Bibliography and Links
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Women and the Literary Curriculum." College
English 32 (1971): 855-62.
Women Writers and the Double Standard." 452-479.
In Woman in Sexist Society. Ed. Vivian Gornick and Barbara K. Moran.
Basic Books, 1971.
Ed. Women's Liberation and Literature
"Literary Criticism." [Review Essay]
1.< (1975): 435-60.
A Literature of their Own: British
Women Novelists from Brontë to Lessing (1977)
Ed. These Modern Women: Autobiographical
Essays from the Twenties
Between 1926 and 1927, The
Nation published seventeen anonymous essays written by women, and, reprinted
in this volume, the essays are analyzed, their authors identified, and
the need for their anonymity discussed
Showalter, Elaine. "Toward a Feminist Poetics."
Writing and Writing About Women.
Ed. Mary Jacobus. London: Croom Helm, 1979.
Rpt. in The New Feminist Criticism, ed. Showalter (1985) and elsewhere.
"Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness." Critical
Inquiry 8.2 (Winter 1981): 179-205. Rpt. in .abel 9-36.
Also rpt. in .showlt 243-70.
One of the most useful summaries
of trends in contemporary feminist criticism available. Includes
discussion (and extensive bibliography) on women as readers and writers,
in biological, linguistic, psychoanaly-tic, and cultural contexts. Footnotes
provide definitive core bibliog-raphy for further reading in feminist
For comment on this essay see:
Moi, Toril, Sexual/ Textual
Spaull, Sue. "Chapter Three: Gynocriticism."
83-121. in Feminist Readings/ Feminists Reading by Mills et al.
"Women's Time, Women's Space: Writing the
History of Feminist Criticism." .Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
3.1-2 (Spring/Fall 1984): 29-43. Rpt. in .benst 30-44.
"Women Writers and American Processions:
Feminist Criticism 1984." Ontario Review [Princeton, N.J.] 21.>
(Fall-Winter 1984-5): 92-8.
Ed. The New Feminist Criticism: Essays
on Women, Literature and Theory. Pandora, 1985.
The Female Malady: Women, Madness, and
English Culture (1830-1980) Pandora, 1986.
"Shooting the Rapids: Feminist Criticism
in the Mainstream." The Oxford Literary Review 8.1-2 (1986):
Ed. Alternative Alcott. Rutgers UP,
Gathers lesser known essays
and stories by Alcott, offers a brief profile of the writer, and discusses
major themes in her work
Ed. Speaking of Gender. Routledge 1989.
"A Criticism of Our Own: Autonomy and Assimilation
in Afro-American and Feminist Literary Theory." 347-369 In Cohen-Ralph
(ed.). The Future of Literary Theory. New York : Routledge, 1989.
Rpt. In Feminisms, Warhol-Robyn-R and Herndl-Diane-Price, eds..
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers UP, 1997.
Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Culture at
the Fin De Siecle 1991.
Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change
in American Women's Writing .Oxford: The Clarendon Press,1991.
Essays on Little Women, The
Awakening, House of Mirth, women poets between the wars, American women's
use of the gothic, and quilting as a metaphor for writing.
Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers
of the Fin De Siecle 1993.
"American Gynocriticism." American-Literary-History,
Cary, NC (AmLH). 1993 Spring, 5:1, 111-28.
Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern
Media: Alien abduction, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Satanic ritual
abuse, Recovered memory, Gulf War syndrome, Multiple Personality
Syndrome (NY: Columbia University Press, 1997)
The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing
in English. Greer, Germaine (editor); Sage, Lorna; Showalter, Elaine
Inventing Herself: Claiming a Feminist
Intellectual Heritage. 2001.
An analysis of the roles of
feminist intellectuals from the eighteenth century to the present examines
the contributions of such key figures as Mary Wollstonecraft, Margaret
Fuller, Germaine Greer, Susan Sontag, and Margaret Mead.
Teaching Literature. Blackwell
Publishers. January 2003