Spring 1983, Vol. 2, No. 1

From the Editor’s Perspective, 5-6
Shari Benstock


Corinna of Tanagra and Her Audience, 9-20
Marilyn B. Skinner

Marie de France’s Ingenious Uses of the Authorial Voice and Her Singular Contribution to Western Literature, 21-41
Marjorie M. Malvern

Louise Labé’s Débat de Folie et d’Amour: Feminism and the Defense of Learning, 43-55
Anne R. Larsen

Emily Dickinson and the Self: Humor as Identity, 57-68
Nancy Walker

The Subtle Satire of Elizabeth Bowen and Mary Lavin, 69-82
Janet Egleson Dunleavy

Treason Our Text: Feminist Challenges to the Literary Canon, 83-98
Lillian S. Robinson


Jane Austen and Shakespeare, 99
Rhonda Keith

Review Essay

Writing the History of English Feminism, 101-106
Ruth Perry


Christina Rossetti: A Divided Life, by Georgina Battiscombe, 107-113
Barbara Fass Leavy

Tomorrow is Another Day: The Woman Writer in the South, 1859-1936, by Anne Goodwin Jones, 113-117
Martha Chew

Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey, by Sandra Lieb, 118-121
Anna Norberg

Virginia Woolf’s “The Years”: The Evolution of a Novel, by Grace Radin; Between Language and Silence: The Novels of Virginia Woolf, by Howard Harper; All that Summer She Was Mad. Virginia Woolf: Female Victim of Male Medicine, by Stephen Trombley; The Diary of Virginia Woolf, edited by Anne Oliver Bell, 121-125
Manly Johnson

Mary Wollstonecraft Sojourner Truth Margaret Atwood Abigail Adams Amy Tan H.D. Simone de Beauvoir Zora Neale Hurston Frances Burney Virginia Woolf

"The white saxifrage with the indented leafe is moste commended for the breakinge of the Stone."

— Turner, Herbal, III, 68 [1568]