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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2002) 2000 (1): 123–138.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Wharton’s characters inspire such divergent views is a subject worth exploring. ii Willa Cather a. Critical Books and Collections Janis P. Stout’s biography, Willa Cather: The Writer and Her World (Virginia), is an absorbing narrative which e√ectively shows how Cather’s fiction was shaped by critical...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2001) 1999 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 September 2001
... articles and chapters in books. Almost all critics now place Edith Wharton and Willa Cather in historical contexts, showing how their aesthetic principles and their representations of social reality were shaped by their responses to defin- ing events and issues such as immigration, war, class conflict...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2007) 2005 (1): 141–163.
Published: 01 September 2007
... have the freedom of mobility that upper-class women envy, yet deprived of cultural authority they become ghosts or automatons who keep the past and its traditional hierarchies alive. ii  Willa Cather a. Editions, Books, and Collections  A highlight of this year’s scholar- ship is the scholarly...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2016) 2014 (1): 113–127.
Published: 01 September 2016
... work and range of topics covered in these articles, many of them comparative studies, demonstrate Wharton’s increasing centrality in American literature. The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence, and the late novels receive focused attention. This year’s Willa Cather...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2004) 2002 (1): 119–135.
Published: 01 September 2004
... fate of European civilization. ii Willa Cather a. Books and Essay Collections One of the most valuable contributions to the year’s scholarship is Janis P. Stout’s A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather (Nebraska). The book contains paraphrases of some 1,800 letters, located in more than 50...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2012) 2010 (1): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2012
... devoted to this novel. Neglected texts, especially those written after 1920, are also the focus of criticism. Comparative studies abound, with Wharton analyzed alongside writers ranging from Shakespeare to Willa Cather and other modernist writers to Anita Brookner and Candace Bushnell. The concern...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2006) 2004 (1): 127–149.
Published: 01 September 2006
... important to her. Martin Ray in “Edith Wharton and the Serialization of The Trumpet-Major” (THJ 20, ii: 67–69) cites Wharton’s memory of a Good Words editor’s request that Hardy revise his text to keep it in line with the magazine’s conservative tone. ii  Willa Cather Cather publications include...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2013) 2011 (1): 127–144.
Published: 01 September 2013
... that take up new things. The fall 2011 issue American Literary Scholarship (2011) doi 10.1215/00659142-2144136 © 2013 by Duke University Press 128 Wharton and Cather of the Willa Cather Newsletter and Review, for instance, contains an essay describing and...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2014) 2012 (1): 109–131.
Published: 01 September 2014
... continues, especially in modernism, with strong defense of the relevance and quality of Wharton’s 1920s and 1930s novels. Theoretically sophisticated analyses employ approaches ranging from psychoanalysis and deconstruction to animal studies. Critical work on Willa Cather continues to reflect the...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2003) 2001 (1): 139–154.
Published: 01 September 2003
... which, in Wharton’s view, ensured racial progress and social stability at the price of women’s freedom. ii Willa Cather a. Critical Books A welcome resource for scholars, Willa Cather: The Contemporary Reviews, ed. Margaret Anne O’Connor (Cambridge), sam- ples the response in English...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2017) 2015 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 September 2017
... rethinking conventional queer approaches to Cather and her work. The Willa Cather Newsletter and Review published two special issues that offer contrasting images of the author: the indigenous ecologist and the transatlantic sophisticate. Cather scholarship breathes more freely since the publication...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2005) 2003 (1): 123–143.
Published: 01 September 2005
... edited volumes. I include, as AmLS editors usually do, a few pieces that appeared in 2002 too late to be included in last year’s essay. a. Criticism: General Essays The Willa Cather Newsletter and Review (formerly the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Newsletter and Review) has long been a mainstay...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2000) 1998 (1): 113–128.
Published: 01 September 2000
... theme in the criticism, marked by Joyce McDonald’s book The Stu√ of Our Forebears: Willa Cather’s Southern Heritage. Critics of both Wharton and Cather are increasingly preoc- cupied with analyzing the ambivalence or the conflicting attitudes that they see in the novelists’ portrayal of characters in...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2010) 2008 (1): 133–152.
Published: 01 September 2010
... itself, Wharton writes a form of metafiction with the central message “that reading and writing require acts of imagination, and that the paranormal plays a large role in our daily lives.” ii  Willa Cather a. On the Divide  The lone book on Cather to appear this year, David Porter’s On the...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2009) 2007 (1): 139–167.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and well,” adapted in Minot’s more frank portrayals of love, lust, and social expectation. ii  Willa Cather a. Books and Editions  Highlights of this year’s scholarship are out- standing books by two major Cather scholars, Janis P. Stout and Mer- rill Maguire Skaggs. In the groundbreaking...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2011) 2009 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., Patrick Mullen a psychological one. Nick Bromell, Ann Pat- ten, Griffith, and Jenny Wahl examine economics, politics, and social practices and theories of democracy. Willa Cather scholarship this year continued to offer work drawn from the study of new materials: archival, textual, and contextual...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2015) 2013 (1): 125–143.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., with critics noting Wharton’s modernism and challenging the notion that she lost touch with America during the 1930s. Comparative articles discuss Wharton and writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Willa Cather, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Diane Johnson, and Virginia Woolf. A...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2008) 2006 (1): 117–137.
Published: 01 September 2008
...,” make sense of social securities and insecurities, and appreciate subtle as well as overt tensions between haves and have-nots both in Wharton’s time and in our own. ii  Willa Cather a. Books and Collections  A major highlight for this year’s Cather studies is the Willa Cather...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2016) 2014 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2016
... several of them are also unique in the long history of this series. For the first time several contributors to the major author and period chapters hold continuing academic appointments outside the United States: Joseph C. Murphy, who will take over the Willa Cather portion of “Wharton and Cather...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2014) 2012 (1): ix–xvii.
Published: 01 September 2014
...) Literature (Oxford) One Hundred Years of Desire / Willa Cather and Aestheticism / Alessandro Clericuzio, ed., One Sarah Cheney Watson and Hundred Years of Desire: Tennessee Ann Moseley, Willa Cather and Williams 1911–2011 (Perugia: Aestheticism: From Romanticism to Guerra...