Lutes, Jean Marie 1967-

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Lutes, Jean Marie 1967-

PERSONAL:

Born 1967. Education: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, B.A.; University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A., Ph.D.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Villanova University, St. Augustine Center for Liberal Arts, Rm. 457, English, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Academician and reporter. Miami Herald, Miami, FL, staff writer; Villanova University, Villanova, PA, assistant professor of English.

AWARDS, HONORS:

National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend, 2005; American fellowship, American Association of University Women, 2005-06.

WRITINGS:

Front Page Girls: Women Journalists in American Culture and Fiction, 1880-1930, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 2006.

SIDELIGHTS:

Jean Marie Lutes is an assistant professor of English at Villanova University whose first book, Front Page Girls: Women Journalists in American Culture and Fiction, 1880-1930, combines many of her personal research interests. During the fifty-year period covered in the text, Lutes looks at female journalists and how they thrived in their profession in ways that men simply could not. Lutes discusses stunt reporters, "sob sisters," and even fictional female journalists. Kimberley Mangun, in a review for H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online, found that "the scope of Lutes's book is impressive." A contributor to the Reference & Research Book News noted that the "period illustrations enhance the text." Writing in Library Journal, Margaret Heilbrun commented that Lutes's understanding of the field of journalism was put "to superb use in this fascinating, clearly enunciated examination." Heilbrun concluded that "Lutes's work is a revelation."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Columbia Journalism Review, March 1, 2007, James Boylan, review of Front Page Girls: Women Journalists in American Culture and Fiction, 1880-1930, p. 58.

Library Journal, December 1, 2006, Margaret Heilbrun, review of Front Page Girls, p. 134.

Reference & Research Book News, February 1, 2007, review of Front Page Girls.

ONLINE

H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online,http://www.h-net.org/ (August 8, 2007), Kimberley Mangun, review of Front Page Girls.