Fall 1985, Vol. 4, No. 2

Between Women: Women Critics on Women Writers, 189-198
Shari Benstock


A Patriarch of One’s Own: Jane Eyre and Romantic Love, 199-216
Jean Wyatt

The Madonna and the Child Wife in Romola, 217-233
Susan Schoenbauer Thurin

“The Muddle of the Middle”: May Sinclair on Women, 235-251
Diane F. Gillespie

“Untying the Mother Tongue”: Female Difference in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, 253-264
Frances L. Restuccia

Review Essays

Reading Gertrude Stein, 265-271
Catharine R. Stimpson

Must Horses Drink. or “Any Language is Funny If You Don’t Understand It,272-280
Ulla E. Dydo

Virginia Woolf’s Politics and Her Mystical Vision, 281-290
Louise A. DeSalvo


Christine de Pizan: Her Life and Works, by Charity Cannon Willard, 291-293
Katharina Wilson

Medieval Women Writers, edited by Katharina M. Wilson, 293-295
Anne Larsen

The Whole Duty of a Woman: Female Writers in Seventeenth-Century England, by Angeline Goreau; The Brink of All We Hate: English Satires on Women, 1660-1750, by Felicity A. Nussbaum, 295-302
Susan Hastings

Marietta Holley: Life with “Josiah Allen’s Wife,by Kate H. Winter, 302-303
Nancy Walker

(Alternative) Literary Publishing: Five Modern Histories, by Sally Dennison, 303-305
Noël Riley Fitch

A Protest and Reform: The British Social Narrative by Women, 1827-1867, by Joseph A. Kestner; Writing Beyond the Ending: Narrative Strategies of Twentieth-Century Women Writers, by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, 305-308
Priscilla Dorr


“The Yellow Wallpaper” and Women’s Discourse, 309-314
Karen Ford

Alternative Women’s Discourse, 315-322
Carol Thomas Neely

The Wall Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: Response to Carol Neely and Karen Ford, 323-330
Paula A. Treichler

Spring 1985, Vol. 4, No. 1

Reading the Signs of Women’s Writing, 5-15
Shari Benstock


Figmenta vs. Veritas: Dame Alice and the Medieval Literary Depiction of Women by Women, 17-32
Katharina M. Wilson

“Women may discourse . . . as well as men”: Speaking and Silent Women in the Plays of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, 33-45
Jacqueline Pearson

Writing a Self: From Aurore Dudevant to George Sand, 47-59
Kathryn J. Crecelius

Casa Guidi Windows and Aurora Leigh: The Genesis of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Visionary Aesthetic, 61-68
Dolores Rosenblum

The House of Mirth: Readers Respond, 69-82
Deborah G. Lambert

Feminism and Formalism: Dialectical Structures in Marie Cardinal’s Une Vie pour deux, 83-99
Carolyn A. Durham

Two of the Weird Sisters: The Eccentricities of Gertrude Stein and Edith Sitwell, 101-123
Susan Hastings

Review Essay

Virginia Woolf: Access to an Outsider’s Vision, 125-136
Bonnie Kime Scott


Westering Women and the Frontier Experience 1800-1915, by Sandra L. Myres; The Land Before Her: Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860, by Annette Kolodny, 136-140
A. Harriette Andreadis

Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South, by Shirley Abbott; Speaking for Ourselves: Women of the South, edited by Maxine Alexander; The Other Civil War: American Women in the Nineteenth Century, by Catherine Clinton; Women Writers of the Contemporary South, edited by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw; Making the Invisible Woman Visible, by Anne Firor Scott, 140-144
Susan Millar Williams

The Letters of Jean Rhys, edited by Francis Wyndham and Diana Melly; Jean Rhys: A Descriptive and Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism, by Elgin W. Mellown, 144-147
Mary O’Toole

Hélène Cixous: Writing the Feminine, by Verena Andermatt Conley, 147-149
Diane Griffin Crowder

One Writer’s Beginnings, by Eudora Welty, 149-151
Ruth D. Weston

Spanish-American Women Writers: A Bibliographical Research Checklist, by Lynn Ellen Rice Cortina, 151-152
Patricia N. Klingenberg

Willa: the Life of Willa Cather, by Phyllis C. Robinson, 152-154
Robert J. Nelson

A Separate Vision: Isolation in Contemporary Women’s Poetry, by Deborah Pope, 155-156
Gordon O. Taylor


Letter from Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, 158

Letter from Nina Baym, 158-159

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]