Unchecked Animal Creation': Colonial Order and Disorder in Annie Fields's Diary of a West Indian Tour

Kathryn Wichelns

University of New Mexico

Kathryn Wichelns received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Emory University. Titled Henry James's Feminist Afterlives: Annie Fields, Emily Dickinson, and Marguerite Duras, her first book will be published in early 2018 (Palgrave); it is a selective study of the ways that James recurs in the work of women writers whose obvious differences--of genre, of language, of nation, of period--ground what emerges via their readings as a consistently "gender-transgressive" vision of James's larger project. Her articles have been published in Comparative Literature, Early American Studies, The Emily Dickinson Journal, the Henry James Review, and Radical Pedagogy.  


Kathryn Wichelns also focuses on a little-read piece, this one by Annie Fields, the widow of an Atlantic Monthly editor and the longtime intimate partner of Sarah Orne Jewett. Fields was known in her own right as a genteel... [ view full abstract ]


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