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

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]