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Thompson Publishes on Benjamin Franklin’s Satiric Personae

Posted on 11/15/2011 12:38:42 AM

Todd Thompson, assistant professor of English, recently published an article entitled “Representative Nobodies: The Politics of Benjamin Franklin’s Satiric Personae, 1722–1757” in Early American Literature 46.3.

The article considers Franklin’s personae Silence Dogood, Obadiah Plainman, and Poor Richard Saunders as characters representative of their readership’s class and political identities.