studies 23.4 (1990): 458-78.
  54. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "The Interior Difference: A Brief Genealogy of Dreams." Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies 23.4 (1990): 458-478.
  55. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "Gender and the Work of Words." Cultural Critique 13 (Fall, 1989): 229-78.
  56. ARMSTRONG, N; TENNENHOUSE, L. "Gender And Work Of Words + The Historical Verbal Characterization Of Labor." Cultural Critique 13 (1989): 229-278. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  57. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. "Gender and the Work of Words." Cultural Critique 13 (1989): 229-279.
  58. with Nancy Armstrong. "The Ideology of Conduct: Essays on Literature and the History of Sexuality." Ed. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. Methuen Publishing,
  59. Tennenhouse, L. "Power on Display: The Politics of Shakespeare’s Genres."  Methuen,
  60. Tennenhouse, L. "Strategies of State and Political Plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Henriad, and Henry VIII." Political Shakespeare. Ed. Dollimore, J; Sinfield, A. Manchester University Press and Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985. 109-28.
  61. "The Rhetoric of Violence." Ed. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. Rutledge,
  62. TENNENHOUSE, L. "Representing Power - 'Measure For Measure' In Its Time." Genre 15.1-2 (1982): 139-156. [Gateway.cgi]
  63. Tennenhouse, L. "Sir Walter Raleigh and the Literature of Clientage." Patronage in the Renaissance. Ed. Little, GF; Orgel, S. Princeton University Press, 1981. 235-58.
  64. Tennenhouse, L. "The Hidden Order of the The Merchant of Venice." Representing Shakespeare; New Psychoanalytic Essays. Ed. Kahn, C; Schwartz, M. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980. 54-69. Reprint in The Merchant of Venice: Critical Essays, ed. Thomas Wheeler. Garland, 1991.
  65. TENNENHOUSE, L. "The Comic Matrix Of Shakespeare Tragedies - Snyder,S." Criticism 22.3 (1980): 273-274. [Gateway.cgi]
  66. TENNENHOUSE, L. "Dramatic Identities And Cultural Tradition - Studies In Shakespeare And His Contemporaries." Criticism 21.4 (1979): 365-366. [Gateway.cgi]
  67. Tennenhouse, L. "Balaam and Saul and the World of II Tamburlaine." Neuphilologische Mitteilugen 78 (1977): 115-17.
  68. Tennenhouse, L. "Coriolanus: History and the Crisis of Semantic Order." Comparative Drama 10 (1977): 328-346.  reprint in Drama in the Renaissance, ed. Clifford Davidson (AMS,1984)
  69. TENNENHOUSE, L. "Great Feast Of Language In Loves Labours Lost." Criticism 19.3 (1977): 284-284. [Gateway.cgi]
  70. TENNENHOUSE, L. "'Psychological Study Of Literature Limitations, Possibilities, And Accomplishments'." Philosophy and Literature 1.2Johns Hopkins University Press, (1977): 247-248. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  71. TENNENHOUSE, L. "Ethic of Time - Structures of Experience in Shakespeare - Sypher, W." Criticism 19.3 (1977): 284-284. [Gateway.cgi]
  72. Tennenhouse, L. "Beowulf and the Sense of History." Bucknell Review 19 (1971): 137-46.

Book Reviews

  1. Tennenhouse, L. The Novel's International Nationalism.  Novel a Forum on Fiction 45.1 (March, 2012): 120-123. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  2.  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 (2011).
  3. Tennenhouse, L. '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).
  4. Su Fang Ng. Literature and the Politics of Family in Seventeenth-Century England.  Modern Philology (2009): viii + 236.
  5. Ross Chambers. Room for Maneuver: Reading (the) Oppositional (in) Narrative.  Modern Fiction Studies (1994): 438-41.
  6. L. Tennenhouse,. Review of Room for Maneuver: Reading (the) Oppositional (in) Narrative by Ross Chambers.  Modern Fiction Studies (1994): 438-41.
  7. Tennehouse, L. 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 90.3 (February, 1993): 426-430. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  8. TENNENHOUSE, L. HIDDEN DESIGNS - THE CRITICAL PROFESSION AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE - CREWE,J.  The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 88.2 (April, 1989): 228-231. [Gateway.cgi]
  9. Tennenhouse, L. Review of Revolution and Rebellion: State and society in England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries by JCD Clark.  History and Theory 27 (1988): 310-321.
  10. Tennenhouse, L. Review of Crime and God’s Judgement in Shakespeare by Robert Rentoul Reed, Jr..  Renaissance Quarterly 38 (1985): 170-172.
  11. Tennenhouse, L. Review of The Comic in Renaissance Comedy by David Farley-Hills.  Renaissance Quarterly 35 (1982): 663-65.
  12. Tennenhouse, L. Review of Comic Transformations in Shakespeare by Ruth Nevo.  Renaissance Quarterly 38 (1982): 663-65.
  13. Tennenhouse, L. Review of John Webster, Citizen and Dramatist by M.C. Bradbrook.  Criticism 23.2 (1981): 181-183. [Gateway.cgi]

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