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Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Elaine Showalter

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Are American women writers from different eras and different backgrounds connected by common threads in a coherent tradition? How have the relationships between women's rights, women's rites, and ... More


Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

Luke Ferretter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625093
eISBN:
9780748671694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This is the first study devoted to Sylvia Plath's fiction. Plath wrote fiction throughout her life, in a wide variety of genres, including women's magazine romances, New Yorker stories, comedy, ... More


Materials from Arno Press: The Italian-American Woman

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Arno Press has published an impressive and valuable array of materials on Italian Americans in the United States with its thirty-nine-volume series, The Italian American Experience. The series is as ... More


Rethinking Post–World War I Classics: Recovering the Historical Context of the Mobilization

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter lays out the book's argument and is divided into three parts. The first part introduces the literary-historical thesis that American modernist fiction by Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and ... More


The Sound and the Fury Redux and the End of the World War I Mobilization Novel

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

When anti-Semitism becomes untenable after the Holocaust is revealed toward the end of World War II, Faulkner himself revises The Sound and the Fury in an Appendix that strikingly demonizes his once ... More


Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Critical Cartographies: Plotting Farm Women on the Cultural Map

Janet Galligani Casey

in A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter evidences the currency and value of the Farm Woman as cultural trope within various Progressive Era discourses, and considers women’s actual and theoretical positions in reference to ... More


Introduction: Women, Modernity, Rurality

Janet Galligani Casey

in A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This opening section of the book offers some provocative examples of the relations among women, modernity, and rurality, and lays out the central questions of this study, including: How have ... More


Chapter 2 Chapter 2 The Farmer’s Wife and The Farmer’s Wife

Janet Galligani Casey

in A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reads closely the thirty-year run of The Farmer’s Wife, the single national periodical marketed to farm women in the modernist period, addressing its cultural placement in reference both ... More


“Gentleman from Mississippi”

Laurence Stallings

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay which looks at William Faulkner's novel Pylon, the story of a group of barnstormers who are typically Faulknerian in their curiously compelling sympathies which transcend a ... More


American Questions

Elaine Showalter

in Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book addresses some ‘American’ questions about the history, traditions, and contradictions of American women's writing, but it also questions the idea that the multi-cultural reality of the ... More


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