Spring 2023, Vol. 42, No. 1

From the Editor, 5-8 [full preface]
Jennifer L. Airey


“A Modern Woman, born 1689”: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in the Early Feminist and Women’s Suffrage Movement, 11-34 [abstract]
Fauve Vandenberghe

Lady Delacour’s Electioneering Rage, 35-65 [abstract]
Kelly Fleming

Femininity, Science, and Religion on Tour in Almira Phelps’s Caroline Westerley (1833), 67-92 [abstract]
Sharon Halevi

Refugee Domesticity in Martha Gellhorn’s World War II Fiction, 93-113 [abstract]
Allison Nick

Desire as an Idiom of Liberation: Black Feminist Praxis in Toni Cade Bambara and Alice Walker, 115-133 [abstract]
Chielozona Eze

Secondary Agency: Toni Morrison, Toni Cade Bambara, and the Making of Those Bones Are Not My Child, 135-156 [abstract]
Allison Fagan


New England Women Writers, Secularity, and the Federalist Politics of Church and State, by Gretchen Murphy. 157-160
Scott Slawinski

Fair Copy: Relational Poetics and Antebellum American Women’s Poetry, by Jennifer Putzi. 160-162
Wendy Dasler Johnson

Communities of Care: The Social Ethics of Victorian Fiction, by Talia Schaffer. 162-165
Catherine J. Golden

Engaging Italy: American Women’s Utopian Visions and Transnational Networks, by Etta M. Madden. 165-167
Ilaria Serra

The Rhetoric of Women’s Humour in Barbara Pym’s Fiction, by Naghmeh Varghaiyan. 168-170
Emily Stockard

Shapeshifting Subjects: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Naguala and Border Arte, by Kelli D. Zaytoun. 170-172
Andrea Hernández Holm

The Elusive Everday in the Fiction of Marilynne Robinson, by Laura E. Tanner. 172-175
Ryan Kemp

Women, Poetry and the Voice of a Nation, by Anne Varty. 176-178
Magdalena Kay

Andrea Levy, in Memoriam, special issue of ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, edited by Henghameh Saroukhani, Sarah Lawson Welsh, and Michael Perfect. 178-180
Corrine Collins

Fall 2022, Vol. 41, No. 2


Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing: Experiments in Literary Form, 211-222 [full preface]
Elisabeth Bekers and Helen Cousins


Cross-Genre Explorations in Black British Narratives of Slavery and Freedom: Bernardine Evaristo and Andrea Levy, 223-245 [abstract]
Sofía Muñoz-Valdivieso

Black Disability and Diasporic Haunting in Diana Evans’s The Wonder, 247-266 [abstract]
Pilar Cuder-Domínguez

Intermedial Acts of Worldmaking: Zadie Smith’s Swing Time, 267-283 [abstract]
Eva Ulrike Pirker

A Change of Perspective: Sharon Dodua Otoo’s Playful Rule-Breaking, 285-300 [abstract]
Jesse van Amelsvoort

From Instagram Poetry to Autofictional Memoir and Back Again: Experimental Black Life Writing in Yrsa Daley-Ward’s Work, 301-326 [abstract]
Jennifer Leetsch


The Interrelatedness of Form and Content in Contemporary Black
British Women’s Writing: Interviews with Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Laura Fish, Lou Prendergast, and Bernardine Evaristo, 327-342 

Elisabeth Bekers, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, Helen Cousins


The Picturesque, the Sublime, the Beautiful: Visual Artistry in the Works of Charlotte Smith (1749-1806), by Valerie Derbyshire. 343-345
Rachael Isom

Fracture Feminism: The Politics of Impossible Time in British Romanticism, by David Sigler. 345-348
Harriet Kramer Linkin

Publishing “Northanger Abbey”: Jane Austen and the Writing Profession, by Margie Burns. 348-350
Claire Grogan

Friendship and Devotion, Or Three Months in Louisiana, by Camille Lebrun, translated from French by E. Joe Johnson and Robin Anita White. 350-352
Juliane Braun

The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis, by Melissa J. Homestead. 352-354
Jennifer Haytock

Virginia Woolf and Poetry, by Emily Kopley. 354-357
Benjamin Bagocius

Virginia Woolf and the Ethics of Intimacy, by Elsa Högberg. 357-358
Pamela L. Caughie

Material Spirituality in Modernist Women’s Writing, by Elizabeth Anderson. 359-361
Geneviève Brassard

Beat Feminisms: Aesthetics, Literature, Gender, Activism, by Polina Mackay. 361-363
Mary Paniccia Carden

The Fiction of Doris Lessing: Re-Envisioning Feminism, by Ratna Raman. 364-366
Carmen García-Navarro

Marginalized: Southern Women Playwrights Confront Race, Region, and Gender, by Casey Kayser. 367-369
Susan N. Mayberry

Grotesque Touch: Women, Violence, and Contemporary Circum-Caribbean Narratives, by Amy K. King. 369-371
Tanya L. Shields

Lives Beyond Borders: U.S. Immigrant Women’s Life Writing, Nationality, and Social Justice, by Ina C. Seethaler. 371-374
Marta Caminero-Santangelo

Spring 2022, Vol. 41, No. 1

From the Editor, 5-10 [full preface]
Jennifer L. Airey


Marginalia as Feminist Use of the Book: Hester Piozzi’s Spectator Annotations, 11-44 [abstract]
Kathleen Lubey

A Home for Hannah Crafts: Ecofeminism in The Bondwoman’s Narrative, 45-63 [abstract]
Christina J. Lambert 

The Romance of Independence: Working Women in Nineteenth-Century Telegraph Literature, 65-90 [abstract]
Christina Henderson Harner 

The Critical Insurgency of Austen’s Suffrage Afterlife: “I hope I shall not be accused of pride and prejudice,” 91-112 [abstract]
Elizabeth Shand

The Danger of the Domestic in Ireland: Bridget Cleary, Big House Modernism, and Tana French, 113-133 [abstract]
Ellen Scheible

Digital Subaltern Counterpublics and Muslim Women’s Resistance in Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire and Samira Ahmed’s Internment, 135-154 [abstract]
Nalini Iyer


Writing Gender in Early Modern Chinese Women’s Tanci Fiction, by Li Guo. 155-158
Yu Zhang

New Media and the Rise of the Popular Woman Writer, 1832-1860, by Alexis Easley. 158-160
Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton

The Ethical Vision of George Eliot, by Thomas Albrecht. 160-163
Nancy Henry

Lyrical Strains: Liberalism and Women’s Poetry in Nineteenth-Century America, by Elissa Zellinger. 163-165
Cristanne Miller

Oceans at Home: Maritime and Domestic Fictions in Nineteeth-Century America, by Melissa Gniadek. 166-168
Amy Parsons

What a Library Means to a Woman: Edith Wharton and the Will to Collect Books, by Sheila Liming. 168-171
Arielle Zibrak

Cather Among the Moderns, by Janis P. Stout; Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and the Place of Culture, by Julie Olin-Ammentorp. 171-174
Catherine Morely

Women, Literature, and the Arts of the Countryside in Early Twentieth-Century England, by Judith W. Page and Elise L. Smith. 174-177
Kate Flint

Cautiously Hopeful: Metafeminist Practices in Canada, by Marie Carrière. 177-180
Roxanne Rimstead

Fall 2021, Vol. 40, No. 2

PREFACE: All About My Mother: Archives, Art, and Memory, 209-214 Download PDF


Recollecting Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Archival Labor and Women’s Literary Recovery, 215-239 [abstract]
Jennifer S. Tuttle

Anna Julia Cooper, Archival Absences, and Black Women’s “muffled” Knowledge, 241-272 [abstract]
Vivian M. May

Tina De Rosa’s Ethnic Archive: Displacement, Disability, and the Writer’s Life, 273-306 [abstract]
Mary Jo Bona

Archival Theatre: Susan Howe’s Tactile Elegies, 307-332 [abstract]
Julie Phillips Brown

Glancing Encounters: The Ephemeral City Archive in Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina, or Love in a Maze and Frances Burney’s Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress, 333-357 [abstract]
Kristen T. Saxton


Must Anonymous Be A Woman? Gender and Discoverability in the Archives, 359-371
Emily C. Friedman


The Archive of Lady Anne Barnard, 1750-1825, 373-385
Greg Clingham


A Note on Centering Black Women’s Voices and Scholarship on Singer Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, 387-394
Alexandra Reznik


The Female Baroque in Early Modern English Literary Culture: From Mary Sidney to Aphra Behn, by Gary Waller. 395-397
Elaine Hobby

The Novel Stage: Narrative Form from the Restoration to Jane Austen, by Marcie Frank. 398-400
Alexandra Bennett

Words of Her Own: Women Authors in Nineteenth-Century Bengal, by Maroona Murmu. 401-402
Tara Puri

How Women Must Write: Inventing the Russian Woman Poet, by Olga Peters Hasty. 403-405
Hilde Hoogenboom 

Behind the Times: Virginia Woolf in Late-Victorian Contexts, by Mary Jean Corbett. 406-408
Jane De Gay

Templates for Authorship: American Women’s Literary Autobiography of the 1930s, by Windy Counsell Petrie. 409-411
Margaret Stetz

Nancy Cunard, Perfect Stranger, by Jane Marcus. 412-413
Jane Dowson

Eukuan nin matshi-manitu innushkueu / I Am a Damn Savage and Tanite nene etutamin nitassi? / What Have You Done to My Country?, by An Antane Kapesh, translated from French by Sarah Henzi. 414-417
Valerie Henitiuk

Misreading Anita Brookner: Aestheticism, Intertextuality, and the Queer Nineteenth Century, by Peta Mayer. 418-419
Nicola Darwood

Contemporary Women’s Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, by Susan Watkins. 419-421
Claire Curtis

Osnabrück Station to Jerusalem: A Memoir, by Hélène Cixous, translated from French by Peggy Kamuf. 422-424
Phyllis Lassner

One Left: A Novel, by Kim Soom, translated from Korean by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton. 425-427
Ji-Eun Lee

Spring 2021, Vol. 40, No. 1


Women and Archives, 5-14 [full essay]
Laura Engel and Emily Ruth Rutter


Alternative, Imaginary, and Affective Archives of the Self in Women’s Life Writing, 15-44 [abstract]
Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson

“An archive of accounts”: This Bridge Called My Back in Feminist Movement, 45-68 [abstract]
Meredith Benjamin

 “An experiment in archive”: Robin Coste Lewis’s “Voyage of the Sable Venus” and Contemporary Black Female Poets’ Conceptual Epistemologies, 69-94 [abstract]
Laura Vrana

Willa Cather’s Letters in the Archive, 95-118 [abstract]
Melissa J. Homestead


Archival Interventions and Agency: Irma McClaurin in Conversation with Emily Ruth Rutter about the Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive, 119-130 [full interview]


Archival Relations: Women and Regional Theater in the Kathleen Barker Archive, 131-136
Fiona Ritchie


Discoveries in the Archives: New Sarah Harriet Burney Letters at the Borthwick Institute for Archives, 137-150
Lorna J. Clark

“The rights and privileges all people should enjoy”: Reflections on Archival Collaboration and Black Women’s Epistolary Resistance, 151-160
Emily Ruth Rutter with Derrick C. Jones


Stripped and Script: Loyalist Women Writers of the American Revolution, by Kacy Dowd Tillman. 161-162
Ami Pflugrad-Jackisch

A Double Life, by Karolina Pavlova, translated from Russian by Barbara Heldt. 163-165
Catherine Ciepiela

Gender, Science, and Authority in Women’s Travel Writing: Literary Perspectives on the Discourse of Natural History, by Michelle Medeiros. 166-168
Leila Gómez

Becoming Willa Cather: Creation and Career, by Daryl W. Palmer. 169-170
Christine E. Kephart

Faraway Women and the “Atlantic Monthly,” by Cathryn Halverson. 171-173
Miranda Hickman

Christina Stead and the Matter of America, by Fiona Morrison. 174-176
Michael Ackland

Ukranian Women Writers and the National Imaginary: From the Collapse of the USSR to the Euromaidan, by Oleksandra Wallo. 177-179
Tetyana Dzyadevych

Writing the Survivor: The Rape Novel in Late Twentieth-Century American Fiction, by Robin E. Field. 180-181
Jerrica Jordan

Women of Valor: Orthodox Jewish Troll Fighters, Crime Writers, and Rock Stars in Contemporary Literature and Culture, by Karen E. H. Skinazi. 182-184
Susan K. Thomas

Fall 2020, Vol. 39, No. 2

From the Editor, 214-216 [preface]
Jennifer L. Airey


“Provide your self of an Aesop”: Mary Davys’s The Fugitive as Fable Collection 217-236 [abstract]
Martha F. Bowden

Embarrassment, Shame and Guilt: Portraits of Mothers and Mother-Daughter Relationships in the Poetry of Selima Hill, 237-260 [abstract]
Lucy Winrow

Beyond Matricide: Maternal Subjectivity, Patriarchy, and Chaos Theory in Fiona Kidman’s Ricochet Baby, 261-284 [abstract]
Doreen D’Cruz

How slippery things can be”:The Trailer Motif in the Work of Annie Proulx, 285-302 [abstract]
Ellen Argyros

Radical Revision: Rewriting Feminism with This Bridge Called My Back and Kate Rushin’s “The Bridge Poem”, 303-328 [abstract]
Lizzy LeRud

Touching Surfaces: Gestures of Love toward the Wounded Sister in Han Kang’s The Vegetarian, 329-347 [abstract]
Joori Joyce Lee


Unbinding“The Pillow Book”: The Many Lives of a Japanese Classic, by Gergana Ivanova, 349-351
Joannah Peterson

Intelligent Souls? Feminist Orientalism in Eighteenth-Century English Literature, by Samara Anne Cahill, 352-353
Misty G. Anderson

Religion Around Mary Shelley, by Jennifer L. Airey, 354-356
Staci Stone

Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen, by Jocelyn Harris. The Making of Jane Austen, by Devoney Looser, 357-358
Natasha Duquette

Mina Loy’s Critical Modernism, by Laura Scuriatti, 359-361
Tara Prescott-Johnson

The Outside Thing: Modernist Lesbian Romance, by Hannah Roche, 362-364
Emma Heaney

Returning the Gift: Modernism and the Thought of Exchange, by Rebecca Colesworthy, 365-365
Jennifer Forsberg

Women’s Writing in Canada, by Patricia Demers, 366-379
Patricia Keeney

Bright, by Duanwad Pimwana, translated from Thai by Mui Poopoksakul, 370-372
Janit Feangfu


Spring 2020, Vol. 39, No. 1

From the Editor, 7-12 [full preface]
Jennifer L. Airey


Breastfeeding and Scientific Motherhood: The Case of Marie-Jeanne Roland, 13-38 [abstract]
Annie K. Smart

“Gripping, Grewsome, Great”: Re-Encountering Ellen La Motte’s The Backwash of War through the Lens of Obscenity, 39-60 [abstract]
Layne Parish Craig

“I ain’t you”: Fat and the Female Body in Flannery O’Connor, 61-83 [abstract]
Jennifer Renee Blevins

A “Chosen” P[o]et among [Hu]mans: Denise Levertov’s Pig Dreams Read as a Matrifocal Allegory, 85-104 [abstract]
José Rodríguez Herrera

Out of Order: Women’s Time in Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Blue Flower, 105-122 [abstract]
Merrill Turner

Jackie Kay’s Trumpet: Transnational and Transracial Adoption, Transgender Identity, and Fictions of Transformation, 123-150 [abstract]
Margaret Homans


The Lim Transcriptions of Anna Letitia Barbauld’s Letters to Lydia Rickards: A Critique, 151-154
William McCarthy


Structure and Features of Anna Komnene’s “Alexiad”: Emergence of a Personal History, by Larisa Orlov Vilimonović, 155-157
Penelope Buckley

“The Book of the City of Ladies” and Other Writings by Christine de Pizan, edited and introduction by Rebecca Kingston and Sophie Bourgault, translated from Middle French by Ineke Hardy, 158-160
Geri L. Smith

Wollstonecraft’s Ghost: The Fate of the Female Philosopher in the Romantic Period, by Andrew McInnes. The Female Philosopher and Her Afterlives: Mary Wollstonecraft, the British Novel, and the Transformations of Feminism, 1796-1911, by Deborah Weiss, 161-164
Anne Chandler

Tasteful Domesticity: Women’s Rhetoric and the American Cookbook, 1790-1940, by Sarah Walden, 165-166
Erin Branch

Reconceiving Nature: Ecofeminism in Late Victorian Women’s Poetry, by Patricia Murphy, 167-169
Marion Shaw

Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture, by Chris Mourant, 169-172
Carey Snyder

Tillie Olson and the Dialectical Philosophy of Proletarian Literature, by Anthony Dawahare, 173-175
Jennifer Forsberg

Women Writers of the Beat Era: Autobiography and Intertextuality, by Mary Paniccia Carden, 175-178
Isabel Castelao-Gómez

Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed, by Lisa Duggan, 179-181
Claudia Franziska Brühwiler

Politics and Affect in Black Women’s Fiction, by Kathy Glass, 181-183
Janaka Lewis

Black Female Vampires in African American Women’s Novels, 1977-2011: She Bites Back, by Kendra R. Parker, 184-186
Shari Evans

Indigenous Women’s Writing and the Cultural Study of Law, by Cheryl Suzack, 186-187
Maggie Ann Bowers

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]