Cloistered Bodies: Convents in the Anglo-American Imagination in the British Conquest of Canada

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Title
Cloistered Bodies: Convents in the Anglo-American Imagination in the British Conquest of Canada
Abstract
An examination of several novels and popular writings of the mid-eighteenth century that reflect how British and American settlers in Quebec immediately after the Conquest viewed French Catholic convents. The author argues that the idea of an independent, “secretive,” French Catholic and all-female society shocked and upset the patriarchic Protestant newcomers trained by centuries of anti-Catholic and anti-French rhetoric.
Publication
Eighteenth Century Studies
Volume
Vol. 39
Issue
no. 2
Pages
187-200
Date
Winter 2006
Language
en
Citation
Little, Ann M. “Cloistered Bodies: Convents in the Anglo-American Imagination in the British Conquest of Canada.” Eighteenth Century Studies Vol. 39, no. 2 (Winter 2006): 187–200.
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