Fall 1996, Vol. 15, No. 2

From the Editor, 215-219
Holly Laird


Forum: After Empire II

The Historical Moments of Postcolonial Writing: Beyond Colonialism’s Binary, 221-229
Peggy Ochoa

A Dialectic of Autonomy and Community: Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions, 231-240
Lindsay Pentolfe Aegerter

Torture and Commemoration: Narrating Solidarity in Elvira Orphée’s “Las viejas fantasiosas,241-252
Joseph Slaughter

Sexual Orientation in the (Post)Imperial Nation: Celticism and Inversion Theory in Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness, 253-266
Margot Gayle Backus

Afterword: Thoughts Toward the Future of Postcolonial Studies, 267-268
Isabella Matsikidze

From Avenger to Victim: Genealogy of a Renaissance Novella, 269-288
Josephine Donovan

The Metaphorical Lesbian: Edna Pontellier in The Awakening, 289-307
Elizabeth LeBlanc

House Mothers and Haunted Daughters: Shirley Jackson and Female Gothic, 309-331
Roberta Rubenstein

Giving Birth to Marguerite Yourcenar, 333-347
Charlotte Hogsett


“The Changing Same”: Black Women’s Literature, Criticism, and Theory, by Deborah E. McDowell, 349-352
Kimberly W. Benston

“Doers of the Word”: African-American Women Speakers and Writers in the North (1830-1880), Carla L. Peterson, 352-355
Joycelyn K. Moody

The Coupling Convention: Sex, Text, and Tradition in Black Women’s Fiction, by Ann duCille, 355-357
Gloria T. Randle

Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston’s Cosmic Comedy, by John Lowe; Every Tub Must Sit on Its Own Bottom: The Philosophy and Politics of Zora Neale Hurston, by Deborah Plant, 358-360
Jennifer Jordan

Changing the Subject: Mary Wroth and Figurations of Gender in Early Modern England, by Naomi J. Miller, 361-362
Curtis Perry

Torrid Zones: Maternity, Sexuality, and Empire in Eighteenth-Century English Narratives, by Felicity A. Nussbaum, 363-365
George Haggerty

Nobody’s Angels: Middle-Class Women and Domestic Ideology in Victorian Culture, by Elizabeth Langland, 365-638
Elisabeth Rose Gruner

Place Matters: Gendered Geography in Victorian Women’s Travel Books About Southeast Asia, by Susan Morgan, 369-371
Joyce Zonana

A Living of Words: American Women in Print Culture, by Susan Albertine, 371-373
Susan Coultrap-McQuin

Multicultural Literatures through Feminist/Poststructuralist Lenses, edited by Barbara Frey Waxman, 373-374
Angelyn Mitchell

Feminism and Deconstruction: Ms. en Abyme, by Diane Elam, 374-376
Shelly Gregory

Spring 1996, Vol. 15, No. 1

Editor’s Note, 7-11
Holly Laird

“Beyond” Gynocriticism and Gynesis: The Geographics of Identity and the Future of Feminist Criticism, 13-40
Susan Stanford Friedman


Forum: After Empire I

Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi’s Bashai Tudu, 41-50
Alaknanda Bagchi

National Families and Familial Nations: Communista Americans in Cristina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban, 51-60
David T. Mitchell

Keys to the Labyrinth: Writing, Torture, and Coetzee’s Barbarian Girl, 61-71
Jennifer Wenzel

Acting in the Public Sphere and the Politics of Memory in Janette Turner Hospital, 73-81
David Callahan

The Fictional Identities of Elizabeth Gunning, 83-98
Pam Perkins

French Women’s Revolutionary Writings: Madame Roland or the Pleasure of the Mask, 99-122
Brigitte Szymanek

The Madwoman Can’t Speak: Postwar Culture, Feminist Criticism, and Welty’s “June Recital,123-146
Marta Caminero-Santangelo


Writing Women in Jacobean England, by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski; Tudor and Stuart Women Writers, by Louise Schleiner, 147-150
Rosemary Kegl

Equivocal Beings: Politics, Gender, and Sensibility in the 1790s: Wollstonecraft, Radcliffe, Burney, Austen, by Claudia L. Johnson, 150-152
Julia Epstein

Penelope Voyages: Women and Travel in the British Literary Tradition, by Karen R. Lawrence; A Wider Range: Travel Writing by Women in Victorian England, by Maria H. Frawley, 152-155.
Johanna M. Smith

The First Woman of the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child, by Carolyn L. Karcher; Cultural Reformations: Lydia Maria Child and the Literature of Reform, by Bruce Mills, 155-157
Andrea M. Atkin

Whispers in the Dark: The Fiction of Louisa May Alcott, by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser, 157-159
Mary Bortnyk Rigsby

Women of the Harlem Renaissance, by Cheryl A. Wall; Nella Larsen, Novelist of the Harlem Renaissance: A Woman’s Life Unveiled, by Thadious M. Davis, 159-162
Anne Stavney

The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen, by Jacquelyn Y. McLendon, 163-164
Kimberley J. Roberts

A Poetics of Resistance: Women Writing in El Salvador, South Africa, and the United States, by Mary K. DeShazer, 165-167
Lillian S. Robinson

Listening to Silences: New Esssays in Feminist Criticism, edited by Elaine Hedges and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, 167-170
Barbara Frey Waxman

To Write Like a Woman: Essays in Feminism and Science Fiction, by Joanna Russ, 170-172
Jennifer Johnson

Feminism and the Politics of Literary Reputation: The Example of Erica Jong, by Charlotte Templin, 173-175
Mary Anne Ferguson

Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life, by Marjorie Garber, 175-177
John Bury

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]