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Selected Bibliography on Local Color Fiction and Regionalism

See also the bibliographies on JewettChesnutt, realism, and naturalism.

Alaimo, Stacy. Undomesticated Ground : Recasting Nature as Feminist Space. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2000.

Ammons, Elizabeth. Conflicting Stories: American Women Writers at the Turn into the Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. 

Ammons, Elizabeth. "Material Culture, Empire, and Jewett's Country of the Pointed Firs." New Essays on the Country of the Pointed Firs. Ed. June Howard. Cambridge: Cambridge U P, 1994. 81-100.

Ammons, Elizabeth. "Going in Circles: The Female Geography of Jewett's Country of the Pointed Firs." Studies in the Literary Imagination 16.2 (Fall 1983): 83-92. 

Apthorp, Elaine Sargent. "Sentiment, Naturalism, and the Female Regionalist." Legacy 7.1 (1990): 3-21. 

Bader, Julia. "The 'Rooted' Landscape and the Woman Writer." Teaching Women's Literature from a Regional Perspective. Ed. Leonore Hoffman and Deborah Rosenfelt. New York: MLA, 1982. 2330. 

Bader, Julia. "The Dissolving Vision: Realism in Jewett, Freeman, and Gilman." Sundquist 176-198. 

Bell, Michael Davitt. The Problem of American Realism: Studies in the Cultural History of a Literary Idea. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. 

Bell, Millicent. "Female Regional Writing: An American Tradition." Revue Francaise d'Etudes Americaines 1986 Nov. 1.30: 469-480. 

Bramen, Carrie Tirado. "William Dean Howells and the Failure of the Urban Picturesque." New England Quarterly: A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters 73.1 (2000): 82-99.

Bramen, Carrie Tirado. The Uses of Variety: Modern Americanism and the Quest for National Distinctiveness. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.

Brodhead, Richard. Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. 

Brown, Bill. "Regional Artifacts (the Life of Things in the Work of Sarah Orne Jewett)." American Literary History 14.2 (2002): 195-.

Brown, Bill. A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature. Chicago, IL : U of Chicago P, 2003.

Campbell, Donna. "Realism and Regionalism." A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America. Ed. Charles L. Crow. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Number: 21. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003. 92-110.

Campbell, Donna M. Resisting Regionalism: Gender and Naturalism In American Fiction, 1885-1915. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1997. 

Campbell, Donna. "'Written with a Hard and Ruthless Purpose': Rose Wilder Lane, Edna Ferber, and Middlebrow Regional Fiction." Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s. Eds. Lisa Botshon, Meredith Goldsmith and Joan Shelley Rubin. Boston, MA: Northeastern UP, 2003. 25-44.

Cox, James. "Regionalism: A Diminished Thing." Elliott, Columbia Literary History of the United States. 761-784. 

Corber, Robert J. "Queer Regionalism." American Literary History 11.2 (1999): 391-.

Crow, Charles L., ed. A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003.

Dainotto, Robert. "All the Regions Do Smilingly Revolt': The Literature of Place and Region." Critical Inquiry 22.3 (1996): 486-505.

Dike, Donald A. "Notes on Local Color and Its Relation to Realism." College English 14.2 (1952): 81-88. 

Doherty, Amy. "Redefining the Borders of Local Color Fiction: María Cristina Mena's Short Stories in the Century Magazine." 'the Only Efficient Instrument': American Women Writers and the Periodical, 1837-1916. Eds. Aleta Feinsod Cane and Susan Alves. Iowa City, IA: U of Iowa P, 2001. 165-78.

Donovan, Josephine. After the Fall: The Demeter-Persephone Myth in Wharton, Cather, and Glasgow. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1989. 

Donovan, Josephine. New England Local Color Literature: A Women's Tradition. New York: Ungar, 1983. 

Donovan, Josephine. "Jewett on Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Imperialism: A Reply to Her Critics." Colby Quarterly 38.4 (2002): 403-16.

Douglas [Wood], Ann. "The Literature of Impoverishment: The Women Local Colorists in America 1865-1914." Women's Studies 1 (1972): 345. 

Evans, Brad. "Howellsian Chic: The Local Color of Cosmopolitanism." Elh 71.3 (2004): 775-812.

Ewell, Barbara C. "Changing Places: Women, the Old South; Or, What Happens When Local Color Becomes Regionalism." Amerikastudien/American Studies 42.2 (1997): 159-79. 

Fetterley, Judith, and Marjorie Pryse. Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.

Fetterley, Judith, and Marjorie Pryse, eds. American Women Regionalists 1850-1910. New York: Norton, 1992. 

Fetterley, Judith. "'Not in the Least American': Nineteenth-Century Literary Regionalism." College English 56.8 (1994): 877-95. 

Fetterley, Judith. "Reading Deephaven as a Lesbian Text." Sexual Practice/Textual Theory: Lesbian Cultural Criticism.  Ed. Susan J. Wolfe and Julia Penelope. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1993. 164-183. 

Folsom, Marcia McClintock. "'Tact Is a Kind of Mind-Reading': Empathic Style in Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs." Colby Library Quarterly 18.1 (Mar.1982): 66-78. 

Foote, Stephanie. "'I Feared to Find Myself a Foreigner': Revisiting Regionalism in Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs." Arizona Quarterly 52.2 (1996): 37-61. 

Foote, Stephanie. Regional Fictions: Culture and Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000.

Gebhard, Caroline. "The Spinster in the House of American Criticism." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 10.1 (1991): 79-91.

Gillman, Susan. "Regionalism and Nationalism in Jewett's Country of the Pointed Firs." In Howard, New Essays on "The Country of the Pointed Firs," 101-120. 

Glazener, Nancy. Reading for Realism: The History of a Literary Institution. Durham: Duke University Press,1997. 

Glazener, Nancy. "Regional Accents: Populism, Feminism, and New England Women's Regionalism." Arizona Quarterly 52.3 (1996): 33-53. 

Goodman, Audrey. Translating Southwestern Landscapes: The Making of an Anglo Literary Region.Tucson: Univ. of Arizona P, 2002. PS277 .G66 2002

Hoffmann, Leonore, and Deborah Silverton Rosenfelt. Teaching Women's Literature From A Regional Perspective. New York, N.Y.: Modern Language Association of America, 1982. 

Howard, June. ed. and introd. New Essays on "The Country of the Pointed Firs." Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. 

Howard, June. "Unraveling Regions, Unsettling Periods: Sarah Orne Jewett and American Literary History." American Literature 68.2 (1996): 365-84. 

Hsu, Hsuan L. "Literature and REgional Production." American Literary History17.1 (2005): 36-70.

Inness, Sherrie A. and Diana Royer, eds. Breaking Boundaries: New Perspectives on Women's Regional Writing. Iowa City, IA: U of Iowa P, 1997. 

Johanningsmeier, Charles. "Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary E. Wilkins (Freeman): Two Shrewd Businesswomen in Search of New Markets." The New England Quarterly 70.1 (March 1997): 57-82. 

Jones, Gavin.  Strange Talk: The Politics of Dialect Literature in Gilded Age America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Jordan, David. New World Regionalism : Literature In The Americas. Theory/culture. Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1994. 

Jordan, David. Regionalism Reconsidered : New Approaches To The Field. Garland reference library of the humanities ; Wellesley studies in critical theory, literary history, and culture ; vol. 1698. vol. 5. New York: Garland Pub., 1994. 

Joseph, Philip. "Landed and Literary: Hamlin Garland, Sarah Orne Jewett, and the Production of Regional Literatures." Studies in American Fiction (Autumn 1998).

---. American Literary Regionalism in a Global Age. Baton Rouge: Lousiana State U P, 2006.

Kaplan, Amy. "Nation, Region, and Empire." in Elliott, Columbia History of the American Novel. 240-266. 

Kaplan, Amy. The Social Construction of American Realism. Chicago: University Chicago Press, 1988. 

King, Kimball. "Local Color and the American Magazine." Essays Mostly on Publishing in America. Ed. James Woodress. Durham, N. C.: Duke University Press, 1973. 121-133. 

Levy, Helen Fiddyment. Fiction of the Home Place: Jewett, Cather, Glasgow, Porter, Welty, and Naylor. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1992. 

Lutz, Tom. Cosmopolitan Vistas: American Regionalism and Literary Value. Ithaca, NY : Cornell UP, 2004.

Marchalonis, Shirley, ed. Critical Essays On Mary Wilkins Freeman. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1991 

Marchalonis, Shirley, ed. Patrons and Protegées: Gender, Friendship, and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1988. 

Martin, Jay. Harvests of Change: American Literature 18651914. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: PrenticeHall, 1967. 

McCullough, Kate. Regions of Identity: The Construction of America in Women's Fiction, 1885-1914. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.

Michaels, Walter Benn. "Local Colors." Modern Language Notes 113.4 (1998): 734-56.

Miller, Elise. "Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs: The Realism of the Local Colorists." American Literary Realism 20.2 (Winter 1988):3-20. 

Murphy, Jacqueline Shea. "Replacing Regionalism: Abenaki Tales and 'Jewett's' Coastal Maine." American Literary History 10.4 (Winter 1998): 664-690. 

Murphy, Jacqueline Shea. "Getting Jewett: A Response to Sandra A. Zagarell, 'Troubling Regionalism.'" American Literary History 10.4 (Winter 1998): 698-701. 

Petry, Alice Hall. "Universal and Particular: The Local Color Phenomenon Reconsidered." American Literary Realism 12 (1979): 111-126. 

Pryse, Marjorie. "Archives of Female Friendship and the 'Way' Jewett Wrote." The New England Quarterly 66.1 (March 1993): 47-66. 

Pryse, Marjorie. "'Distilling Essences'": Regionalism and 'Women's Culture.'" American Literary Realism 25.2 (Winter 1993): 1-15. 

Pryse, Marjorie. "Literary Regionalism and Global Capital: Nineteenth-Century U. S. Women Writers." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 23.1 (2004): 65-89.

Pryse, Marjorie. "Sex, Class, and 'Category Crisis': Reading Jewett's Transitivity." American Literature 70.3 (September 1998): 516-549. 

Pryse, Marjorie."Women 'at Sea': Feminist Realism in Sarah Orne Jewett's 'The Foreigner.'" American Literary Realism 15.2 (Autumn 1982): 244-252. 

Quantic, Diane Dufva. The Nature of the Place: A Study of Great Plains Fiction. U of Nebraska P Lincoln, 1995.

Romines, Ann. The Home Plot: Women, Writing and Domestic Ritual. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1992. 

Sherman, Sarah Way. "Jewett and the Incorporation of New England: 'the Gray- Mills of Farley'." American Literary Realism 34.3 (2002): 191-.

Simpson, Claude M., ed. The Local Colorists: American Short Stories, 1857-1900. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1960. 

Soja, Edward W. Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. London: Verso, 1989.

---. Postmetropolis: Critical Studies of Cties and Regions. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

Sundquist, Eric, ed. and introd. American Realism: New Essays. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1982. 

Sundquist, Eric. "Realism and Regionalism." In Columbia Literary History of the United States, ed. Emory Elliott. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. 501-24.

Sundquist, Eric. To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1993. 

Tatum, Stephen. "Spectrality and the Postregional Interface." In Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space. Ed. Susan Kollin. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2008.

Toth, Emily. Regionalism And The Female Imagination : A Collection Of Essays. New York, N.Y.: Human Sciences Press, 1985. 

Turner, Arlin. "Comedy and Reality in Local Color Fiction 1865-1900." The Comic Imagination in American Literature. Ed. Louis D. Rubin. Washington, D. C.: Voice of America Forum Series, 1974. 167-174. 

Wagner, Bryan. "Helen Hunt Jackson's Errant Local Color." Arizona Quarterly 58.4 (2002): 1-23.

Warren, Joyce W. "Performativity and the Repositioning of American Literary Realism." Challenging Boundaries: Gender and Periodization. Eds. Joyce W. Warren and Margaret Dickie: U of Georgia P, Athens, GA, 2000.3-25.

Westbrook, Perry. Acres of Flint: Sarah Orne Jewett and Her Contemporaries. Revised Edition. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981. 

Williams, Deborah Lindsay. "The Cosmopolitan Regionalism of Zona Gale's Friendship Village." Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s. Eds. Lisa Botshon and Meredith Goldsmith.Boston, MA: Northeastern UP, Pagination: 45-63, 2003. xvii, 301.

Wood, Ann D. "The Literature of Impoverishment: The Women Local Colorists in America, 1865-1914." Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 1 (1972): 3-46.

Zagarell, Sandra A. "Country's Portrayal of Community and the Exclusion of Difference." In Howard, New Essays on Country of the Pointed Firs, 39-59. 

Zagarell, Sandra A. "Crosscurrents: Registers of Nordicism, Community, and Culture in Jewett's Country of the Pointed Firs." Yale Journal of Criticism 10.2 (1997): 355-370.

Zagarell, Sandra A. "Old Women and Old Houses: New England Regionalism and the Specter of Modernity in Jewett's Strangers and Wayfarers." American Literary Realism 34.3 (2002): 251-.

Zagarell, Sandra A. "Response to Jacqueline Shea Murphy's 'Replacing Regionalism.'" American Literary History  10.4 (Winter 1998): 691-697. 

Zagarell, Sandra A. "Troubling Regionalism: Rural Life and the Cosmopolitan Eye in Jewett's Deephaven." American Literary History 10.4 (Winter 1998): 639-664. 


Comments to D. Campbell.