EN214: 19th c. U.S. Women Writers
Professor Glynis Carr
Fall 1998

Last updated 12-3-98

Works Cited in Lectures
and
Suggestions for Further Readings



NB: Entries may be repeated in more than one section. Call numbers provided in square brackets are for the Bertrand Library.

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Week #1: Introduction to the Course


Anthologies


Bennett, Paula Bernat. Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets: An Anthology. London: Blackwell, 1998.

Fetterley, Judith, ed. Provisions: A Reader From 19th-Century American Women. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1985.

Fisher, Dexter, ed. The Third Woman: Minority Women Writers of the United States. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1980.

Freibert, Lucy M., and Barbara A. White, eds. Hidden Hands: An Anthology of American Women Writers, 1790-1870. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1978.

Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar, eds. The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: The Traditions in English. 2nd ed. NY: Norton, 1996.

Harris, Sharon M, ed.. American Women Writers to 1800. NY: Oxford UP, 1996.

Kilcup, Karen L., ed. Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: An Anthology. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1997. [Multiethnic coverage; broad generic scope; unusual selections.]

Koppelman, Susan, ed. Between Mothers and Daughters: Stories Across a Generation. NY: The Feminist Press, 1985.

---. Old Maids: Short Stories by Nineteenth Century U.S. Women Writers. Boston: Pandora Press, 1984.

---. Two Friends, And Other Nineteenth-Century Lesbian Stories by American Women Writers. NY: Penguin, 1994.

---. Women's Friendships: A Collection of Short Stories. Norman: U Oklahoma Press, 1991.

Shockley, Ann Allen, ed. Afro-American Women Writers, 1746-1933: An Anthology and Critical Guide. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1988.

Showalter, Elaine, ed. Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin-de-Siecle. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1993.

Stetson, Erlene, ed. Black Sister: Poetry by Black American Women, 1746-1980. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1981.

Walker, Cheryl, ed. American Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, .

Westbrook, Arlen Runzler, and Peery D. Westbrook, eds. The Writing Women of New England, 1630-1900: An Anthology. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow P, 1982.


Reference and Bibliography


Andrews, William, Frances Smith Foster, and Trudier Harris, eds. The Oxford Companion to African American Literature. NY: Oxford UP, 1997.

Blain, Virginia, et al. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990.

Carter, Sarah, and Maureen Richie. Women's Studies: A Guide to Information Sources. London: Mansell Publ. Lmtd., 1990. [HQ1206C37x1990 Ref]

Davidson, Cathy N., and Linda Wagner-Martin, eds. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States. NY: Oxford UP, 1995.

Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978-present. [As of 9-98, this series contains 196 volumes, many of which are on topics in American literature and include women writers. Use index to locate essays on particular authors or browse volumes by topic. See also related volumes, including Yearbooks.]

Harner, James L. Literary Research Guide: A Guide to Reference Sources for the Study of Literatures in English and Related Topics. 2nd ed. NY: MLA, 1993.

Harrison, Cynthia E., ed. Women in American History: A Bibliography. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC/Clio P, 1979-1985. Clio Bibliography Series 5 and 20.

Hinding, Andrea, et al., eds. Women's History Sources: A Guide to Archive and Manuscript Collection in the United States. 2 vols. Index. Ed. Suzanna Moody. NY: R. R. Bowker, 1979.

Hull, Gloria, Patricia Scott, and Barbara Smith, eds. All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies. NY: Feminist Press, 1982. [Now somewhat dated, this classic statement of the purposes, materials, and methods of black women's studies is still provocative.]

Kester-Shelton, Pamela, ed. Feminist Writers. Foreword Hortense Spillers. Detroit: St. James Press. [Int'l in scope; genre-crossing; 19th and 20th c. feminist writers in political/activist contexts.]

Knight, Denise D., ed. Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1997.

Mainiero, Lina, ed. American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present. 4 vols. NY: Ungar, 1979-1982.

Modern Language Association International Bibliography. Online via Bertrand Library website. [The single most important database for the study of American women writers in the United States.]

Searing, Susan. Introduction to Library Research in Women's Studies. Boulder, CO: Westview P, 1985. [Now seriously outdated, but a 2nd edition is in progress.]

White, Barbara Anne, ed. American Women Writers: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism. NY: Garland, 1977. [Helpful for tracking down early feminist criticism.]

Women's Studies Abstracts. Rush, NY: Rush Publ. Co., 1972- .

Yellin, Jean Fagan, and Cynthia D. Bond, comp. The Pen is Ours: A Listing of Writings By and About African-American Women Before 1910 With Secondary Bibliography to the Present. NY: Oxford UP, 1991.


Journals




Selected General Criticism


Ammons, Elizabeth. Conflicting Stories: American Women Writers at the Turn into the Twentieth Century. NY: Oxford UP, 1992.

Armstrong, Isobel, ed. New Feminist Discourses: Critical Essays on Theories and Texts. London: Routledge, 1992.

Bardes, Barbara, and Suzanne Gossett. Declarations of Independence: Women and Political Power in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1990.

Barnett, Louise J. The Ignoble Savage: American Literary Racism, 1790-1890. Westport: Greenwood, 1975.

Bataille, Gretchen M., and Kathleen Mullen Sands. American Indian Women: Telling Their Lives. Lincoln: U Nebraska P, 1984.

Baym, Nina. American Women Writers and the Work of History, 1790-1860. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1995. [PS374.H5B39 1995]

---. Feminism and American Literary History. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1992.

---. "Melodramas of Beset Manhood." American Quarterly 33.2 (1981): 123-39.

---. Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1984.

---. "Rewriting the Scribbling Women." Legacy 2.2 (1985): 3-12.

---. "The Rise of the Woman Author." Columbia Literary History of the United States. Ed. Elliott, Emory, et al. NY: Columbia UP, 1988. 289-305. [PS92.C64 810.9]

---. Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and about Women in America, 1820-1870. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1978.

Braxton, Joanne M., and Andree McLaughlin, eds. Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1989.

Brown, Gillian. Domestic Individualism: Imagining Self in Nineteenth-Century America. Berkeley: U California P, 1990.

Carby, Hazel V. Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist. NY: Oxford UP, 1987.

Campbell, Donna. Resisting Regionalism: Gender and Naturalism in American Fiction, 1885-1915. Athens: Ohio UP, 1997.

Coultrap-McQuin, Susan. Doing Literary Business: American Women Writers in the Nineteenth Century. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 1990.

Davidson, Cathy N. Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America. NY: Oxford UP, 1986.

Davidson, Cathy N., ed No More Separate Spheres!. American Literature 70.3 (1998): Special Issue.

Dobson, Joanne. "The Hidden Hand: Subversion of Cultural Ideology in Three Mid-Nineteenth-Century Women's Novels. American Quarterly 38 (1986): 223-42.

Donovan, Josephine. New England Local Color Literature: A Women's Tradition. NY: Ungar, 1983.

Douglas, Ann. The Feminization of American Culture. NY: Knopf, 1977.

Dresner, Zita Z. "Sentiment and Humor: A Double-Pronged Attack on Women's Place in Nineteenth-Century America." Studies in American Humor 4 (1985): 18-29.

Erkkila, Betsy. The Wicked Sisters: Women Poets, Literary History, and Discord. NY: Oxford UP, 1992.

Finley, Ruth E. The Lady of Godey's: Sarah Josepha Hale. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1931.

Fryer, Judith. The Faces of Eve: Women in the Nineteenth Century American Novel. NY: Oxford UP, 1976.

Gilbert, Sandra M. and Susan Gubar. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. New Haven: Yale UP, 1979.

Habegger, Alfred. Gender, Fantasy, and Realism in American Literature. NY: Columbia UP, 1982.

Harris, Susan K. Nineteenth-Century American Women's Novels: Interpretive Strategies. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990.

---. "But is it any good?': Evaluating Nineteenth-Century American Women's Fiction." American Literature 63.1 (1991): 43-61.

Henning, Martha L. Beyond Understanding: Appeals to the Imagination, Passions, and Will in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Women's Fiction. NY: Peter Lang, 1996.

Kelley, Mary. Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America. NY: Oxford UP, 1984.

Kilcup, Karen L. Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Critical Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1998.

Kolodny, Annette. "A Map for Rereading: Or, Gender and the Interpretation of Literary Texts." New Literary History 11 (1980): 451-67.

---. The Land Before Her: Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 1984.

Ling, Amy. Between World: Women Writers of Chinese Ancestry. NY: Pergamon, 1990.

Marchalonis, Shirley, ed. Patrons and Protegees: Gender, Friendship, and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1988. [PS147.P38.1988]

Moers, Ellen. Literary Women: The Great Writers. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976.

Moon, Michael, and Cathy N. Davidson, eds. Subjects and Citizens: Nation, Race, and Gender from Oronooko to Anita Hill. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1995. [PS169.N35.S83 1995]

Mott, Frank Luther. A History of American Magazines. 5 vols. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1938-68. [PN4877.M63]

Pattee, Fred Lewis. The First Century of American Literature, 1770-1870. 1935; rpt. NY: Cooper Square, 1966.

Peterson, Carla L. Doers of the Word: African-American Women Speakers and Writers in the North (1830-1880) . NY: Oxford UP, 1995.

Samuels, Shirley, ed. The Culture of Sentiment: Race, Gender, and Sentimentality in Nineteenth-Century America. NY: Oxford UP, 1992.

Showalter, Elaine. Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1991.

Sullivan, Sherry. "The Literary Debate over 'the Indian' in the Nineteenth-Century." American Indian Culture and Research Journal 9 (1985): 13-31.

Thomson, Rosemarie Garland. Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature. NY: Columbia UP, 1996.

Tichi, Cecelia. "Women Writers and the New Woman." Columbia Literary History of the United States. Ed. Elliott, Emory, et al. NY: Columbia UP, 1988. 589-606. [PS92.C64 810.9]

Tompkins, Jane. Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860. NY: Oxford UP, 1985.

Wall, Cheryl, ed. Changing Our Own Words: Essays on Criticism, Theory, and Writing by Black Women. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1989.

Warren, Joyce W. The American Narcissus: Individualism and Women in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1984. [PS374-W6W28 1984]

Warren, Joyce W., ed. The (Other) American Traditions: Nineteenth Century Women Writers. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1993.


Week #2: Rise of the Woman Author


Coultrap-McQuin, Susan Margaret. Doing Literary Business: American Women Writers in the Nineteenth Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ed. Robert E. Spiller. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1971. [See his essay, "The Poet."]

Harper, Frances E. W. "[selected poems]." The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women. Ed. Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar. NY: Norton, 1985. 832-834.

Kelley, Mary. Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America. NY: Oxford UP, 1984.

Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart. The Angel Over the Right Shoulder. Andover: Warren F. Draper, 1852.

Sedgwick, Catharine. "Cacoethis Scribendi." The Atlantic Souvenir. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Carey, 1830. 17-38.

Spofford, Harriett. "Circumstance." The Amber Gods and Other Stories. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. 155-172.

Welter, Barbara. "The Cult of True Womanhood." American Quarterly 18 (1966): 151-174.

Wordsworth "Preface." Lyrical Ballads 1802. [This manifesto of artistic practice is widely anthologized; see e.g., the Norton Anthology of English Literature, any edition.]


Week #3: Toward a National Literature


Channing, Edward Tyrell. "On Models in Literature." The North American Review. 3 (1816): 202-209.

Child, Lydia Maria. Hobomok. 1824. Ed. Carolyn Karcher. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1986. [This volume includes a valuable introduction by Karcher and other writings on Native Americans by Child.]

Hedges, William L. "Toward a National Literature." Columbia Literary History of the United States. Ed. Emory Elliott. NY: Columbia UP, 1988. 187-202.

Ngugi Wa Thiong'O. Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature. London: Heinemann, 1986.

Sedgwick, Catharine. Hope Leslie. 1827. Ed. Mary Kelley. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1987.


Week #4: Transcendentalism


Alcott, Louisa May. "Transcendental Wild Oats" 1874. Alternative Alcott. Ed. Elaine Showalter. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1988. 364-379.

Buell, Lawrence. Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1973.

Chevigny, Bell Gale. The Woman and the Myth: Margaret Fuller's Life and Writings. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1994.

Child, Lydia Maria. "Selections from Letters from New York (1844)." Provisions: A Reader from 19th-Century American Women. Ed. Judith Fetterley. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1985. 159-202.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ed. Robert E. Spiller. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1971. [See especially his widely anthologized essays, "Nature," "The Poet," "The Scholar."]

Francis, Richard. Transcendental Utopias: Individual and Community at Brook Farm, Fruitlands, and Walden. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1997.

Fuller, Margaret. "The Great Lawsuit. Man vs. Men. Woman vs. Women." The Dial 4.1 (July 1843): 1-47.

---. Woman in the Nineteenth Century and Other Writings. Ed. Donna Dickenson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Mott, Wesley T., ed. Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Myerson, Joel, ed. The Transcendentalists : a Review of Research and Criticism. NY: MLA, 1984.

Parker, Theodore. "Discourse on the Transient and the Permanent in Christianity." 1841. The Transcendentalists: an Anthology. Ed. Perry Miller. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1950. 259-283.

Showalter, Elaine. "Miranda's Story." Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1994. 22-41.


Week #5-6: Domestic Fiction


Baym, Nina. Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and About Women, 1820-1870. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1978.

Bellin, Joshua D. "Up to Heaven's Gate, Down in Earth's Dust: The Politics of Judgment in Uncle Tom's Cabin." American Literature. 65.2 (June 1993): 275-295.

Goshgarian, G. M. To Kiss the Chastening Rod : Domestic Fiction and Sexual Ideology in the American Renaissance. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1992.

Gossett, Thomas F. Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture. Dallas, Tex.: Southern Methodist University Press, 1985.

Harris, Susan K 19th-Century American Women's Novels: Interpretative Strategies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "Letters to William D. Ticknor (1854-1857)." Hidden Hands: An Anthology of American Women Writers, 1790-1870. Ed. Lucy M. Freibert and Barbara A White. New Brunswick: Ruters UP, 1985. 356-357.

Henning, Martha L. Beyond Understanding: Appeals to the Imagination, Passions, and Will in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Women's Fiction. NY: Peter Lang, 1996.

Samuels, Shirley, ed. The Culture of Sentiment: Race, Gender, and Sentimentality in Nineteenth-Century America. New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.

Sundquist, Eric J., ed. New Essays on Uncle Tom's Cabin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Tompkins, Jane. Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860. NY: Oxford UP, 1985.


Week #7-8: Slave Narrative


Andrews, William L. To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760-1865. Urbana: U Illinois P, 1986.

Andrews, William L., ed. Three Classic African-American Novels. NY: Mentor/NAL, 1990. [Includes Frederick Douglas' The Heroic Slave (1853), William Wells Brown's Clotel (1853), and Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig (1859).]

Baker, Houston A., Jr. The Journey Back: Issues in Black Literature and Criticism. Chicago: U Chicago P, 1980

Blassingame, John W. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. NY: Oxford UP, 1972.

Davis, Charles H. and Henry Louis Gates Jr., eds. The Slave's Narrative. NY: Oxford UP, 1985.

Foster, Frances Smith. Witnessing Slavery: The Development of Antebellum Slave Narratives. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1979

---. Written by Herself: Literary Production by African American Women, 1746-1892. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1993.

Gates, Henry Louis Jr., ed. The Classic Slave Narratives. NY: Mentor/NAL, 1987. [Includes The Life of Olaudah Equiano, The History of Mary Prince, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. See also Gates' bibliography.]

McDowell, Deborah E., and Arnold Rampersad, eds. Slavery and the Literary Imagination. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

Segrest, Mab. "On Being White and Other Lies: A History of Racism in the United States." Memoir of a Race Traitor. Boston: South End Press, 1994. 183-226.

Sekora, John, and Darwin T. Turner, eds. The Art of the Slave Narrative. Macomb: Western Illinois UP, 1982.


Week #9-12: Realism, Regionalism, and Local Color


Alcott, Louisa May. "My Contraband." 1869. Alternative Alcott. Ed. Elaine Showalter. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1988. 74-93.

Bell, Michael Davitt. The Problem of American Realism: Studies in the Cultural History of a Literary Idea. Chicago: U Chicago P, 1993.

Brown, Charlotte. "Mammy: An Appeal to the Heart of the South." 1919. Afro-American Women Writers, 1746-1933: An Anthology and Critical Guide. Ed. Ann Allen Shockley. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1988. 367-371.

Cleary, Kate. Selections from Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works. Ed. Susanne K. George. Lincoln: U Nebraska P, 1997.

Cooke, Rose Terry. "How Celia Changed Her Mind." Huckleberries Gathered from New England Hills. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1891. 284-315.

---. "My Visitation." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 17 (July 1858): 232-39.

Davis, Rebecca Harding. "Life in the Iron Mills." Atlantic Monthly (April 7, 1861): 430-51.

D'Emilio, John, and Estelle B. Freedman. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America. NY: Harper & Row, 1988.

Donovan, Josephine. New England Local Color Literature: A Woman's Tradition. NY: F. Ungar Publ. Co., 1983. [For unit on romantic friendship, see "Annie Adam Fields and Her Network of Influence," pp. 38-49.]

Faderman, Lillian. "Boston Marriage." Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present. NY: Morrow & Co., 1981. 190-203.

Freeman, Mary E. W. "A New England Nun." A New England Nun. NY: Harper & Bros., 1891. 1-17.

---. "Evalina's Garden." Silence, and Other Stories. NY: Harper & Bros., 1898. 111-183.

---. "Louisa." A New England Nun. NY: Harper & Bros., 1891. 384-406.

---. "The Revolt of 'Mother'." A New England Nun. NY: Harper & Bros., 1891. 448-468.

---. "Two Friends." 1887. American Literary Realism. 21.1 (Fall 1988): 49-57.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. "The Yellow Wallpaper." New England Magazine (January 1892): 647-656.

Grimke, Charlotte Forten. Excerpts from The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke. Ed. Brenda Stevenson. NY: Oxford UP, 1988.

Harper, Francis. "The Two Offers." The Anglo-African Magazine (September 1859): 288-291.

Hoffmann, Leonore, and Margo Culley, eds. Women's Personal Narratives: Essays in Criticism and Pedagogy. NY: Modern Language Association, 1985.

Jewett, Sarah Orne. "A White Heron." 1886. Tales of New England. London: Constable and Co., 1907. 138-158.

Kaplan, Amy. The Social Construction of American Realism. Chicago: U Chicago P, 1988.

Kirkland, Caroline. Excerpt from A New Home--Who'll Follow?, or Glimpses of Western Life. 1839. Hidden Hands: An Anthology of American Women Writers, 1790-1870. Eds. Lucy M. Freibert and Barbara A. White. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1985. 200-215.

Koppelman, Susan. "About 'Two Friends' and Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman." American Literary Realism. 21.1 (Fall 1988): 43-49.

Lasser, Carol, and Marlene Merrill, eds. Excerpts from Soul Mates: The Oberlin Correspondance of Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown, 1846-1850. Oberlin, OH: Oberlin College, 1983.

Lazarus, Emma. Selections from The Poems of Emma Lazarus. 2 vols. Lion Literary Database. Online. Internet. http://lion.chadwyck.com. October 1998.

Lauter, Paul. "Race and Gender in the Shaping of the American Literary Canon." 1983. Feminist Criticism and Social Change: Sex, Class and Race in Literature and Culture. Eds. Judith Newton and Deborah Rosenfelt. NY: Methuen, 1985. 19-44.

Matthews, Victoria Earle. "Aunt Lindy." 1893. Afro-American Women Writers, 1746-1933: An Anthology and Critical Guide. Ed. Ann Allen Shockley. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1988. 184-189.

Schlissel, Lillian, ed. Excerpts from Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey. Rev. ed. NY: Schocken Books, 1992.

Sin Far, Sui. (Edith Eaton) "Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of an Eurasian" and "In the Land of the Free." The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Vol. 2. Ed. Paul Lauter. Lexington, MA: Heath, 1994. 901-915.

Spofford, Harriet Prescott. "Her Story." 1872. Old Madame, and Other Tragedies. Boston: R. G. Badger & Co., 1900. 205-245.

Woolson, Constance Fenimore. "In the Cotton Country." Rodman the Keeper, Southern Sketches. NY: Harper and Bros., 1886. 178-196.

Zitkala-Sa. (Gertrude Bonnin) Excerpts from "Impressions of an Indian Childhood" and "The School Days of an Indian Girl." The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Vol. 2. Ed. Paul Lauter. Lexington, MA: Heath, 1994. 925-937.


Weeks #13-15: The New Woman


Andrews, William L. "Introduction." The African-American Novel in the Age of Reaction: Three Classics. NY: Mentor/Penguin, 1992. vii-xx.

Carby, Hazel V. Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist. NY: Oxford UP, 1987.

Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. 1899. Ed. Nancy A. Walker. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1993. [See also back matter, including introductory essays to critical theoreties and methods and bibliographies.]

DuBois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folk. 1903. Ed. and Intro. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. NY: Bantam, 1989.

DuPlessis, Rachel Blau. "Endings and Contradictions." Writing Beyond the Ending: Narrative Strategies of Twentieth-Century Women. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1985. 1-20.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers. NY: Oxford UP, 1988. [Series contains numerous works of fiction, poetry, journals, journalism, cultural criticism, biography, slave and ex-slave narrative.]

Harper, Frances. Iola LeRoy. 1892. Ed. Hazel V. Carby. Boston: Beacon P, 1987. [Nb: copytext for this edition is the 2nd edition of 1893.]

Heller, Adele, and Lois Palken Rudnick, eds. 1915, the Cultural Moment : The New Politics, the New Woman, the New Psychology, the New Art, & the New Theater in America. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1991.

Showalter, Elaine, ed. Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin-de-Siecle. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1993.

Tichi, Cecelia. "Women Writers and the New Woman." Columbia Literary History of the United States. Ed. Elliott, Emory, et al. NY: Columbia UP, 1988. 589-606. [PS92.C64 810.9]




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