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Selected Bibliography on Local Color Fiction and Regionalism
See also the bibliographies on Jewett, Chesnutt, realism, and naturalism.
Last updated September 10, 2017 5:22 PM. Note: Styles are not consistent: some are in MLA 7th and the newer ones are in MLA 8th.
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.
Ansley, Jennifer. "Geographies of Intimacy in Mary Wilkins Freeman's Short Fiction." New England Quarterly: A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters, vol. 87, no. 3, 2014, pp. 434-463
Apthorp, Elaine Sargent. "Sentiment, Naturalism, and the Female Regionalist." Legacy 7.1 (1990): 3-21.
Arthur, Jason. Violet America: Regional Cosmopolitanism in U. S. Fiction since the Great Depression. U of Iowa P, 2013.
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.
Banga, Shellie. "The Blank Spot on the Map: William Least Heat-Moon and Bioregionalism." Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, vol. 11, no. 2, 2010, pp. 51-69.
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.
Bischoff, Peter. "The Early Literature of the American West." Studies in the Western, vol. 21, 2013, pp. 33-54.
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.
Caddell, Jillian Spivey. "'Near Andersonville': Place and Race in Early American Regionalism." Literary Cultures of the Civil War, edited by Timothy Sweet, U of Georgia P, 2016, pp. x, 273 pp. http://muse.jhu.edu/book/46881.
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.
Campbell, Neil. The Rhizomatic West: Representing the American West in a Transnational, Global, Media Age. U of Nebraska P, 2008.
Comer, Krista. "Exceptionalism, Other Wests, Critical Regionalism." American Literary History, vol. 23, no. 1, 2011, pp. 159-173, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_literary_history/v023/23.1.comer.html.
Comer, Krista. "Place & Worlding: Feminist States of Critical Regionalism." In Transcontinental Reflections on the American West: Words, Images, Sounds beyond Borders, eds. Angel Chapparro Sainz & Amaia Ibarraran Bigalondo (S.S. Spain: Portal Editions), 153-71.
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. Place in Literature: Regions, Cultures, Communities. Ithaca: Cornell U P, 2000.
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, Joesphine. European Local-Color Literature: National Tales, Dorfgeschichten, Romans Champêtres. New York: Continuum, 2010.
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.
Dorman, Robert L. Hell of a Vision: Regionalism and the Modern American West. U of Arizona P, 2012.
Dorman, Robert L. Revolt of the Provinces: The Regionalist Movement in America, 1920-1945. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.
Douglas [Wood], Ann. "The Literature of Impoverishment: The Women Local Colorists in America 1865-1914." Women's Studies 1 (1972): 345.
Dunbar, Eve. Black Regions of the Imagination: African American Writers between the Nation and the World. Temple UP, 2012.
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.
Fleissner, Jennifer L. "Earth-Eating, Addiction, Nostalgia: Charles Chesnutt's Diasporic Regionalism." Studies in Romanticism, vol. 49, no. 2, 2010, pp. 313-336.
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.
Foster, Travis M. "How to Read: Regionalism and the Ladies' Home Journal." The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature, edited by Russ Castronovo, Oxford UP, 2012, pp. xii, 443 pp.
Freitag, Florian. "Regionalism in American and Canadian Literature." The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative North American Literature, edited by Reingard M. Nischik, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. ix, 417 pp.
Freitag, Florian and Kirsten A. Sandrock. "Special Issue: Transnational Approaches to North American Regionalism." European Journal of American Studies, vol. 9, no. 3[Supplement], 2014, p. [separate pagination],http://ejas.revues.org/.
Gano, Geneva M. "Nationalist Ideologies and New Deal Regionalism in the Day of the Locust." MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 55, no. 1, 2009, pp. 42-67, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/modern_fiction_studies/v055/55.1.gano.html.
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.
Gleason, Patrick. "Sarah Orne Jewett's 'the Foreigner' and the Transamerican Routes of New England Regionalism." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, vol. 28, no. 1, 2011, pp. 24-46, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/legacy/v028/28.1.gleason.html
Goodman, Audrey. Translating Southwestern Landscapes: The Making of an Anglo Literary Region.Tucson: Univ. of Arizona P, 2002. PS277 .G66 2002
Goudie, Sean X. "The Caribbean Turn in C19 American Literary Studies." Turns of Event: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies in Motion, edited by Hester Blum, U of Pennsylvania P, 2016, pp. vi, 218 pp. http://muse.jhu.edu/book/44769.
Goudie, Sean X. "Caribbean American Regionalism at the End(S) of Empire(S)." American Literary History, vol. 25, no. 1, 2013, pp. 85-102, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_literary_history/v025/25.1.goudie.html.
Gunn, Robert. "The 'Humor of the Old Southwest' and National Regionality." Mapping Region in Early American Writing, edited by Edward Watts et al., U of Georgia P, 2015, pp. x, 310 pp. http://muse.jhu.edu/book/43547.
Herring, Terrell Scott. "Micro: Region, History, Literature." American Literary History, vol. 22, no. 3, 2010, pp. 626-634, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_literary_history/v022/22.3.scott-herring.pdf
Hoffmann, Leonore, and Deborah Silverton Rosenfelt. Teaching Women's Literature From A Regional Perspective. New York, N.Y.: Modern Language Association of America, 1982.
Holbo, Christine. "Hamlin Garland's 'Modernism'." ELH, vol. 80, no. 4, 2013, pp. 1205-1236, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/elh/v080/80.4.holbo.html.
Holbo, Christine. "'Industrial & Picturesque Narrative': Helen Hunt Jackson's California Travel Writing for the Century." American Literary Realism, vol. 42, no. 3, 2010, pp. 243-266, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_literary_realism/v042/42.3.holbo.htm
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.
Howard, June. "Here/There, Now/Then, Both/And: Regionalism and Cosmopolitanism in Edith Wharton's Old New York." Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism, edited by Meredith L. Goldsmith et al., UP of Florida, 2016, pp. xxii, 282 pp. http://muse.jhu.edu/book/48862.
Hsu, Hsuan L. "Literature and Regional Production." American Literary History 17.1 (2005): 36-70.
Hsu, Hsuan L. Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Cambridge UP, 2010.
Hsu, Hsuan L. "New Regionalisms: Literature and Uneven Development." A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950, edited by John T. Matthews, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pp. 218-239.
Hunt, Alex. The Geographical Imagination of Annie Proulx: Rethinking Regionalism. Lexington, 2009.
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. Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1994.
Jordan, David. Regionalism Reconsidered: New Approaches To The Field. 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).
Joseph, Philip. 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.
Laffrado, Laura. "The Pacific Northwest (Re)Writes New England: Civic Myth and Women's Literary Regionalism in Ella Higginson's Revision of the Scarlet Letter." Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, vol. 40, no. 1, 2014, pp. 18-40.
Laffrado, Laura. "Ella Rhoads Higginson, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, and Pacific Northwest Women's Literary Regionalism." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, vol. 31, no. 2, 2014, pp. 281-288
Levy, Helen Fiddyment. Fiction of the Home Place: Jewett, Cather, Glasgow, Porter, Welty, and Naylor. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1992.
Limón, José E. " Border Literary Histories, Globalization, and Critical Regionalism," American Literary History, Volume 20, Issue 1-2, 1 March 2008, Pages 160–182, https://doi.org/10.1093/alh/ajm056
Lockwood, J. Samaine. Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism. U of North Carolina P, 2015.
Lombardi, William V. "Reading the Routes: Early American Nature Writing and Critical Regionalism before the 'Postfrontier'." Mapping Region in Early American Writing, edited by Edward Watts et al., U of Georgia P, 2015, pp. x, 310 pp. http://muse.jhu.edu/book/4354.
Lutz, Tom. Cosmopolitan Vistas: American Regionalism and Literary Value. Ithaca, NY : Cornell UP, 2004.
Lutz, Tom. "Cather and the Regional Imagination." The Cambridge History of the American Novel, edited by Leonard Cassuto et al., Cambridge UP, 2011, pp. xxvi, 1244 pp.
Malewitz, Raymond. "Climate-Change Infrastructure and the Volatilizing of American Regionalism." MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 61, no. 4, 2015, pp. 715-730, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/modern_fiction_studies/v061/61.4.malewitz.html.
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.
McWhirter, David. "Eudora Welty Goes to the Movies: Modernism, Regionalism, Global Media." MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 55, no. 1, 2009, pp. 68-91, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/modern_fiction_studies/v055/55.1.mcwhirter.html.
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.
Mohr, Amy Doherty. "Down the River, out to Sea: Mobility, Immobility, and Creole Identity in New Orleans Regionalist Fiction (1880-1910)." European Journal of American Studies, vol. 9, no. 3[Supplement], 2014, p. 29 paragraphs, http://ejas.revues.org/.
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.
Palmer, Stephanie C. Together by Accident: American Local Color Literature and the Middle Class. Lexington, 2008.
Paul, Heike. "Critical Regionalism and Post-Exceptionalist American Studies." REAL: The Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, vol. 30, 2014, pp. 397-424, http://periodicals.narr.de/index.php/real/article/view/1662/1641.
Pegues, Dagmar. "Fear and Desire: Regional Aesthetics and Colonial Desire in Kate Chopin's Portrayals of the Tragic Mulatta Stereotype." Southern Literary Journal, vol. 43, no. 1, 2010, pp. 1-22, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/southern_literary_journal/v043/43.1.pegues.html.
Penry, Tara. "When Students Write Literary History: Regionalism, Populism, and Literary Value in a Gold Rush Magazine." Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, vol. 24, no. 1-2, 2013, pp. 176-183.
Petry, Alice Hall. "Universal and Particular: The Local Color Phenomenon Reconsidered." American Literary Realism 12 (1979): 111-126.
Peyser, Thomas. "Faulkner, Jews, and the New Deal: The Regional Commitments of 'Barn Burning'." Cambridge Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 1, 2013, pp. 1-19, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cambridge_quarterly/v042/42.1.peyser.html.
Pratt, Lloyd. Archives of American Time: Literature and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century. U of Pennsylvania P, 2010.
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 LiteraryRealism 15.2 (Autumn 1982): 244-252.
Pryse, Marjorie. "Linguistic Regionalism and the Emergence of Chinese American Literature in Sui Sin Far's 'Mrs. Spring Fragrance'." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, vol. 27, no. 1, 2010, pp. 83-108, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/legacy/v027/27.1.pryse.html
Quantic, Diane Dufva. The Nature of the Place: A Study of Great Plains Fiction. U of Nebraska P Lincoln, 1995.
Ram, Harsha. "The Scale of Global Modernisms: Imperial, National, Regional, Local." PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, vol. 131, no. 5, 2016, pp. 1372-1385, http://www.mlajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1632/pmla.2016.131.5.1372.
Romines, Ann. The Home Plot: Women, Writing and Domestic Ritual. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1992.
Ryden, Kent C. Sum of the Parts: The Mathematics and Politics of Region, Place, and Writing. U of Iowa P, 2011.
Saldivar, Ramon. "Asian Americo: Paredes in Asia and the Borderlands: A Response to Jose E. Limon." American Literary History, vol. 21, no. 3, 2009, pp. 584-594, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_literary_history/v021/21.3.saldivar.pdf.
Schoolman, Martha. "West Indian Emancipation and the Time of Regionalism in the Hemispheric 1850s." Mapping Region in Early American Writing, edited by Edward Watts et al., U of Georgia P, 2015, pp. x, 310 pp. http://muse.jhu.edu/book/43547.
Schroeder, Jonathan David Shelly. "The Painting of Modern Light: Local Color before Regionalism." American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography, vol. 86, no. 3, 2014, pp. 551-581.
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.
Slater, Katharine. "'Now We're All Snug!': The Regionalism of Little House on the Prairie." Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, vol. 47, no. 1, 2014, pp. 55-77.
Soja, Edward W. Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. London: Verso, 1989.
Squire, Kelsey. "'Jazz Age' Places: Modern Regionalism in Willa Cather's The Professor's House." Cather Studies, vol. 9, 2011, pp. 45-66.
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.
Sweet, Timothy. "American Land, American Landscape, American Novels." The Cambridge History of the American Novel, edited by Leonard Cassuto et al., Cambridge UP, 2011, pp. 88-102.
Tanglen, Randi Lynn. "Critical Regionalism, the Us-Mexican War, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary History." Western American Literature, vol. 48, no. 1-2, 2013, pp. 181-199, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/western_american_literature/v048/48.1-2.tanglen.html.
Tatum, Stephen. "Spectrality and the Postregional Interface." In Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space. Ed. Susan Kollin. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2008.
Tigchelaar, Jana. "The Neighborly Christmas: Gifts, Community, and Regionalism in the Christmas Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, vol. 31, no. 2, 2014, pp. 236-257.
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.
Vizcaino-Aleman, Melina. "What's So Critical About Critical Regionalism? The Case of Fray Angelico Chavez's New Mexico Triptych." WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, vol. 49, no. 2, 2014, pp. 199-222, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/western_american_literature/v049/49.2.vizcaino-aleman.html.
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.
Watts, Edward et al. Mapping Region in Early American Writing. U of Georgia P, 2015.
Watts, Edward. "Re-Centering the Center." American Literary History, vol. 21, no. 4, 2009, pp. 859-868, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_literary_history/v021/21.4.watts.html.
Wells, Jennifer M. Holly. "The Late Twentieth-Century Rise of Regionalism: A Key to Louise Erdrich's Success." Midamerica: The Yearbook of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, vol. 37, 2010, pp. 116-126.
Westbrook, Perry. Acres of Flint: Sarah Orne Jewett and Her Contemporaries. Revised Edition. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981.
Wilhite, Keith. "Contested Terrain: The Suburbs as Region." American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography, vol. 84, no. 3, 2012, pp. 617-644.
Wilkens, Matthew. "The Geographic Imagination of Civil War-Era American Fiction." American Literary History, vol. 25, no. 4, 2013, pp. 803-840, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_literary_history/v025/25.4.wilkens.html.
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, 2003. 45-63, .
Woertendyke, Gretchen J. Hemispheric Regionalism: Romance and the Geography of Genre. Oxford UP, 2016.
Woertendyke, Gretchen. "Geography, Genre, and Hemispheric Regionalism." Atlantic Studies: Literary, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives, vol. 10, no. 2, 2013, pp. 211-227.
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.
Comments to D. Campbell.
Midwestern Regionalism, American literary movement of the late 19th century that centred on the realistic depiction of Middle Western small town and rural life. The movement was an early stage in the development of American Realistic writing. E.W. Howe’s Story of a Country Town (1883) and Joseph Kirkland’sZury (1887) and The McVeys (1888) foreshadowed the stories and novels of Hamlin Garland, the foremost representative of Midwestern Regionalism. Garland wrote Main-Travelled Roads (1891) and A Son of the Middle Border (1917), examples of works that deal with the poverty and hardship of Middle Western rural life and that explode the myth of the pioneer idyll. Chicago was the focal point of Midwestern Realist activity; Garland lived in the city for a time, as did such others as Theodore Dreiser, Edgar Lee Masters, and Sherwood Anderson. These latter figures were writers from small towns in the Middle West who were deeply influenced by the regional movement of the 1890s and became the leading exponents of 20th-century Realism and Naturalism.