Fall 1991, Vol. 10, No. 2

From the Editor, 191-193
Holly Laird


Echo’s Words, Echo’s Body: Apostasy, Narcissism, and the Practice of History, 197-213
Bradford K. Mudge

Murdering the Lesbian: Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, 215-232
Mary Titus

Valuing Mariam: Genre Study and Feminist Analysis, 233-251
Nancy A. Gutierrez

Autocracy and the Matrix of Power: Issues of Propriety and Economics in the Work of Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, and Harriet Martineau, 253-271
Cy Frost

Killing Patriarchy: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the Murder Mystery, and Post-Feminist Propaganda, 273-285
Lillian S. Robinson


Gail Godwin and Ellen Glasgow: Southern Mothers and Daughters, 287-294
Kathryn Lee Seidel


Virginia Woolf and the Madness of Language, by Daniel Ferrer, translated by Geoffrey Bennington and Rachel Bowlby; Reading Gertrude Stein: Body, Text, Gnosis, by Lisa Ruddick, 295-298
Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Mary Diana Dods: A Gentleman and a Scholar, by Betty T. Bennett, 298-300
Jane Marcus

19th-Century American Women’s Novels: Interpretive Strategies, by Susan K. Harris; Declarations of Independence: Women and Political Power in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction, by Barbara Bardes and Suzanne Gossett, 300-303
Sandra A. Zagarell

The Sign of Angellica: Women, Writing and Fiction, 1660-1800, by Janet Todd, 303-305
Deborah Kaplan

The Modernist Madonna: Semiotics of the Maternal Metaphor, by Jane Silverman Van Buren, 305-306
Susan K. Harris

The Life and Rebellious Times of Cicely Hamilton: Actress, Writer, Suffragist, by Lis Whitelaw, 307-309
Margaret D. Stetz

Art and Anger: Reading Like a Woman, by Jane Marcus; Virginia Woolf: The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Her Life and Work, by Louise DeSalvo, 310-312
Robert Spoo

Daughters and Fathers, edited by Lynda E. Boose and Betty S. Flowers; The Mother/Daughter Plot: Narrative, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, by Marianne Hirsch, 313-317
Donna Krolik Hollenberg

Woman and Gender in Renaissance Tragedy: A Study of “King Lear,” “Othello,” “The Duchess of Malfi,” and “The White Devil,by Dympna Callaghan; Seeking the Woman in Late Medieval and Renaissance Writings: Essays in Feminist Contextual Criticism, edited by Sheila Fisher and Janet E. Halley, 317-321
Barbara Correll

Women and Romance: The Consolations of Gender in the English Novel, by Laurie Langbauer, 321-322
Elin Dowdican

Silence and Power: A Reevaluation of Djuna Barnes, edited by Mary Lynn Broe, 323-324
Noel Riley Fitch

Divided Fictions: Fanny Burney and Feminine Strategy, by Kristina Straub; Frances Burney: The Life in the Works, by Margaret Anne Doody; The Iron Pen: Frances Burney and the Politics of Women’s Writing, by Julia Epstein, 324-332
Gordon Turnbull

Spring 1991, Vol. 10, No. 1


From the Editor, 7-11
Holly Laird


My Momma Spoils Me, 13-15
Laura Freixas, translated by Lou Charnon-Deutsch


Fetal Voices: Speaking for the Margins Within, 17-30
Susan M. Squier

The Rhetoric and Politics of Marginality: The Subject of Phillis Wheatley, 31-45
Helen M. Burke

Flush and the Literary Canon: Oh where oh where has that little dog gone?, 47-66
Pamela L. Caughie

Can Cultured Reading Read Culture? Toward a Theory of Literary Incompetence, 67-77
Russell J. Reising

The Spinster in the House of American Criticism, 79-91
Caroline Gebhard

Domesticity and Uncanny Kitsch in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and Frankenstein, 93-108
Sarah Webster Goodwin

Re-Placing the Margin: (Non)Representations of Colonialism in Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism, 109-120
Norma Claire Moruzzi

Defining Marginality?, 121-130
Jonathan Crewe


Untold Sisters: Hispanic Nuns in Their Own Works, by Electa Arenal and Stacey Schlau, 133-134
Elizabeth J. Ordóñez

Plotting Women: Gender and Representation in Mexico, by Jean Franco, 135-137
Audrey Mitchell Wick

Spider Woman’s Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women, edited by Paula Gunn Allen, 137-139
Audrey Mitchell Wick

Stories by Contemporary Irish Women, edited by Daniel J. Casey and Linda M. Casey; Territories of the Voice: Contemporary Stories by Irish Women Writers, edited by Louise DeSalvo, Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy, and Katherine Hogan, 139-142
Victor Luftig

A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present, by Bonnie S. Anderson and Judith P. Zinsser, 142-145
Robert Spoo

Married Women’s Separate Property in England, 1660-1833, by Susan Staves, 145-147
Deborah Kaplan

Jane Austen’s Manuscript Letters in Facsimile, edited by Jo Modert; The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction, by John Sutherland, 147-150
Joseph A. Kestner

Andromeda’s Chains: Gender and Interpretation in Victorian Literature and Art, by Adrienne Auslander Munich; Gendered Interventions: Narrative Discourse in the Victorian Novel, by Robyn R. Warhol, 151-153
Lynn Alexander

Sara Coleridge, A Victorian Daughter: Her Life and Essays, by Bradford Keyes Mudge, 153-155
Scott Simpkins

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]