American Literature and Culture
Dr. Matthews’ interests are American literature and culture, gender studies, and women writers.
Matthews, Pamela R. Aesthetic Subjects. 2003
Recent calls for a return to aesthetics occur precisely at a moment when it is increasingly evident that nothing concerning aesthetics is self-evident anymore. Determined to recover the value of aesthetic experience for artistic, cultural, and social analysis, the contributors to this volume–prominent scholars in literature, philosophy, art history, architecture, history, and anthropology–begin from a shared recognition that ideological readings of the aesthetic have provided invaluable insights.
Matthews, Pamela R. Perfect Companionship: Ellen Glasgow’s Selected Correspondence. 2005 with Women.
The novels of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ellen Glasgow ushered the South into the modern era, rejecting the typically romanticized approach for a cunningly observed realism. Glasgow’s originality of mind and abiding fascination with her native South are in abundant display in this new selection of her correspondence with women.