Western Washington University Libraries Laura Laffrado
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Laura Laffrado Collection
Western Collection: Laffrado, L. and Laffrado, L. (Box)
A scholar and writer, Laura Laffrado was born July 27, 1959 in Buffalo, New York. She was educated at Vassar College (AB (with honors), 1979), University of Montana (MFA, 1982), State University of New York at Buffalo (MA, 1985, PhD, 1987). She has taught at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Washington) and Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington) where she currently is a professor of English. She has held memberships in the Modern Language Association of America and the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society.
Scope and Contents Note
The collection consists of books, off-prints and photocopies of articles and other published contributions in the field of literature.
Notes on Arrangement
The books in the Laura Laffrado Collection are shelved under "Laffrado, L." in The Western Collection stacks area, sub-arranged by title. Additional copies of individual book titles may also be available in the Libraries' circulating collection; search the library catalog by author or title for more information.
Other material in the collection is organized into sequentially numbered folders housed in an archival box. Within each folder, items are ordered chronologically by date of publication, sub-arranged alphabetically by title when items share a common publication date.
The arrangement of the collection is by Special Collections.
The collection is the ongoing gift of Laura Laffrado to Special Collections for The Western Collection.
Material in this collection may be under copyright.
Laffrado, Laura. Hawthorne’s literature for children. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992.
Laffrado, Laura. Uncommon women: gender and representation in nineteenth-century U.S. women’s writing. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2009.
Folder 1: 1988-1995
Laffrado, Laura. “’Far and momentary glimpses’: Hawthorne’s treatment of Mrs. Wakefield.” New interpretations of American literature. (Series: Bucknell Review). Ed. Richard Fleming and Michael Payne. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Bucknell University Press, 1988. 34-44. Book.
Laffrado, Laura. “’If we have any little girls among our reader’: gender and education in Hawthorne’s ‘Queen Christina.’” Children’s Literature 17 (1989): 124-134.
Laffrado, Laura. “The persephone myth in Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales.” Images of Persephone: feminist readings in western literature. Ed. Elizabeth T. Hayes. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 1994. 75-83. Book.
Folder 2: 1996-2000
Laffrado, Laura. “’I am other than my appearance indicates’: sex-gender representation in women’s nineteenth-century Civil War reminiscences.” Over Here: a European Journal of American Culture 17.2 (1997): 161-182.
Laffrado, Laura. “’I thought from the way you writ, that you were a great six-footer of a woman’: gender and public voice in Fanny Fern’s newspaper essays.” In her own voice: nineteenth-century American woman essayist.” Ed. Sherry Lee Linkon. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1997. -96. Book.
Folder 3: 2001-2010
Laffrado, Laura. “Constructing the subaltern: white Creole culture and raced captivity in Eighteenth-century Dutch Suriname.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 30 (2001): 31-48.
Laffrado, Laura. "How could you leave me alone when the room was full of men?": gender and self-representation in Louisa May Alcott's Hospital sketches.” ESQ 48 (2002): 71-95.
Laffrado, Laura. “Postings from Hoochie Mama: Erika Lopez, graphic art, and female subjectivity.” Interfaces: women, autobiography, image performance. Eds. Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson. Ann Arbor, Michigan.: University of Michigan Press, 2002. -429. Photocopy).
Laffrado, Laura. “This is my life: Roseanne, celebrity, and autobiography.” a/b: Auto/Biography studies 18 (2003): 292-312.
Laffrado, Laura. “Hawthorne 2.0.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 36 (2010): 28-46.
Folder 4: 2011-
Laffrado, Laura. “Family matters: incest and trauma in Memoirs of Abigail Abbot Bailey.” Literature in the Early American Republic 5 (2013): -161. Reprint.
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