Spring 1997, Vol. 16, No. 1

From the Editor, 7-12
Holly Laird

Anniversary Lecture: The American University and Women’s Studies, 13-25
Carol T. Christ


The Reproduction of Mothering in Mariam, Queen of Jewry: A Defense of “Biographical” Criticism, 27-56
Meredith Skura

Elizabeth Freke’s Remembrances: Reconstructing a Self, 57-75
Raymond A. Anselment

Enslaved to Both These Others: Gender and Inheritance in H. D.’s “Secret Name: Excavator’s Egypt, 77-105
Meredith Miller

The Clothes Make the Woman: the Symbolics of Prostitution in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand and Claude McKay’s Home to Harlem, 107-130
Kimberly Roberts


The Censored Erotic Works of Félicité de Choiseul-Meuse, 131-143
Beth A. Glessner


American Women Writers and the Work of History, 1790-1860, by Nina Baym, 145-147
Mary Tiryak

Dorothy Richardson: A Biography, by Gloria G. Fromm; A Reader’s Guide to Dorothy Richardson’s “Pilgrimage,by George H. Thomson; Narrative’s Journey: The Fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson, by Susan Gevirtz, 147-151
Lynette Felber

Out of Line: History, Psychoanalysis, and Montage in H.D.’s Long Poems, by Susan Edmunds, 151-153
Johanna Dehler

Snow on the Canefields: Women’s Writing and Creole Subjectivity, by Judith L. Raiskin; Jean Rhys’s Historical Imagination: Reading and Writing the Creole, by Veronica Marie Gregg, 154-158
Kevin Meehan

Gender and Genre in Novels Without End: The British ‘Roman-Fleuve’, by Lynette Felber, 159-161
Lisa Rado

Refiguring Modernism. Volume I: The Women of 1928, by Bonnie Kime Scott; Refiguring Modernism. Volume II: Postmodern Readings of Woolf, West, and Barnes, by Bonnie Kime Scott, 161-163
Ellen Friedman

Scheming Women: Poetry, Privilege, and the Politics of Subjectivity, by Cynthia Hogue, 163-165
Paula Bernat Bennett

Women Creating Women: Contemporary Irish Women Poets, by Patricia Boyle Haberstroh, 165-166
Caitriona Moloney

Catholic Girlhood Narratives: the Church and Self-Denial, by Elizabeth N. Evasdaughter, 167-170
Elaine Orr

Feminism and the Postmodern Impulse: Post World War II Fiction, by Magali Cornier Michael, 170-172
Ellen Cronan Rose

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]