Spring 2010, Vol. 29, No. 1

From the Editor, 7-14 [full preface]
Laura M. Stevens


Anita Brookner in the World

Introduction: Anita Brookner in the World, 15-18
Phyllis Lassner, Ann V. Norton, and Margaret D. Stetz

Anita Brookner Reads Edith Wharton and Henry James: The Problem of Moral Imagination, 19-33 [abstract]
Ann V. Norton

Anita Brookner’s Visual World, 35-46 [abstract],
Margaret D. Stetz

Exiles from Jewish Memory: Anita Brookner’s Anglo-Jewish Aesthetic, 47-61 [abstract],
Phyllis Lassner

“Opening the Door”: The Hogarth Press as Virginia Woolf’s Outsiders’ Society, 63-81 [abstract]
Ursula McTaggart

Constitutive Trauma in Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls Trilogy: The Romance of Reenactment, 83-105 [abstract]
Elizabeth Weston

A Woman Playwright’s Revision of a Legendary Epic: Zeynep Avcı’s Gilgamesh, 107-123 [abstract]
Pürnur Uçar-Özbirinci


Local, National, Transnational: Situating Women Across Archives, 125-129
Tamara Harvey


Old Pages and New Readings in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, 131-136
Amy E. Elkins

Review Essays

Narrative or Network? Eighteenth-Century Feminist Literary History at the Crossroads, 137-158 [full essay]
Paula McDowell

Michael Field in Their Time and Ours, 159-179 [full essay]
Joseph Bristow


Writing Gender in Women’s Letter Collections of the Italian Renaissance, by Meredith K. Ray, 181-183
Cosetta Seno Reed

Figuring Modesty in Feminist Discourse Across the Americas, 1633-1700, by Tamara Harvey, 183-186
Hilda L. Smith

The Art of Political Fiction in Hamilton, Edgeworth, and Owenson, by Susan B. Egenolf, 186-188
Ada Sharpe

Becoming a Woman of Letters: Myths of Authorship and Facts of the Victorian Market, by Linda H. Peterson, 188-190
Laurie Langbauer

Frontiers of Femininity: A New Historical Geography of the Nineteenth-Century American West, by Karen M. Morin, 190-193
Cathryn Halverson

The Color of Democracy in Women’s Regional Writing, by Jean C. Griffith, 193-194
Marjorie Pryse

The Shapes of Silence: Writing by Women of Colour and the Politics of Testimony, by Proma Tagore; Subversive Silences: Nonverbal Expression and Implicit Narrative Strategies in the Works of Latin American Women Writers, by Helene Carol Weldt-Basson, 194-199
Marta Caminero-Santangelo

Improper Modernism: Djuna Barnes’s Bewildering Corpus, by Daniela Caselli, 199-201
Susan Edmunds

Female Embodiment and Subjectivity in the Modernist Novel: The Corporeum of Virginia Woolf and Olive Moore, by Renée Dickinson, 201-202
April Pelt

Imagining Virginia Woolf: An Experiment in Critical Biography, by Maria DiBattista, 203-205
Rosemary Joyce,

I Made You to Find Me: The Coming of Age of the Woman Poet and the Politics of Poetic Address, by Jane Hedley, 205-207
Estella Lauter

Everybody’s Family Romance: Reading Incest in Neoliberal America, by Gillian Harkins, 207-210
Trysh Travis

Rainforest Narratives: The Work of Janette Turner Hospital, by David Callahan, 210-212
Bronwen Levy

100 Years of Anne with an “e”: The Centennial Study of “Anne of Green Gables,” edited by Holly Blackford, 212-214
Kathleen A. Miller

Fall 2010, Vol. 29, No. 2

From the Editor, 255-262 [full preface]
Laura M. Stevens


At the Margins of Menippean Dialogue: Sarah Fielding’s “History of Anna Boleyn” and the Muted Female Figures of Lucian’s Satiric Underworld, 263-289 [abstract]
Elizabeth Goodhue

The Difference She Makes: Staging Gender Identity in Graffigny’s Phaza, 291-309 [abstract]
Heidi Bostic

“There is no sin in our love”: Homoerotic Desire in the Stories of Two Muslim Women Writers, 311-329 [abstract]
Indrani Mitra

Speaking (in) the Silences: Gender and Anti-Narrative in Carole Maso’s Defiance, 331-349 [abstract]
Robin Silbergleid

Uneasy Lie the Bones: Alice Sebold’s Postfeminist Gothic, 351-373 [abstract]
Sarah Whitney

“Painting While Rome Burns”: Ethics and Aesthetics in Pat Barker’s Life Class and Zadie Smith’s On Beauty, 375-393 [abstract]
Fiona Tolan

“Female Poet” as Revolutionary Grotesque: Feminist Transgression in the Poetry of Ch’oe Sŭng-ja, Kim Hyesoon, and Yi Yŏn-ju, 395-415 [abstract]
Ruth Williams


A Deleted Manuscript, an Early Story, and a New Approach to the Fiction of Lee Smith, 417-424
Martha Billips


Feminism in the Age of Digital Archives: The Woman Writers Project, 425-435
Jacqueline Wernimont and Julia Flanders

Translating The Second Sex, 437-445
Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier

Review Essay

Did a Woman Write “The Great American Novel”? Judging Women’s Fiction in the Nineteenth Century and Today, 447-457 [full essay]
Melissa J. Homestead


Gilbert and Gubar’s “The Madwoman in the Attic” After Thirty Years, edited by Annette R. Federico, 459-462
Margaret Homans

Bluebeard Gothic: “Jane Eyre” and Its Progeny, by Heta Pyrhönen, 462-464
Sue Thomas

Revolutionary Subjects in the English “Jacobin” Novel, 1790-1805, by Miriam L. Wallace, 464-466
Shawn Lisa Maurer

Fictions of Dissent: Reclaiming Authority in Transatlantic Women’s Writing of the Late Nineteenth Century, by Sigrid Anderson Cordell, 466-468
Cheryl A. Wilson

Thinking Through the Mothers: Reimagining Women’s Biographies, by Janet Beizer, 468-470
Nicole S. Dobianer

Looking Back: Canadian Women’s Prairie Memoirs and Intersections of Culture, History, and Identity, by S. Leigh Matthews, 470-472
Lorraine York

Women Reviewing Women in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Critical Reception of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot, by Joanne Wilkes, 472-474
Kara M. Ryan

The Selected Letters of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, edited by Denise D. Knight and Jennifer S. Tuttle, 474-477
Frederick Wegener

Style, Gender, and Fantasy in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Writing, by Dorri Beam, 477-478
Sari Edelstein

Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion, by Katherine Joslin; Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity, by R. S. Koppen, 479-482
Margaret D. Stetz

Virginia Woolf and the Russian Point of View, by Roberta Rubenstein, 482-484
Jane Costlow

Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Twentieth-Century British Fiction, by Judy Suh, 484-487
Kathryn Simpson

Post-War British Women Novelists and the Canon, by Nick Turner, 487-490
Jim Byatt

Food and Femininity in Twentieth-Century British Women’s Fiction, by Andrea Adolph, 490-492
Caroline J. Smith

The Creative Crone: Aging and the Poetry of May Sarton and Adrienne Rich, by Sylvia Henneberg, 492-494
Susan Rudy

Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s Writing, by Donna Aza Weir-Soley, 494-495
Lisa Hinrichsen

Traumatic Possessions: The Body and Memory in African American Women’s Writing and Performance, by Jennifer L. Griffiths, 496-498
J. Brooks Bouson

Dark Eyes on America: The Novels of Joyce Carol Oates, by Gavin Cologne-Brookes, 498-500
Darryl Hattenhauer

Transnational Latina Narratives in the Twenty-First Century: The Politics of Gender, Race, and Migrations, by Juanita Heredia, 500-502
Norma Klahn

Rumer Godden: International and Intermodern Storyteller, edited by Lucy Le-Guilcher and Phyllis B. Lassner, 502-504
Mary Anne Schofield

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]