WorldCat Identities

Romines, Ann 1942-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 5,117 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ann Romines
The home plot : women, writing & domestic ritual by Ann Romines( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this finely crafted study, Ann Romines builds on twenty years of feminist scholarship to show how domestic ritual--the practice and tradition of housekeeping has helped shape the substance and tone of some of the best fiction by American women. Examining works by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Willa Cather, and Eudora Welty, Romines argues that one cannot fully appreciate this writing unless one understands the domestic codes in which it is inscribed. Romines opens with the American realist period, when such women as Stowe and Jewett began to experiment with plots generated by the rhythms of domestic ritual. Chapter 2 is an extended reading of Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs, showing how the silent, traditional language of housekeeping becomes the medium for an autobiographical writer and her sibylline mentor. In chapter 3, Romines shows how Freeman devised a very different strategy, counterpointing climactic plots against relentless repetitions in ways that evoke the stresses and satisfactions of housekeepers' lives. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss Cather's ambitious career. Although at first determined to avoid the constraints of domesticity in her writing, Cather increasingly was drawn to women's culture, and her later novels include several triumphant experiments with domestic fiction. The final two chapters, on Eudora Welty, reveal how the priorities of housekeeping have marked her fiction from beginning to end. By reading domestic ritual as a gendered language, Romines seeks to reclaim one of the oldest female traditions-housekeeping--from trivialization and devaluation. In the process, she brings fresh insight to the work of five important American novelists. "In this important and stimulating study, Romines helps to pioneer a new direction in feminist criticism, one that locates women's aesthetics in their material practices, particularly in the rituals of domestic labor."
Willa Cather's southern connections : new essays on Cather and the South( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructing the Little house : gender, culture, and Laura Ingalls Wilder by Ann Romines( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the writing of the Little House books and "explores the relationship between mother and daughter working as collaborative authors and calls into question our assumptions about plot, juvenile fiction, and constructions of gender on the nineteenth century frontier and in the Depression years when the Little House books were written."--Cover
Sapphira and the slave girl by Willa Cather( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman in nineteenth-century Virginia is driven by insane jealousy to mistreat her beautiful mulatto slave whom she suspects of having an affair with her miller husband
At Willa Cather's tables : the Cather Foundation cookbook( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first fifty years : a celebration of the Cather Foundation's promotion & preservation of the world of Willa Cather : celebrating the 50th anniversary, Cather Foundation by Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing the Little house : the architecture of a series by Ann Romines( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Review of Laura Ingalls Wilder's little town : where history & literature meet, by John E. Miller] by Ann Romines( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The powers of the lamp : domestic revolution in two stories by Eudora Welty by Ann Romines( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Preemptinghe patriarch: the problem of Pa's stories in 'Little house in the big woods' by Ann Romines( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschouwing over de verhalen die Laura's vader vertelt in 'Het kleine huis in het grote bos', waar Wilder naar eigen zeggen dol op was, en die ze niet verloren wilde laten gaan. Dit artikel laat zien hoe Wilder ze moest loslaten om haar eigen verhalen te vinden
 
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The home plot : women, writing & domestic ritual
Languages
English (29)

Covers
Willa Cather's southern connections : new essays on Cather and the SouthConstructing the Little house : gender, culture, and Laura Ingalls WilderSapphira and the slave girl