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Special Issue: The Female American


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This is a special issue of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, which focuses on the anonymous novel The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield (1767).

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Publication Title

Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Publication Date

Fall 2016








I conceived of this special issue of this journal and served as co-editor, after inviting a colleague to work with me as co-editor. I was responsible for all stages of content decision-making from conception, to call for proposals, selecting essays, reviewing and editing essays, preparing final issue copy.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction, Jesslyn Collins-Frohlich and Denise Mary MacNeil
  2. Models of Morality: The Bildungsroman and Social Reform in The Female American and The Woman of Color, Victoria Barnett-Woods
  3. "I Sent Over These Adventures": Women in The Female American and The Widow Ranter, Ann Beebe
  4. Dangerous Domestic Spaces in The Female American, Maria O'Malley
  5. Unca Eliza Winkfield and the Fantasy of Non-Colonial Conversion in The Female American, Edward Simon
  6. The Politics of Elocution in The Female American, Peter Weise
  7. Conversion Experiences: Money and Other Strange Gods in The Female American, Joe Conway
  8. "Had You No Lands of Your Own?": Seeking Justice in The Female American (1767), Marta Kvande
  9. Review of Lisa Ze Winters, The Mulatta Concubine: Terror, Intimacy, Freedom, and Desire in the Black Transatlantic, Heather Chacon
  10. Review of Melissa M. Adams-Campbell, New World Courtships: Transatlantic Alternatives to Companionate Marriage, Jesslyn Collins-Frohlich
  11. Review of Mary McAleer Balkun and Susan Imbarrato, eds.,Women's Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire, Christine Danelski
  12. Review of Lisa Lowe, The Intimacies of Four Continents, Adam Nemmers

Please Note: The two editors were listed in alphabetical order: Collins-Frohlich then MacNeil. I could not figure out how to indicate this in the "Authors" block above.

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