Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England by J. Samaine Lockwood

By J. Samaine Lockwood

during this thought-provoking research of nineteenth-century the United States, J. Samaine Lockwood deals a massive new interpretation of the literary circulate often called American regionalism. Lockwood argues that regionalism in New England used to be a part of a frequent woman-dominated attempt to rewrite historical past. Lockwood demonstrates that New England regionalism was once an highbrow undertaking that overlapped with colonial revivalism and incorporated fiction and historical past writing, vintage gathering, colonial domestic recovery, and images. The cohort of writers and artists best this circulate integrated Sarah Orne Jewett, Alice Morse Earle, and C. Alice Baker, and their undertaking was once taken up by way of girls of a more youthful iteration, reminiscent of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, who prolonged regionalism during the modernist second.

Lockwood attracts on a various archive that incorporates fiction, fabric tradition, amassing publications, and extra. exhibiting how those ladies intellectuals aligned themselves with a strong legacy of social and cultural dissent, Lockwood finds that New England regionalism played queer historic paintings, putting single ladies and their myriad wishes on the heart of either local and nationwide history.

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