Scholarship

Cooper, Bernice. “The Authenticity of the Historical Background of the ‘Little House’ Books.” Elementary English 40 (1963): 696–702.

Mortensen, Louise Hovde. “The Ingalls of Kansas.” Elementary English 40 (1963): 859–61.

Erisman, Fred. “The Regional Vision of Laura Ingalls Wilder.” In Studies in Medieval Renaissance American Literature: A Festschrift, 165–71. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1971.

Moore, Rosa Ann. “Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Orange Notebooks and the Art of the Little House Books.” Children’s Literature 4 (1975): 105–19.

Herbst, Laura. “That’s One Good Indian: Unacceptable Images in Children’s Novels.” In Cultural Conformity in Books for Children: Further Readings in Racism, edited by Donnarae MacCann and Gloria Woodard, 39–47. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1977.

Segel, Elizabeth. “Laura Ingalls Wilder’s America: An Unflinching Assessment.” Children’s Literature in Education 8 (Summer 1977): 63–70.

Lewis, Naomi. “Laura Ingalls Wilder.” In Twentieth-Century Children’s Writers, edited by D.L. Kirkpatrick, 1341–44. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1978.

Rosenblum, Dolores. “‘Intimate Immensity’: Mystic Space in the Works of Laura Ingalls Wilder.” In Where the West Begins, edited by Arthur R. Huseboe and Willian Geyer, 72–79. Sioux Falls, SD: Center for Western Studies Press, 1978.

Moore, Rosa Ann. “The Little House Books: Rose-Colored Classics.” Children’s Literature 7 (1978): 7–16.

Lee, Anne Thompson. “‘It Is Better Farther On’: Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Pioneer Spirit.” The Lion and the Unicorn 3, no. 1 (1979): 74–88.

Dykstra, Ralph Richard. “The Autobiographical Aspects of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s ‘Little House’ Books.” Diss. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980.

Moore, Rosa Ann. “Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane: The Chemistry of Collaboration.”Children’s Literature in Education 11, no. 3 (Autumn 1980): 101–9.

Anderson, William. “How the ‘Little House’ Books Found a Publishing Home.” Language Arts 58 (1981): 437–40.

Spaeth, Janet L. “Over the Horizon of the Years: Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House Books.” Diss. University of North Dakota, 1982.

Spaeth, Janet L. “Language and Vision and Growth in the Little House Books.” Great Lakes Review 8, no. 1 (1982): 20–24.

Wolf, Virginia L. “The Symbolic Center: Little House in the Big Woods.” Children’s Literature in Education 13, no. 3 (1982): 107–14.

Piehl, Kathy. “Laura Ingalls Wilder.” In American Writers for Children, 1900–1960, edited by John Cech, 351–66. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1983. Dictionary of Literary Biography 22.

Bosmajian, Hamida. “Vastness and Contraction of Space in Little House on the Prairie.” Children’s Literature 11 (1983): 49–63.

Anderson, William. “The Literary Apprenticeship of Laura Ingalls Wilder.” South Dakota History 13, no. 4 (Winter 1983): 285–331.

Holtz, William. “Closing the Circle: The American Optimism of Laura Ingalls Wilder.” Great Plains Quarterly 4, no. 2 (Spring 1984): 79–90.

Wolf, Virginia L. “The Magic Circle of Laura Ingalls Wilder.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 9, no. 4 (Winter 1984–1985): 168–70.

Wolf, Virginia L. “Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House Books: A Personal Story.” In Touchstones: Reflections on the Best in Children’s Literature, volume 1, edited by Perry Nodelman, 291–300. West Lafayette, IN: Children’s Literature Association, 1985.

Anderson, William. “Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane: The Continuing Collaboration.” South Dakota History 16, no. 2 (Summer 1986): 89–143.

Frey, Charles. “Laura and Pa: Family and Landscape in Little House on the Prairie.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 12, no. 3 (Fall 1987): 125–28.

Gilead, Sarah. “Emigrant Selves: Narrative Strategies in Three Women’s Autobiographies.” Criticism 30, no. 1 (Winter 1988): 43–62.

Romines, Ann. “The Long Winter: An Introduction to Western Womanhood.” Great Plains Quarterly 10, no. 1 (Winter 1990): 36–47.

Romines, Ann. “‘Oh, My; I Am the Teacher’: Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Prairie Schoolteacher.” West Virginia Philological Papers 36 (1990): 53–60.

Fellman, Anita Clair. “Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane: The Politics of a Mother-Daughter Relationship.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 15, no. 3 (Spring 1990): 535–61.

Ross, Linda Hughson. “To Sanctify the World: Skyscapes in the Fiction of Wilder, Guthrie, and Cather.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Nebraska (Lincoln), 1992.

Susina, Jan. “The Voices of the Prairie: The Use of Music in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie.” The Lion and the Unicorn 16, no. 2 (December 1992): 158–66.

Mowder, Louise. “Domestication of Desire: Gender, Language, and Landscape in the Little House Books.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 17, no. 1 (Spring 1992): 15–19.

Phillips, Anne. “‘Home Itself Put Into Song’: Music as Metaphorical Community.” The Lion and the Unicorn 16, no. 2 (December 1992): 145–57.

Erisman, Fred. “Farmer Boy: The Forgotten ‘Little House’ Book.” Western American Literature 28, no. 2 (1993): 123–30.

Romines, Ann. “Writing the Little House: The Architecture of a Series.” Great Plains Quarterly 14, no. 2 (Spring 1994): 107–15.

Russell, David L. “The Pastoral Influence on American Children’s Literature.” The Lion and the Unicorn 18, no. 2 (December 1994): 121–29.

Maher, Susan Nanamore. “Laura Ingalls and Caddie Woodlawn: Daughters of a Border Space.” The Lion and the Unicorn 18, no. 2 (December 1994): 130–42.

Fraser, Caroline. “The Prairie Queen.” The New York Review of Books, 23 December 1994, 38–45.

Bosmajian, Hamida. “Wilder, Laura Ingalls.” In The Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the United States, edited by Cathy N. Davidson and Linda Wagner-Martin, 922. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Romines, Ann. “The Voices from the Little House.” In Private Voices, Public Lives: Women Speak on the Literary Life, edited by Nancy Owen Nelson, 19–28. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1995.

Romines, Ann. “Preempting the Patriarch: The Problem of Pa’s Stories in Little House in the Big Woods.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 20, no. 1 (Spring 1995): 15–18.

Novotny, Ellen Simpson. “Shattering the Myth: Mary and Laura as Antagonists in Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, and On the Banks of Plum Creek.” Heritage of the Great Plains 28, no. 2 (1995): 48–64.

Fellman, Anita Clair. “‘Don’t Expect to Depend on Anybody Else’: The Frontier as Depicted in the Little House Books.” Children’s Literature 24 (1996): 101–16.

Rahn, Suzanne. “What Really Happens in the Little Town on the Prairie.” Children’s Literature 24 (1996): 117–26.

Mills, Claudia. “From Obedience to Autonomy: Moral Growth in the Little House Books.” Children’s Literature 24 (1996): 127–40.

Fellman, Anita Clair. “Everybody’s ‘Little Houses’: Reviewers and Critics Read Laura Ingalls Wilder.” Publishing Research Quarterly 12, no. 1 (1996): 3–19.

Holtz, William. “Ghost and Host in the Little House Books.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 29 (1996): 41–51.

Wilkinson, Alan. “Miseries of the Old West: What the Little House Books Left Out.” Times Literary Supplement, 23 August 1996, 16.

Romines, Ann. “Putting Things in Order: The Domestic Aesthetic of Wilder’s Little House Books.” In The Material Culture of Gender/The Gender of Material Culture, edited by Katharine Martinez and Kenneth L. Ames, 181–95. Winterthur, DE: Winterthur Museum, 1997.

Romines, Ann. “The Little House and the Big Rock: Wilder, Cather, and the Problem of Frontier Girls.” Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Newsletter 41, no. 2 (Summer–Fall 1997): 25–32.

Shanley, Kathryn W. “The Indians American Loves to Love and Read: American Indian Identity and Cultural Appropriation.” American Indian Quarterly 21, no. 4 (Fall 1997): 675–702.

Jameson, Elizabeth. “In Search of the Great Ma.” Journal of the West 37, no. 2 (1998): 42–52.

Romines, Ann. “Nineteenth-Century Reading and Twentieth-Century Texts: The Example of Laura Ingalls Wilder.”Legacy 15, no. 1 (1998): 23–28.

Cummins, June. “Laura and the ‘Lunatic Fringe’: Gothic Encoding in Wilder’s These Happy Golden Years.”Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 23, no. 4 (Winter 1998): 187–93.

Heldrich, Philip. “‘Going to Indian Territory’: Attitudes toward Native Americans in Little House on the Prairie.” Great Plains Quarterly 20, no. 2 (Spring 2000): 99–109.

Campbell, Donna M. “‘Wild Men’ and Dissenting Voices: Narrative Disruption in Little House on the Prairie.” Great Plains Quarterly 20, no. 2 (Spring 2000): 111–22.

Kaye, Frances W. “Little Squatter on the Osage Diminished Reserve: Reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Kansas Indians.” Great Plains Quarterly 20, no. 2 (Spring 2000): 123–40.

Miller, John E. “American Indians in the Fiction of Laura Ingalls Wilder.” South Dakota History 30 (2000): 303–20.

Linsenmayer, Penny T. “A Study of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie.” Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains 24 (2001): 169–85.

Kuhlman, Wilma D. “Fifth-Graders’ Reactions to Native Americans in Little House on the Prairie: Guiding Students’ Critical Thinking.” The New Advocate 14, no. 4 (2001): 387–99.

Jameson, Elizabeth. Introduction. “Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier.” In Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier: Five Perspectives, edited by Dwight M. Miller, 1–12. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002.

Miller, John E. “Approaching Laura Ingalls Wilder: Challenges and Opportunities for the Biographer.” In Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier: Five Perspectives, edited by Dwight M. Miller, 13–27. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002.

Romines, Ann. “The Frontier of the Little House.” In Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier: Five Perspectives, edited by Dwight M. Miller, 29–44. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002.

Fellman, Anita Clair. “The Little House Books in American Culture.” In Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier: Five Perspectives, edited by Dwight M. Miller, 45–67. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002.

Jameson, Elizabeth. “Unconscious Inheritance and Conscious Striving: Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Frontier Narrative.” In Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier: Five Perspectives, edited by Dwight M. Miller, 69–93. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002.

Dahl, Ann Weller. “Laura Ingalls Wilder: An Elementary School Teacher’s Perspective.” In Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier: Five Perspectives, edited by Dwight M. Miller, 95–103. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002.

Miller, Dwight M. Afterword to Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier: Five Perspectives, edited by Dwight M. Miller, 105–7. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002.

Miller, Dwight M. “Suggestions for Further Reading and Research.” In Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier: Five Perspectives, edited by Dwight M. Miller, 111–16. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002.

Smulders, Sharon. “‘The Only Good Indian’: History, Race, and Representation in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 27, no. 4 (Winter 2002): 191–202.

Larkin, Susan. “Hear Me Whisper, Hear Me Roar: Life Writing, Literature for Children, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.” Diss., Illinois State University, 2005.

McAuliffe, Dennis. “Little House on the Osage Prairie.” In A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children, edited by Doris Seale and Beverly Slapin, 49–52. 2005. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press; Berkeley, CA: Oyate, 2006.

Kilgore, John. “Little House in the Culture Wars.” Agora, September 2005. Online: http://www.eiu.edu/~agora/Sept05/Kilgall.htm.

Suzuki, Noriko. “Japanese Democratization and the Little House Books: The Relation between General Head Quarters and The Long Winter in Japan after World War II.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 31, no. 1 (Spring 2006): 65–86.

 

Sweeney, Meghan. “‘Like a Vanishing World’: The Role of the County Fair in Three Depression-Era Children’s Books.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 32, no. 2 (Summer 2007): 142–62.

Blackford, Holly. “Civilization and Her Discontents: The Unsettling Nature of Ma in Little House in the Big Woods.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 29, no. 1 (2008): 147–87.

Riney-Kehrberg, Pamela. “Her Story and History: Journeys with Laura Ingalls Wilder.” In A Narrative Compass: Stories that Guide Women’s Lives, edited by Betsy Hearne and Roberta Seelinger Tries, 96–101. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Our Home on Native Land: Adapting and Readapting Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie.” In Textual Transformations in Children’s Literature: Adaptations, Translations, Reconsiderations, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 175–96. New York: Routledge, 2013. Children’s Literature and Culture.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Nationalism, Nostalgia, and Intergenerational Girlhood: Textual and Ideological Extensions to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House.” In Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood, edited by Heather Snell and Lorna Hutchison, 47–65. New York: Routledge, 2014. Children’s Literature and Culture.

Schneider, Bethany. “A Modest Proposal: Laura Ingalls Wilder Ate Zitkala-Ša.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 21, no. 1 (January 2015): 65–93.
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