Abstract

Abstract:

This essay on Israel Potter focuses on the chapter "Paul Jones in a Reverie" in the service of reconsidering the novel's portrayal of John Paul Jones. Jones, arguably the most problematic of Israel Potter's fictionalized American heroes, has generally been regarded as a character who embodies the violence of U.S. expansionism. Challenging this view, the essay argues for Jones as a queer figure linked to a potentially hopeful, if uncertain, future for the nation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1750-1849
Print ISSN
1525-6995
Pages
pp. 25-34
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-19
Open Access
No
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