Essays & Interviews

Etta’s essays and reviews have appeared in publications as varied as Early American Literature, New England Quarterly, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Communal Societies, Utopian Studies, The Cambridge History of Religions in America, and The Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism.

Online essays: 

Online interviews and presentations:

Other essays related to Engaging Italy:

  • Nineteenth-Century News from Rome
  • “Anne Hampton Brewster’s St. Martin’s Summer and Utopian Literary Discourses.” in Utopian Studies 28.2 (2017).
  • “American Anne Hampton Brewster’s Social Circles: Bagni di Lucca, 1873, and Roman Rodolfo Lanciani.” in Questioni di Genere: Femminilità e Effeminatezza nella Cultura Vitoriana. Ed. Roberta Ferrari e Laura Giovannelli. (Bononia UP 2016).

Recent essays on utopian literature and intentional communities:

  • Review of Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. (Penguin Random House, 2018.) Forthcoming in Communal Societies. 
  • Review of Timothy Miller’s Communes in America, 1975-2000. (Syracuse UP 2019) in Religion, State and Society 48.1 (2020).
  • Review of Adrienne Rose Bitar’s Diet and the Disease of Civilization. (Rutgers UP 2018) in Utopian Studies 29.2 (2018).
  • Review of Mark Sundeen’s The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America. (Riverhead 2016) in Communal Societies 37.1 (2017).