My book Bitter Tastes: Literary Naturalism and Early Cinema in American Women’s Writing is now available from the University of Georgia Press.
You’ve already seen the list of women writers it covers, so here’s the Table of Contents.
Grim Realism and the Culture of Feeling: Rebecca Harding Davis, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and Lillie Chace Wyman
The Darwinists: Borderlands, Evolution, and Trauma
Bohemian Time: Glasgow, Austin, and Cather
Red Kimonos and White Slavery: The Fallen Woman in Film and print
Where Are My Children? Race, Citizenship, and the Stolen Child
“Manure Widows” and Middlebrow Fiction: Rural Naturalism in the 1920s
Waste, Hoarding, and Secrets: Modernist Naturalism and the Servant’s Body
At the press site: http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/index/bitter_tastes
At Indiebound: http://www.indiebound.org/search/book?searchfor=bitter+tastes
At Powell’s: http://www.powells.com/book/bitter-tastes-9780820341729/61-0
At Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/082034172X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Bitter Tastes: Literary Naturalism and Early Cinema in American Women’s Writing will be out from the University of Georgia Press in September 2016.
Here’s a brief review from the University of Georgia catalog:
“No work that I know of explores in such detail and within the context of a shared literary/aesthetic tradition the incredible number of women writers Campbell’s study covers and, at times, uncovers, resurrecting writers once considered important but then shunted aside by ideologically prescribed recanonizations. The book is important, then, not only for uncovering an extended line of women writers who constitute a tradition but for modeling the type of cultural study, grounded in an appreciation of all forms of American artistic expression, that is inclusive and therefore representative of American literary production.” (Mary E. Papke editor of Twisted from the Ordinary: Essays on American Literary Naturalism
Three more of my essays are available at the WSU Research Exchange at https://research.wsulibs.wsu.edu/xmlui/handle/2376/5613, below.
Ideally, MLA Commons would be able to accept links to institutional repositories, and–hooray!–they’re working on it (see above).
(Stephen Crane Studies, 2006)
Like a lot of people, I was first introduced to Crane in a high school English class, but since the book was The Red Badge of Courage, and hence about war, I paid little attention. I did not care about war or about Henry …
(Resources for American Literary Study, 2011)
The relationship between W. D. Howells (1H37-1920) and his boyhood friend .James Harvey (or Hervey) Greene (1833-90) is treated only briefly in biographies of Howells, an understandable situation given the extensive network …
(Stephen Crane Studies, 2007)
Like his younger contemporary Jack London, who famously claimed to have had “no mentor but myself,” Stephen Crane acknowledged few influences on his writing. Established authors such as W. D. Howells and contemporaries …
Starting to work on proofreading for Bitter Tastes: Literary Naturalism and Early Film in American Women’s Writing, forthcoming from University of Georgia Press in September.
I’ve removed the few uploaded articles I had at Academia.edu, in part because of its attempts to monetize content. Like Google apps, which changes features all the time (remember the Google equivalent of Bloglines?), Academia.edu is going in a direction that doesn’t look trustworthy because, as Timothy Burke suggests, sooner or later it’s going to start charging authors for content posting.
The Academia.edu excuse of “well, it’ll be like paying to publish in an open access journal” is a complete nonstarter for several reasons. First, paying to publish in the humanities, where we don’t have the STEM community’s access to grants in the seven figures (or, let’s be honest, the four-figure range), is something that most of us not only won’t but can’t consider. Second, we have a well-established and entirely rational distrust of organizations (looking at you, Yelp) that allow paid sponsorship to trump authentic ratings, as this new Academia.edu model would. Third, why would you need Academia.edu with the ability to put, publicize, or find your work in other places?
Did I delete the Academia.edu account? Why bother? The links all now lead elsewhere (Research Exchange). But now it’s just one other place to identify work, and it’s no longer primus inter pares.
Many of my articles are now online (for free) at the WSU Research Exchange site:
Thanks, Talea Anderson, for making this possible!
It’s here! I received a hardcover and a paperback version of Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London yesterday. Nicely done, MLA, to give the volume’s contributors both a hardcover and a paperback edition.
I saw an earlier ad with a different cover (here). That one has the traditional dog sled associated so much with London’s Klondike adventures. I’m glad they chose this picture instead, for unless I’m mistaken, this is the picture of London dressed for going undercover in the slums of London for his book The People of the Abyss. It’s this other London–the rancher, journalist, socialist, etc.–that people need to know better.
The Amazon page didn’t have a table of contents, and I couldn’t find it on the MLA site, so here’s a picture of the ToC:
The new MLA volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London, edited by Kenneth Brandt and Jeanne Campbell Reesman, should be available soon; Amazon.com lists the publication date as August 1. http://www.amazon.com/Approaches-Teaching-Works-London-Literature/dp/1603291431
I have an essay on teaching “Samuel” as regional literature in the volume and will update with a full table of contents later.
In case you were curious about which “American Women Writers” are in Bitter Tastes, they include the following:
- Bess Streeter Aldrich
- Mary Austin
- Estelle Baker
- Madeleine Blair
- Virginia Brooks
- Willa Cather
- Kate Chopin
- Kate Cleary
- Rebecca Harding Davis
- Mary Hallock Foote
- Mary Wilkins Freeman
- Alice Dunbar-Nelson
- Sui Sin Far
- Edna Ferber
- Zona Gale
- Ellen Glasgow
- Emanuel and Anna Marcet Haldeman-Julius
- Fannie Hurst
- Edith Summers Kelley
- Nella Larsen
- Batterman Lindsay
- Miriam Michelson
- Elia Peattie
- Ann Petry
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
- Elizabeth Robins
- Evelyn Scott
- Gertrude Stein
- Edith Wharton
- Lillie Buffum Chace Wyman
- with side trips to Stephen Crane, Frank Norris, W. D. Howells, Theodore Dreiser, Harold Frederic, and Jack London. (Also, as the title says, silent films.)
My new book manuscript, “Bitter Tastes: Naturalism, Early Film, and American Women’s Writing” has been accepted by the Editorial Board and will be published by the University of Georgia Press.