Fetterley and Pryse's American Women Regionalists
Includes several short sketches and fictions by Zitkala-Sa and Alice Dunbar-Nelson, as well as Sui Sin Ear.
In addition to painting pictures, Regionalist
artists were employed to paint murals in public buildings such as post offices and statehouses.
This conception of regionalism raises other questions as well: given regionalism's insistence on empathy and "the free choice of mothers," how does regionalist
theory handle the genre's occasional spiteful friends or monstrous mothers devoid of empathy, such as Joe Daggett's demanding invalid mother in "A New England Nun," from whose unceasing care Louisa shrinks at least as much as she shrinks from the heteronormative state of marriage to Joe?
If possible, students should also be given an opportunity to see original Regionalist
pictures in local art collections.
Yet despite the significant policy shift, the regionalist
approach continued to dominate decision-making with regard to the Rhodesian problem.
Although many of the new regionalists
praise Rusk's analysis for connecting urban decline with inelasticity, few are willing to focus responsibility for filling the governance gap so squarely on state legislatures, especially when the states are advised to act top-down by imposing such measures as city-county consolidation.
In the early 1930s Warren began to develop closer to home another example of what might be called a universal regionalist
- William Faulkner.
Fetterley and Bryse assert that regionalist
writers did not necessarily differentiate between their own writing and that of their contemporaries, at the same time that they affirm that "in practice" regionalists
did differentiate themselves from local colorists "primarily in their desire not to hold up regional characters to potential ridicule by eastern urban readers but rather to present regional experience from within, so as to engage the reader's sympathy and identification" (xii).
And if the allegedly national (but in fact LA and NYC heavy) biennial of two years back seems about as sea-to-shining-sea as a New York City subway token, we might take a cut with our "New York Parochialism" wedge and get the air of neglected regionalists
under the ball.
sought to retain what they regarded as the "natural" features of regional societies.
Stimulated by the revival of modernist-inspired nationalism of the 1920s, the regionalists
examined the diverse ethnic and racial cultures of Brazil.
All this is not so much wrong as unsurprising, especially to historians and Latin American regionalists