Publications [#239781] of Leonard Tennenhouse

Essays/Articles/Chapters in Books

  1. 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.
    (last updated on 2020/01/23)

    Author's Comments:
    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."