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Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism

J. Samaine Lockwood

Abstract

In this thought-provoking study of nineteenth-century America, J. Samaine Lockwood offers an important new interpretation of the literary movement known as American regionalism. Lockwood argues that regionalism in New England was part of a widespread woman-dominated effort to rewrite history. Lockwood demonstrates that New England regionalism was an intellectual endeavor that overlapped with colonial revivalism and included fiction and history writing, antique collecting, colonial home restoration, and photography. The cohort of writers and artists leading this movement included Sarah Orne Jew ... More

Keywords: American literary regionalism, queer theory, New England history, colonial revivalism, American women writers, realist fiction, antique china collecting, colonial home restoration, cultural memory, same sex intimacies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469625362
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625362.001.0001

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J. Samaine Lockwood, author

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