Bitter Tastes: Literary Naturalism and Early Cinema in American Women's Writing (2016)
Chapters rpt. in
"Dreiser, London, Crane, and the Iron Madonna." American Literary Naturalism. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 2004. Reprinted from Resisting Regionalism.
Articles and Book Chapters
"Experimental Fiction: 'Samuel.'" Approaches to Teaching Jack London. Kenneth K. Brandt and Jeanne Campbell Reesman, eds. MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series. General Ed. Joseph Gibaldi.
“Bitter Tastes: Recognizing Women’s Naturalism.” AIZEN 24 (2014). (Journal version of keynote address). http://www.ualberta.ca/~aizen/excavatio/articles/v24/Campbellfinal.
“’Have you read my ‘Christ’ story?’: Mary Austin’s The Man Jesus and London’s The Star Rover." The Call 23.1-2 (2012): 9-13.
"Fictionalizing Jack London: Charmian London and Rose Wilder Lane as Biographers." Studies in American Naturalism 7.2 (2012): 176-192.
"The Ghost Story as Structure in Edith Wharton's 'The Other Two.'" The Explicator 71.1 (2013): 69-72 (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/vexp20/current).
"Edith Wharton and Naturalism." Edith Wharton in Context. Ed. Laura Rattray. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012.353-363. Print.
"The Next 150 Years: Wharton Goes Digital." The Edith Wharton Review 28.2 (Fall 2012): 1-9.
“Edith Wharton Meets Aquaman: The Glimpses of the Moon and Imperiled Male Culture in Entourage.” The Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 45, No. 6 (December 2012): 1152-1168. Print. Analyzes the Wharton "brand" and her novel Glimpses of the Moon as a story arc in the third season of the HBO series Entourage.
"Relative Truths: The Damnation of Theron Ware, Father Forbes, and the 'Church of America.'"American Literary Realism 44 (Winter 2012): 95-112. Print. Discusses the historical, cultural, and ethnic controversies surrounding the Father Forbes character, including anti-Catholic sentiment and the citizenship crisis.
"Jack London: Critical Perspectives." Jack London: Critical Insights. Ed. Lawrence Berkove. Salem Press, 2011. 96-115.
"American Literary Naturalism: Critical Perspectives." Literature Compass 8/8 (2011): 499–513, 10.1111/j.1741-4113.2011.00819.x Online.
"W. D. Howells's Unpublished Letters to J. Harvey Greene." Resources for American Literary Study14 (2009) : 73-94. Print. Includes Howells's previously unpublished letters to his boyhood friend and lifelong correspondent J. Harvey Greene with biographical and contextual material; letters include a rare look at Howells's views written in 1854.
“The Rise of Naturalism.” The Cambridge History of the American Novel.Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Eby. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 499-514. Print.
“Edith Wharton.” The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. 3 vols. Vol 2: Twentieth-Century American Fiction. Ed. Patrick O'Donnell, David W. Madden, and Justus Nieland. Malden: Wiley Blackwell, 2011.908-911. Print. Online: DOI 10.1111/b.9781405192446.2011.x Print and Online.
"Edith Wharton's 'Book of the Grotesque': Sherwood Anderson, Modernism, and the Late Stories." Edith Wharton Review 26.2 (Fall 2010): 1-5.Print. Discusses Wharton's "The Looking Glass" and "The Day of the Funeral."
“Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship 2007, ed. Gary Scharnhorst. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. 301-333. Print.
"Naturalism: Turn-of-the-Century Modernism.”A Companion to the Modern American Novel, 1900-1950, ed. John T. Matthews. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 160-180. Print.
“A Literary Expatriate: Hamlin Garland, Edith Wharton, and the Politics of a Literary Reputation.” Edith Wharton Review24.2 (Fall 2008): 1-6. Print. Discusses Garland's relationship with Wharton and his three published recollections of their meeting as indices of her critical standing.
“A Forgotten Daughter of Bohemia: Gertrude Christian Fosdick’s Out of Bohemia.” Legacy25.2 (2008): 275-285. Print. Full version at this site Copyright © 2008 The University of Nebraska Press. Provides a biographical sketch of Fosdick and analyzes her little-known novel of a female artist in the context of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady and Hawthorne's The Marble Faun.
“Walden in the Suburbs: Thoreau, Rock Hudson, and Natural Style in Douglas Sirk’s All that Heaven Allows.” Modern and Postmodern Cutting Edge Films , ed. Anthony Hughes. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008. 29-49. Print.
“At Fault: Kate Chopin’s Other Novel.” Cambridge Companion to Kate Chopin, ed. Janet Beer. Cambridge: Cambridge U P, 2008. 27-43. Print.
“Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship 2006, ed. David Nordloh. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008. 273-309. Print.
Reference Works and Introductions
Chapters 11-14, The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton. The Mount.https://www.edithwharton.org/programs-and-events/the-custom-of-the-country/. March 2013.
“Jack London.” Wadsworth Anthology of American Literature, vol. III. Ed. Alfred Bendixen. Wadsworth Publishing. 2011. Print.
“Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman.” Student’s Encyclopedia of Great American Writers, 1830-1910. Ed. Paul Crumbley. New York: Facts on File, 2010. 183-193.
Rattray, Laura, ed. Unpublished Writings of Edith Wharton. Edith Wharton Review 27.2 (Fall 2011): 26-27.
Orlando, Emily. Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts. Journal of American Studies44.2 (May 2010): 1-2.
Fellman, Anita Clair. Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Impact on American Culture. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 28.1 (Spring 2009): 180-183.
Kollin, Susan, ed. Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space. Great Plains Quarterly 29 (Spring 2009): 160-162.
Benert, Annette. The Architectural Imagination of Edith Wharton: Gender, Class, and Power in the Progressive Era. Edith Wharton Review 28.2 (Fall 2008): 10-11.
“Fiction: 1900-1930.” American Literary Scholarship 2005, ed. Gary Scharnhorst. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007 289-322.
“More than a Family Resemblance? Agnes Crane’s “A Victorious Defeat” and Stephen Crane’s The Third Violet.” Stephen Crane Studies 16.1 (Spring 2007): 14-23.
“Reflections on Stephen Crane.” Special Issue: Great Moments in Crane’s Work.Stephen Crane Studies 15.2 (Spring 2006): 13-16.
“Fiction: 1900-1930.” American Literary Scholarship 2004, ed. David Nordloh. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006. 295-333.
"Howells's Untrustworthy Realist: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman." American Literary Realism 38.2 (Winter 2006): 115-131. Special issue on W. D. Howells.
"Regionalism and Local Color Fiction. " American History through Literature, 1870-1920, ed. Gary Scharnhorst and Thomas Quirk. Twayne/Gale, published by Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006. 971-976
“Fiction: 1900-1930.” American Literary Scholarship 2003, ed. Gary Scharnhorst. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. 309-347.
"“Fiction: 1900-1930.” American Literary Scholarship 2002, ed. David Nordloh. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004. 269-307.
"Taking Tips and Losing Class: Challenging the Service Economy in James M. Cain’s Mildred Pierce." The Novel and the American Left: Critical Essays on Depression-Era Fiction. Ed. Janet Casey. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004. 1-15.
"The 'bitter taste' of Naturalism: Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and David Graham Phillips's Susan Lenox ." Twisted from the Ordinary: Essays on American Literary Naturalism. Ed. Mary Papke. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2003. 237-259.
"'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. Ed. Meredith Goldsmith and Lisa Botshon. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2003. 25-44. Rpt. in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Vol. 177. Ed. Thomas J. Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau. Detroit: Thomson-Gale, 2007.
“Fiction: 1900-1930.” American Literary Scholarship 2001, ed. Gary Scharnhorst. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003. 305-342.
“Realism and Regionalism.” A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America. Ed. Charles Crow. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003. 92-110.
"'The (American) Muse's Tragedy': Edith Wharton, Henry James, and The Little Lady of the Big House." Jack London: One Hundred Years a Writer. Ed. Jeanne Campbell Reesman and Sara S. Hodson. San Marino: Huntington Library Press, 2002. 189-212.
“Fiction: 1900-1930.” American Literary Scholarship 2000, ed. David Nordloh. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. 273-306.
"'Wild Men' and Dissenting Voices: Narrative Disruption in Little House on the Prairie." Great Plains Quarterly 20.2 (Spring 2000): 111-22.
Introduction. The Fruit of the Tree. By Edith Wharton. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2000. v-l.
"'In Search of Local Color': Context, Controversy, and The Country of the Pointed Firs." Jewett and Her Contemporaries: Reshaping the Canon. Ed. Karen Kilcup and Thomas S. Edwards. Tallahassee: University of Florida Press, 1999. 63-76.
"'One Spot of Color': Frank Norris's Apprenticeship Writings." Frank Norris Studies 25 (Spring 1998): 3-5.
"Resisting Regionalism: Gender and Naturalism in American Fiction, 1885-1915." Excavatio: Emile Zola and Naturalism 11 (1998): 225-233.
"Domesticating Trilby: Frank Norris and the Naturalistic Art Novel." Excavatio: Emile Zola and Naturalism 11 (1998): 129-136.
"Rewriting the 'rose and lavender pages': Edith Wharton and Women's Local Color Fiction." Speaking the Other Self: New Essays on American Women Writers, edited by Jeanne Campbell Reesman. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1997. 263-277
"Edith Wharton and the 'Authoresses': The Critique of Local Color in Wharton's Early Fiction." Studies in American Fiction 22 (Fall 1994): 169-183. Special issue on gender and naturalism. Reprinted in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism 2006. "Edith Wharton: Critical Extracts." American Women Fiction Writers: 1900-1960. Vol. 3. Women Writers of English and Their Works. Ed. Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1998. (reprint)
"Frank Norris's 'Drama of a Broken Teacup': The Old Grannis-Miss Baker Plot in McTeague." American Literary Realism 26.1 (Fall 1993): 40-49.
"Sentimental Conventions and Self-Protection: Little Women and The Wide, Wide World." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 11.2 (Fall 1994): 118-129.
Lee, Hermione. Edith Wharton. Studies in American Naturalism 2.2 (Winter 2007): 179-183. (Appeared in 2008)
Lehan, Richard. Realism and Naturalism: The Novel in an Age of Transition. Dreiser Studies 36.2 (Winter 2005): 57-59. (Dated 2005 but appeared in Spring 2006)
Boeckmann, Cathy. A Question of Character: Scientific Racism and the Genres of American Fiction, 1892-1912. Stephen Crane Studies 14.1 (Spring 2005): 28-29. (Dated 2005 but appeared in Spring 2006)
Nissen, Axel. Bret Harte: Prince and Pauper. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2000. Resources for American Literary Study 29 (2005): 371-373.
Phillips, Kate. Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life. Pacific Historical Review 73.3 (August 2004): 510-511.
Fetterley, Judith, and Marjorie Pryse. Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture. Legacy 27.1 (2004): 96-97.
Rohrbach, Augusta. Truth Stranger than Fiction: Race, Realism, and the U. S. Literary Marketplace. Edith Wharton Review 19.2 (Fall 2003): 4, 21.
McCullough, Kate. Regions of Identity: The Construction of America in Women’s Fiction, 1885-1914. American Literary Realism 36.1 (Fall 2003): 88-91.
Williams, Deborah. Not in Sisterhood: Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Zona Gale, and the Politics of Female Authorship. New York: Palgrave, 2001. Western American Literature 38.2 (Summer 2003): 213-214.
Hoeller, Hildegard. Edith Wharton’s Dialogue with Realism and Sentimental Fiction. Edith Wharton Review 18.1 (Spring 2002): 2, 24.
Tjader, Marguerite. Love That Will Not Let Me Go: My Time with Theodore Dreiser (New York: Peter Lang, 1998). Dreiser Studies 30.1 (Spring 1999): 49-51.
Bender, Bert. The Descent of Love: Darwin and the Theory of Sexual Selection in American Fiction, 1871-1926 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996). American Literary Realism 31.3 (Spring 1999): 92-93.
Romines, Ann. Constructing the Little House: Gender, Culture, and Laura Ingalls Wilder (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1997). Western American Literature 33.4 (Winter 1999): 441-442.
Auerbach, Jonathan. Male Call: Becoming Jack London (Durham: Duke U P, 1996). Modern Fiction Studies 43 (Winter 1997): 1001-1003.
Wilson, Christopher P. White Collar Fictions: Class and Social Representation in American Literature, 1885-1925 (Athens: U of Georgia P, 1992). American Literary Realism 27.2 (Winter 1995): 84-85.
Reference Works and Introductions
“Jack London.” Wadsworth Anthology of American Literature, vol. III. Ed. Alfred Bendixen. Wadsworth Publishing. Forthcoming.
“Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman.” Student’s Encyclopedia of Great American Writers, 1830-1910. Ed. Paul Crumbley. Facts on File, 2008.
Introduction to Emile Zola’s Masterpiece. New York: Barnes and Noble Classics, 2006.
Introduction to Frank Norris's The Pit. New York: Barnes and Noble Classics. 2005.
“Susan Lenox,” “Robert Brent,” and “Roderick Spenser.” Articles for the Student's Companion to American Literature (Facts on File).
“Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis.” The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby Werlock. Facts on File, 2006. I: 365-367.
“So Big by Edna Ferber.” The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby Werlock. Facts on File, 2006. III: 1186-1187.
“The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.” The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby Werlock. Facts on File, 2006. II: 625-628.
“Main Street by Sinclair Lewis.” The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby Werlock. Facts on File, 2006. II: 816-818.
“The Stephen Crane Society.” With J. D. Stahl. Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook: 2001. Ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Detroit: Gale Group, 2002. 439-440.
Notes for Harold Frederic’s The Damnation of Theron Ware. Modern Library Classics. New York: Modern Library (Random House). May 2002.
“Naturalism.” The Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia. Ed. Keith Newlin. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2003. 272-74.
“Old Rogaum and His Theresa.” The Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia. Ed. Keith Newlin. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2003. 290-91.
“Frank Norris.” The Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia. Ed. Keith Newlin. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2003. 284-85.
“Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis.” The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby Werlock. .
“So Big by Edna Ferber.” The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby Werlock.
“The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.” The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby Werlock.
“ Main Street by Sinclair Lewis.” The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby Werlock.
"David Graham Phillips's The Fortune-Hunter. American Literature Archive. Online. Gale Research Group.
" Marietta Holley's Samantha on the Race Problem." American Literature Archive. Online. Gale Research Group.
"Theodore Dreiser's Jennie Gerhardt." American Literature Archive. Online. Gale Research Group.
"Reading (theme)." The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia. Ed. Gregory Eiselen and Anne Phillips. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001. 277-278.
"Self-denial/Self-control." The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia. Ed. Gregory Eiselen and Anne Phillips. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001. 294-297.
"Sentimentalism." The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia. Ed.Gregory Eiselen and Anne Phillips. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001. 297-298.
"Edith Wharton." Reader's Guide to Women's Studies. Ed. Eleanor Amico. Fitzroy-Dearborn Publishers, 1998.