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Willa Cather and material culture [electronic resource] : real-world writing, writing the real world / edited by Janis P. Stout.

Contributor(s): Stout, Janis P.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in American literary realism and naturalism: Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (viii, 240 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780817382322 (electronic bk.); 0817382321 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 -- Criticism and interpretation | Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 -- Knowledge -- Material culture | Literature publishing -- United States | Material culture in literature | Reality in literature | Realism in literature | Cather, Willa | Realism in literature. Cather, Willa -- 1873-1947 -- Criticism and interpretation. Material culture in literature. Literature publishing -- United States. Cather, Willa -- 1873-1947 -- Knowledge -- Mate | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Willa Cather and material culture.DDC classification: 813/.52 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
For use, for pleasure, for status: the object world of Willa Cather / Janis P. Stout -- Willa Cather: a life with quilts / Ann Romines -- To entertain, to educate, to elevate: Cather and the commodification of manners at the Home Monthly / Jennifer L. Bradley -- "That kitchen with the shining windows": Willa Cather's "Neighbour Rosicky" and the Women's Home Companion / Park Bucker -- Selected thematic concordance to "Neighbour Rosicky" -- Taking liberties: Willa Cather and the 1934 film adaptation of A lost lady / Michael Schueth -- Object lessons: nature education, museum science, and ethnographic tourism in The professor's house / Anne Raine -- "An orgy of acquisition": the female consumer, infidelity, and commodity culture in A lost lady and The professor's house / Honor McKitrick Wallace -- "Fragments of their desire": Willa Cather and the alternative aesthetic tradition of native American women / Deborah Lindsay Williams -- Material objects as sites of cultural mediation in Death comes for the archbishop / Sarah Wilson -- Gloves full of gold: violations of the gift cycle in My mortal enemy / Robert K. Miller -- Words to do with things: reading about Willa Cather and material culture / Mary Ann O'Farrell.
Summary: Thes 11 essays address Willa Cather's work and career through the lens of cultural studies. One of the volume's primary purposes is to demonstrate the extent to which Cather did participate in her culture and to correct the commonplace view of her as a literary connoisseur set apart from her times.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-229) and index.

Introduction: For use, for pleasure, for status: the object world of Willa Cather / Janis P. Stout -- Willa Cather: a life with quilts / Ann Romines -- To entertain, to educate, to elevate: Cather and the commodification of manners at the Home Monthly / Jennifer L. Bradley -- "That kitchen with the shining windows": Willa Cather's "Neighbour Rosicky" and the Women's Home Companion / Park Bucker -- Appendix: Selected thematic concordance to "Neighbour Rosicky" -- Taking liberties: Willa Cather and the 1934 film adaptation of A lost lady / Michael Schueth -- Object lessons: nature education, museum science, and ethnographic tourism in The professor's house / Anne Raine -- "An orgy of acquisition": the female consumer, infidelity, and commodity culture in A lost lady and The professor's house / Honor McKitrick Wallace -- "Fragments of their desire": Willa Cather and the alternative aesthetic tradition of native American women / Deborah Lindsay Williams -- Material objects as sites of cultural mediation in Death comes for the archbishop / Sarah Wilson -- Gloves full of gold: violations of the gift cycle in My mortal enemy / Robert K. Miller -- Words to do with things: reading about Willa Cather and material culture / Mary Ann O'Farrell.

Thes 11 essays address Willa Cather's work and career through the lens of cultural studies. One of the volume's primary purposes is to demonstrate the extent to which Cather did participate in her culture and to correct the commonplace view of her as a literary connoisseur set apart from her times.

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