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]