Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism - Gender and American Culture (Paperback)J. Samaine Lockwood (author)
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Lockwood draws on a diverse archive that includes fiction, material culture, collecting guides, and more. Showing how these women intellectuals aligned themselves with a powerful legacy of social and cultural dissent, Lockwood reveals that New England regionalism performed queer historical work, placing unmarried women and their myriad desires at the center of both regional and national history.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
In this sophisticated, impeccably researched volume, Lockwood demonstrates how in the period 1865-1915, both well-known and obscure New England women represented and performed 'history' in literary and historiographic texts and in creating heritage tourist sites. Essential.--Choice
Lockwood's contribution to literary and historical studies of nineteenth-century America is multifaceted.--New England Quarterly
Lockwood deftly reveals how much 'spectral fusions' performed the most intimate historicism of all, as past women's lives haunted and inhabited the very bodies of their unmarried subjects--American Historical Review
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