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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.

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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.

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