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Women's Literature Terms

STUDY
PLAY
how society talks about a certain subject
discourse
Victorian Period--sex was policed, were talking about it (putting it into legal discourse)
even if you talk about sex, it still has a claim over you
repressive hypothesis
woman who flirts with men
coquette
dissolute man, given to immoral or improper conduct
rake
Toussant, massacre of whites left in Haiti, revolts against French, unique slave rebellion
Haitian Revolution
liminal spaces
thresholds
stigma
mark of shame, negative connotations
stigmata
having the wounds of Christ
stream of consciousness, unreliable narrators, psychology
modernist style
episodic trials, sympathy gained with captive, learn about culture of captors
captivity narrative
hysteria over certain moral issues
moral panic
images of Native American women that are contradictory/stereotype created through lens of Pocahontas figure
Pocahontas Perplex
developed with trading between Europe, Africa, and Americas, emergence of new world race slavery, investments and commodities
capitalism
epistolary novel
story told through letters
how we should look at sexuality
democratic morality
about a woman, includes seduction and the possibility of a fallen woman
seduction novel
szujet
plot
fabula
story
The Coquette
Hannah Webster Foster
Sovereignty and the Goodness of God
Mary Rowlandson
The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Mercy
Toni Morrison
Secret History
Leonora Sansay
slave girl, mother gives her up to Jacob Vaark
Florens
the "coquette"
Eliza Wharton
baby of Hester
Pearl
Hester's husband
Chillingworth
Hester's love and Pearl's father
Dimmesdale
two men that pursue Eliza
Reverend Boyer and Major Sanford
Eliza's best friend
Lucy
womanizer, provides excitement for Eliza but no promise of a future
Major Sanford
Eliza's first suitor, safe and modest
Reverend Boyer
Sansay's confidante/to whom she is writing her letters
Aaron Burr
Jacob Vaark's wife
Rebecca