Daniel, Janice. “Redefining Place: Femes Covert in the Stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman. Studies in Short Fiction 33, no. 1 (winter 1996): 69-76.
Examines how Wilkins Freeman's covert language of enclosure is a metaphor for the redefinition of women in her fiction and times.
Dyer, Joyce, ed. Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998, 302 p.
Collection of critical essays on fiction by Appalachian women writers.
Foote, Stephanie. Regional Fictions: Culture and Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature....
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