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

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]