Fall 1987, Vol. 6, No. 2


Introduction: Women and Nations, 181-188
Nina Auerbach


Revolutionary Women, 189-223
Betsy Erkkila

Expanding “America”: Lydia Sigourney’s Sketch of Connecticut, Catharine Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie, 225-245
Sandra A. Zagarell

Words and Worlds: Emma Lazarus’s Conflicting Citizenships, 247-263
Diane Lichtenstein

Queen Victoria, Empire, and Excess, 265-281
Adrienne Auslander Munich

“East of the Sun and West of the Moon”: Victorians and Fairy Brides, 283-298
Carole Silver

Of Babylands and Babylons: E. Nesbit and the Reclamation of the Fairy Tale, 299-325
U.C. Knoepflmacher

Photographing the Body Politic, 326-332
Carol Shloss


The Defiant Muse: French Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present, by Domna C. Stanton, 333-334
Jane A. Nicholson

The Defiant Muse: Hispanic Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Angel Flores and Kate Flores, 335-336
Patricia N. Klingerberg

The Defiant Muse: German Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Susan L. Cocalis, 336-337
Vibeke Rützou Petersen

The Defiant Muse: Italian Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Beverly Allen, Muriel Kittel, and Keala Jane Jewell, 337-338
Corinna del Greco Lobner

Mothers of the Novel: 100 Good Women Writers Before Jane Austen, by Dale Spender, 338-347
Betty Rizzo

Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940, by Shari Benstock, 347-348
Harriet S. Chessman

Men in Feminism, edited by Alice A. Jardine and Paul Smith, 348-349
Frances L. Restuccia

Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America, by Alicia Suskin Ostriker, 349-352
Diana Hume George

Pocahontas’s Daughters: Gender and Ethnicity in American Culture, by Mary V. Dearborn; Radiant Daughters: Fictional American Women, by Thelma J. Shinn, 353-355
Nancy Walker

Felicitious Space: The Imaginative Structures of Edith Wharton and Willa Cather, by Judith Fryer, 355-356
Celia Patterson

Willa Cather: The Emerging Voice, by Sharon O’Brien; The Voyage Perilous: Willa Cather’s Romanticism, by Susan J. Rosowski, 356-357
Linda Pannill

Christina Rossetti: The Poetry of Endurance, by Dolores Rosenblum, 358
Betty S. Flowers

Fanny Burney, by Judy Simons; The Novels and Journals of Fanny Burney, by D. D. Devlin; Jane Austen, Feminism and Fiction, by Margaret Krikham; Romantic Imprisonment: Women and Other Glorified Outcasts, by Nina Auerbach; Geraldine Jewsbury’s “Athenaeum” Reviews: A Mirror of Mid-Victorian Attitudes to Fiction, Monica Correa Fryckstedt, 358-362
Joseph A. Kestner

Aphra Behn: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Source, by Mary Ann O’Donnell, 362-364
Susan Hastings

Women in German Yearbook 3: Feminist Studies and German Culture, edited by Marianne Burkhard and Edith Waldstein, 365-366
Vibeke Rützou Petersen

Oedipus Anne: The Poetry of Anne Sexton, by Diana Hume George, 366-368
Stephanie Demetrakopoulos


Letter from Josephine Donovan, 371-372

Letter from Paul Lauter, 373

Letter from Angela Ingram, 373-374

Spring 1987, Vol. 6, No. 1

A Note from the Acting Editor, 5-7
Mary O’Toole


Defining the Domestic Genre: English Women Novelists of the 1850s, 9-25
Monica Correa Fryckstedt

Indecent Liberties with a Poet: Audience and the Metaphor of Rape in Killigrew’s “Upon the saying that my Verses” and Pope’s Arbuthnot, 27-45
Kristina Straub

Voice as Fossil: Madame de Staël’s Corinne or Italy: An Archaeology of Feminine Discourse, 47-60
Marie-Claire Vallois

“Womens Speaking Justified”: The Feminine Quaker Voice, 1662-1797, 61-77
Mary Anne Schofield

Woman as Ghost in Cynthia Asquith: Ghostly Fiction and Autobiography, 79-96
Ruth Weston

Review Essay

Latin American Women Writers: Into the Mainstream (At Last), 97-107
Patricia Klingenberg


Feminist Theory: The Intellectual Traditions of American Feminism, by Josephine Donovan; Gender Politics, by Ethel Klein; Crossing the Double-Cross: The Practice of Feminist Criticism, by Elizabeth A. Meese; Gender and Reading: Essays on Readers, Texts, and Contexts, edited by Elizabeth A. Flynn and Patrocinio P. Schweickart, 109-116
Carol E. Klein

Hester Thrale Piozzi: Portrait of a Literary Woman, by William McCarthy, 116-119
Melinda Sansone

Female Friendships and Communities: Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, by Pauline Nestor; Victorian Writing and Working Women: The Other Side of Silence, by Julia Swindells, 119-121
Nina Auerbach

Bearing the Word: Language and Female Experience in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing, by Margaret Homans, 121-122
Lynn M. Alexander

German Women in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: A Social and Literary History, edited by Ruth-Ellen B. Joeres and Mary Jo Maynes, 122-123
Barbara Hyams

Contemporary American Women Writers: Narrative Strategies, edited by Catherine Rainwater and William J. Scheick; Black and White Women of the Old South: The Peculiar Sisterhood in American Literature, by Minrose G. Gwin, 123-125
Susan Resneck Parr

The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, by Paula Gunn Allen, 125-126
Melody Graulich

The Southern Belle in the American Novel, by Kathryn Lee Seidel, 127-128
Susan Millar Williams

A Feminist Dictionary, by Cheris Kramarae and Paula A. Treichler, with assistance from Ann Russo, 128-129
Sally McConnell-Ginet

Ordinary Families, by E. Arnot Robertson, 129-133
Jane Marcus

The Chinese Garden, by Rosemary Manning, 133-135
Jane Marcus

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]