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Tracking Properness: Repackaging Culture in a Remote Australian Town
(Cultural Anthropology, 2006-08)
This article examines the production and circulation of digitized indigenous traditions as cultural objects that repackage tradition and reposition indigeneity. From its initial release in 2000, Yawulyu Mungamunga Women's ...
"Written with a Hard and Ruthless Purpose": Rose Wilder Lane, Edna Ferber, and Middlebrow Regional Fiction
(Northeastern University Press, 2003)
When Walter Benn Michaels proposed in Our America that "the great American modernist texts of the '20s must be understood as deeply committed to the nativist project of racializing the American" (13), his examination left ...
A Forgotten Daughter of Bohemia: Gertrude Christian Fosdick’s Out of Bohemia and the Artists’ Novel of the 1890s
(University of Nebraska Press, 2008)
This article provides a biographical sketch of Gertrude Christian Fosdick and analyzes her little-known novel of a female artist in the context of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady and Hawthorne's The Marble Faun.
Book review: Bret Harte: Prince and Pauper
(Resources for American Literary Study, 2005)
Here Donna Campbell provides a review of Bret Harte: Prince and Pauper, a biography by Axel Nissen that considers the significance of Bret Harte, American short story writer (1836-1902).
Book review: Kate Phillips, Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life
(Pacific Historical Review, 2004-08)
Here Donna Campbell reviews the book: Phillips, Kate. Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.
Realism and Regionalism
To see realism and regionalism as the powerful forces they were for their nineteenth-century audiences, then, we need to set aside Mencken's prejudices and look at them from the dual perspective of literary documents of ...
Anthropology in/of Circulation: The Future of Open Access and Scholarly Societies
(Cultural Anthropology, 2008-08)
Presented here is a conversation among anthropologists whose research and experience have given them special insight into recent changes in the ways scholarship is produced and shared.
Walden in the Suburbs: Thoreau, Rock Hudson, and Natural Style in Douglas Sirk’s All that Heaven Allows
(Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008)
In The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's autobiographical novel of the 1950s, her heroine Esther Greenwood announces at one point "I hate Technicolor" (41) because of its "lurid costumes" and the way in which characters tend "to ...
Changing the Default: Taking Aboriginal Systems of Accountability Seriously
(World Anthropologies Network, 2006-05)
In what follows, the author examines how recent indigenous digital projects challenge both expanded copyright laws as a means to “protect” indigenous culture and the very notion of “communal” rights as the primary state ...
A Literary Expatriate: Hamlin Garland, Edith Wharton, and the Politics of a Literary Reputation
(Edith Wharton Review, 2008)
This article discusses Hamlin Garland's relationship with Edith Wharton and his three published recollections of their meeting as indices of her critical standing.