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Beth Sutton-Ramspeck

Beth Sutton-Ramspeck is an associate professor of English at the Lima campus of the Ohio State University. She is the editor, with Nicole B. Meller, of Marcella, by Mary Augusta Ward.

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Cover of 'Raising the Dust'

Raising the Dust
The Literary Housekeeping of Mary Ward, Sarah Grand, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman
By Beth Sutton-Ramspeck

Raising the Dust identifies a heretofore-overlooked literary phenomenon that author Beth Sutton-Ramspeck calls “literary housekeeping.” The three writers she examines rejected turn-of-the-century aestheticism and modernism in favor of a literature that is practical, even ostensibly mundane, designed to “set the human household in order.”

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