The Puritan Origins of American Sex : Religion, Sexuality, and National Identity in American Literature

By: Fessenden, TracyContributor(s): Radel, Nicholas F | Zaborowska, Magdalena JMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (321 p.)ISBN: 9781136692291Subject(s): American literature -- History and criticism | Christianity and literature -- United States -- History | National characteristics, American, in literature | Puritan movements in literature | Puritans -- United States | Religion and literature -- United States | Sex in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Puritan Origins of American Sex : Religion, Sexuality, and National Identity in American LiteratureDDC classification: 810.9/3538 | 810.93538 LOC classification: PS169.S454 P87 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction: The Puritan Origins of American Sex; Wigglesworth, Mather, Starr: Witch-Hunts and GeneralWickedness in Public; A Sodom Within: Historicizing Puritan Homoeroticsin the Diary of Michael Wigglesworth; "Remember Me": The Wonders of an Invisible World-Sex, Patriarchy, and Paranoia in Early America; Uncleanliness Is Next to Godliness: Sexuality, Salvation, andthe Early American Woman''s Execution Narrative; The Puritan Eyeball, or, Sexing the Transcendent
Ejaculating Tongues: Poe, Mather, and the Jewish PenisNow You Shall See How a Slave Was Made a Man:Gendering Frederick Douglass''s Struggles with Christianity; Enslaving Passions: White Male Sexuality and theEvasion of Race; The Other Woman''s Sphere: Nuns, Prostitutes,and the Medicalization of Middle-Class Domesticity; Christian Maidens and Heathen Monks: OratoricalSeduction at the 1893 World''s Parliament of Religions; Americanization of a "Queer Fellow": PerformingJewishness and Sexuality in Abraham Cahan''s The Riseof David Levinsky, with a Footnote on the (Monica)Lewinsky''ed Nation
Desert of the Heart: Jane Rule''s Puritan OutingSinners in the Hands of an Angry Gardner; "Down Here in Paradise": Toni Morrison''s Americas; Notes on Contributors; Index
Summary: From witch trials to pickaxe murderers, from brothels to convents, and from slavery to Toni Morrison''s Paradise, these essays provide fascinating and provocative insights into our sexual and religious conventions and beliefs.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction: The Puritan Origins of American Sex; Wigglesworth, Mather, Starr: Witch-Hunts and GeneralWickedness in Public; A Sodom Within: Historicizing Puritan Homoeroticsin the Diary of Michael Wigglesworth; "Remember Me": The Wonders of an Invisible World-Sex, Patriarchy, and Paranoia in Early America; Uncleanliness Is Next to Godliness: Sexuality, Salvation, andthe Early American Woman''s Execution Narrative; The Puritan Eyeball, or, Sexing the Transcendent

Ejaculating Tongues: Poe, Mather, and the Jewish PenisNow You Shall See How a Slave Was Made a Man:Gendering Frederick Douglass''s Struggles with Christianity; Enslaving Passions: White Male Sexuality and theEvasion of Race; The Other Woman''s Sphere: Nuns, Prostitutes,and the Medicalization of Middle-Class Domesticity; Christian Maidens and Heathen Monks: OratoricalSeduction at the 1893 World''s Parliament of Religions; Americanization of a "Queer Fellow": PerformingJewishness and Sexuality in Abraham Cahan''s The Riseof David Levinsky, with a Footnote on the (Monica)Lewinsky''ed Nation

Desert of the Heart: Jane Rule''s Puritan OutingSinners in the Hands of an Angry Gardner; "Down Here in Paradise": Toni Morrison''s Americas; Notes on Contributors; Index

From witch trials to pickaxe murderers, from brothels to convents, and from slavery to Toni Morrison''s Paradise, these essays provide fascinating and provocative insights into our sexual and religious conventions and beliefs.

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Tracy Fessenden is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Nicholas Radel is Professor of English at Furman University. Magdalena Zaborowska is Associate Professor of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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