'The Fatal Effects of Parental Tyranny' and Other Fantasies of Daughter/Father Relationships, 1780-1840
Literature in English, North America
Popular late 18th and early 19th c. American stories of daughter/father relationships feature either malicious and tyrannical or sweet and incompetent fathers, both concerned with whom their daughters will marry. I will explore the meaning of these stories, their relationship to reality, and shifts in daughter/father imagery in American print culture between 1780 and 1840.
Tomhave Blauvelt, Martha, "'The Fatal Effects of Parental Tyranny' and Other Fantasies of Daughter/Father Relationships, 1780-1840" (2011). Forum Lectures. 37.