Donna Campbell

Donna Campbell is Assistant Professor of English at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She has published articles on Alcott, Wharton, Norris, and Freeman.

Listed in: Literary Criticism · Women’s Studies · Literary Studies · American Literature · Gender Studies

Resisting Regionalism · Gender And Naturalism In American Fiction, 1885-1915
By Donna Campbell

When James Lane Allen defined the “Feminine Principle” and the “Masculine Principle” in American fiction for the Atlantic Monthly in 1897, he in effect described local color fiction and naturalism, two branches of realism often regarded as bearing little relationship to each other.

“This meticulously researched and annotated book traces numerous themes in the American novel and short story…. Highly recommended, this is a valuable resource for scholars and students at all levels.”

S. I. Bellman, Choice