Fall 1998, Vol. 17, No. 2


Introduction, 207-11
Teresa Feroli


A Hammer in Her Hand: The Separation of Church from State and the Early Feminist Writings of Katherine Chidley, 213-233
Katharine Gillespie

Invasions: Prophecy and Bewitchment in the Case of Margaret Muschamp, 235-253
Diane Purkiss

The Fathers’ Seductions: Improper Relations of Desire in Seventeenth-Century Nonconformist Communities, 255-268
Tamsin Spargo

Armchair Politicians: Elections and Representations, 1774, 269-282
Clare Brant

The Anorexic Body of Liberal Feminism: Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women, 283-303
Ewa Badowska

The Poetics of Politics: Barrett Browning’s Casa Guidi Windows, 305-324
Esther Schor

“We Would Know Again the Fields. . .”: The Rural Poetry of Elizabeth Campbell, Jane Stevenson, and Mary MacPherson, 325-347
Florence Boos


Women and the Book: Assessing the Visual Evidence, edited by Jane H. M. Taylor and Lesley Smith; The Case for Women in Medieval Culture, by Alcuin Blamires; To the Glory of Her Sex: Women’s Roles in the Composition of Medieval Texts, by Joan M. Ferrante, 349-355
Ursula Appelt

Closet Stages: Joanna Baillie and the Theater Theory of British Romantic Women Writers, by Catherine B. Burroughs, 355-357
Hermione de Almeida

Victorian Ghosts in the Noontide: Women Writers and the Supernatural, by Vanessa D. Dickerson, 357-360
Kristin Flieger Samuelian

Elizabeth Gaskell: The Early Years, by John Chapple; Dissembling Fictions: Elizabeth Gaskell and the Victorian Social Text, by Deirdre d’Albertis, 360-362
Elsie B. Michie

Home Fronts: Domesticity and Its Critics in the Antebellum United States, by Lora Romero, 363-364
Laurel Bollinger

Anaïs Nin and the Remaking of Self: Gender, Modernism, and Narrative Identity, by Diane Richard-Allerdyce, 364-366
Heather White

Subject to Negotiation: Reading Feminist Criticism and American Women’s Fictions, by Elaine Neil Orr, 366-367
Kay B. Meyers

Toni Morrison: Critical and Theoretical Approaches, edited by Nancy J. Peterson, 368-370
Richard Hardack

Lesbian Panic: Homoeroticism in Modern British Women’s Fiction, by Patricia Juliana Smith; The Lesbian Menace: Ideology, Identity, and the Representation of Lesbian Life, by Sherrie A. Inness, 371-375
Ann M. Ciasullo

The Diva’s Mouth: Body, Voice, Prima Donna Politics, by Susan J. Leonardi and Rebecca A. Pope, 375-378
D. Britton Gildersleeve

Spring 1998, Vol. 17, No. 1

From the Editor, 7-9
Holly Laird


Edith Wharton on French Colonial Charities for Women: An Unknown Travel Essay, 11-21
Frederick Wegener

Les Oeuvres de Mme Lyautey au Maroc, 23-27
Edith Wharton

Madame Lyautey’s Charitable Works in Morocco, 29-36
Translated by Louise M. Wills


I Want to Be You: Envy, the Lacanian Double, and Feminist Community in Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride, 37-64
Jean Wyatt

Lesbian Romance Fiction and the Plotting of Desire: Narrative Theory, Lesbian Identity, and Reading Practice, 65-82
Suzanne Juhasz

“Would You Be Ashamed to Let Them See What You Have Written?” The Gendering of Photoplaywrights, 1913-1923, 83-99
Anne Morey

“The Flaw in the Centre”: Writing as Hymenal Rupture in Virginia Woolf’s Work, 101-121
Patricia Moran

From Faux Pas to Faut Pas, or On the Way to The Princess of Clèves, 123-144
Catherine Liu


God’s Englishwomen: Seventeenth-Century Radical Sectarian Writing and Feminist Criticism, by Hilary Hinds, 145-146
Elaine V. Beilin

Sappho and the Virgin Mary: Same-Sex Love and the English Literary Imagination, by Ruth Vanita, 146-150
Sharon Marcus

Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters, by Judith Halberstam, 150-153
Maureen F. Curtin

Our Sister Editors: Sarah J. Hale and the Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Women Editors, by Patricia Okker, 153-155
Mary Bortnyk Rigsby

Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the Biographical Act, by Charles Caramello; Telling Women’s Lives: The New Biography, by Linda Wagner-Martin, 156-158
Olivia Frey

The Body and the Song: Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetics, by Marilyn May Lombardi; Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss, by Susan McCabe; Exchanging Hats: Paintings by Elizabeth Bishop, edited by William Benton, 158-161
Joanne Feit Diehl

Loving Arms: British Women Writing the Second World War, by Karen Schneider, 161-162
Rhonda Pettit

The Woman’s Hand: Gender and Theory in Japanese Women’s Writing, edited by Paul Gordon Schalow and Janet A. Walker, 162-164
Carol Fairbanks

Francophone African Women Writers: Destroying the Emptiness of Silence, by Irène Assiba d’Almeida, 165-167
Karen Gould

Granny Midwives and Black Women Writers: Double-Dutched Readings, by Valerie Lee; Recovered Writers/Recovered Texts: Race, Class, and Gender in Black Women’s Literature, edited by Dolan Hubbard, 167-169
Linda Seidel

Come As You Are: Sexuality and Narrative, by Judith Roof; Lesbian Configurations, by renée c. hoogland, 170-173
Elizabeth LeBlanc

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]