New PDF release: Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England

By J. Samaine Lockwood

during this thought-provoking learn of nineteenth-century the United States, J. Samaine Lockwood bargains an immense new interpretation of the literary circulation often called American regionalism. Lockwood argues that regionalism in New England used to be a part of a frequent woman-dominated attempt to rewrite historical past. Lockwood demonstrates that New England regionalism used to be an highbrow undertaking that overlapped with colonial revivalism and incorporated fiction and heritage writing, old accumulating, colonial domestic recovery, and images. The cohort of writers and artists best this stream integrated Sarah Orne Jewett, Alice Morse Earle, and C. Alice Baker, and their undertaking was once taken up by means of girls of a more youthful iteration, comparable to Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, who prolonged regionalism in the course of the modernist second.

Lockwood attracts on a various archive that incorporates fiction, fabric tradition, accumulating publications, and extra. displaying how those girls intellectuals aligned themselves with a strong legacy of social and cultural dissent, Lockwood unearths that New England regionalism played queer ancient paintings, putting single ladies and their myriad wants on the heart of either neighborhood and nationwide history.

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