Fall 1982, Vol. 1, No. 2


Stephen Gordon, Novelist: A Re-evaluation of Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness, 125-139
Claudia Stillman Franks

“The Heroine of Some Strange Romance”: The Personal Recollections of Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, 141-153
Elizabeth Kowaleski

New Light on Sarah Fyge (Field, Egerton), 155-175
Jeslyn Medoff

The Old Hungarian Translation of Hrotsvit’s Dulcitius: History and Analysis, 177-187
Katharina M. Wilson

Medieval Frauenlieder: Anonymous Was a Man?, 189-200
Susan Schibanoff


Mary Astell’s Poetry, 201-202
Ruth Perry

Review Essay

Rebecca Cox Jackson and the Uses of Power, 203-209
Gloria T. Hull


Beyond the Lighthouse: English Women Novelists in the Twentieth Century, by Margaret Crosland, 209-212
Sydney Janet Kaplan

The Red Virgin: Memoirs of Louise Michel, edited and translated by Bullitt Lowry and Elizabeth Ellington Gunter, 212-216
Lynn A. Higgins

Cogewea: The Half-Blood, by Mourning Dove (Hum-Ishu-Ma), 217-221
Rayna Green

H. D.: The Life and Work of an American Poet, by Janice S. Robinson; Psyche Reborn: The Emergence of H. D., by Susan Stanford Friedman, 221-227
Joanne Feit Diehl


Letter from Mary Bryan and Elaine Campbell, 229

Letter from the Editors of “Signs”, 229-230

Spring 1982, Vol. 1, No. 1

The Tulsa Center for the Study of Women’s Literature: What We Are Doing and Why We Are Doing It, 5-26
Germaine Greer


“Fayre Sisters Al”: The Flower and the Leaf and The Assembly of Ladies, 27-42
Ann McMillan

The Biographical Problem of Pamphilia to Amphilanthus, 43-53
Josephine A. Roberts

Sustenance and Balm: The Question of Female Friendship in Shirley and Villette, 55-66
Linda C. Hunt

Rhys Recalls Ford: Quartet and The Good Soldier, 67-81
Judith Kegan Gardiner


“‘C– L– ’ to ‘Mrs. Stanhope’” A Preview of Charlotte Lennox’s The Lady’s Museum, 83-86
Kathryn Shevelow

Charlotte Smith, 86
Autumn Stanley

American Women Humorists, 87
Nancy Walker


The Paradise of Women: Writings by English Women of the Renaissance, edited by Betty Travitsky, 89-93
M.C. Bradbrook

Archetypal Patterns in Women’s Fiction, by Annis Pratt, with Barbara White, Andrea Loewenstein, and Mary Wyer, 94-96
Josephine Donovan

A Woman, by Sibilla Aleramo, translated by Rosalind Delmar, 97-99
Giovanna Miceli Jeffries

Colette: Free and Fettered, by Michele Sarde, translated by Richard Miller; Letters from Colette, edited and translated by Robert Phelps, 99-103
Elaine Marks

Olive Schreiner: A Biography, by Ruth First and Ann Scott, 104-109
Elaine Showalter


Letter from Susan Koppelman, 111

Letter from Patsy Schweikart and Elizabeth Flynn, 111-112

Mary Wollstonecraft Sojourner Truth Margaret Atwood Abigail Adams Amy Tan H.D. Simone de Beauvoir Zora Neale Hurston Frances Burney Virginia Woolf

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

— Turner, Herbal, III, 68 [1568]