Fall 1990, Vol. 9, No. 2

From the Editor, 195-199
Holly Laird


Introduction, 201-205
Rowena Fowler

Virginia Woolf and Katherine Furse: An Unpublished Correspondence, 205-228
edited by Rowena Fowler

Afterword, 229-230
Louise DeSalvo


Emily Dickinson’s “Engulfing” Play: Antony and Cleopatra, 231-250
Judith Farr

The Encoding of Homoerotic Desire: Emily Dickinson’s Letters and Poems to Susan Dickinson, 1850-1886, 251-272
Ellen Louise Hart

The Heroine’s Blazon and Hardwicke’s Marriage Act: Commodification for a Novel Market, 273-290
Katherine Sobba Green

The Rape of the Text: Charlotte Gilman’s Violation of Herland, 291-308
Kathleen Margaret Lant


The Authority of Experience: Essays in Feminist Criticism, edited by Arlyn Diamond and Lee R. Edwards; Signature Pieces: On the Institution of Authorship, by Peggy Kamuf; Inessential Woman: Problems of Exclusion in Feminist Thought, by Elizabeth V. Spelman, 309-314
Elaine Marks

Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England, by Mary Poovey, 314-317
Rachel Bowlby

Inspiring Influences: Tradition, Revision, and Afro-American Women’s Novels, by Michael Awkward; Critical Essays on Toni Morrison, edited by Nellie Y. McKay; Afro-American Women Writers, 1746-1933: An Anthology and Critical Guide, edited by Ann Allen Shockley, 317-321
Claudia Tate

Las Románticas: Women Writers and Subjectivity in Spain, 1835-1850, by Susan Kirkpatrick, 321-323
James D. Fernández

The Woman and the Lyre: Women Writers in Classical Greece and Rome, by Jane McIntosh Snyder, 323-326
Katherine Callen King

Feminism and Theatre, by Sue-Ellen Case; Making a Spectacle: Feminist Essays on Contemporary Women’s Theatre, edited by Lynda Hart, 326-329
Catherine Burroughs

Women in French Literature, edited by Michel Guggenheim, 329-330
Anne R. Larsen

Constance Fenimore Woolson: The Grief of Artistry, by Cheryl B. Torsney, 331-332
Alice Hall Petry

Contemporary Women’s Fiction: Narrative Practice and Feminist Theory, by Paulina Palmer, 332-334
Alice Hall Petry

Willa Cather: Writing at the Frontier, by Jamie Ambrose; Willa Cather and the Fairy Tale, by Marilyn Berg Callander, 334-337
Lady Falls Brown

Willa Cather and France: In Search of the Lost Language, by Robert J. Nelson, 337-339
Patrick W. Shaw

We That Were Young, by Irene Rathbone; Not So Quiet, by Helen Zenna Smith (Evadne Price), 339-342
Bonnie Kime Scott

Spring 1990, Vol. 9, No. 1


From the Editor, 7-10
Holly Laird


Self, Subject, and Resistance: Marginalities and Twentieth-Century Autobiographical Practice, 11-24
Sidonie Smith

Stratagems of the Strong, Strategems of the Weak: Autobiographical Prose of the Seventeenth-Century Hispanic Convent, 25-42
Electa Arenal and Stacey Schlau

Writing Innocence: Fanny Burney’s Evelina, 43-57
Joanne Cutting-Gray

“The synthesis of my being”: Autobiography and the Reproduction of Identity in Virginia Woolf, 59-78
LuAnn McCracken

H. D.’s Autoheterography, 79-106
Dianne Chisholm

I’ll Tell You No Lies: Mary McCarthy’s Memories of a Catholic Girlhood and the Fictions of Authority, 107-126
Barbara Rose


Edith Wharton’s Mothers and Daughters, 127-131
Susan Goodman


Life/Lines: Theorizing Women’s Autobiography, edited by Bella Brodzki and Celeste Schenck, 133-135
Patricia Madoo-Lengermann and Jill Niebrugge-Brantley

Imaging American Women: Idea and Ideals in Cultural History, by Martha Banta; Subject to Change: Reading Feminist Writing, by Nancy K. Miller; The Female Autograph: Theory and Practice of Autobiography from the Tenth to the Twentieth Century, edited by Domna C. Stanton, 135-139
Barbara Green

A Poetics of Women’s Autobiography: Marginality and the Fictions of Self-Representation, by Sidonie Smith; The Private Self: Theory and Practice of Women’s Autobiographical Writings, edited by Shari Benstock, 139-142
Linda Wagner-Martin

The Autobiographical Subject: Gender and Ideology in Eighteenth-Century England, by Felicity A. Nussbaum, 143-144
Terri Nickel

Centuries of Female Days: Englishwomen’s Private Diaries, by Harriet Blodgett, 144-146
Lillian S. Robinson

The Piozzi Letters, Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821 (Formerly Mrs. Thrale), Volume 1, 1784-1791, edited by Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom, 147-149
Betty Rizzo

Discourses of Desire: Gender, Genre, and Epistolary Fictions, by Linda S. Kauffman, 149-150
Joan Hinde Stewart

Writing the Female Voice: Essays on Epistolary Literature, edited by Elizabeth S. Goldsmith, 150-152
Joan Hinde Stewart

On Their Own: Widows and Widowhood in the American Southwest, 1848-1939, edited by Arlene Scadron; American Indian Women: Telling Their Lives, by Gretchen M. Bataille and Kathleen Mullen Sands, 152-156
Manuel G. Gonzales

Monstrous Regiment: The Lady Knight in Sixteenth-Century Epic, by Lillian S. Robinson, 156-158
Marie Cornelia

Women in the First Capitalist Society: Experiences in Seventeenth-Century England, by Margaret George, 158-160
Margaret W. Ferguson

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Woman and Artist, by Helen Cooper, 160-163
Joyce Zonana

Ellen Terry: Player in Her Time, Nina Auerbach, 163-165
Robin Sheets

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]