Legacy 23.1 (2006) 101-106
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Compiled by Cynthia Montgomery Webb
Below is a selected sampling of current books, arcticles, and dissertations relevant to the study of American women writers from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. Prices unless otherwise indicated are for hardcover editions.
Alcott, Louisa May
Foote, Stephanie. "Resentful Little Women: Gender and Class Feeling in Louisa May Alcott." College Literature 32 (2005): 63–85.
Bower, Bertha Muzzy
Lamont, Victoria. "Cattle Branding and the Traffic in Women in Early Twentieth-Century Westerns by Women." Legacy 22 (2005): 30–46.
Burt, Katharine Newlin.
See Lamont on Bower.
Giannone, Richard. "Music, Silence, and the Spirituality of Willa Cather." Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 57 (2005): 123–49.
Lewis, Nghana. "We Shall Pave the Way: Willa Cather and Lillian Smith's Aesthetics of Civil Rights Politics." Arizona Quarterly 60.4 (2004): 33–64.
Lindemann, Marilee, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Willa Cather. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005. 254 pp. $65.00/$24.99 paper.
Trout, Steven. "Seeing the Rattlesnake in Willa Cather's My Ántonia." ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 2 (2005): 99–114.
Child, Lydia Maria
Kim, Jinkyung. "The Representations of the Native Americans in the Works of Child, Cooper and Sedgwick." Nineteenth Century Literature in English 9 (2005): 35–58.
Rosenthal, Debra J. Race Mixture in Nineteenth-Century U.S. and Spanish American Fictions: Gender, Culture, and Nation Building. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2004. 192 pp. $49.95/$19.95 paper.
Stein, Allen F. Women and Autonomy in Kate Chopin's Short Fiction. New York: Lang, 2005. 156 pp. $56.95.
Junker, Clara. "Women at War: The Civil War Diaries of Floride Clemson and Cornelia Peake McDonald." Southern Quarterly 42 (2004): 90–106.
Crosby, Caroline Barnes
Lyman, Edward Leo, Susan Ward Payne, and S. George Ellsworth, eds. No Place to Call Home: The 1807–1857 Life Writings of Caroline Barnes Crosby, [End Page 101] Chronicler of Outlying Mormon Communities. Logan: Utah State UP, 2005. 584 pp. $29.95.
Brantley, Richard E. Experience and Faith: The Late-Romantic Imagination of Emily Dickinson. New York: Palgrave, 2004. 288 pp. $65.00.
Greene, Virginie. "Three Approaches to Poetry." PMLA 120 (2005): 219–34.
Jackson, Virginia. Dickinson's Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2005. 312 pp. $55.00/$19.95 paper.
Pollak, Vivian, ed. A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson. New York: Oxford UP, 2004. 303 pp. $50.00.
Dye, Eva Emery
Browne, Sheri Bartlett. Eva Emery Dye: Romance with the West. Corvallis: Oregon State UP, 2004. 192 pp. $24.95 paper.
Evans, Augusta Jane
Sofer, Naomi Z. Making the "America of Art": Cultural Nationalism and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2005. 320 pp. $39.95.
De Jong, Mary. "Margaret Fuller, Prescient and Present." Nineteenth-Century Prose 32 (2005): 227–41.
Mills, Bruce. Poe, Fuller, and the Mesmeric Arts: Transition States in the American Renaissance. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2005. 232 pp. $39.95.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Davis, Cynthia J., and Denise D. Knight, eds. Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Her Contemporaries: Literary and Intellectual Contexts. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2004. 304 pp. $55.00/$24.95 paper.
Golden, Catherine. "'The Yellow Wall-Paper' and Joseph Henry Hatfield's Original Magazine Illustrations." ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 18 (2005): 53–63.
Jones, Paul Christian. "Burning Mrs. Southworth: True Womanhood and the Intertext of Ellen Glasgow's Virginia." Southern Literary Journal 37 (2004): 25–40.
Matthews, Pamela R., ed. Perfect Companionship: Ellen Glasgow's Selected Correspondence With Women. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2005. 320 pp. $49.50.
Ben-Zvi, Linda. Susan Glaspell: Her Life and Times. New York: Oxford UP, 2005. 496 pp. $45.00.
Noe, Marcia, and Robert Lloyd Marlowe. "Suppressed Desires and Tickless Time: An Intertextual Critique of Modernity." American Drama 14 (2005): 1–14.
Hoeller, Hildegard. "Self-Reliant Women in Frances Harper's Writings." American Transcendental Quarterly 19 (2005): 205–20.
Petrino, Elizabeth A. "'We Are...