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Literary Movements: Regionalism

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Malina Nash

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Character on its own Regionalism Minchao Lin
Malina Nash 1884
Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published

Kate Chopin's The Awakening is published
Its definition is intertwined within Realism one of the main literary movements Relates to realism, because they both aim to write the character in'true life
Its said to be interchangeable with the term "local color". Introducing Another American Literary Movement: “The Reader's Choice: American Literature.” ebooks.maconk12.org. www.glencoe.com, N.d. Web. 7Mar. 2011.

Lathbury, Roger, and Karen Meyers. Realism and Regionalism, 1860-1910. 2nd ed. New York: DWJ LLC, 2010. 7-9. Web. 7Mar. 2011.

“American Literature Major Movements and Terms.” GPS Faculty Pages. N.p., N.d. Web. 7Mar. 2011. <http://staff.gps.edu/gaither/literary_movements.htm>.

Campbell, Donna M. "Regionalism and Local Color Fiction, 1865-1895." Literary Movements. Dept. of English, Washington State University. Date of publication or most recent update (listed above as the "last modified" date; you don't need to indicate the time). Web. 8 Mar. 2011.

Crow, Charles. A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America. Malden: Blackwell Publishing Lrd, 2003. page nr. Print.

Foote, Stephanie. “The Cultural Work of American Regionalism.” Blackwell Reference Online. N.p., N.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2011. <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/tocnode?id=g9780631226314_chunk_g97806312263145>.

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 5: Late Nineteenth Century - American Realism - A Brief Introduction." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. Web. 9 Mar. 2011. <http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap5/5intro.html>
Due to Regionalism's special attention to vernacular, the components of a local region, and its influential writers, it is easy to realize the ideas of "local color", the descriptive scenery, and frame stories found in colonial works to mordern literature. 1860-1900's Dates of Significance: Florishes within the three decades after the civil war Regionalism. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved March 08, 2011, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Regionalism
Kate Chopin - South

Mark Twain - West

Bret Harte - West

Mary E Wilkins - New England

Willa Cather - Midwest Regionalism vs. Realism Local Color http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:AbXMk1C8bu0J:collections.mnhs.org/MNHistoryMagazine/articles/20/v20i02p105-118.pdf+Regionalism+in+today's+literature&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESihsv8I9i-3PIdUwU2FEu5qosEpv5Mglxd5tqIWamECJjKeDuG-0A1kd7FzeZ0uLyPyFMYGNSDuVh3bMMvDCh_PGhGn0Sf2kPnry5b05rhiRDX2-kXdDdaP3LQ4uYLxomgu9g8U&sig=AHIEtbQwnUm381YXZeqjFYmR1Ho5sR770A What is it? ? ? regionalism is also a style of art! ? ? ? ? Regionalist Writers “All modern American literature comes from one
book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.”
——Ernest Hemingway Kate Chopin Mark Twain Bret Harte Willa Cather Mary E. Wilkins The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists
"American Scene Painting" Grant Wood
Young Corn
Courtesy Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Characteristics Similarities:
Both emphasize the significance of potraying everyday life with factual information.

Realist writers depicted real life and believable characters while Regionalist writers focused on detailed descriptions of the characters, customs, dialects, etc. particular to a certain region http://ebooks.maconk12.org/American_Literature_1900_to_Present_1/docs/UNIT_4_464-478.pdf http://www.surovekgallery.com/19th.html Thomas Hart Benton The American Civil War 1861-1865 Takes place in the West, Midwest, New England, and the South Effects~ Influences- Works Cited Vivid landscape descriptions The local differences (vernacular, mannerisms, fashion, etc.) are captured. Thanks for watching~ The narrator acts as an outsider to the local customs. Influences of Regionalism poetry of Robert Frost and Edgar Lee Masters 餵

Mississipi River Great Plains As we come to a close. . .
Regional writings provide the scholars today the information of how a national literature was constructed.
Also, regional writings draw a lot of attention with its range and depth. These writings show some other aspects of American literature such as minor texts and local concerns.
Minority writers, women, provincials, and village dwellers became important figures in regional literature.
Regionalism shows details of local culture, thus it provides differences in many parts of the nation, giving a more detailed and local description in the U.S.
Regional writings are considered to save what is in danger of being lost, which is the cultural difference in the nation. People now studying regionalism also shows the value of local culture.
Regionalism culturalizes these differences in local dialects and customs, know as the discourse of cultural variation.
Regionalism, the American literary movement, was full of influential writers, who were able to bring ideas of "local color", detailed scenery descriptions, and frame stories which can be found in colonial works to modern literture. Regionalism is defined not only as a literature, but as

poetry and art. American culture was able to sever its

last ties from European influence in their art and

develop their own style to be recognized as a national

identity. Despite that it only lasts until the 40's, it has

left a successful period of literature that we can look back on. A style of writing that barely differentiates between topic and can actually be used interchangeably, "Local Color" goes more in depth with the culture of local regions.
Foote, Stephanie. “The Cultural Work of American Regionalism.” Blackwell Reference Online. N.p., N.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2011. <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/tocnode?id=g9780631226314_chunk_g97806312263145>.
Foote, Stephanie. “The Cultural Work of American Regionalism.” Blackwell Reference Online. N.p., N.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2011. <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/tocnode?id=g9780631226314_chunk_g97806312263145>. Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' is published. -1906 "Virginia"
Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
1913 setting: isolated and inaccessible Theme: Intrusion of an outsider nostalgia for the past overcoming adversity ( in feminist novels) urban vs. rural lifestyles
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