Below is a selected sampling of current books, articles, 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.
Schmidt, Gary D. A Passionate Usefulness: The Life and Literary Labors of Hannah Adams. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2004. 454 pp. $45.00.
Alcott, Louisa May
Maibor, Carolyn R. "Upstairs, Downstairs, and In-Between: Louisa May Alcott on Domestic Service." New England Quarterly 79 (2006): 65–91.
Shealy, Daniel, ed. Alcott in Her Own Time. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2005. 304 pp. $24.95 paper.
Sofer, Naomi Z. Making the "America of Art": Cultural Nationalism and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2005. 320 pp. $39.95 [Alcott, Evans, Davis, Phelps, Stowe, and Woolson]
Bates, Katharine Lee
Leopold, Ellen. "'My Soul is Among Lions': Katharine Lee Bates's Account of the Illness and Death of Katharine Coman." From the Archives. Legacy 23 (2006): 60–73.
McKee, Kathryn. "Writing Region from the Hub: Sherwood Bonner's Travel Letters and Questions of Postbellum U. S. Southern Identity." Legacy 22 (2005): 126–43.
Frazier, Valerie. "Domestic Epic Warfare in Maud Martha." African American Review 39 (2005): 133–42.
Lindemann, Marilee, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Willa Cather. New York: Cambridge UP, 2005. 229 pp. $65.00/$24.99.
Murphy, John J. "William to Willa, Courtesy of Sarah: Cather, Jewett, and Howellsian Principles." American Literary Realism 38 (2006): 145–59.
Stout, Janis P., ed. Willa Cather and Material Culture: Real-World Writing, Writing the Real World. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2005. 231 pp. $37.50.
Child, Lydia Maria
Sweet, Nancy F. "Dissent and the Daughter in A New England Tale and Hobomok." Legacy 22 (2005): 107–25. [End Page 214]
Capo, Beth Widmaier. "'She is herself a poem': Caresse Crosby, Feminine Identity, and Literary History." Legacy 23 (2006): 30–43.
Davinroy, Elise. "Tomb and Womb: Reading Contexture in Emily Dickinson's 'Soft Prison.'" Legacy 23 (2006): 1–13.
Evans, Augusta Jane
Homestead, Melissa J. American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822–1869. New York: Cambridge UP, 2006. 284 pp. $70.00. [Evans, Fern, Sedgwick, Stowe, and Terhune]
Foote, Julia A.
Howard, Joy A. J. "Julia A. Foote (1823–1901)." Legacy Profile. Legacy 23 (2006): 86–93.
Freeman, Mary Wilkins
Campbell, Donna M. "Howells' Untrustworthy Realist: Mary Wilkins Freeman." American Literary Realism 38 (2006): 115–31.
Grasso, Linda M. "Inventive Desperation: Anger, Violence, and Belonging in Mary Wilkins Freeman's and Sui Sin Far's Murderous Mother Stories." American Literary Realism 38 (2005): 18–31.
Crouse, Jamie S. "'If They Have a Moral Power': Margaret Fuller, Transcendentalism, and the Question of Women's Moral Nature." American Transcendental Quarterly 19 (2005): 259–80.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Davis, Cynthia J. "Love and Economics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman on 'The Woman Question.'" American Transcendental Quarterly 19 (2005): 243–58.
Knight, Denise D., and Cynthia J. Davis, eds. Approaches to Teaching Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Herland. New York: Modern Language Association, 2003. 198 pp. $37.50/$18.00.
Sutton-Ramspeck, Beth. Raising the Dust: The Literary Housekeeping of Mary Ward, Sarah Grand, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Athens: Ohio UP, 2004. 272 pp. $55.00/$24.95.
Bussey, Susan Hays. "Whose Will Be Done?: Self-Determination in Pauline Hopkins's Hagar's Daughter." African American Review 39 (2005): 299–314.
Hurston, Zora Neale
Emery, Amy Fass. "The Zombie In/As the Text: Zora Neale Hurston's Tell My Horse." African American Review 39 (2005): 327–36.
Hagood, Taylor. "Dramatic Deception and Black Identity in The First One and Riding the Goat." African American Review 39 (2005): 55–66.
Hoeller, Hildegard. "Racial Currency: Zora Neale Hurston's 'The Gilded Six-Bits' and the Gold-Standard Debate." American Literature 77 (2005): 761–86.
Hoffman-Jeep, Lynda. "Creating Ethnography: Zora Neale Hurston and...