Publications of Yvette South

“‘A Very Dangerous Talent’: Wit for Women in Hannah Webster Foster’s The Boarding School”—2019, Hannah Webster Foster’s eighteenth-century novel The Boarding School shows how conduct literature and the republican culture of politeness create gender expectations for women’s humor in the early United States. Foster teaches readers about the social effects of wit and guides them in using satire and irony to influence public opinion. WorldCat Discovery

“Modernity, Gender and the Panorama in Early Republican Literature”—2013. An extensive essay in Early American Literature. Project MUSE

Yvette South, associate professor, department chair

SJU Quad 352B
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College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Jessica Harkins
Chair, English Department
SJU Quad 350B

Laura Schmitz
Temporary Department Coordinator (Through spring 2024)
SJU Quad 362D/451

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