Fall 1983, Vol. 2, No. 2

The Feminist Critique: Mastering our Monstrosity, 137-149
Shari Benstock


A Speaking Sphinx, 151-154
Jane Marcus

Frankenstein and the Feminine Subversion of the Novel, 155-164
Devon Hodges

Creating the Woman Writer: The Autobiographical Works of Jane Barker, 165-181
Jane Spencer

Jane Austen’s Anti-Romantic Fragment: Some Notes on Sanditon, 183-191
John Halperin

Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna’s The Wrongs of Woman: Female Industrial Protest, 193-214
Joseph Kestner

Reflections on Feminism and Pacifism in the Novels of Vera Brittain, 215-228
Muriel Mellown

Review Essay

Reading the Poet and the Poetry: Critics and Emily Dickinson, 229-233
Nancy Walker


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman: The Writer as Heroine in American Literature, by Linda Huf, 234-235
Emily Stipes Watts

Ellen Glasgow, by Marcelle Thiébaux; Ellen Glasgow: Beyond Convention, by Linda W. Wagner, 235-238
Mary E. Papke

Djuna: The Life and Times of Djuna Barnes, by Andrew Field, 239-240
Ruth Weston

There’s Always Been a Women’s Movement This Century, by Dale Spender; Samantha Rastles the Woman Question, by Marietta Holley, edited and introduction by Jane Curry, 241-244
Jane Marcus

The Book of the City of Ladies, by Christine De Pizan, translated by Jeffrey Richards, 244-247
Joan M. Ferrante

American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide From Colonial Times to the Present, Abridged, edited by Langdon Lynne Faust, 247-250
Nina Baym

Woman and the Demon: The Life of a Victorian Myth, by Nina Auerbach, 250-253
Joseph Kestner


Letter from Elizabeth H. Hageman, 255

Letter from Margaret D. Stetz, 255

Letter from Katherine Kleeman and Carol Virginia Pohli, 256.

Spring 1983, Vol. 2, No. 1

From the Editor’s Perspective, 5-6
Shari Benstock


Corinna of Tanagra and Her Audience, 9-20
Marilyn B. Skinner

Marie de France’s Ingenious Uses of the Authorial Voice and Her Singular Contribution to Western Literature, 21-41
Marjorie M. Malvern

Louise Labé’s Débat de Folie et d’Amour: Feminism and the Defense of Learning, 43-55
Anne R. Larsen

Emily Dickinson and the Self: Humor as Identity, 57-68
Nancy Walker

The Subtle Satire of Elizabeth Bowen and Mary Lavin, 69-82
Janet Egleson Dunleavy

Treason Our Text: Feminist Challenges to the Literary Canon, 83-98
Lillian S. Robinson


Jane Austen and Shakespeare, 99
Rhonda Keith

Review Essay

Writing the History of English Feminism, 101-106
Ruth Perry


Christina Rossetti: A Divided Life, by Georgina Battiscombe, 107-113
Barbara Fass Leavy

Tomorrow is Another Day: The Woman Writer in the South, 1859-1936, by Anne Goodwin Jones, 113-117
Martha Chew

Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey, by Sandra Lieb, 118-121
Anna Norberg

Virginia Woolf’s “The Years”: The Evolution of a Novel, by Grace Radin; Between Language and Silence: The Novels of Virginia Woolf, by Howard Harper; All that Summer She Was Mad. Virginia Woolf: Female Victim of Male Medicine, by Stephen Trombley; The Diary of Virginia Woolf, edited by Anne Oliver Bell, 121-125
Manly Johnson

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]