Need sources for a scholarly essay for Gone With the WindTrying to write a critcal essay on Gone With The Wind using a feminine critique.  Know what i want to say but having a hard time finding...

Need sources for a scholarly essay for Gone With the Wind

Trying to write a critcal essay on Gone With The Wind using a feminine critique.  Know what i want to say but having a hard time finding additional sources to back up my claim.  My teacher wants us to use as many scholarly sources as possible, have to have at least 5 sources.  Any help would be appreciated.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There is an interesting criticism available here on Enotes, as well. (The source is written below.) Perhaps, of interest is the fact that Margaret Mitchell herself went through a certain transcendence of gender role as, after World War I in which she lost her husband, she herself became a "flapper."

http://www.enotes.com/gone-with-the-wind/gender-roles-gone-wind

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The website Feminist.comhas some good articles about your topic.  The author Janelle Collette wrote a series of articles or essays called "Remember the Ladies" about feminist topics involving the American civil war and the women's suffrage movement. 

This is one of her articles that I believe would support your thesis:

Collette, Janelle.  "Romanticizing the Old South: A Feminist, Historical Analysis of Gone with the Wind." Feminist.com. Feminist.com.  web. 27 Apr. 2012.

 

I am providing the link for this article below.

http://www.feminist.com/resources/artspeech/remember/rtl8.html


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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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There has actually been a lot written about this topic- one book is feminist Helen Taylor's Scarlett's Women: Gone with the Wind and its Female Fans, which I've linked to in preview form below:

http://books.google.com/books?id=AvXSDT36b8wC&printsec=frontcover&dq=helen+taylor+gone+with+the+wind&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dsmaT7GQCIn6tgeC-Z2nBA&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=helen%20taylor%20gone%20with%20the%20wind&f=false

A more recent book is feminist film critic Molly Haskell's Frankly My Dear, also previewed on Google Books. It also talks about Margaret Mitchell's book Gone with the Wind in addition to the film. 

http://books.google.com/books?id=V-g1USyUYIwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=molly+haskell+gone+with+the+wind&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7cqaT9aAAcrItgfUvJSmBA&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=molly%20haskell%20gone%20with%20the%20wind&f=false

 

For further information, I'd suggest you check the notes to the Haskell book, which was written in 2010. You should be able to find plenty of additional sources other than these two important books there. 

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