Fall 1983, Vol. 2, No. 2

The Feminist Critique: Mastering our Monstrosity, 137-149
Shari Benstock


A Speaking Sphinx, 151-154
Jane Marcus

Frankenstein and the Feminine Subversion of the Novel, 155-164
Devon Hodges

Creating the Woman Writer: The Autobiographical Works of Jane Barker, 165-181
Jane Spencer

Jane Austen’s Anti-Romantic Fragment: Some Notes on Sanditon, 183-191
John Halperin

Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna’s The Wrongs of Woman: Female Industrial Protest, 193-214
Joseph Kestner

Reflections on Feminism and Pacifism in the Novels of Vera Brittain, 215-228
Muriel Mellown

Review Essay

Reading the Poet and the Poetry: Critics and Emily Dickinson, 229-233
Nancy Walker


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman: The Writer as Heroine in American Literature, by Linda Huf, 234-235
Emily Stipes Watts

Ellen Glasgow, by Marcelle Thiébaux; Ellen Glasgow: Beyond Convention, by Linda W. Wagner, 235-238
Mary E. Papke

Djuna: The Life and Times of Djuna Barnes, by Andrew Field, 239-240
Ruth Weston

There’s Always Been a Women’s Movement This Century, by Dale Spender; Samantha Rastles the Woman Question, by Marietta Holley, edited and introduction by Jane Curry, 241-244
Jane Marcus

The Book of the City of Ladies, by Christine De Pizan, translated by Jeffrey Richards, 244-247
Joan M. Ferrante

American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide From Colonial Times to the Present, Abridged, edited by Langdon Lynne Faust, 247-250
Nina Baym

Woman and the Demon: The Life of a Victorian Myth, by Nina Auerbach, 250-253
Joseph Kestner


Letter from Elizabeth H. Hageman, 255

Letter from Margaret D. Stetz, 255

Letter from Katherine Kleeman and Carol Virginia Pohli, 256.

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]