Shifting Spaces in the Critical Regionalist Fiction of New England


  • Marleen Schulte



At the turn of the twenty-first century, a critical regionalist fiction is emerging. Like its architectural counterpart, this fiction fuses the local with the global by situating current issues in a particular place, simultaneously exerting an emancipatory action. Whether North Dakota, Newfoundland, or Maine, these are places off the literary map. This article explores how critical regionalist fiction is shifting the physical, imagined, and lived spaces of New England. 

Author Biography

Marleen Schulte

Marleen Schulte completed her undergraduate studies in education in Freiburg and Utah. In October 2009 she began her doctoral studies at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies at the University of Heidelberg. For her research, which is concerned with New England’s critical regionalist fiction, she participated in the University of Michigan’s New England Literature Program. For the 2010-11 academic year, Marleen is a research and teaching fellow at Yale University. 


How to Cite

Schulte, Marleen. “Shifting Spaces in the Critical Regionalist Fiction of New England”. Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies, vol. 12, May 2012, doi:10.5283/copas.139.