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  • Frances Smith Foster:A Select Bibliography
  • Shannon Cardinal and Jennifer S. Tuttle

In this final tribute, we offer a sampling of Frances Smith Foster's published work. Because the SSAWW Lifetime Achievement Medal recognizes the recipient's support of and impact upon the work of others as well as her own scholarly contributions, we have also included a short selection of volumes published by former students of Foster whose work she advised or supervised.

Books Authored

'Til Death or Distance Do Us Part: Love and Marriage in African America. New York: Oxford UP, 2010.
Teaching with The Norton Anthology of African American Literature: A Guide for Instructors. New York: Norton, 1997. With Helen R. Houston.
Witnessing Slavery: The Development of Ante-Bellum Slave Narratives. Westport: Greenwood, 1979; 2nd ed. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1994.
Written by Herself: Literary Production by African American Women, 1746-1892. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1993.

Books Edited

Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studies. New York: Feminist, 2010. Ed. with Stanlie M. James and Beverly Guy-Sheftall.
Love and Marriage in Early African America: An Anthology. Boston: Northeastern UP, 2007.
La Familia en África y la Diáspora Africana: Estudio Multidisciplinar/Family in Africa and the African Diaspora: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Salamanca: Almar-Anglistica, 2004. Ed. with Olga Barrios.
Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley. Chicago: R. R. Donnelley, 1998; Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2001. [End Page 237]
The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature. New York: Oxford UP, 2001. Ed. with William L. Andrews and Trudier Harris.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs. Norton Critical Edition. New York: Norton, 2001. Ed. with Nellie Y. McKay.
The Norton Anthology of African American Literature. New York: Norton, 1997. Ed. with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Nellie Y. McKay, et al; 2nd ed., 2004; 3rd ed. in press.
The Oxford Companion to African American Literature. New York: Oxford UP, 1997. Ed. with William L. Andrews and Trudier Harris.
Minnie's Sacrifice, Sowing and Reaping, Trial and Triumph: Three Rediscovered Novels by Frances E. W. Harper. Boston: Beacon, 1994; 2nd ed. Boston: Beacon, 1995.
A Brighter Coming Day: A Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Reader. New York: Feminist, 1990.


"Unraveling the Strands." Part of "Hidden in Plain Sight": Colloquy with Annette Gordon-Reed on The Hemingses of Monticello. Early American Literature 47.2 (2012): 449-51.
"'Anyway, We Certainly Don't Want to Be Lumped in with Black Studies!'" True Confessions: Feminist Professors Tell Stories Out of School. Ed. Susan Gubar. New York: Norton, 2011. 219-34.
"Genealogies of Our Concerns, Early (African) American Print Culture, and Transcending Tough Times." American Literary History 22.2 (2010): 368-80.
"'Looking Back Is Tricky Business . . .'" Narrative 18.1 (2010): 19-28.
"Mammy's Daughters; Or, the DNA of a Feminist Sexual Ethics." Beyond Slavery: Overcoming Its Religious and Sexual Legacies. Ed. Bernadette J. Brooten. New York: Palgrave, 2010. 267-86.
"Ports of Call, Pulpits of Consultation: Rethinking the Origins of African American Literature." A Companion to African American Literature. Ed. Gene Andrew Jarrett. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 45-58. With Kim D. Green.
"Race and Literary Politics." A Companion to American Literature and Culture. Ed. Paul Lauter. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 316-27. With Cassandra Jackson.
"Early African American Women's Literature." The Cambridge Guide to African American Women's Literature. Ed. Angelyn Mitchell and Danille K. Taylor. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. 15-31. With LaRose Davis.
"Afterwords; Or, Whistling 'Dixie' on the Front Porch of My Southern Home." Southern Quarterly 45.3 (2008): 177-84.
"'Hurry Up, Please. It's Time,' Said the White Rabbit as S/he Followed Bre'r Rabbit into the Briar Patch." Legacy 24.2 (2007): 322-30.
"The Personal Is Political, the Past Has Potential, and Other Thoughts on Studying [End Page 238] Women's Literature—Then and Now." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 26.1 (2007): 29-38.
"Teaching African American Poetry of the Reconstruction Era: Frances E. W. Harper's 'Moses: A Story of the Nile.'" Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Poetry. Ed. Paula Bernat Bennett, Karen L. Kilcup, and Philipp Schwieghauser...


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