Regionalism Bibliography


Working Bibliography (Last updated in December 2012)

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.

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.



  1. thawks - September 19 @ 9:39 pm

    I agree that Victor is in debt to his creation due to the way he treated him and the hardships he has had to endure but I struggle to find the good that could come of creating another monster. As Victor points out the female monster may not have any interest in him and may crave the attention from her human counter parts. What happens if this does occur, this may only anger the creature further? I find it ignorant for Victor to just assume that the two creatures will fall in love and disappear forever and therefore think the problem will only double by creating a companion.

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