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
I’m updating the links on the Mary Austin page since they are out of date.
A lot of links at the site are out of date because they lead to the University of Virginia’s etext library, a great resource in the early days of the web, since these were reliably transcribed editions.
Now, however, these UVa resources have been locked down behind a subscription wall and are no longer available.
I’ll substitute Google Books links when possible, since these have the benefit of showing the page images.
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.