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Selected Works

2015

American Studies

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Criticizing Local Color: Innovative Conformity In Kate Chopin’S Short Fiction, Thomas Lewis Morgan Jun 2015

Criticizing Local Color: Innovative Conformity In Kate Chopin’S Short Fiction, Thomas Lewis Morgan

Thomas Morgan

One of the difficulties in using regionalism as a descriptive category to discuss late nineteenth-century literature is the series of shifting relationships it has with other terms describing literary production. Not only is there regionalism’s implied connection to realism, there is naturalism, romance, and even local color to consider, if one desires to distinguish between types of regional literary production. Added to this initial framework are the unspoken assumptions concerning intersecting definitions of generic form: the novel is implicitly connected to realism (and later naturalism), while the short story is traditionally associated with regionalism. Further complicating both sets of ...


One Man’S Dust Bowl: Recounting 1936 With Don Hartwell Of Inavale, Nebraska.Pdf, Stephen C. Behrendt Dec 2014

One Man’S Dust Bowl: Recounting 1936 With Don Hartwell Of Inavale, Nebraska.Pdf, Stephen C. Behrendt

Stephen C Behrendt

This essay exmines the personal daily diary kept by Donald Hartwell, of Inavale NE, during 1936-40, with particular emphasis on 1936. The essay traces the struggles of this Nebraska farmer to cope with the terrible effects of the Dust Bowl, placing Hartwell's experiences within the broader context of the Dust Bowl era in the Great Plains.