Spring/Fall 1984, Vol. 3, No. 1/2


Beyond the Reaches of Feminist Criticism: A Letter from Paris, 5-27
Shari Benstock


Women’s Time, Women’s Space: Writing the History of Feminist Criticism, 29-43
Elaine Showalter

The Madwoman and Her Languages: Why I Don’t Do Feminist Literary Theory, 45-59
Nina Baym

Escaping the Sentence: Diagnosis and Discourse in “The Yellow Wallpaper,61-77
Paula A. Treichler

Still Practice, A/Wrested Alphabet: Toward a Feminist Aesthetic, 79-97
Jane Marcus

Toward a Women’s Poetics, 99-110
Josephine Donovan

Gender, Values, and Lessing’s Cats, 111-124
Judith Kegan Gardiner

Making—and Remaking—History: Another Look at “Patriarchy”, 125-141
Judith Newton

Feminist Criticism: How Do We Know When We’ve Won?, 143-151
Lillian S. Robinson

Why Communities of Women Aren’t Enough, 153-157
Nina Auerbach

Review Essays

Deconstruction and Feminist Literary Theory, 159-169
Bernard Duyfhuizen

Our Emily Dickinson, 169-178
Nancy Walker

“Turning the Century”: Notes on Women and Difference, 178-185
Hortense Spillers


Fictions of Feminine Desire: Disclosures of Heloise, by Peggy Kamuf; Mystic and Pilgrim: The “Book” and the World of Margery Kempe, by Clarissa W. Atkinson, 185-187
Anne R. Larsen

The Poems of Lary Mary Wroth, edited by Josephine A. Roberts, 188-190
M.C. Bradbrook

The Female Wits: Women Playwrights in the Restoration, by Fidelis Morgan; Women Playwrights in England, c. 1363-1750, by Nancy Cotton, 190-194
Laurie A. Finke

Madness and Sexual Politics in the Feminist Novel: Studies in Brontë, Woolf, Lessing, and Atwood, by Barbara Hill Rigney, 194-196
Charles J. Stivale

Beyond the Well of Loneliness: The Fiction of Radclyffe Hall, by Claudia Stillman Franks, 197-199
George Wickes

Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties, by Noel Riley Fitch, 199-201
Carolyn Burke

Vanessa Bell, by Frances Spalding; Vita: The Life of V. Sackville-West, by Victoria Glendinning, 201-206
Barbara Brothers

Katherine Anne Porter: A Life, by Joan Givner; Katherine Anne Porter’s Women: The Eye of Her Fiction, by Jane Krause DeMouy, 206-209
Linda Pannill

Substance Under Pressure: Artistic Coherence and Evolving Form in the Novels of Doris Lessing, by Betsy Draine, 209-210
Bernard Duyfhuizen

Twentieth-Century Women Novelists, edited by Thomas F. Staley, 210-211
Imagination in Confinement: Women’s Writings from French Prisons, by Elissa D Gelfland, 211-213
Charles J. Stivale


Victoria Cross, 215
Shoshana Knapp

Anna Kavan, 215
Priscilla Diaz-Dorr

Elizabeth Bisland Wetmore, 215
Susan Williams


Letter from Sally Mitchell, 217

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]