Fall 1989, Vol. 8, No. 2

From the Editor, 197-199
Holly Laird


The First English Novel: Aphra Behn’s Love Letters, The Canon, and Women’s Tastes, 201-222
Judith Kegan Gardiner

“The Art of Sacred Parody” in Mary Sidney’s Psalmes, 223-239
Beth Wynne Fisken

The Embodied Muse: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh and Feminist Poetics, 241-262
Joyce Zonana

Childbirth from the Woman’s Point of View in British Women’s Fiction: Enid Bagnold’s The Squire and A.S. Byatt’s Still Life, 263-286
Tess Cosslett

Minority History as Metafiction: Joy Kogawa’s Obasan, 287-306
Donald C. Goellnicht


A Very Serious Thing: Women’s Humor and American Culture, by Nancy Walker; Redressing the Balance: American Women’s Literary Humor from Colonial Times to the 1980s, by Nancy Walker and Zita Dressner; Last Laughs: Perspectives on Women and Comedy, edited by Regina Barreca, 307-312
Cristianne Miller

Mythology and Misogyny: The Social Discourse of Nineteenth-Century British Classical-Subject Painting, Joseph A. Kestner, 313-314
Nina Auerbach

Christina Rossetti in Context, by Antony H. Harrison; The Achievement of Christina Rossetti, edited by David A. Kent, 315-316
Dorothy Mermin

Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia, edited by Sally Mitchell, 317-318
Joseph Kestner

A Woman’s Portion, Ideology, Culture and the British Female Novel Tradition, Linda C. Hunt, 318-320
Lillian S. Robinson

Honey-Mad Women: Emancipatory Strategies in Women’s Writing, by Patricia Yaeger; Literary Fat Ladies: Rhetoric, Gender, Property, by Patricia Parker, 321-327
Barbara Correll

Where the Meanings Are: Feminism and Cultural Spaces, by Catharine R. Stimpson, 327-330
Pamela L. Caughie

Woman to Woman: Female Friendship in Victorian Fiction, by Tess Cosslett, 331-334
Betty Rizzo

Sor Juana or, The Traps of Faith, by Octavio Paz, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden, 334-338
Gerald W. Haslam


Grace Paley: A Bibliography, 339-354
Ulrich Halfmann and Philipp Gerlach

Spring 1989, Vol. 8, No. 1


From the Editor: Thinking Again about Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 7-18
Holly Laird


Gendered Doubleness and the “Origins” of Modernist Form, 19-42
Marianne DeKoven

Rebecca West and the Visual Arts, 43-62
Margaret Diane Stetz

The Modern City and the Construction of Female Desire: Wells’s In the Days of the Comet and Robins’s The Convert, 63-75
Susan M. Squier

Fascinating Vision and Narrative Cure: Marguerite Duras’s The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein, 77-94
Deborah Glassman


Edith Wharton’s War Story, 95-100
Alan Price

Review Essays

Lycanthropy: Woolf Studies Now (A Survey of Criticism, 1985-1988), 101-110
Jane Marcus

The (En)gendering of Literary History, 111-120
Pamela L. Caughie


The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, edited by Edward Burns, 121-125
Shari Benstock

Ezra Pound and Margaret Cravens: A Tragic Friendship 1910-1912, edited by Omar Pound and Robert Spoo, 125-128
Bonnie Kime Scott

No Man’s Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century, Volume II: Sexchanges, by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, 128-130
Celia Patterson

Woman Against Women in Victorian England: A Life of Eliza Lynn Linton, by Nancy Fix Anderson; Elizabeth Gaskell, by Patsy Stoneman, 131-133
Nina Auerbach

Emily Dickinson: A Poet’s Grammar, by Cristanne Miller, 133-135
Joanne Feit Diehl

Myths of Sexuality: Representations of Women in Victorian Britain, by Lynda Nead; The Landscape of the Brontës, by Arthur Pollard, 135-137
Joseph A. Kestner

Judith Gautier: A Biography, by Joanna Richardson, 137-140
Melanie C. Hawthorne

The Character of Beauty in the Victorian Novel, by Lori Hope Lefkovitz; The Flesh Made Word: Female Figures and Women’s Bodies, by Helena Michie, 140-142
Thaïs E. Morgan


Women Writers in the Proletarian Literature Collection, McFarlin Library, 143-153
Ken Kirkpatrick and Sidney F. Huttner

Fall 1988, Vol. 7, No. 2

From the Editor, 193-196
Holly Laird


Rewriting Genesis: Gender and Culture in Twentieth-Century Texts, 197-220
Christine Froula

The Sacrifice of Privacy in Sense and Sensibility, 221-237
George E. Haggerty

Texts to Grow On: Reading Women’s Romance Fiction, 239-259
Suzanne Juhasz

Theory and Space, Space and Woman, 261-282
Ruth Salvaggio

The Dream and the Dialogue: Rich’s Feminist Poetics and Gadamer’s Hermeneutics, 283-296
Alice Templeton


Isak Dinesen and the Stork: Delivering the Female Text, 297-300
Judith Rosenberg


The Singing of the Real World: The Philosophy of Virginia Woolf’s Fiction, by Mark Hussey; The Interrupted Moment: A View of Virginia Woolf’s Fiction, by Lucio P. Routolo; The Invisible Presence: Virginia Woolf and the Mother-Daughter Relationship, by Ellen Bayuk Rosenman; Virginia Woolf and the “Lust of Creation”: A Psychoanalytic Exploration, by Shirley Panken, 301-305
Panthea Reid Broughton

Reading in Detail: Aesthetics and the Feminine, by Naomi Schor, 305-307
Kate Meyers

Boundaries of the Self: Gender, Culture, Fiction, by Roberta Rubenstein, 307-310
Elizabeth R. Baer

What Fresh Hell Is This?, by Marion Meade, 310-312
Linda Simon

The Female Form: Women Writers and the Conquest of the Novel, by Rosalind Miles, 312-313
Linda Shires

The Eighteenth-Century Feminist Mind, by Alice Browne, 313-314
Linda V. Troost

Spring 1988, Vol. 7, No. 1

A Note from the Acting Editor, 5-6
Mary O’Toole


Sarah Gardner: “Such Trumpery” or “A Lustre to Her Sex”?, 7-25
Isobel Grundy

“Plaisir et proffict” in the Reading and Writing of Marguerite de Valois, 27-48
Cathleen M. Bauschatz

Gender and Poetic Tradition: The Shaping of Charlotte Brontë’s Literary Career, 49-67
Carol A. Bock

Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Her Prometheuses: Self-Will and a Woman Poet, 69-85
Alice Falk

Feminine Sensationalism, Eroticism, and Self-Assertion: M.E. Braddon and Ouida, 87-103
Natalie Schroeder

Feminist Fantasies: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, 105-117
Jennifer Jordan

Review Essay

Reshuffling the Deck; Or, (Re)Reading Race and Gender in Black Women’s Writing, 119-132
Claudia Tate


Women Writers, series, edited by Eva Figes and Adele King, 133-138
Margaret Atwood, by Barbara Hill Rigney
Charlotte Bronte, by Pauline Nestor
Fanny Burney, by Judy Simons
Sylvia Plath, by Susan Bassnet
Christina Stead, by Diana Brydon
Mary O’Toole

Reading Woman: Essays in Feminist Criticism, by Mary Jacobus; Virginia Woolf and the Languages of Patriarchy, by Jane Marcus, 138-145
Bradford K. Mudge

The Politics of Diversity: Feminism, Marxism, and Nationalism, edited by Roberta Hamilton and Michèle Barrett; What Is Feminism? A Re-Examination, edited by Juliet Mitchell and Ann Oakley, 145-147
Lillian S. Robinson

His and Hers: Essays in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature, by Ann Messenger, 148-150
Isobel Grundy

Marianne Moore, Subversive Modernist, by Taffy Martin; Marianne Moore: The Poetry of Engagement, by Grace Schulman, 151-153
Marilyn L. Brownstein

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself, by Harriet A. Jacobs, edited by Lydia Maria Child, edited and with an introduction by Jean Fagan Yellin; A Private War: Letters and Diaries of Madge Preston, 1862-1867, edited by Virginia Walcott Beauchamp, 153-155
Susan Millar Williams


Letter from Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, 159

Fall 1987, Vol. 6, No. 2


Introduction: Women and Nations, 181-188
Nina Auerbach


Revolutionary Women, 189-223
Betsy Erkkila

Expanding “America”: Lydia Sigourney’s Sketch of Connecticut, Catharine Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie, 225-245
Sandra A. Zagarell

Words and Worlds: Emma Lazarus’s Conflicting Citizenships, 247-263
Diane Lichtenstein

Queen Victoria, Empire, and Excess, 265-281
Adrienne Auslander Munich

“East of the Sun and West of the Moon”: Victorians and Fairy Brides, 283-298
Carole Silver

Of Babylands and Babylons: E. Nesbit and the Reclamation of the Fairy Tale, 299-325
U.C. Knoepflmacher

Photographing the Body Politic, 326-332
Carol Shloss


The Defiant Muse: French Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present, by Domna C. Stanton, 333-334
Jane A. Nicholson

The Defiant Muse: Hispanic Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Angel Flores and Kate Flores, 335-336
Patricia N. Klingerberg

The Defiant Muse: German Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Susan L. Cocalis, 336-337
Vibeke Rützou Petersen

The Defiant Muse: Italian Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Beverly Allen, Muriel Kittel, and Keala Jane Jewell, 337-338
Corinna del Greco Lobner

Mothers of the Novel: 100 Good Women Writers Before Jane Austen, by Dale Spender, 338-347
Betty Rizzo

Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940, by Shari Benstock, 347-348
Harriet S. Chessman

Men in Feminism, edited by Alice A. Jardine and Paul Smith, 348-349
Frances L. Restuccia

Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America, by Alicia Suskin Ostriker, 349-352
Diana Hume George

Pocahontas’s Daughters: Gender and Ethnicity in American Culture, by Mary V. Dearborn; Radiant Daughters: Fictional American Women, by Thelma J. Shinn, 353-355
Nancy Walker

Felicitious Space: The Imaginative Structures of Edith Wharton and Willa Cather, by Judith Fryer, 355-356
Celia Patterson

Willa Cather: The Emerging Voice, by Sharon O’Brien; The Voyage Perilous: Willa Cather’s Romanticism, by Susan J. Rosowski, 356-357
Linda Pannill

Christina Rossetti: The Poetry of Endurance, by Dolores Rosenblum, 358
Betty S. Flowers

Fanny Burney, by Judy Simons; The Novels and Journals of Fanny Burney, by D. D. Devlin; Jane Austen, Feminism and Fiction, by Margaret Krikham; Romantic Imprisonment: Women and Other Glorified Outcasts, by Nina Auerbach; Geraldine Jewsbury’s “Athenaeum” Reviews: A Mirror of Mid-Victorian Attitudes to Fiction, Monica Correa Fryckstedt, 358-362
Joseph A. Kestner

Aphra Behn: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Source, by Mary Ann O’Donnell, 362-364
Susan Hastings

Women in German Yearbook 3: Feminist Studies and German Culture, edited by Marianne Burkhard and Edith Waldstein, 365-366
Vibeke Rützou Petersen

Oedipus Anne: The Poetry of Anne Sexton, by Diana Hume George, 366-368
Stephanie Demetrakopoulos


Letter from Josephine Donovan, 371-372

Letter from Paul Lauter, 373

Letter from Angela Ingram, 373-374

Spring 1987, Vol. 6, No. 1

A Note from the Acting Editor, 5-7
Mary O’Toole


Defining the Domestic Genre: English Women Novelists of the 1850s, 9-25
Monica Correa Fryckstedt

Indecent Liberties with a Poet: Audience and the Metaphor of Rape in Killigrew’s “Upon the saying that my Verses” and Pope’s Arbuthnot, 27-45
Kristina Straub

Voice as Fossil: Madame de Staël’s Corinne or Italy: An Archaeology of Feminine Discourse, 47-60
Marie-Claire Vallois

“Womens Speaking Justified”: The Feminine Quaker Voice, 1662-1797, 61-77
Mary Anne Schofield

Woman as Ghost in Cynthia Asquith: Ghostly Fiction and Autobiography, 79-96
Ruth Weston

Review Essay

Latin American Women Writers: Into the Mainstream (At Last), 97-107
Patricia Klingenberg


Feminist Theory: The Intellectual Traditions of American Feminism, by Josephine Donovan; Gender Politics, by Ethel Klein; Crossing the Double-Cross: The Practice of Feminist Criticism, by Elizabeth A. Meese; Gender and Reading: Essays on Readers, Texts, and Contexts, edited by Elizabeth A. Flynn and Patrocinio P. Schweickart, 109-116
Carol E. Klein

Hester Thrale Piozzi: Portrait of a Literary Woman, by William McCarthy, 116-119
Melinda Sansone

Female Friendships and Communities: Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, by Pauline Nestor; Victorian Writing and Working Women: The Other Side of Silence, by Julia Swindells, 119-121
Nina Auerbach

Bearing the Word: Language and Female Experience in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing, by Margaret Homans, 121-122
Lynn M. Alexander

German Women in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: A Social and Literary History, edited by Ruth-Ellen B. Joeres and Mary Jo Maynes, 122-123
Barbara Hyams

Contemporary American Women Writers: Narrative Strategies, edited by Catherine Rainwater and William J. Scheick; Black and White Women of the Old South: The Peculiar Sisterhood in American Literature, by Minrose G. Gwin, 123-125
Susan Resneck Parr

The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, by Paula Gunn Allen, 125-126
Melody Graulich

The Southern Belle in the American Novel, by Kathryn Lee Seidel, 127-128
Susan Millar Williams

A Feminist Dictionary, by Cheris Kramarae and Paula A. Treichler, with assistance from Ann Russo, 128-129
Sally McConnell-Ginet

Ordinary Families, by E. Arnot Robertson, 129-133
Jane Marcus

The Chinese Garden, by Rosemary Manning, 133-135
Jane Marcus

Fall 1986, Vol. 5, No. 2

Women’s Literary History: To Be Continued, 165-184
Shari Benstock


Interrupted Friendships in Jane Austen’s Emma, 185-202
Ruth Perry

Gender and Genre Anxiety: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and H.D. as Epic Poets, 203-228
Susan Stanford Friedman

Burning Down the House: Sara Coleridge, Virginia Woolf, and the Politics of Literary Revision, 229-250
Bradford K. Mudge

The Rhetoric of Marginality: Why I Do Feminist Theory, 251-272
Laurie Finke

Review Essays

Conceptualizing Women’s Literary History: Reflections on The Norton Anthology of Literature By Women, 273-287
Sandra A. Zagarell

The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: Is There Class in This Text?, 289-302
Lillian S. Robinson

A Philosophy of Questions: Feminist Theory and the Politics of Enunciation, 303-312
Jane Marie Todd


Silent But for the Word: Tudor Women as Patrons, Translators, and Writers of Religious Works, edited by Margaret P. Hannay, 313-314
Joyce Monroe Simmons

First Feminists: British Women Writers, 1578-1799, edited by Moira Ferguson, 314-316
Mitzi Myers

Phillis Wheatley and Her Writings, by William H. Robinson, 316-318
Norman S. Grabo

Reading the Romantic Heroine: Text, History, Ideology, by Leslie W. Rabine, 318-319
Scott Simpkins

Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction 1790-1860, by Jane Tompkins, 319-321
Kate Meyers

With Ears Opening Like Morning Glories: Eudora Welty and the Love of Storytelling, by Carol S. Manning, 321-323
Ruth Weston

Feminist Scholarship: Kindling in the Groves of Academe, by Ellen Carol DuBois, Gail Paradise Kelley, Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Carolyn W. Korsmeyer, and Lillian S. Robinson, 323-324
Margaret A. Lourie

Jean Rhys, by Carole Angier; Jean Rhys, by Arnold E. Davidson, 324-326
Joan Seay


Ridding Unwanted Suitors: Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and Charlotte Smith’s Emmeline, 327-329
Eleanor Ty

Spring 1986, Vol. 5, No. 1

Representing Reality: Women Writers and Institutions, 5-12
Shari Benstock


Feminism and Deconstruction: Re-Constructing the Elegy, 13-27
Celeste M. Schenck

The Mirror and its Reflections: Marguerite de Navarre’s Biblical Feminism, 29-39
Paula Sommers

Louise Michel’s Poetry of Existence and Revolt, 41-61
Charles J. Stivale

Out of the Chrysalis: Female Initiation and Female Authority in Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out, 63-90
Christine Froula

Is There Life After Art? The Metaphysics of Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, 91-109
Joan Kirby

Review Essay

On Black Literary Women and the Evolution of Critical Discourse, 111-123
Claudia Tate


Dorothy Wordsworth, by Robert Gittings and Jo Manton, 125
Donald E. Hayden

Virginia Woolf’s “The Years”: The Evolution of a Novel, by Grace Radin; Virginia Woolf and London: The Sexual Politics of the City, by Susan Merrill Squier, 126-127
Panthea Reid Broughton

Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain, by George Ballard, edited and introduction by Ruth Perry, 127-128
Jeslyn Medoff

The Enclosed Garden: Women and Community in the Evangelical South, 1830-1930, by Jean E. Friedman, 129-130
Susan Millar Williams

Men and Feminism in Modern Literature, by Declan Kiberd, 130-132
Mary O’Toole


Women Writers in McFarlin Library Special Collections, 133-143
Priscilla Dorr


Letter from Jane Marcus, 147

Fall 1985, Vol. 4, No. 2

Between Women: Women Critics on Women Writers, 189-198
Shari Benstock


A Patriarch of One’s Own: Jane Eyre and Romantic Love, 199-216
Jean Wyatt

The Madonna and the Child Wife in Romola, 217-233
Susan Schoenbauer Thurin

“The Muddle of the Middle”: May Sinclair on Women, 235-251
Diane F. Gillespie

“Untying the Mother Tongue”: Female Difference in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, 253-264
Frances L. Restuccia

Review Essays

Reading Gertrude Stein, 265-271
Catharine R. Stimpson

Must Horses Drink. or “Any Language is Funny If You Don’t Understand It,272-280
Ulla E. Dydo

Virginia Woolf’s Politics and Her Mystical Vision, 281-290
Louise A. DeSalvo


Christine de Pizan: Her Life and Works, by Charity Cannon Willard, 291-293
Katharina Wilson

Medieval Women Writers, edited by Katharina M. Wilson, 293-295
Anne Larsen

The Whole Duty of a Woman: Female Writers in Seventeenth-Century England, by Angeline Goreau; The Brink of All We Hate: English Satires on Women, 1660-1750, by Felicity A. Nussbaum, 295-302
Susan Hastings

Marietta Holley: Life with “Josiah Allen’s Wife,by Kate H. Winter, 302-303
Nancy Walker

(Alternative) Literary Publishing: Five Modern Histories, by Sally Dennison, 303-305
Noël Riley Fitch

A Protest and Reform: The British Social Narrative by Women, 1827-1867, by Joseph A. Kestner; Writing Beyond the Ending: Narrative Strategies of Twentieth-Century Women Writers, by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, 305-308
Priscilla Dorr


“The Yellow Wallpaper” and Women’s Discourse, 309-314
Karen Ford

Alternative Women’s Discourse, 315-322
Carol Thomas Neely

The Wall Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: Response to Carol Neely and Karen Ford, 323-330
Paula A. Treichler

Spring 1985, Vol. 4, No. 1

Reading the Signs of Women’s Writing, 5-15
Shari Benstock


Figmenta vs. Veritas: Dame Alice and the Medieval Literary Depiction of Women by Women, 17-32
Katharina M. Wilson

“Women may discourse . . . as well as men”: Speaking and Silent Women in the Plays of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, 33-45
Jacqueline Pearson

Writing a Self: From Aurore Dudevant to George Sand, 47-59
Kathryn J. Crecelius

Casa Guidi Windows and Aurora Leigh: The Genesis of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Visionary Aesthetic, 61-68
Dolores Rosenblum

The House of Mirth: Readers Respond, 69-82
Deborah G. Lambert

Feminism and Formalism: Dialectical Structures in Marie Cardinal’s Une Vie pour deux, 83-99
Carolyn A. Durham

Two of the Weird Sisters: The Eccentricities of Gertrude Stein and Edith Sitwell, 101-123
Susan Hastings

Review Essay

Virginia Woolf: Access to an Outsider’s Vision, 125-136
Bonnie Kime Scott


Westering Women and the Frontier Experience 1800-1915, by Sandra L. Myres; The Land Before Her: Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860, by Annette Kolodny, 136-140
A. Harriette Andreadis

Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South, by Shirley Abbott; Speaking for Ourselves: Women of the South, edited by Maxine Alexander; The Other Civil War: American Women in the Nineteenth Century, by Catherine Clinton; Women Writers of the Contemporary South, edited by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw; Making the Invisible Woman Visible, by Anne Firor Scott, 140-144
Susan Millar Williams

The Letters of Jean Rhys, edited by Francis Wyndham and Diana Melly; Jean Rhys: A Descriptive and Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism, by Elgin W. Mellown, 144-147
Mary O’Toole

Hélène Cixous: Writing the Feminine, by Verena Andermatt Conley, 147-149
Diane Griffin Crowder

One Writer’s Beginnings, by Eudora Welty, 149-151
Ruth D. Weston

Spanish-American Women Writers: A Bibliographical Research Checklist, by Lynn Ellen Rice Cortina, 151-152
Patricia N. Klingenberg

Willa: the Life of Willa Cather, by Phyllis C. Robinson, 152-154
Robert J. Nelson

A Separate Vision: Isolation in Contemporary Women’s Poetry, by Deborah Pope, 155-156
Gordon O. Taylor


Letter from Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, 158

Letter from Nina Baym, 158-159

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"The white saxifrage with the indented leafe is moste commended for the breakinge of the Stone."

— Turner, Herbal, III, 68 [1568]