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Profile: June Howard

Title: Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Ph.D., UC-San Diego  1979

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

U.S. literature and culture 1850-1920; cultural theory, women’s studies, American studies; the history of knowledge production and interdisciplinarity.

Secondary Interests

Genre criticism and theory; magazine history; feminist thought; global literature; science fiction; curriculum and pedagogy.



Publishing the Family (Duke University Press, 2001);

New Essays on Sarah Orne Jewett’s Country of the Pointed Firs (Cambridge U P, 1994);

Form and History in American Literary Naturalism (University of North Carolina Press, 1985).

Recent articles:
“Sand in Your Mouth: Naturalism and Other Genres,” Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism, ed. Keith Newlin, 2011.  92-103.
Introduction to reprint of "The Son of Chung Wo," by Sui Sin Far [Edith Maude Eaton], Legacy 28 (2011): 115-135.
"Sui Sin Far's American Words," Comparative American Studies (2008); The entry on "Sentiment" in Keywords for American Cultural Studies, ed. Hendler and Burgett (2007);
“'Her Very Handwriting Looks as if She Owned the Earth': Elizabeth Jordan and Editorial Power," in Women in Print: Essays on the Print Culture of American Women from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, ed. Danky and Wiegand (2006);
“American Regionalism: Local Color, National Literature, Global Circuits" in the Blackwell Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914, ed. Lamb and Thompson (2005).

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