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Sandoz Writing (Righting) History
those she felt were disenfranchised. Her acerbic writing, in both her literary texts and letters, was remarkable in a time and place when and where women typically did not provide such pointed commentary. Mari Sandoz’s literary works were supported...
Beneath Mark Twain: Judgments of Justice and Gender in Twain's Early Western Writing, 1861-1873
By the time Samuel Clemens began writing journalism and crafting what he called the “sensation hoax” for Virginia City’s Territorial Enterprise in 1862, Americans had been devouring sensational novels and journalism by ...
More than a river: using nature for reform in the progressive era
The decades around the turn of the twentieth century were a time of vast social and economic change. Industrialization altered the ways people related to each other and to their social, political, and cultural institutions. ...
Praising Girls: The Epideictic Rhetoric of Young Women, 1895-1930
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-17)
by factions. Emulating the practices of nineteenth-century women who presented epideictic discourse in published writing, girls exercised rhetorical agency through the art, editorials, essays, and creative writing that they produced for high school literary...
Blasphemous bodies: Transgressive morality as cultural interrogation in romance fiction of the long nineteenth century
as participants in the social issues of the time. Using an eclectic combination of approaches, including literary close reading, genre analysis, feminist criticism, and post-colonial theory, I examine a range of canonical, moderately well-known and unfamiliar...