The Artistry of Anger: Black and White Women's
Literature in America, 1820-1860.
University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
This book proposes that reading for an aesthetic grounded in the artistry of angry expression compels a reconceptualization of domestic literature by women. I analyze and contextualize expressions of anger in the texts of writers such as Lydia Maria Child, Maria W. Stewart, Fanny Fern, and Harriet Wilson as a way of tracing a specifically gendered tradition of literary nation-building that is shaped by anger at exclusion from the democratic promise of America.
"Masking Volcanic Anger: The Repressive World of
Nineteenth-Century White Female Emotional Culture."
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"Louisa May Alcott's 'Magic Inkstand': Little
Women, Feminism, and The Myth of Regeneration."
Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 19.1 (1998): 177-192.
"Anger in the House: Fanny Fern's Ruth Hall and the Redrawing of Emotional Boundaries in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America." Studies in the American Renaissance (1995): 251-261.
"Thwarted Life, Mighty Hunger, Unfinished
Work: The Legacy of Nineteenth-Century Women Writing in America."
ATQ: 19th C. American Literature and Culture 8.2 (June 1994): 97-118.
"Changing Conversations, Shifting Paradigms: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Women's Literary Scholarship in the Twenty-First Century." College Literature 29.2 (April 2002).
Review of The Reader's Repentance: Women Preachers,
Women Writers, and Nineteenth-Century Social Discourse by Christine L. Krueger.
Sex Roles 29.10 (Nov. 1993).