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

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]