The History of Southern Women's Literature

The History of Southern Women's Literature

by Carolyn Perry

ISBN-10: 0807127531

ISBN-13: 9780807127537

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

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Louisiana State University Press
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Southern Literary Studies
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

IThe Antebellum and Bellum South (Beginnings to 1865)
Introduction to Part I7
Antebellum Journals and Collections of Letters17
Captivity Narratives25
Gender Issues in the Old South32
Eliza Lucas Pinckney43
The Novel48
Women's Magazines59
Caroline Howard Gilman64
The Grimke Sisters70
Louisa S. McCord77
Caroline Lee Hentz82
Early African American Women Writers87
Southern Women Writers' Responses to Uncle Tom's Cabin97
Harriet Ann Jacobs103
Civil War Diaries and Memoirs109
Mary Chesnut119
IIThe Postbellum South (1865-1900)
Introduction to Part II125
The New Woman of the New South133
The Postbellum Novel141
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson150
Southern History in the Imagination of African American Women Writers156
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper164
Southern Women Journalists169
Southern Women Humorists176
Mary Noailles Murfree187
Southern Women Poets of the Victorian Age193
Louisiana Writers of the Postbellum South201
Kate Chopin210
Grace King216
Anna Julia Cooper220
Alice Dunbar-Nelson225
IIIRenaissance in the South (1900-1960)
Introduction to Part III233
Southern Women Writers and the Beginning of the Renaissance242
The Modern Novel251
Gone with the Wind and Its Influence258
Southern Women's Autobiography268
Women Writers and the Myths of Southern Womanhood275
Re-Visioning the Southern Land290
Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance296
Appalachian Writers309
Southern Women Writers and Social Issues316
The Growing Importance of Literary Circles and Mentors329
Ellen Glasgow336
Julia Peterkin343
Elizabeth Madox Roberts349
Frances Newman354
Katherine Anne Porter359
Evelyn Scott364
Caroline Gordon369
Lillian Smith374
Zora Neale Hurston379
Lillian Hellman386
Eudora Welty391
Carson McCullers399
Flannery O'Connor404
Harper Lee413
IVThe Contemporary South (1960 to the Present)
Introduction to Part IV421
Myths of Southern Womanhood in Contemporary Literature429
Southern Women Writers and the Women's Movement439
Contemporary Autobiography and Memoir447
Contemporary Writers and Race455
Contemporary Poetry467
Southern Women Writers in a Changing Landscape478
A Second Southern Renaissance491
Margaret Walker498
Mary Lee Settle503
Elizabeth Spencer508
Ellen Douglas512
Maya Angelou517
Shirley Ann Grau525
Doris Betts530
Sonia Sanchez535
Ellen Gilchrist541
Gail Godwin545
Bobbie Ann Mason550
Anne Tyler559
Alice Walker563
Rita Mae Brown570
Lee Smith575
Josephine Humphreys579
Dorothy Allison584
Beth Henley588
Jayne Anne Phillips594
Jill McCorkle599
Kaye Gibbons604
Afterword: The Future of Southern Women's Writing610
AppThe Study of Southern Women's Literature621
Bibliography of General Secondary Sources on Southern Women's Literature633

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