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Kilcup, Karen L.

Works: 13 works in 76 publications in 1 language and 9,341 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS2133, 813.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karen L Kilcup
Jewett and her contemporaries reshaping the Canon by Karen Kilcup( )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soft canons American women writers and masculine tradition ( )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In their innovative treatments of seemingly incomparable works, these critics promote dialogue not only about the texts under consideration but also about the very nature of how we read across lines of gender, race, class, and history. Individually, the essays are insightful and strong; collectively, they highlight the vibrancy of current research on nineteenth -century American women writers in particular and nineteenth-century American literature in general ... an ideal critical companion for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses."--Annie Merrill Ingram, Symploke
From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace the 1851 travel diary of a working-class woman by Lorenza Stevens Berbineau( )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Because prior studies of American women's travel writing have focused exclusively on middle-class and wealthy travelers, it has been difficult to assess the genre and its participants in a holistic fashion. One of the very few surviving working-class travel diaries, Lorenza Stevens Berbineau's account provides readers with a unique perspective of a domestic servant in the wealthy Lowell family in Boston
A Cherokee woman's America memoirs of Narcissa Owen, 1831-1907 by Narcissa Owen( )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Memoirs reveal a fascinating and complex 19th-century woman--an artist, music teacher, storyteller, Confederate slave owner, Washington socialite, wife of a white railroad executive, widow, and mother of the first Native American U.S. Senator, Robert L. Owen, Jr
Nineteenth-century American women writers : an anthology by Karen L Kilcup( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflects the latest scholarship on both traditional and unfamiliar writing and provides an unequaled view of the breadth of American women's work
Fallen forests emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924 by Karen L Kilcup( )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1844, Lydia Sigourney asserted, "Man's warfare on the trees is terrible." Like Sigourney many American women of her day engaged with such issues as sustainability, resource wars, globalization, voluntary simplicity, Christian ecology, and environmental justice. Illuminating the foundations for contemporary women's environmental writing, Fallen Forests shows how their nineteenth-century predecessors marshaled powerful affective, ethical, and spiritual resources to chastise, educate, and motivate readers to engage in positive social change. Fallen Forests contributes to scholarship in American women's writing, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, and feminist rhetoric, expanding the literary, historical, and theoretical grounds for some of today's most pressing environmental debates. Karen L. Kilcup rejects prior critical emphases on sentimentalism to show how women writers have drawn on their literary emotional intelligence to raise readers' consciousness about social and environmental issues. She also critiques ecocriticism's idealizing tendency, which has elided women's complicity in agendas that depart from today's environmental orthodoxies. Unlike previous ecocritical works, Fallen Forests includes marginalized texts by African American, Native American, Mexican American, working-class, and non-Protestant women. Kilcup also enlarges ecocriticism's genre foundations, showing how Cherokee oratory, travel writing, slave narrative, diary, polemic, sketches, novels, poetry, and expose intervene in important environmental debates"--
Native American women's writing : c. 1800-1924, an anthology by Karen L Kilcup( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Frost and feminine literary tradition by Karen L Kilcup( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In spite of Robert Frost's continuing popularity with the public, the poet remains an outsider in the academy, where more "difficult" and "innovative" poets like T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound are presented as the great American modernists. Robert Frost and Feminine Literary Tradition considers the reason for this disparity, exploring the relationship among notions of popularity, masculinity, and greatness. Karen Kilcup reveals Frost's subtle links with earlier "feminine" traditions like "sentimental" poetry and New England regionalist fiction, traditions fostered by such well-known women precursors and contemporaries as Lydia Sigourney, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. She argues that Frost altered and finally obscured these "feminine" voices and values that informed his earlier published work and that to appreciate his achievement fully, we need to recover and acknowledge the power of his affective, emotional voice in counterpoint and collaboration with his more familiar ironic and humorous tones."--Jacket
Over the river and through the wood : an anthology of nineteenth-century American children's poetry ( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the River and Through the Wood is the first and only collection of its kind, offering readers an unequaled view of the quality and diversity of nineteenth-century American children's poetry. Most American poets wrote for children--from famous names such as Ralph Waldo Emerson to less familiar figures like Christina Moody, an African American author who published her first book at sixteen. In its excellence, relevance, and abundance, much of this work rivals or surpasses poetry written for adults, yet it has languished--inaccessible and unread--in old periodicals, gift books, and primers. This groundbreaking anthology remedies that loss, presenting material that is both critical to the tradition of American poetry and also a delight to read. Complemented by period illustrations, this definitive collection includes work by poets from all geographical regions, as well as rarely seen poems by immigrant and ethnic writers and by children themselves. Karen L. Kilcup and Angela Sorby have combed the archives to present an extensive selection of rediscoveries along with traditional favorites. By turns playful, contemplative, humorous, and subversive, these poems appeal to modern sensibilities while giving scholars a revised picture of the nineteenth-century literary landscape.--Back cover
Teaching nineteenth-century American poetry ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nineteenth-century american women history : acritical reader ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fallen forests. emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924 by Karen L Kilcup( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Fallen forests emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924 by Karen L Kilcup( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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