Fall 2004, Vol. 23, No. 2

From the Editor, 183-188
Holly Laird


Bodies on the Move: A Poetics of Home and Diaspora, 189-212 [abstract]
Susan Stanford Friedman

Producing Feminine Virtue: Strategies of Terror in Writings by Madame de Genlis, 213-236 [abstract]
Lesley H. Walker

“Cousins in Love, &c.” in Jane Austen, 237-259 [abstract]
Mary Jean Corbett

“Narrat[ing] Some Poor Little Fable”: Evidence of Bodily Pain in The History of Mary Prince and ‘Wife-Torutre in England.’, 261-281 [abstract]
Janice Schroeder

Conflict and Ambiguity in Victorian Women’s Writing: Eliza Lynn Linton and the Possibilities of Agnosticism, 283-310 [abstract]
Sarah J. Bilston

Lorine Niedecker, Simone de Beauvoir, and the Sexual Ethics of Experience, 311-337 [abstract]
G. Matthew Jenkins

Re-membering Cassandra, or Oedipus Gets Hysterical: Contestatory Madness and Illuminating Magic in Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus, 339-369 [abstract]
Jennifer Gustar


Incest and the English Novel, 1684-1814, by Ellen Pollack, 371-373
Theresa Braunschneider

Domesticity, Imperialism, and Emigration in the Victorian Novel, by Diana C. Archibald, 373-375
Catherine J. Golden

Modernism and Cultural Conflict, 1880-1922, by Ann Ardis, 375-377
Talia Schaffer

Step-Daughters of England: British Women Modernists and the National Imaginary, Jane Garrity, 377-379
Eileen Barrett

The Feminine Middlebrow Novel, 1920s to 1950s: Class, Domesticity, and Bohemianism by Nicola Humble, 379-382
Trysh Travis

Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s, edited by Lisa Botshon and Meredith Goldsmith, 379-382
Trysh Travis

Elizabeth Bowen: The Shadow Across the Page,by Maud Ellmann, 382-384
Jeanette Roberts Shumaker

Women’s Experience of Modernity, 1875-1945, by Ann L. Ardis and Leslie W. Lewis, 384-386
Stella Deen

Her Husband: Hughes and Plath–A Marriage, by Diane Middlebrook, 386-387
Dianne Hunter

A Desire for Women: Relational Psychoanalysis, Writing, and Relationships Between Women, by Suzanne Juhasz; HerSpace: Women, Writing, and Solitude, edited by Jo Malin and Victoria Boynton, 388-393
Patricia Moran

Zarathustra’s Sisters: Women’s Autobiography and the Shaping of Cultural History, by Susan Ingram, 393-394
Joan Givner

Spring 2004, Vol. 23, No. 1


Where in the World Is Transnational Feminism?, 7-12
Shirley Goek-lin Lim


Consuming Passions: Reconciliation in Women’s Intellectual Memior, 13-28 [abstract]
Gillian Whitlock

Cross-Dress for Success: Performing Ivan Heng and Chowee Leow’s An Occasional Orchid and Stella Kon’s Emily of Emerald Hill on the Singapore Stage, 29-43 [abstract]
Kenneth Chan

“Personalized Writing” and Its Enthusiastic Critic: Women and Writing of the Chinese “Post-New Era,45-64 [abstract]
Yi Zheng

Literary Regionalism and Global Capital: Nineteenth-Century U. S. Women Writers, 65-89 [abstract]
Marjorie Pryse

Contingencies of Dispersed Identity in Lydia Minatoya’s The Strangeness of Beauty, 91-105 [abstract]
Jane Lilienfield

Women Writers, Global Migration, and the City: Joan Riley’s Waiting in the Twilight and Hanan Al-Shaykh’s Only in London, 107-120 [abstract]
Susan Alice Fischer

Drag and the Politics of Identity and Desire in Singapore Theatre: A Conversation with Ivan Heng, 121-134
Kenneth Chan


The Limits of the Human: Fictions of Anomaly, Race, and Gender in the Long Eighteenth Century, by Felicity A. Nussbaum, 135-137
Cynthia Richards

Women, Work and Representation: Needlewomen in Victorian Art and Literature, by Lynn M. Alexander, 138-139
Sarah Webster Goodwin

Same-Sex Desire in Victorian Religious Culture, by Frederick S. Roden, 139-141
Margaret D. Stetz

The Reception of Virginia Woolf in Europe, edited by Mary Ann Caws and Nicola Luckhurst; Lily Briscoe’s Chinese Eyes: Bloomsbury, Modernism and China, by Patricia Laurence, 141-143
Helen Southworth

The Poetics of Enclosure: American Women Poets from Dickinson to Dove, by Lesley Wheeler, 143-144
Renée Olander

Women and Self: Fictions of Jean Rhys, Barbara Pym, Anita Brookner, by Rajni Walia, 144-146
Marcia K. Farrell

Muriel Rukeyser’s “The Book of the Dead,by Tim Dayton, 146-148
Meryl Altman

Fall 2003, Vol. 22, No. 2

From the Editor, 263-270
Holly Laird


Editing Early Modern Women Writers

“And Thus Leave Off”: Reevaluating Mary Wroth’s Folger Manuscript, V.a.104, 273-291 [abstract]
Heather Dubrow

Terrible Texts, “Marginal” Works, and the Mandate of the Moment: The Case of Eliza Haywood, 293-314 [abstract]
Alexander Pettit

Confined and Exposed: Elizabeth Carter’s Classical Translations, 315-334 [abstract]
Jennifer Wallace

“I am Equally Weary of Confinement”: Women Writers and Rasselas from Dinarbus to Jane Eyre, 335-356 [abstract]
Jessica Richard

Granny at Seventeen: Mary Sarton’s Early Encounters with the Land of Old Age, 357-370 [abstract]
Sylvia Henneberg

The Eroticism of Class and the Enigma of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, 371-386 [abstract]
Sandra Kumamoto Stanley

Hausa Women Writers Confronting the Traditional Status of Women in Modern Islamic Society: Feminist Thought in Nigerian Popular Fiction, 387-408 [abstract]
Novian Whitsitt


Analyzing Freud: Letters of H.D., Bryher, and Their Circle, edited by Susan Stanford Friedman, 409-411
Ann L. Ardis

Modernist Women and Visual Cultures: Virgina Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Photography and Cinema, by Maggie Humm, 411-416
Diane Burton

Shirley Jackson’s American Gothic, by Darryl Hattenhauer, 416-417
Stephanie Branson

The Bleeding of America: Menstruation as Symbolic Economy in Pynchon, Faulkner, and Morrison, by Dana Medro, 417-419
Olivia Martin-Phillips

Maternal Body and Voice in Toni Morrison, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Lee Smith, by Paula Gallant Eckard, 419-423
Dorothy M. Scura

Revising Women: Eighteenth-Century “Women’s Fiction” and Social Engagement, edited by Paula R. Backscheider, 423-425
Rikki Noel-Williams

Spring 2003, Vol. 22, No. 1

From the Editor, 7-11
Holly Laird


Ann Yearsley and the Politics of Patronage, The Thorp Arch Archive: Part II, 13-56
Frank Felsenstein


Lesbian Criticism and Feminist Criticism: Readings of Millenium Hall, 57-80 [abstract]
Sally O’Driscoll

Bachelors and “Old Maids”: Antirevolutionary British Women Writers and Narrative Authority after the French Revolution, 81-98 [abstract]
Lisa Wood

“So Minute and Yet So Alive”: Domestic Modernity in E.H. Young’s William, 99-120 [abstract]
Stella Deen

Mad and Modern: A Reading of Emily Holmes Coleman and Antonia White, 121-147 [abstract]
Kylie Valentine

Homoerotics of Influence: Eudora Welty Romances Virginia Woolf, 149-171 [abstract]
Shameem Black

“The Hero is Married and Ascends the Throne”: The Economics of Narrative End in Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, 173-191 [abstract]
Honor McKitrick Wallace

Review Essay

Yes, Miss Burney, 193-201
Betty Rizzo


Feminism Beyond Modernism, by Elizabeth A. Flynn, 203-206
Margaret D. Stetz

Melanie Klein, by Julia Kristeva, 206-209
J. M. Baker, Jr.

Rethinking Women’s Collaborative Writing: Power, Difference, Propery, by Lorraine York, 209-211
Janice Doan and Devon Hodges

Influencing America’s Tastes: Realism in the Works of Wharton, Cather and Hurst, by Stephanie Lewis Thompson, 211-214
Michael H. Berglund

Jane Austen and the Theatre, by Penny Gay, 214-216
Maria H. Frawley

Suniti Namjoshi: The Artful Transgressor, by C. Vijayasree, 216-217
Ruth Vanita

Remapping the Home Front: Locating Citizenship in British Women’s Great War Fiction, by Debra Rae Cohen, 218-219
Geneviève Brassard

Eat My Words: Reading Women’s Lives Through the Cookbooks They Wrote, by Janet Theophano, 220-221
Patricia Moran

Fall 2002, Vol. 21, No. 2

The Adoption Issue

From the Editor, 227-230
Holly Laird


Preface, 231-236
Holly Laird

One’s Own: Reflections on Motherhood, Owning, and Adoption, 237-255 [abstract]
Janet Beizer

Adoption and Essentialism, 257-274 [abstract]
Margaret Homans

Ending in the Middle: Revisioning Adoption in Binjamin Wilkomirski’s Fragments and Anne Michaels’s Fugitive Pieces, 275-300 [abstract]
Barbara L. Estrin

Papadada: Reinventing the Family, 301-317 [abstract]
Andrew Elfenbein and John Watkins

All of Us Are Real: Old Images in a New World of Adoption, 319-331 [abstract]
Susan Bordo

Dolphins, Dying Rooms, and Destablized Demographics, Or: Loving Anna in a Transmodern World, 333-345 [abstract]
Alice Jardine


Ann Yearsley and the Politics of Patronage: The Thorp Arch Archive, Part I, 346-392
Frank Felsenstein


Imagining Adoption: Essays on Literature and Culture, edited by Marianne Novy, 393-395
J. M. Baker, Jr.

Doing Time: Feminist Theory and Postmodern Culture, by Rita Felski, 396-399
Jennifer L. Fleissner

British Women’s Comic Fiction, 1890-1990: Not Drowning, But Laughing, by Margaret D. Stetz; Women, Modernism, and British Poetry, 1910-1939: Resisting Femininity, by Jane Dowson, 399-402
Laura Severin

Contemporary Women’s Poetry: Reading/Writing/Practice, edited by Alison Mark and Deryn Rees-Jones, 402-404
Steven Gould Axelrod

A Gendered Collision: Sentimentalism and Modernism in Dorothy Parker’s Poetry and Fiction, by Rhonda S. Pettit, 404-405
Suzanne L. Bunkers

Staging Domesticity: Household Work and English Identity in Early Modern Drama, by Wendy Wall, 405-407
Nancy Bunker

Feminist Metafiction and the Evolution of the British Novel, by Joan Douglas Peters, 407-409
Theresa Braunschneider

Home Matters: Longing and Belonging, Nostalgia and Mourning in Women’s Fiction, Roberta Rubinstein, 410-411
Pauline T. Newton

Spiritual Interrogations: Culture, Gender, and Community in Early African American Women’s Writing, by Katherine Clay Bassard, 411-414
Katy L. Chiles

Spring 2002, Vol. 21, No. 1


From the Editor: Feminism and Time, 5-12
Holly Laird


Feminist Futures?, 13-20 [abstract]
Elizabeth Grosz

Telling Time in Feminist Theory, 21-28 [abstract]
Rita Felski

Feminism, Ethics, and History, or What Is the “Post” in Postfeminism?, 29-44 [abstract]
Misha Kavka

Is Feminism a Historicism?, 45-66 [abstract]
Jennifer L. Fleissner

Gendering Time in Globalization: The Belatedness of the Other Woman and Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy, 67-83 [abstract]
Betty Joseph

Found Footage: Feminism Lost in Time, 85-98 [abstract]
Dana Heller

Refusing History at the End of the Earth: Ursula Le Guin’s “Sur” and the 2000-01 Women’s Antarctica Crossing, 99-121 [abstract]
Elena Glasberg


Women’s Writing of the First World War: An Anthology, edited by Angela K. Smith; The Second Battlefield: Women, Modernism, and the First World War, by Angela K. Smith, 123-128
Geneviève Brassard

Lesbian Empire: Radical Crosswriting in the Twenties, by Gay Wachman, 128-129
Robin Hackett

Feminism and Film, edited by E. Ann Kaplan, 129-133
Jeffrey S. Longacre

The Language of Inquiry, by Lyn Hejinian, 133-136
Lynn Keller

Traditions of Victorian Women’s Autobiography: The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing, by Linda H. Peterson, 137-140
Carol Hanbery MacKay

The Bitch is Back: Wicked Women in Literature, by Sarah Appleton Aguiar, 140-142
Elizabeth McGeachy Mills

Advancing Sisterhood? Interracial Friendships in Contemporary Southern Fiction, by Sharon Monteith, 142-144
Ivy Schweitzer

Fall 2001, Vol. 20, No. 2


From the Editor, 183-187
Holly Laird


The Colonial Outsider: “Malgérie” in Hélène Cixous’s Les rêveries de la femme sauvage, 189-200 [abstract]
Jennifer Yee

Writing Self, Writing Nation: Imagined Geographies in the Fiction of Hanan al-Shaykh, 201-216 [abstract]
Ann Marie Adams

Beautiful Labors: Lyricism and Feminist Revisions in Eavan Boland’s Poetry, 217-236 [abstract]
Christy Burns

Problems of Prose Modernism and Frigidity in Stina Aronson’s “The Fever Book” and Edith Øberg’s “Man in Darkness,237-252 [abstract]
Ellen Rees

Rooms of Their Own: How Colette Uses Physical and Textual Space to Question a Gendered Literary Tradition, 253-278 [abstract]
Helen Southworth


Narrative of Spanish Women Writers of the Nineties: An Overview, 279-295
Carmen de Urioste


Sisters and Rivals in British Women’s Fiction, 1914-39, by Diana Wallace, 297-298
Tess Cosslett

Women Coauthors, by Holly A. Laird, 298-300
George E. Haggerty

Auto/Biographical Discourses: Theory, Criticism, and Practice, by Laura Marcus, 300-301
Mary Jean Corbett

Willa Cather: The Writer and Her World, by Janis P. Stout; Willa Cather’s New York: New Essays on Cather in the City, edited by Merrill Maguire Skaggs, 301-305
Linda E. Chown

Jane Barker, Exile: A Literary Career, 1675-1725, by Kathryn R. King, 305-307
Josephine Donovan

Gender Matters: Female Policymakers’ Influence in Industrialized Nations, by Valerie O’Regan, 307-308
Renee A. Miller

Against Amnesia: Contemporary Women Writers and the Crisis of Historical Memory, by Nancy J. Peterson, 309-311
Lois Parkinson Zamora

Spring 2001, Vol. 20, No. 1

From the Editor, 5-10
Holly Laird


Placing Their Feminism in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Emma Bell Miles, Grace MacGowan Cooke, and the Roots of Ecological Feminism, 11-31 [abstract]
Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

Miss Robins and Mrs. Brown, 33-55 [abstract]
Sue Thomas

Negotiating Victorian Feminism: Anne Thackeray Ritchie’s Short Fiction, 57-75 [abstract]
Manuela Mourão

Moving Dangerously: Mobility and the Modern Woman, 77-92 [abstract]
Wendy Parkins

“Burn what they should not see”: The Private Journal as Public Text in A. S. Byatt’s Possession, 93-106 [abstract]
Adrienne Shiffman

Oral Sex: Vampiric Transgression and the Writing of Angela Carter, 107-121 [abstract]
Sarah Sceats


“bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love”: The Whitman-Cather Connection in O Pioneers!, 123-136
Maire Mullins


Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern Women’s Writing, 1930-1990, by Patricia Yaeger, 137-139
Tammy Evans

The Life of Marie d’Agoult, Alias Daniel Stern, by Phyllis Stock-Morton, 140-141
Kathryn J. Crecelius

Women in the Milieu of Leonard and Virginia Woolf: Peace, Politics, and Education edited by Wayne K. Chapman and Janet M. Manson, 141-146
Eileen Barrett

Shattered Subjects: Trauma and Testimony in Women’s Life-Writing, by Suzette Henke, 146-147
Sara Blair

The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable, edited by Marc C. Conner, 148-150
Althea Tait

Fall 2000, Vol. 19, No. 2

From the Editor, 183-185
Holly Laird


Forum: Problems of Beauty in Feminist Studies

Preface, 187-189
Holly Laird

Wounded Beauty: An Exploratory Essay on Race, Feminism, and the Aesthetic Question, 191-217 [abstract]
Anne Anlin Cheng

Feminists in Brideland, 219-230 [abstract]
Lisa Walker

“Say That I Had a Lovely Face”: The Grimms’ “Rapunzel,” Tennyson’s “Lady of Shalott,” and Atwood’s Lady Oracle, 231-254 [abstract]
Shuli Barzilai

Sho-Lo Showdown: The Do’s and Don’ts of Lesbian Chic, 255-268 [abstract]
Jodi R. Schorb and Tania N. Hammidi

How Do We Keep Desire from Passing with Beauty?, 269-284 [abstract]
Pamela L. Caughie

Mirrors, Marriage, and Nostalgia: Mother-Daughter Relations in Writings by Isabelle de Charrière and Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, 285-313 [abstract]
Katharine Ann Jensen

Mothering Desire: The Romance Plot in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Susan Fromberg Schaeffer’s The Madness of a Seduced Woman, 315-336 [abstract]
Sarah R. Morrison


Dancing at the Devil’s Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Erotic, by Alicia Suskin Ostriker, 337-338
Estella Lauter

Royal Representations: Queen Victoria and British Culture, 1837-1876, by Margaret Homans, 338-342
Susan T. Barstow

Jane Austen and the Fiction of Her Time, by Mary Waldron, 342-345
Allen Bauman

The Culture of Christina Rossetti: Female Poetics and Victorian Contexts, edited by Mary Arseneau, Anthony H. Harrison, and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 345-347
Toni Van Der Moere

Writing Double: Women’s Literary Partnerships, by Bette London, 347-349
Ann Ardis

Virginia Woolf in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, edited by Pamela L. Caughie, 349-350
Christine Froula

Virginia Woolf and the Great War, by Karen L. Levenback, 350-353
Patricia M. Feito

Dorothy Richardson’s Art of Memory: Space, Identity, Text, by Elisabeth Bronfen, 353-355
Jean Radford

Spring 2000, Vol. 19, No. 1

From the Editor, 5-8
Holly Laird


“The Sentinel”: Rebecca West’s Buried Novel, 9-26
Kathryn Laing


George Egerton and the Project of British Colonialism, 27-55
Iveta Jusová

Disdained and Disempowered: The “Inverted” New Woman in Rhoda Broughton’s Dear Faustina, 57-79
Patricia Murphy

Anzia Yezierska, Immigrant Authority, and the Uses of Affect, 81-104
JoAnn Pavletich

Sappho’s Legacy: The Collaborative Testimony of Olga Broumas and T Begley, 105-120
Claudia Ingram

Who’s Afraid of Mala Mousi? Violence and the “Family Romance” in Anjana Appachana’s “Incantations,121-136
Suvir Kaul


Radical Mansfield: Double Discourse in Katherine Mansfield’s Short Stories, by Pamela Dunbar, 137-139
Sydney Janet Kaplan

Bone Deep in Landscape: Writing, Reading, and Place, by Mary Clearman Blew, 139-140
Gregory L. Morris

The World Wars Through the Female Gaze, by Jean Gallagher, 140-143
D. Britton Gildersleeve

Queer Poetics: Five Modernist Women Writers, by Mary E. Galvin, 143-145
T. Allen Culpepper

The Lady Cornaro: Pride and Prodigy of Venice, by Jane Howard Guernsey, 146-148
Betty Rizzo

Willa Cather: Queering America, by Marilee Lindemann, 148-151
Jeane Harris

The Web of Iniquity: Early Detective Fiction by American Women, by Catherine Ross Nickerson, 151-154
Andrea Bradley

To Live in the Center of the Moment: Literary Autobiographies of Aging, by Barbara Waxman, 154-156
Anne M. Wyatt-Brown

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]