Barbara Stanwyck's Lost Ladies: Nineteenth-Century Nationalist Nostalgia in the Depression-Era Film

Donna Campbell

Washington State University

Donna Campbell is professor of English at Washington State University. She is the author of Resisting Regionalism: Gender and Naturalism in American Fiction, 1885-1915, and her work on U. S. authors and on film has appeared in Cambridge History of the American Novel, Modern and Postmodern Cutting Edge Films, Cambridge Companion to Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton in Context, Legacy, Studies in American Fiction, and American Literary Realism, among other venues.  Her most recent book is Bitter Tastes: Literary Naturalism and Early Cinema in American Women’s Writing (U of Georgia P, 2016). 


Donna Campbell notes in "Barbara Stanwyck’s Lost Ladies: 19th-Century Nationalist Nostalgia in the Depression-Era Film" that despite her cinematic persona as the quintessential modern woman in innumerable Pre-Codes such... [ view full abstract ]


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