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.
Alcott, Louisa May
Lee, Seungeun. "Double Narratives of Domesticity Ideology: Louisa May Alcott's Little Women." Nineteenth Century Literature in English 12.1 (2008): 55-76.
Matteson, John. Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. New York: Norton, 2008. 512 pp. $29.95.
Williams, Susan S. "Forwarding Literary Interests: James Redpath and the Authorial Careers of Marion Harland, Louisa May Alcott, and Sherwood Bonner." Legacy 25 (2008): 262-74.
See Williams on Alcott.
Porter, David. On the Divide: The Many Lives of Willa Cather. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2008. 496 pp. $50.00 cloth.
See also Cather Studies.
Beer, Janet, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Kate Chopin. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2008. 208 pp. $90.00/$29.99 paper. [End Page 187]
Mitchell, Domhnall, and Maria Stuart, eds. The International Reception of Emily Dickinson. London: Continuum, 2009. 304 pp. $150.00.
Perriman, Wendy. A Wounded Deer: The Effects of Incest on the Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2006. 331 pp. $79.99.
Ramirez, Anne. "Emily Dickinson's Breadcrumbs of Grace." You Are What You Eat: Literary Probes into the Palate. Ed. Annette M. Magid. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. 440 pp. $89.99.
Wineapple, Brenda. White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. New York: Knopf, 2008. 432 pp. $27.95.
See also the Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin.
See also the Emily Dickinson Journal.
Doolittle, Hilda (H. D.)
Friedman, Susan Stanford. Penelope's Web: Gender, Modernity, H. D.'s Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2008. 500 pp. $52.00 paper.
Fosdick, Gertrude Christian
Campbell, Donna. "A Forgotten Daughter of Bohemia: Gertrude Christian Fosdick's Out of Bohemia and the Artists' Novel of the 1890s." Legacy 25 (2008): 275-85.
Myerson, Joel, ed. Fuller in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2008. 258 pp. $27.95 paper.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Weber, Jean Jacques. "Educating the Reader: Narrative Technique and Evaluation in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland." The Language and Literature Reader. Ed. Ronald Carter and Peter Stockwell. London: Routledge, 2008. 177-86.
See the Ellen Glasgow Newsletter.
See Williams on Alcott.
Hall, Julie E. "Writing at the Crossroads: Sophia Hawthorne's Civil War Letters to Annie Fields." Legacy 25 (2008): 251-61. [End Page 188]
Bergman, Jill A. "The Motherless Child in Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood." Legacy 25 (2008): 286-98.
Hurston, Zora Neale
Eisen, Kurt. "Theatrical Ethnography and Modernist Primitivism in Eugene O'Neill and Zora Neale Hurston." South Central Review 25.1 (2008): 56-73.
King, Lovaleria, ed. The Cambridge Introduction to Zora Neale Hurston. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2008. 160 pp. $70.00/$19.99 paper.
Jewett, Sarah Orne
Fogels, Audrey. "French-Born 'Jamaican' in New England: Cultural Dislocation in Sarah Orne Jewett's 'The Foreigner.'" Résonances 9 (2008): 51-67.
Anisimova, Irina. "Masks of Authenticity: Failed Quests for the People in Quicksand by Nella Larsen and The Silver Dove by Andrei Belyi." Comparatist 32.1 (2008): 175-92.
Williams, Susan Millar. A Devil and a Good Woman, Too: The Lives of Julia Peterkin. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2008. 392 pp. $18.95 paper.
Brandel, Darcy L. "The Case of Gertrude Stein and the Genius of Collaboration." Women's Studies 37 (2008): 371-92.
Dean, Gabrielle. "Grid Games: Gertrude Stein's Diagrams and Detectives." Modernism/Modernity 15 (2008): 317-41.
Leick, Karen. "Popular Modernism: Little Magazines and the American Daily Press." PMLA 123 (2008): 125-39. [Includes Gertrude Stein.]
Nitta, Keiko. "Gertrude Stein, Q. E. D." Eigo Seinen/Rising Generation 154 (2008): 102-05.
Wineapple, Brenda. Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2008. 528 pp. $21.95 paper.