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Cultural Studies Between Heaven and Earth: Beyond the Puritan Pedagogy of The Scarlet Letter

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter suggests that vestiges of a Catholic imagination may be discerned in classic works of American literature authored by Protestants, and in particular, the most canonical novel of all, ... More


Adoption Averted in The Scarlet Letter

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Nathaniel Hawthorne explores nonnormative kinship structures in The Scarlet Letter. Hester Prynne successfully defends her right to custody of her daughter, Pearl, when the Salem magistrates threaten ... More


The Nineteenth-Century Canon: Hidden in Plain Sight

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers some of the classics of 19th-century American literature: Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Melville’s Moby-Dick, Thoreau’s Walden, and James’s The American. These canonical ... More


Inscribing the Persian Letter: Hawthorne and Sīmīn Dāneshvar

Jeffrey Einboden

in Nineteenth-Century US Literature in Middle Eastern Languages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748645640
eISBN:
9780748689132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645640.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Transitioning towards the standard centres of US canonicity, Chapter 3 explores the Iranian reception of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, reading this iconic American novel as rendered by ... More


Undoing It All

Robert Milder

in Hawthorne's Habitations: A Literary Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199917259
eISBN:
9780190252908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199917259.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Nathaniel Hawthorne's writings during his time in Salem and Concord in Massachusetts. It offers a reading of the 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter, with particular reference to ... More


The Scarlet Letter

Monika Elbert

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 historical fiction The Scarlet Letter: A Romance. It first considers Henry James’s opinion of The Scarlet Letter before discussing the ... More


Introduction: Dim Views of the Pastoral Relationship

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The perception of a “peculiar” alliance between nineteenth-century Protestant clergy and their female parishioners emerges from contemporary sources such as Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet ... More


The Scarlet Letter

Denis Donoghue

in The American Classics: A Personal Essay

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107814
eISBN:
9780300133783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107814.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter. It suggests that Hawthorne seemed to assume a force of evil so pervasive that it did not need to be embodied in anyone ... More


Hawthorne and the Historical Romance

Larry J. Reynolds

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of the leading novelists of antebellum America. In particular, it discusses Hawthorne’s historical fiction, including The House of the ... More


Hawthorne and the Resilience of Dissent

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Hawthorne was an inactivist who fetishized deferral. His campaign biography of Franklin Pierce is said to provide a retroactive template for his fiction. The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven ... More


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