Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
Literary criticism and analysis for the nineteenth-century American novelist and story writer Louisa May Alcott. Academic web sites and peer-reviewed journal articles. Links take you directly to articles.
"Louisa May Alcott." Some interesting facts about Louisa May Alcott, from a lighter perspective, from jstor.
"Louisa May Alcott." A short biography and introduction, from textbook publisher Heath Anthology of American Literature.
"Louisa May Alcott." Introduction to Louisa May Alcott from the Literary Encyclopedia [subscription service].
"Selected bibliography on Louisa May Alcott," from Prof. Donna Campbell.
Alexander, Lynn M. "Unsexed by Labor: Middle-Class Women and the Need to Work." On the employment possibilities for young middle-class women in Alcott's day. ATQ The American Transcendental Quarterly 22, 4 (Dec. 2008) [at Questia, subscription service].
Butterworth-McDermott, Christine. "Behind a mask of beauty: Alcott's beast in disguise." Discusses Alcott's use of fairy tales and their possible connection with her pseudonymous fiction. ATQ The American Transcendental Quarterly 18, 1 (March 2004) [at Questia, subscription service].
Clark, Beverly Lyon. "Domesticating the School Story, Regendering a Genre: Alcott's
Foote, Stephanie. "Resentful Little Women: gender and class feeling in Louisa May Alcott." College Literature 32, 2 (Winter 2005) [free at jstor].
Hackenberg, Sara. "Plots and counterplots: the defense of sensational fiction in Louisa May Alcott's 'Behind a Mask.'" ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly) June 2008 [at Questia, subscription service].
Halttunen, Karen. "The Domestic Drama of Louisa May Alcott." Feminist Studies 10, 2 (Summer, 1984), pp. 233-254 [free at jstor].
Jacobson, Kristin J. "The Neodomestic American Novel: The Politics of Home in Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible." Compares Little Women with The Poisonwood Bible. In Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 24, 1 (Spring 2005) pp 105-27 [free at jstor].
Maibor, Carolyn R. "Upstairs, Downstairs, and In-Between: Louisa May Alcott on Domestic Service." New England Quarterly 79, 1 (Mar. 2006) [free at jstor].
Patterson, Mark. "Racial sacrifice and citizenship: the construction of masculinity in Louisa May Alcott's 'The Brothers.'" Studies in American Fiction Autumn 1997 [at Questia, subscription service].
Schewe, Elizabeth. "Domestic Conspiracy: Class Conflict and Performance in Louisa May Alcott's 'Behind a Mask.'" ATQ The American Transcendental Quarterly 22, 4 (Dec. 2008) [at Questia, subscription service].
Shealy, Daniel. "Louisa May Alcott's Juvenilia: Blueprints for the Future." Children's Literature Association Quarterly 17, 4 (Winter 1992) [muse, preview only].
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