Naturalism and Women's Domestic Ecology

David Hollingshead

Brown University

I study American realism and naturalism. My book project, The Biomatters of American Modernity, argues that the cross-pollinations between the culture of transatlantic science and literary representations of the human in the latter part of the nineteenth century engendered a fundamentally new way of conceptualizing "life" as an object of governmentality. My essays have appeared or are forthcoming in American Literary Realism and Studies in the Novel. 


Naturalism and Women's Domestic EcologyIn the 1880s and 90s, a new female “type” began to take shape in the American cultural imagination: the domestic ecologist. From Ellen Glasgow’s female entomologist in The... [ view full abstract ]


  1. David Hollingshead (Brown University)

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