Donna M. Campbell
Donna Campbell (Ph. D., University of Kansas, 1990) teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature. Before coming to WSU in 2004, she was an associate professor of English at Gonzaga University, where she won the university's Outstanding Scholarship award in 2000. Her book Resisting Regionalism: Gender and Naturalism in American Fiction, 1880-1915 (Ohio U P, 1997), won the Northeast Modern Language Association book prize in 1995, and her publications, several of which have been reprinted, include articles in Studies in American Fiction, American Literary Realism, Studies in American Naturalism, Legacy, Great Plains Quarterly, and the Norton Critical Edition of McTeague. Chair of the Regional Chapters Committee of the American Studies Association from 2004-2008, she has served as an officer in a number of scholarly societies, including the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, and maintains several web sites. From 2000-2008 she wrote the annual “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s” chapter for American Literary Scholarship (Duke University Press). She is currently the Lewis and Stella Buchanan Distinguished Associate Professor of English.
Selected recent and forthcoming publications include “Literary Darwinism and the Rise of Naturalism” in The Cambridge History of the American Novel, ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Eby; “At Fault: Kate Chopin’s Other Novel” in The Cambridge Companion to Kate Chopin, ed. Janet Beer (2008); “Naturalism: Turn-of-the-Century Modernism” in The Blackwell Companion to the American Novel, 1900-1950, ed. John T. Matthews (2009); and “A Forgotten Daughter of Bohemia: Gertrude Christian Fosdick’s Out of Bohemia” Legacy (2008).
Professor Campbell’s research interests include American literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a special interest in local color or regional fiction, realism, and naturalism. Current and past work includes work on the following authors: Edith Wharton, Frank Norris, Louisa May Alcott, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Stephen Crane, William Dean Howells, Theodore Dreiser, Harold Frederic, Jack London, Sarah Orne Jewett, Willa Cather, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Rose Wilder Lane. Her current project is a book on women writers of naturalism.
More information about research interests and current courses is available at http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/index.html