Fall 1992, Vol. 11, No. 2

From the Editor, 225-228
Holly Laird


The Reenchantment of Utopia and the Female Monarchical Self: Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World, 229-245
Rachel Trubowitz

A Wizard Cultivator: Zelda Fitzgerald’s Save Me the Waltz As Asylum Autobiography, 247-264
Mary E. Wood

Striking Back at the (Roman) Empire: The Artist as Classicist in Stead and Others, 265-287
Amy Richlin

Permeable Boundries and the Mother-Function in L’Asphyxie, 289-307
Eileen Boyd Sivert

Feminine Perspectives at Laguna Pueblo: Silko’s Ceremony, 309-328
Edith Swan


Where Does Q Leave Mr. Ramsay?, 329-336
Sandra M. Donaldson

Review Essays

Re-viewing the Renaissance, 337-347
Margaret Ferguson

“It Behooves Us to Struggle,349-354
Frances Smith Foster

The Essentials of Lesbian Studies, 355-361
Judith Roof


Tradition and the Talents of Women, edited by Florence Howe, 363-366
Sandra M. Gilbert

The Contours of Masculine Desire: Romanticism and the Rise of Women’s Poetry, by Marlon B. Ross, 366-367
Mary A. Favret

Sexual Suspects: Eighteenth-Century Players and Sexual Ideology, by Kristina Straub, 368-370
Deborah Kaplan

The Excellence of Falsehood: Romance, Realism, and Women’s Contribution to the Novel, by Deborah Ross, 370-371.
George E. Haggerty

Gender and Representation: Women in Spanish Realist Fiction, by Lou Charnon-Deutsch, 371-373
James D. Fernández

Figures of Ill Repute: Representing Prostitution in Nineteenth-Century France, by Charles Bernheimer; Barbara. Decadent Genealogies: The Rhetoric of Sickness from Baudelaire to D’Annunzio, by Spackman, 373-377
Thaïs E. Morgan

Arms and the Woman: War, Gender, and Literary Representation, edited by Helen M. Cooper, Adrienne Auslander Munich, and Susan Merrill Squier, 377-379
Margaret D. Stetz

Women Poets and the American Sublime, by Joanne Feit Diehl; Signets: Reading H. D., edited by Susan Stanford Friedman and Rachel Blau DuPlessis; A Gulf So Deeply Cut: American Women Poets and the Second World War, by Susan Schweik, 380-382
Helen V. Emmitt

The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Virginia Blaine, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, 383-386
Jocelyn Harris

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]