Fall 1989, Vol. 8, No. 2

From the Editor, 197-199
Holly Laird


The First English Novel: Aphra Behn’s Love Letters, The Canon, and Women’s Tastes, 201-222
Judith Kegan Gardiner

“The Art of Sacred Parody” in Mary Sidney’s Psalmes, 223-239
Beth Wynne Fisken

The Embodied Muse: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh and Feminist Poetics, 241-262
Joyce Zonana

Childbirth from the Woman’s Point of View in British Women’s Fiction: Enid Bagnold’s The Squire and A.S. Byatt’s Still Life, 263-286
Tess Cosslett

Minority History as Metafiction: Joy Kogawa’s Obasan, 287-306
Donald C. Goellnicht


A Very Serious Thing: Women’s Humor and American Culture, by Nancy Walker; Redressing the Balance: American Women’s Literary Humor from Colonial Times to the 1980s, by Nancy Walker and Zita Dressner; Last Laughs: Perspectives on Women and Comedy, edited by Regina Barreca, 307-312
Cristianne Miller

Mythology and Misogyny: The Social Discourse of Nineteenth-Century British Classical-Subject Painting, Joseph A. Kestner, 313-314
Nina Auerbach

Christina Rossetti in Context, by Antony H. Harrison; The Achievement of Christina Rossetti, edited by David A. Kent, 315-316
Dorothy Mermin

Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia, edited by Sally Mitchell, 317-318
Joseph Kestner

A Woman’s Portion, Ideology, Culture and the British Female Novel Tradition, Linda C. Hunt, 318-320
Lillian S. Robinson

Honey-Mad Women: Emancipatory Strategies in Women’s Writing, by Patricia Yaeger; Literary Fat Ladies: Rhetoric, Gender, Property, by Patricia Parker, 321-327
Barbara Correll

Where the Meanings Are: Feminism and Cultural Spaces, by Catharine R. Stimpson, 327-330
Pamela L. Caughie

Woman to Woman: Female Friendship in Victorian Fiction, by Tess Cosslett, 331-334
Betty Rizzo

Sor Juana or, The Traps of Faith, by Octavio Paz, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden, 334-338
Gerald W. Haslam


Grace Paley: A Bibliography, 339-354
Ulrich Halfmann and Philipp Gerlach

Spring 1989, Vol. 8, No. 1


From the Editor: Thinking Again about Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 7-18
Holly Laird


Gendered Doubleness and the “Origins” of Modernist Form, 19-42
Marianne DeKoven

Rebecca West and the Visual Arts, 43-62
Margaret Diane Stetz

The Modern City and the Construction of Female Desire: Wells’s In the Days of the Comet and Robins’s The Convert, 63-75
Susan M. Squier

Fascinating Vision and Narrative Cure: Marguerite Duras’s The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein, 77-94
Deborah Glassman


Edith Wharton’s War Story, 95-100
Alan Price

Review Essays

Lycanthropy: Woolf Studies Now (A Survey of Criticism, 1985-1988), 101-110
Jane Marcus

The (En)gendering of Literary History, 111-120
Pamela L. Caughie


The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, edited by Edward Burns, 121-125
Shari Benstock

Ezra Pound and Margaret Cravens: A Tragic Friendship 1910-1912, edited by Omar Pound and Robert Spoo, 125-128
Bonnie Kime Scott

No Man’s Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century, Volume II: Sexchanges, by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, 128-130
Celia Patterson

Woman Against Women in Victorian England: A Life of Eliza Lynn Linton, by Nancy Fix Anderson; Elizabeth Gaskell, by Patsy Stoneman, 131-133
Nina Auerbach

Emily Dickinson: A Poet’s Grammar, by Cristanne Miller, 133-135
Joanne Feit Diehl

Myths of Sexuality: Representations of Women in Victorian Britain, by Lynda Nead; The Landscape of the Brontës, by Arthur Pollard, 135-137
Joseph A. Kestner

Judith Gautier: A Biography, by Joanna Richardson, 137-140
Melanie C. Hawthorne

The Character of Beauty in the Victorian Novel, by Lori Hope Lefkovitz; The Flesh Made Word: Female Figures and Women’s Bodies, by Helena Michie, 140-142
Thaïs E. Morgan


Women Writers in the Proletarian Literature Collection, McFarlin Library, 143-153
Ken Kirkpatrick and Sidney F. Huttner

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]