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

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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]