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. (For a complete c.v., contact Etta.)

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Other essays related to Engaging Italy:

  • Cultivation and Sustainability with Student Collaborators: Anne Hampton Brewster’s Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Letters from Rome, 1869-1870. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. 40.1-2 (2023). With Alyssah Morrison.  
  • Nineteenth-Century News from Rome
  • "Soaring Above Zoar: Woolson's Utopian Visions and Discourses." in Secret Histories: A New Era in Constance Fenimore Woolson Scholarship, forthcoming, U of Georgia P.
  • “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 Kristen R. Ghodsee's Everyday Utopia: What 2,000 Years of Wild Experiments Can Teach Us About the Good Life. (Simon & Schuster, 2023). Forthcoming Communal Societies.
  • Review of Stephanie Peebles Tavera's (P)rescription Narratives: Feminist Medical Fiction (Edinburgh UP, 2022). Utopian Studies 34.3 (2024).
  • Review of Margot Anne Kelley's Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love & Homegrown Food. (Godine, 2022). Communal Societies. 42.2 (2022). 
  • Review of Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. (Penguin Random House, 2018.) Communal Societies. 41.1 & 2 (2021).
  • 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).