Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Dorothy Scarborough, and the Proto-Feminist Weird West

Jana Koehler

University of New Mexico

As a doctoral student in the American Literary Studies program at UNM, Jana Koehler studies the intersection of Southwestern literature and African American literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries, focusing on the Western genre. She is also pursuing a certificate in Women Studies and teaches in the Women Studies program in addition to the Core Writing program. Jana previously received her Master’s degree in Literature at North Carolina State University.


This panel challenges nineteenth century conceptions of the American West as a place of limitless opportunities and unprecedented freedoms as we privilege the voices of women and people of color. Koehler and Lowrence begin by... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jana Koehler (University of New Mexico)

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P03 » Western Climates: Brutality, Dismemberment, and Normative Disruptions in the American West (08:30 - Thursday, 22nd March, Enchantment B)

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