Performatively speaking : speech and action in antebellum American literature / Debra J. Rosenthal.
- Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2015.
1 online resource (148 pages)
- American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Speech in literature.
- Electronic books.
- Introduction: Discursive action, or doing by saying
Slave promises and the temperance pledge
Theorizing the signature in Fanny Fern's Ruth Hall
The Scarlet A as action
Verbal violence in Uncle Tom's Cabin
Action and injurious speech in Moby-Dick
Conclusion: The right words and national standing.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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- Print version: Rosenthal, Debra J. Performatively speaking : speech and action in antebellum American literature.
- 9780813936963 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780813936970 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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