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This collection features research by Donna Campbell, professor of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature in the English department at Washington State University. Campbell earned her Ph. D. at the University of Kansas in 1990. Before coming to WSU in 2004, she was an associate professor of English at Gonzaga University, where she won the university’s Outstanding Scholarship award in 2000. Her book Resisting Regionalism: Gender and Naturalism in American Fiction, 1880-1915 (Ohio U P, 1997), won the Northeast Modern Language Association book prize in 1995, and her publications, several of which have been reprinted, include articles in Studies in American Fiction, American Literary Realism, Studies in American Naturalism, Legacy, Resources for American Literary Study, Great Plains Quarterly, and the Norton Critical Edition of McTeague. Chair of the Regional Chapters Committee of the American Studies Association from 2004-2008, she has served as an officer in a number of scholarly societies, including the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, and maintains several web sites. From 2000-2008 she wrote the annual “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s” chapter for American Literary Scholarship (Duke University Press). From 2007-2010 she was the Lewis and Stella Buchanan Distinguished Associate Professor of English, and from September 2010-June 2011 she served as the editor of ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance.

Professor Campbell’s research interests include American literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a special interest in local color or regional fiction, realism, and naturalism. Her other interests include the field of digital humanities, early film, and women’s middlebrow fiction of the 1920s (Edna Ferber, Rose Wilder Lane, Dorothy Canfield Fisher). Her publications include work on Edith Wharton, Frank Norris, Louisa May Alcott, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Stephen Crane, William Dean Howells, Theodore Dreiser, Harold Frederic, Jack London, and Sarah Orne Jewett.

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