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

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]