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Romines, Ann 1942-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 4,959 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Annotator
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ann Romines
Constructing the Little house gender, culture, and Laura Ingalls Wilder by Ann Romines ( )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,116 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
The home plot women, writing & domestic ritual by Ann Romines ( )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,987 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 )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sapphira and the slave girl by Willa Cather ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sapphira Colbert proceeds to persecute a once happy slave girl, Nancy, when Sapphira suspects her husband admires Nancy
At Willa Cather's tables : the Cather Foundation cookbook ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 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
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
[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
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 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (28)
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