Bookshelf 27.2

Individual Authors

Addams, Jane

Hamington, Maurice, ed. Feminist Interpretations of Jane Addams. University Park: The Pennsylvania State UP, 2010. 304 pp. $64.05.

Knight, Louise W. Jane Addams: Spirit in Action. New York: Norton, 2010. 352 pp. $19.11.

Alcott, Louisa May

McNees, Kelley O’Connor. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. New York: Einhorn/Putnam, 2010. 352 pp. $12.47.

Vidrine, Jessicca Daigle. “Notions on Marriage: Bisexual Desires and Spinsterhood as Intellectual and Artistic Genius in Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Happy Women’ and Diana and Persis.” Women’s Studies 39.2 (2010): 136-54.

Antin, Mary

Karafilis, Maria. “The Jewish Ghetto and the Americanization of Space in Mary Antin and Her Contemporaries.” American Literary Realism 42.2 (2010): 129-50.

Sheffer, Jolie A. “Recollecting, Repeating, and Walking Through: Immigration, Trauma, and Space in Mary Antin’s The Promised Land.” MELUS 35.1 (2010): 141-66.

Beecher, Catharine

Strazdes, Diana. “Catharine Beecher and the American Woman’s Puritan Home.” New England Quarterly 82.3 (2009): 452-89.

Bishop, Elizabeth

Goodwin, Mary. “The Exile at Home: Elizabeth Bishop and the End of Travel.” Exile and the Narrative/Poetic Imagination. Ed. and introd. Agnieszka Gutthy. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2010. 103-117. 199 pp. $59.99.

Samuels, Peggy. Deep Skin: Elizabeth Bishop and Visual Art. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2010. 256 pp. $33.54.

Wöjcik-Leese, Elzbieta. Cognitive Poetic Readings in Elizabeth Bishop: Portrait of a Mind Thinking. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2010. 317 pp. $155.00.

Bradstreet, Anne

Cook, Faith. Anne Bradstreet: Pilgrim and Poet. Carlisle: EP, 2010. 176 pp. $11.89 paper.


Dykeman, Theresa Boos. Contributions by Women to Early American Philosophy: Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray. Lewiston: Mellen, 2009. 348 pp. $119.95.

Engberg, Kathrynn Seidler. The Right to Write: The Literary Politics of Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley. Lanham: UP of America, 2010. 110 pp. $21.00 paper.

Giffen, Allison. “‘Let no man know’: Negotiating the Gendered Discourse of Affliction in Anne Bradstreet’s ‘Here Followes Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666.’”Legacy 27.1 (2010): 1-22.

Kellogg, D. B. Anne Bradstreet. Nashville: Nelson, 2010. 192 pp. $9.60 paper.

Burton, María Amparo Ruiz de

Warford, Elisa. “‘An Eloquent and Impassioned Plea’: The Rhetoric of Ruiz de Burton’s The Squatter and the Don.” Western Academic Literature 44.1 (2009): 5-21.

Cather, Willa

Marks, Lucy, and David Porter. Seeking Life Whole: Willa Cather and the Brewsters. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2009. 235 pp. $45.00.

Skaggs, Merrill Maguire. Axes: Willa Cather and William Faulkner. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 224 pp. $24.95 paper.

See also Cather Studies.

Child, Lydia Maria

Fanuzzi, Robert. “How Mixed-Race Politics Entered the United States: Lydia Maria Child’s Appeal.”ESQ56.6 (2010): 71-104.

Foster, Travis M. “Grotesque Sympathy: Lydia Maria Child, White Reform, and the Embodiment of Urban Space.” ESQ 56.6 (2010): 1-32.

Ryan, Melissa. “Republican Mothers and Indian Wives: Lydia Maria Child’s Indian Stories.” ESQ56.6 (2010): 33-70.

Chopin, Kate

Gale, Robert L. Characters and Plots in the Fiction of Kate Chopin. Jefferson: McFarland, 2009. 199 pp. $75.00.

Wan, Xuemei. “Kate Chopin’s View on Death and Freedom in The Story of an Hour.” English Language Teaching 2.4 (2009): 167-70.

Dickinson, Emily

Constable, Liz, Naomi Janowitz, and Joanne Feit Diehl. “The Poetics of Loss: Erotic Melancholia in Agamben and Dickinson.” American Imago 66.3 (2009): 369-81.

Eberwein, Jane Donahue, and Cindy MacKenzie, eds. Reading Emily Dickinson’s Letters: Critical Essays. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2009. 304 pp. $39.95.

Friedlander, Benjamin. “Emily Dickinson and the Battle of Ball’s Bluff.” PMLA 124.5 (2009): 1582-1599, 1946.

Gordon, Lyndall. Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds. New York: Viking Adult, 2010. 512 pp. $21.75.

Morgan, Victoria N. Emily Dickinson and Hymn Culture. Farnham: Ashgate, 2010. 250 pp. $99.95.

Murray, Aífe. Maid as Muse: How Servants Changed Emily Dickinson’s Life and Language. Lebanon: U of New Hampshire P, 2010. 324 pp. $23.10.

Pritchard, William H. Talking Back to Emily Dickinson, and Other Essays. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2010. 320 pp. $29.61 paper.

Small, Judy Jo. Positive as Sound: Emily Dickinson’s Rhyme. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2010. 280 pp. $24.95 paper.

Smith, Martha. Emily Dickinson: A User’s Guide. Lake Oswego: Blackwell, 2011. 192 pp. $74.95.

Wardrop, Daneen. Emily Dickinson and the Labor of Clothing. Lebanon: U of New Hampshire P, 2009. 268 pp. $19.80.

See also Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin.

See also Emily Dickinson Journal.

Fern, Fanny (Sarah Payson Willis Parton)

Cohen, Lara Langer. “Mediums of Exchange: Fanny Fern’s Unoriginality.” ESQ 55.1 (2009): 59-95.

Gunn, Robert. “‘How I Look’: Fanny Fern and the Strategy of Pseudonymity. Legacy 27.1 (2010): 23-42.

Lindey, Sara. “Overhearing Children’s Stories: Children’s Rights in Fanny Fern’s Newspaper Writing.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 34.2 (2009): 138-56.

Fields, Annie Adams

Gollin, Rita K. Annie Adams Fields: Woman of Letters. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2010. 400 pp. $31.84 paper.

Foster, Hannah Webster

Harris, Jennifer. “Writing Vice: Hannah Webster Foster and The Coquette.” Canadian Review of American Studies 39.4 (2009): 363-81.

Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins

Barrett, Mike. “Entrances to Elsewhere: The Supernatural Fiction of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.”New York Review of Science Fiction 21.10 (2009): 18-21.

Fuller, Margaret

Capper, Charles. Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life, Volume II: The Public Years. New York: Oxford UP, 2010. 672 pp. $29.95 paper.

Reynolds, Larry J. “Margaret Fuller.” Prospects for the Study of American Literature. Ed. Richard Kopley and Barbara Cantalupo. New York: AMS, 2009. 50-71. 355 pp. $122.50.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

Davis, Cynthia. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Biography. Palo Alto: Stanford UP, 2010. 568 pp. $21.80 paper.

Farquharson, Kathy. “The Anchoress and the Graffiti: Diary and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’” Sacred and Immoral: On the Writings of Chuck Palahniuk. Ed. and introd. Jeffrey A. Sartain. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. 116-23. 236 pp. $59.99.

—. “‘The Last Walls Dissolve’: Space versus Architecture in The Memoirs of a Survivor and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’” Doris Lessing Studies 28.1 (2009): 4-7.

Shumaker, Conrad. “‘Too Terribly Good to Be Printed’: Charlotte Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’”Dark Humor. Ed. Harold Bloom and Blake Hobby. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2010. 251-62. 273 pp. $29.70.

Tunc, Tanfer Emin. “Disease and Desire: Disciplining Encoded Homoeroticism in Jane Eyre and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’” Foreign Literature Studies 31.1 (2009): 40-49.

Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins

Stancliff, Michael. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: African American Reform Rhetoric and the Rise of a Modern Nation State. New York: Routledge, 2010. 220 pp. $88.31.

Howard, Blanche Willis

Gustafson, Melanie S. “Legacy Profile: Blanche Willis Howard (1847-1898).” Legacy 27.1 (2010): 160-76.

Hurston, Zora Neale

Charles, John C. “Talk about the South: Unspeakable Things Unspoken in Zora Neale Hurston’sSeraph on the Suwanee.” Mississippi Quarterly 62.1-2 (2009): 19-52.

Cotera, María Eugenia. Native Speakers: Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita Gonzalez, and the Poetics of Culture. Austin: U of Texas P, 2010. 300 pp. $22.50 paper.

Cotten, Trystan T. “Lost in Translation: Irony and Contradiction in Harpo’s Production of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture. Ed. Cotten and Kimberly Springer. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2010. 161-78. 188 pp. $45.00.

Frydman, Jason. “Zora Neale Hurston, Biographical Criticism, and African Diasporic Vernacular Culture.” MELUS 34.4 (2009): 99-118.

Hicks, Scott. “Rethinking King Cotton: George W. Lee, Zora Neale Hurston, and Global/Local Revisions of the South and the Nation.” Arizona Quarterly 65.4 (2009): 63-91.

Humphries, David T. “Returning South: Reading Culture in James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men.” Southern Literary Journal 41.2 (2009): 69-86.

Hynes, Kathleen. “Mad Dog: An Emergent Language of Equality in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Sigma Tau Delta Review 7 (2010): 6-15.

Jewett, Sarah Orne

Love, Heather. “Gyn/Apology: Sarah Orne Jewett’s Spinster Aesthetics.” ESQ 55.3-4 (2009): 305-34.

Loy, Mina

Dalziell, Tanya. “The Sound of an Idea: Music in the Modernist Writings of Mina Loy and Gertrude Stein.” Music and Literary Modernism: Critical Essays and Comparative Studies. Ed. Robert P. McParland. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. 110-25. 260 pp. $52.99.

Mena, María Christina

Schuller, Kyla. “Facial Uplift: Plastic Surgery, Cosmetics and the Retailing of Whiteness in the Work of María Cristina Mena.” Journal of Modern Literature 32.4 (2009): 82-104.

Moore, Marianne

See Hedly, Halpern, and Spiegelman (eds.) on Bishop.

Murray, Judith Sargent

See Dykeman on Bradstreet.

Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart

Frank, Lucy. “‘Bought with a Price’: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and the Commodification of Heaven in Postbellum America.” ESQ 55.2 (2009): 165-92.

Kelly, Lori Duin. “Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Trixy , and the Vivisection Question.” Legacy 27.1 (2010): 61-82.

Porter, Katherine Anne

Unrue, Darlene Harbour, ed. Katherine Anne Porter Remembered. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2010. 336 pp. $45.00.

See also Mississippi Quarterly special issue 62.1-2 (2009) on Katherine Anne Porter.

Potter, Eliza

Winters, Lisa Ze. “‘More desultory and unconnected than any other’: Geography, Desire, and Freedom in Eliza Potter’s A Hairdresser’s Experience in High Life.” American Quarterly 61.3 (2009): 455-75.

Pound, Louise

Cochran, Robert. Louise Pound: Scholar, Athlete, Feminist Pioneer. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 334 pp. $32.58.

Rowlandson, Mary

Anderson, Jill E. “Tomes of Travel and Travesty: The Didactic of Captivity in Susana Rowson’sCharlotte Temple and Mary Rowlandson’s The Sovereignty and Goodness of God.” Women’s Studies 38.4 (2009): 429-48.

Goodman, Nan. “‘Money Answers All Things’: Rethinking Economic Exchange in the Captivity Narrative of Mary Rowlandson.” American Literary History 22.1 (2010): 1-25.

Lellock, Jasmine. “Of Guns and Other Weapons in Mary Rowlandson’s Captivity Narrative.” Early Modern Women 4 (2009): 195-99.

Stein, Jordan Alexander. “Mary Rowlandson’s Hunger and the Historiography of Sexuality.”American Literature 81.3 (2009): 469-95.

Rowson, Susanna

Bannet, Eve Tavor. “Immigrant Fictions: Mathew Carey, Susanna Rowson, and Charlotte Templein Philadelphia.” Age of Johnson 19 (2009): 239-72.

See Anderson on Rowlandson.

Seton, Grace Gallatin Thompson

MacKethan, Lucinda H. “Legacy Profile: Grace Gallatin Thompson Seton (1872-1959).” Legacy27.1 (2010): 177-97.

Southworth, E. D. E. N.

Weinstein, Cindy. “‘What did you mean?’: Marriage in E. D. E. N. Southworth’s Novels.” Legacy27.1 (2010): 43-60.

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady

Skinnell, Ryan. “Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 1854 ‘Address to the Legislature of New York’ and the Paradox of Social Reform Rhetoric.” Rhetoric Review 29.2 (2010): 129-44.

Stein, Gertrude

Bruner, Belinda. “A Recipe for Modernism and the Somatic Intellect in The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book and Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons.” Papers on Language and Literature 45.4 (2009): 411-33.

Dilworth, Thomas, and Susan Holbrook, eds. The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation. New York: Oxford UP, 2010. 352 pp. $49.95.

Feinstein, Amy. “‘Can a Jew Be Wild’: The Radical Jewish Grammar of Gertrude Stein’s Voices Poems.” Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture. Ed. Stephen Paul Miller and Daniel Morris. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2010. 151-69. 456 pp. $39.95 paper.

Leick, Karen. Gertrude Stein and the Making of an American Celebrity. New York: Routledge, 2009. 256 pp. $78.45.

Park, Josephine Nock-Hee. “The Orients of Gertrude Stein.” College Literature 36.3 (2009): 28-44.

Souhami, Diana. Gertrude and Alice. London: Tauris, 2009. 304 pp. $15.60 paper.

See Dalziell on Loy.

Stoddard, Elizabeth

Lillge, Claudia. Die Brontё-Methode: Elizabeth Stoddards transatlantische Genealogie und das viktorianische Imaginäre. Heidelberg: Winter, 2009. 287 pp. 40 euro.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Baker, Dorothy Z. “French Women, Italian Art, and Other ‘Advocates of the Body’ in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s The Minister’s Wooing.” New England Quarterly 83.1 (2010): 47-72.

Sonstegard, Adam. “Artistic Liberty and Slave Imagery: ‘Mark Twain’s Illustrator,’ E. W. Kemble, Turns to Harriet Beecher Stowe.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 63.4 (2009): 499-542.

Sui Sin Far (Edith Maude Eaton)

Cho, Yu-Fang. “‘Yellow Slavery,’ Narratives of Rescue, and Sui Sin Far/Edith Maude Eaton’s ‘Lin John’ (1899).” Journal of Asian American Studies 12.1 (2009): 35-63.

Pryse, Marjorie. “Linguistic Regionalism and the Emergence of Chinese American Literature in Sui Sin Far’s ‘Mrs. Spring Fragrance’.” Legacy 27.1 (2010): 83-108.

Warner, Susan

Estes, Sharon. “From the Periodical Archives: Susan Warner’s ‘How May an American Woman Best Show Her Patriotism?’” American Periodicals 19.2 (2009): 213-32.

Warren, Mercy Otis

Dykeman, Therese Boos. Contributions by Women to Early American Philosophy: Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray. Lewiston: Mellen, 2009. 348 pp. $119.95.

Sarkela, Sandra J. “Freedom’s Call: The Persuasive Power of Mercy Otis Warren’s Dramatic Sketches, 1772-1775.” Early American Literature 44.3 (2009): 541-68.

See Dykeman on Bradstreet.

Wells-Barnett, Ida B.

Nicols, Caroline C. “The ‘Adventuress’ Becomes a ‘Lady’: Ida B. Wells’ British Tours.” Modern Language Studies 38.2 (2009): 46-63.

Rouff, Ruth A. Ida B. Wells: A Woman of Courage. West Berlin: Townsend, 2010. 154 pp. $4.95 paper.

Sims, Angela D. Ethical Complications of Lynching: Ida B. Wells’s Interrogation of American Terror. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 208 pp. $54.00.

Welty, Eudora

Bryan, Eugenia P. “Speaking of Immensity: Landscape, Living Space, and Language in Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding.” On and Off the Page: Mapping Place in Text and Culture. Ed. M. B. Hackler and Ari J. Adipurwawidjana. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. 340 pp. $67.99.

McHaney, Pearl Amelia, ed. Eudora Welty: Writers’ Reflections upon First Reading Welty. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2010. 136 pp. $21.95 paper.

Prenshaw, Peggy Whitman, ed. Eudora Welty: Thirteen Essays. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2009. 262 pp. $25.00 paper.

Sultzbach, Kelly. “The Chiasmic Embrace of the Natural World in Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding.”Southern Literary Journal 42.1 (2009): 88-101.

See also Eudora Welty Review.

See also Mississippi Quarterly supplement volume (2009) on Welty.

See also Southern Quarterly special issue 47.2 (2010) on Welty.

Wharton, Edith

Goldsmith, Meredith. “‘Other People’s Clothes’: Homosociality, Consumer Culture, and Affective Reading in Edith Wharton’s Summer.” Legacy 27.1 (2010): 109-27.

Petrie, Paul R. “‘Fantastic Effigy’: The Masculine Construction of Womanhood in Edith Wharton’s ‘The Other Two.’” Philological Review 35.2 (2009): 13-39.

Scott, Jacquelyn. “The ‘Life of a Broken Wing’: Darwinian Descent and Selection in Edith Wharton’sThe House of Mirth and Summer.” Edith Wharton Review 25.2 (2009): 1-9.

Simour, Lhoussain. “The White Lady Travels: Narrating Fez and Spacing Colonial Authority in Edith Wharton’s In Morocco.” Hawwa 7.1 (2009): 39-56.

Takamura, Mineo. “On Cruelty: Anachronism, Nostalgia, and the Violence of Museum Culture in Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence.” Studies in English Literature 50 (2009): 65-80.

Tromly, Lucas. “‘The Small Talk of the Harem’: Discursive Communities and Colonial Silences in Edith Wharton’s In Morocco.” Studies in Travel Writing 13.3 (2009): 239-50.

See also Edith Wharton Review.

Wheatley, Phillis

Elrod, Eileen Razzari. “Phillis Wheatley’s Abolitionist Text: The 1834 Edition.” Imagining Transatlantic Slavery. Ed. Cora Kaplan and John Oldfield. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 209 pp. $50.58.

Thorn, Jennifer. “Phillis Wheatley’s Ghosts: The Racial Melancholy of New England Protestants.”Eighteenth Century 50.1 (2009): 73-99.

See Engberg on Bradstreet.

Wilson, Harriet E.

Dowling, David. “‘Other and More Terrible Evils’: Anticapitalist Rhetoric in Harriet Wilson’s Our Nigand Proslavery Propaganda.” College Literature 36.3 (2009): 116-36.

Yezierska, Anzia

Mikkelsen, Ann. “From Sympathy to Empathy: Anzia Yezierska and the Transformation of the American Subject.” American Literature 82.2 (2010): 361-88.

Piper, Kevin. “The Making of an American: Counternarration in Louise Adamic’s Laughing in the Jungle and Anzia Yezierska’s Bread Givers.” MELUS 35.1 (2010): 99-118.

Simpson, Tyrone R., II. “‘The Love of Colour in Me’: Anzia Yezierska’s Bread Givers and the Space of White Racial Manufacture.” MELUS 34.3 (2009): 93-114.

Historical Perspectives

Casey, Janet. A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America. New York: Oxford UP, 2009. 264 pp. $65.00.

Dyck, Reginald, and Cheli Reutter, eds. Crisscrossing Borders in Literature of the American West. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 243 pp. $85.00. [Includes Willa Cather and Helen Hunt Jackson.]


Elbert, Monika, and Marie Drews, eds. Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 267 pp. $60.00. [Includes Louisa May Alcott, Catharine Beecher, Rebecca Harding Davis, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edith Wharton, and Harriet Wilson.]

Gaul, Theresa Strouth, and Sharon M. Harris, eds. Letters and Cultural Transformations in the United States. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009. 290 pp. $99.95. [Includes Catherine Brown, Fanny Fern (Sarah Payson Willis Parton), Margaret Fuller, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Stoddard, and Mercy Otis Warren.]

Jortner, Adam. “The Political Threat of a Female Christ: Ann Lee, Morality, and Religious Freedom in the United States, 1780-1819.” Early American Studies 7.1 (2009): 179-204.

McMahon, Lucia. “‘Of the Utmost Importance to Our Country’: Women, Education, and Society, 1780-1820.” Journal of the Early Republic 29.3 (2009): 475-506.

Schoelwer, Susan P. Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840. Lebanon: UP of New England, 2010. 240 pp. $19.80 paper.

Tichi, Cecelia. Civic Passions: Seven Who Launched Progressive America (and What They Teach Us). Chapel Hill: The U of North Carolina P, 2009. 440 pp. $24.42. [Includes Alice Hamilton, Florence Kelley, Julia Lathrop, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett.]

Végsö, Roland. “The Mother Tongues of Modernity: Modernism, Transnationalism, Translation.”Journal of Modern Literature 33.2 (2010): 24-46. [Includes Anzia Yezierska.]

Racial Perspectives

Bassard, Katherine Clay. Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2010. 288 pp. $40.45. [Includes Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and Harriet Jacobs.]

Bloom, Harold, and Blake Hobby, eds. Enslavement and Emancipation. New York: Chelsea House, 2010. 288 pp. $29.70. [Includes Margaret Fuller and Harriet Jacobs.]

Bolton, Linda. Facing the Other: Ethical Disruption and the American Mind. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2010. 209 pp. $24.95 paper. [Includes Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins.]

Capitani, Diane N. Truthful Pictures: Slavery Ordained by God in the Domestic, Sentimental Novel of the Nineteenth Century South. Lanham: Lexington, 2009. 147 pp. $55.00.

Haynes, Rosetta R. Radical Spiritual Motherhood: Autobiography and Empowerment in Nineteenth-Century African American Women. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2011. 264 pp. $36.03.

Hicks, Cheryl D. Talk with you Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2010. 552 pp. $60.00/$24.95 paper.

Johnson, Sherita L. Black Women in New South Literature and Culture. New York: Routledge, 2009. 172 pp. $103.00. [Includes Anna Julia Cooper and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.]

Kachun, Mitch. “From Forgotten Founder to Indispensable Icon: Crispus Attucks, Black Citizenship, and Collective Memory, 1770-1865.” Journal of the Early Republic 29.2 (2009): 249-86. [Includes Sojourner Truth.]

Long, Elizabeth. “Aflame with Culture: Reading and Social Mission in the Nineteenth-Century White Women’s Literary Club Movement.” A History of the Book in America. Vol. 4. Ed. Carl F. Kaestle and Janice A. Radway. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009. 5 vols. 476-90. 669 pp. $40.50.

Parker, Alison M. Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State. DeKalb: Northern Illinois UP, 2010. 290 pp. $38.00. [Includes Angelina Grimké, Sarah Forten Grimké, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Mary Church Terrell, Frances Willard, and Frances Wright.]

Pfaelzer, Jean. “Hanging Out: A Research Methodology.” Legacy 27.1 (2010): 140-59.

Rich, Charlotte J. Transcending the New Woman: Multiethnic Narratives in the Progressive Era. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2009. 240 pp. $39.95. [Includes S. Alice Callahan, Sui Sin Far (Edith Maude Eaton), María Christina Mena, Mourning Dove (Humishuma/Christine Quintasket), Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, and Anzia Yezierska.]

Robertson, Stacey M. Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2010. 336 pp. $34.53.

Women’s Studies

Brown, Lois. “Death-Defying Testimony: Women’s Private Lives and the Politics of Public Documents.” Legacy 27.1 (2010): 130-39. [Includes Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins and Harriet Beecher Stowe.]

Carden, Mary Paniccia. Sons and Daughters of Self-Made Men: Improving Gender, Place, Nation in American Literature. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2010. $56.50. [Includes Willa Cather and Eudora Welty.]

Halevi, Sharon. “‘A Variety of Domestic Misfortunes’: Writing the Dysfunctional Self in Early America.” Early American Literature 44.1 (2009): 95-119. [Includes Abigail Bailey, Ann Elizabeth Dow, and Elizabeth Munro.]

Hayden, Wendy. “(R)Evolutionary Rhetorics: Science and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Free-Love Discourse.” Rhetoric Review 29.2 (2010): 111-28.

Hedley, Jane, Nick Halpern, and Willard Spiegelman, eds. In the Frame: Women’s Ekphrastic Poetry from Marianne Moore to Susan Wheeler. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2009. 316 pp. $60.00.

Laffrado, Laura. Uncommon Women: Gender and Representation in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Women’s Writing. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2009. 187 pp. $34.15.

Logan, Lisa M. “The Importance of Women to Early American Study: A Social Justice Perspective.”Early American Literature 44.3 (2009): 641-48.

Schweitzer, Ivy. “‘My Body/Not to Either State Inclined’: Early American Women Challenge Feminist Criticism.” Early American Literature 44.2 (2009): 405-10.

Stuart, Christopher, and Stephanie Todd, eds. New Essays on Life Writing and the Body. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. 290 pp. $59.99. [Includes Gertrude Stein and Edith Wharton.]

Reprints and Republications

Addams, Jane. The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, Volume 2: Venturing into Usefulness. Ed. Mary Lynn Bryan, Barbara Bair, and Maree de Angury. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2009. 2 vols. 808 pp. $75.00.

Bishop, Elizabeth. Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence. Ed. Joelle Biele. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. 496 pp. $23.10.

Bishop, Elizabeth, and Robert Lowell. Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Ed. Thomas Travisano and Saskia Hamilton. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 928 pp. $17.16 paper.

Bradstreet, Anne. The Works of Anne Bradstreet. Ed. Jeannine Hensley. Cambridge: Belknap, 2010. 384 pp. $11.53 paper.

Burton, María Amparo Ruiz de. Who Would Have Thought It? Ed. Amelia María de la Luz Montes. New York: Penguin Classics, 2009. 368 pp. $11.70 paper.

Freeman, Mary Wilkins. The Uncollected Stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman. Ed. Mary R. Reichardt. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2009. 332 pp. $25.00 paper.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” and the History of Its Publication and Reception—A Critical Edition and Documentary Casebook. Ed. Julie Bates Dock. University Park: The Pennsylvania State UP, 2009. 144 pp. $27.95 paper.

—. The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings. Introd. Maggie O’Farrell. London: Virago, 2009. 384 pp. $11.01 paper.

—. The Yellow Wall-paper and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. New York: Oxford UP, 2009. 384 pp. $9.20 paper.

Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories. Introd. Anita Shreve. New York: Signet Classics, 2009. 272 pp. $6.95 paper.

Murray, Judith Sargent. Letters of Loss & Love: Judith Sargent Murray Papers, Letter Book 3. Ed. Bonnie Hurd Smith. Salem: Hurd Smith Communications, 2009. 494 pp. $24.95 paper.

Rowson, Susanna Haswell. Reuben and Rachel: or, A Tale of Old Times. Ed. Joseph F. Bartolomeo. Peterborough: Broadview, 2009. 420 pp. $21.95 paper.

Welty, Eudora. Occasions: Selected Writings. Ed. Pearl Amelia McHaney. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2009. 304 pp. $26.60.

—. A Writer’s Eye: Collected Book Reviews. Ed. Pearl Amelia McHaney. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2009. 280 pp. $8.93 paper.


Ackerman, Ondrea E. “Getting Lost: Modes of Disorientation in Twentieth-Century Literature.” Diss. Columbia U, 2009. [Includes Gertrude Stein.]

Angelella, Lisa. “Alimentary Modernism.” Diss. The U of Iowa, 2009. [Includes Willa Cather.]

August, Anita. “Rival Radical Feminists Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells: The Rhetorical Slugfest of Two Nineteenth-Century Queen Bees over Lynching.” Diss. The U of Texas at El Paso, 2009.

Bacon, Jennifer Nicole. “Culturally Responsive Poetry: The Lived Experience of African American Adolescent Girl Poets.” Diss. U of Maryland, College Park, 2009. [Includes Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker.]

Balic, Iva. “Always Painting the Future: Utopian Desire and the Women’s Movement in Selected Works by United States Female Writers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” Diss. U of North Texas, 2009. [Includes Martha Bensley Bruère, Lena J. Frye, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Alice Ilgenfritz Jones, Mary Bradley Lane, Ella Merchant, and Eloise O. Richberg.]

Bateman, Geoffrey W. “The Queer Frontier: Placing the Sexual Imaginary in California, 1868-1915.” Diss. U of Colorado at Boulder, 2010. [Includes María Amparo Ruiz de Burton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.]

Borgia, Danielle. “Specters of the Woman Author: The Haunted Fictions of Anglo-American, Mexican-American, and Mexican Women.” Diss. U of California, Santa Barbara, 2009. [Includes Edith Wharton.]

Boyagoda, Anna. “‘Being there together’: Representations of Community in the Poetry of Eric Roach, Derek Walcott, Wallace Stevens and Elizabeth Bishop.” Diss. Boston U, 2010.

Broder, Lesley Lynn. “Challenging Material Inevitability: Abortion, Careers, and Abandonment in the Nuclear Family, 1879-1939.” Diss. State U of New York at Stony Brook, 2009. [Includes Kate Chopin, Rachel Crothers, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Susan Glaspell, Elizabeth Robins, and Tess Slesinger.]

Bruder, Anne Lindsey. “Outside the Classroom Walls: Alternative Pedagogies in American Literature and Culture, 1868-1910.” Diss. The U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009. [Includes Jane Addams, Louisa May Alcott, and Anna Eliot Ticknor.]

Bynum, Tara. “‘The saving change’: New Birth and Conversion in Eighteenth-Century African-American Literature.” Diss. The Johns Hopkins U, 2009. [Includes Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley.]

Cade, Roshaunda D. “Minstrel Passing: Citizenship, Race Change, and Motherhood in 1850s America.” Diss. Saint Louis U, 2009. [Includes Hannah Crafts and Harriet Beecher Stowe.]

Chalk, Bridget Toomey. “The Passport Effect: Negotiating Identity in Modernist Narrative.” Diss. Brandeis U, 2009. [Includes Jean Rhys and Gertrude Stein.]

Chestnut, Trichita Marie. “Engendering Lynching: Women Activists and Victims of Lynchings and White Mob Violence in the United States, 1837-1946.” Diss. Howard U, 2009. [Includes Ida B. Wells-Barnett.]

Clement, Tanya E. “The Makings of Digital Modernism: Rereading Gertrude Stein’s ‘The Making of Americans’ and Poetry by Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.” Diss. U of Maryland, College Park, 2009.

Cohen, Kimberly Anne. “‘A severe and thankless task’: Managing the Middle Classes in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Domestic Fiction.” Diss. The U of Iowa, 2009. [Includes María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Catherine Owen, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.]

Coit, Emily Jean. “The Trial of Abundance: Consumption and Morality in the Anglo-American Novel, 1871-1907.” Diss. Yale U, 2009. [Includes Edith Wharton.]

Cooper, Michelle. “The Hands of Labor: Depictions of Antebellum Authorship and the Shaping of Class in the Willis Family (Nathaniel Parker Willis, Fanny Fern, and Harriet Jacobs).” Diss. U of South Carolina, 2009.

Damiano, Ann E. “A Tale of Two Women: Re-Envisioning Zeena Frome and Myra Henshawe.” Diss. Drew U, 2010. [Includes Willa Cather and Edith Wharton.]

Demant, Tarah Ann. “Impossible Whiteness: Race, Gender, and American Identity in Early Twentieth-Century American Literature.” Diss. Washington U in St. Louis, 2010. [Includes Edith Wharton and Anzia Yezierska.]

Deng, Chiou-Rung. “The Hazard of Sympathy, Race, and Gender in Antebellum American Women’s Writing.” Diss. State U of New York at Buffalo, 2009. [Includes Lydia Maria Child, Harriet Jacobs, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.]

Egan, Kristen R. “Infectious Agents: Race and Environment in Nineteenth-Century America.” Diss. Loyola U Chicago, 2009. [Includes Willa Cather, Margaret Fuller, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Ellen H. Richards.]

Faisst, Julia Isabel. “Capturing Character: Photography, Race, and Identity in Modern American Literature.” Diss. Harvard U, 2009. [Includes Gertrude Stein.]

Finn, Margaret L. “Immanent Nature: Environment, Women, and Sacrifice in the Nature Writing of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, and Sarah Orne Jewett.” Diss. Temple U, 2010.

Fiskio, Janet Elizabeth. “Nature, Knowledge, Justice: The Epistemology of Literary Form in Hurston, Ortiz, and Nabhan.” Diss. U of Oregon, 2009.

Forst, Jean. “Radical Retreats: Sentimentalism, Separate Spheres, and the Domestic Turn in American Women’s Fiction, 1850-1940.” Diss. U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009. [Includes Jessie Fauset, Fanny Fern (Sarah Payson Willis Parton), Dorothy Parker, and Elizabeth Stoddard.]

Foster, Travis M. “Affective Conventions: Friendship and Genre in U.S. Literary History.” Diss. The U of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009. [Includes Lydia Maria Child.]

Garrison, Kristen. “Kairos and Chronotope: The Connected Rhetoric of Margaret Fuller.” Diss. Texas Woman’s U, 2009.

Giovanielli, Tina. “Creative Constriction: The Use of the American Short Story at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” Diss. U of Rochester, 2009. [Includes Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton.]

Gradisek, Amanda R. “Passing Figures: Fashion and the Formation of Modernistic Identity in the American Novel.” Diss. The U of Arizona, 2009. [Includes Nella Larsen and Edith Wharton.]

Grannis, Kerry Searle. “Secular Spiritual Quests in Modern American Novels, 1922-1960.” Diss. The George Washington U, 2010. [Includes Willa Cather.]

Green-Barteet, Miranda A. “Neither Wholly Public, Nor Wholly Private: Interstitial Spaces in Works by Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers.” Diss. Texas A&M U, 2009. [Includes Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edith Wharton, Harriet Wilson.]

Griffin, Megan Jenison. “Partisan Rhetorics: American Women’s Responses to the U.S.-Mexico War.” Diss. Texas Christian U, 2010. [Includes Eliza Allen, Jane McManus Storm Cazneau, Margaret Fuller, Grace Greenwood, Anne Royall, E. D. E. N. Southworth, Jane Grey Swisshelm, and Emma Willard.]

Harmon, Rachel. “Daughters of Eve: Childbirth in Faulkner, Hemingway, and the Real World.” Diss. The U of New Mexico, 2009. [Includes Kate Chopin, Emily Dickinson, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.]

Heflin, Yanya. “Those Secret Exhibitionists: Women’s Diaries at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” Diss. U of Southern California, 2009. [Includes Mary Hunter Austin, Mary MacLane, Bonita Wa-Wa-Chaw Nuñez, and Zitkala-Ša (Gertrude Bonnin).]

Hefner, Brooks E. “‘You’ve got to be modernistic’: American Vernacular Modernism, 1910-1937.” Diss. City U of New York, 2009. [Includes Zora Neale Hurston and Anzia Yezierska.]

Henderson, Frances Dianne. “(Re)Claiming Self: Motive Forces Contributing to Migration in African American Literature by Women.” Diss. Vanderbilt U, 2009. [Includes Zora Neale Hurston.]

Henderson, Joel Bridges. “‘Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord’: The Influence of the American Tract Society on the Historical Evolution of American Literary Sentimentalism.” Diss. The U of Southern Mississippi, 2009. [Includes Maria Susanna Cummins, Susanna Rowson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Susan Warner.]

Himsel Burcon, Sarah. “Re-Remembering the Past: Feminist Storytelling Appropriations in the Fiction of Eudora Welty, Gayl Jones, Julia Alvarez, and Octavia Butler.” Diss. Wayne State U, 2009.

Hodgson, Lucia. “Nature, Nurture, Nation: Race and Childhood in Transatlantic American Discourses of Slavery.” Diss. U of Southern California, 2009. [Includes Harriet Beecher Stowe and Phillis Wheatley.]

Hollingsworth, Lauren Colleen. “Reading the (In)Visible Race: African-American Subject Representation and Formation in American Literature.” Diss. U of California, Riverside, 2010. [Includes Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet Jacobs, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.]

Holt, Shakira C. “On Speaking Terms: Spirituality and Sensuality in the Tradition of Modern Black Female Intellectualism.” Diss. U of Southern California, 2009. [Includes Marita Bonner and Zora Neale Hurston.]

Hopper, Briallen Elisabeth. “Feeling Right in American Reform Culture.” Diss. Princeton U, 2010. [Includes Jane Addams and Harriet Beecher Stowe.]

Horowitz, James M. “Rebellious Hearts and Loyal Passions: Imagining Civic Consciousness in Ovidian Writing by Women.” Diss. Yale U, 2009. [Includes Phillis Wheatley.]

Howard, Yetta. “Ugly Dykes: Pejorative Identities and the Anti-Aesthetics of Lesbianism.” Diss. U of Southern California, 2010. [Includes Gertrude Stein.]

Hsu, Stephanie. “Transgender Transnationalism: Representations of Immigrant Genders and Sexualities in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century American Literature.” Diss. New York U, 2009. [Includes Sui Sin Far (Edith Maude Eaton).]

Jacobsen, Ann Pogue. “The Poetics of Interiority: Emily Dickinson, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather and the Use of Interior Space.” Diss. U of California, Davis, 2009.

Jakobsson, Pia Katarina. “Beyond Gender: The Negotiation of Public Identity in Eighteenth-Century Britain.” Diss. The U of Texas at Dallas, 2009. [Includes Mercy Otis Warren.]

Jaudon, Toni Wall. “The Geography of Feeling: Christianity, the Nation-State, and the Labor of Love in Nineteenth-Century United States Literatures.” Diss. Cornell U, 2009. [Includes Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Susan Warner.]

Jordan, Tatia Jacobson. “Fashioning and Refashioning Marie Laveau in American Memory and Imagination.” Diss. The Florida State U, 2009. [Includes Zora Neale Hurston.]

Keller, Irene. “Humorous, Satirical Dialogue Created by American Women Writers in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century and the Second Half of the Twentieth Century.” Diss. Indiana U of Pennsylvania, 2009. [Includes Emily Dickinson, Fanny Fern (Sarah Payson Willis Parton), Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Marietta Holley, Harriet Jacobs, E. D. E. N. Southworth, and Sojourner Truth.]

Kippen, Lorelee Kim. “Gertrude Stein’s Cubist Brain Maps.” Diss. U of Alberta, Canada, 2009.

Kracke, Alice M. “Representing Themselves and Others: Black Poets as Lay-Lawyers in the Early Transatlantic.” Diss. Tufts U, 2009. [Includes Lucy Terry and Phillis Wheatley.]

Lancaster, Iris M. “Bending the Tree, Building the Woman: A Stylistic Approach to Voice and Vision in ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God.’” Diss. Texas A&M U-Commerce, 2009. [Includes Zora Neale Hurston.]

Laughlin-Schultz, Bonnie E. “‘Could I not do something for the cause?’: The Brown Women, Antislavery Reform, and Memory of Militant Abolitionism.” Diss. Indiana U, 2009. [Includes Annie Brown Adams, Mary Ann Day Brown, Sarah Brown, Ellen Brown Fablinger, and Ruth Brown Thompson.]

Lawrence, Nicholas. “Riding Waves of Dissent: Counter-Imperial Impulses in the Age of Fuller and Melville.” Diss. Texas A&M U, 2009.

Lightweis-Goff, Jennifer. “‘Blood at the root’: Lynching as American Cultural Nucleus.” Diss. U of Rochester, 2009. [Includes Ida B. Wells-Barnett.]

Lofflin, Judith Marie. “American Freedom Story: A Journey from ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ to ‘The Secret Life of Bees.’” Diss. U of Kansas, 2009. [Includes Willa Cather and Zora Neale Hurston.]

Longabucco, Matthew. “Degrees of Difficulty: Modern American Poetry Explained and Unexplained.” Diss. New York U, 2009. [Includes Emily Dickinson.]

McCarthy, Jessica E. Schubert. “Genre Bending: The Work of American Women’s Writing, 1860-1925.” Diss. Washington State U, 2009. [Includes Louisa May Alcott, Kate Chopin, Ellen Glasgow, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and Edith Wharton.]

McClendon, Aaron D. “Composing the Nation: Writers of the American Renaissance and Music.” Diss. Saint Louis U, 2009. [Includes Margaret Fuller.]

McCort, Jessica Hritz. “Getting out of Wonderland: Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, and Anne Sexton.” Diss. Washington U in St. Louis, 2009.

McKellar, Jennifer R. “The Feminization of Stoicism in American Literature.” Diss. The U of Tulsa, 2009. [Includes Edith Wharton.]

McTier, Rosemary Scanlon. “‘An insect view of its plain’: Nature and Insects in Thoreau, Dickinson, and Muir.” Diss. Duquesne U, 2009.

Mangino, Robin A. “Imperial Pedagogy: Education and Nationalism in Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature.” Diss. Tufts U, 2010. [Includes Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, Anzia Yezierska, and Zitkala-Ša (Gertrude Bonnin).]

Manzella, Abigail Genee Hughes. “Permanent Transients: The Temporary Spaces of Internal Migration in Four 20th-Century Novels by U.S. Women Writers.” Diss. Tufts U, 2010. [Includes Zora Neale Hurston.]

Marcus, Hilary Jennifer. “Between Fact and Fiction: Writing by American Women in a Transnational Context.” Diss. The College of William and Mary, 2010. [Includes Gertrude Stein.]

Martin, Michael S. “Imaginative Thanatopsis: Death and the 19th-Century American Subject.” Diss. Temple U, 2009. [Includes Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Fuller, Harriet Martineau, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps.]

Mattis, Ann M. “Dirty Work: Domestic Service and the Makin of the Middle Class in Modern Women’s Fiction.” Diss. Loyola U Chicago, 2009. [Includes Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Fannie Hurst, Gertrude Stein, and Edith Wharton.]

Morgan-Owens, Jessica J. “Black and White: Photographic Writing in the Literature of Abolition.” Diss. New York U, 2009. [Includes Harriet Beecher Stowe.]

Mou, Xianfeng. “One Hundred Years of Solitary Light: Rites of Passage for Modern American and Chinese Women Writers, 1899-1996.” Diss. Purdue U, 2009. [Includes Kate Chopin, Zora Neale Hurston, Su Qing, and Eudora Welty.]

Murphy, Jessica Alexandra Maeve. “Nation, Miscegenation, and the Myth of the Mulatta/o Monster 1859-1886.” Diss. U of Montreal, 2009. [Includes Harriet Jacobs and Harriet Wilson.]

Narramore, Kathryn Coad. “Beyond Agency: Women Writing Romance as Political Intervention in the English Revolution.” Diss. City U of New York, 2009. [Includes Anne Bradstreet.]

Navarre, Evelyn. “In Labor Her Best Teacher: Nineteenth-Century Women’s Work as a Transcendentalist Bildungsroman.” Diss. State U of New York at Buffalo, 2010. [Includes Louisa May Alcott, Rebecca Harding Davis, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps.]

Nichols, Anne. “‘Woman’s sphere in the law of God’: Biblical Women and Domesticity in the Writings of Felicia Hemans, Grace Aguilar, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.” Diss. Wayne State U, 2010.

Omnus, Wiebke. “The Word in the World: ‘Fallen Preachers’ in Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Jonah’s Gourd Vine’ and Flannery O’Connor’s ‘The Violent Bear It Away.’” Diss. U of Montreal, 2009.

Phillips, Megan Pater. “Model Citizens, Tangible Connections, and Compelling Narratives: Female Friendship and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America.” Diss. Loyola U Chicago, 2009. [Includes Hannah Crafts, Rebecca Harding Davis, Fanny Fern (Sarah Payson Willis Parson), Margaret Fuller, Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, Elizabeth Keckley, Elizabeth Stoddard, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Susan Warner.]

Putnam, Phoebe Francesca. “Land Lies in Water: Panoramic Perspectives in Lyric Poetry, 1859-1969.” Diss. Harvard U, 2009. [Includes Elizabeth Bishop and Emily Dickinson.]

Rempe, Karah Elizabeth. “Intimacy in Print: Literary Celebrity and Public Interiority in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.” Diss. The U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009. [Includes Louisa May Alcott and Fanny Fern (Sarah Payson Willis Parton).]

Renfro, Yelizaveta P. “A Catalogue of Everything in the World: Nebraska Stories.” Diss. The U of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010. [Includes Katherine Anne Porter.]

Sartor, Alexandra. “Written in Water: The Rhetorical Protests of the Owens Valley Water Wars.” Diss. U of California, Irvine, 2010. [Includes Mary Austin.]

Schneiderhan, Erik. “Help for Help’s Sake: Jane Addams and the Rise and Fall of Pragmatist Social Provision at Hull-House, 1889-1908.” Diss. The U of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009.

Schuller, Kyla C. “Sentimental Science and the Literary Cultures of Proto-Eugenics.” Diss. U of California, San Diego, 2009. [Includes Lydia Maria Child, Alice Wellington Rollins, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Wilson.]

Smith, Anton Lowell. “Stepping out on Faith: Representing Spirituality in African American Literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement.” Diss. U of Southern California, 2010. [Includes Zora Neale Hurston.]

Smith, Kendall Marie. “A Postmodern Poetics of Witness in the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, Adrienne Rich, and Lorna Dee Cervantes.” Diss. U of California, Riverside, 2009.

Smith, Rebecca Anne Gershenson. “Framed: The Interior Woman Artist-Observer in Modernity.” Diss. U of Michigan, 2009. [Includes Edith Wharton.]

Strong, Melissa Jane. “A Taste for Charity: The Cultural Work of American Women’s Benevolence Literature, 1850-1910.” Diss. U of California, Davis, 2009. [Includes Louisa May Alcott, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Mary Livermore, Zitkala-Ša, and Edith Wharton.]

Tabor, Nicole Malkin. “A Shimmering Doubleness: Community and Estrangement in Novelized Dramas and Dramatized Novels.” Diss. U of Oregon, 2009. [Includes Gertrude Stein.]

Taylor, Matthew A. “Universe without Selves: Cosmologies of the Non-Human in American Literature.” Diss. The Johns Hopkins U, 2009. [Includes Zora Neale Hurston.]

Van Beek, Stacy Hinthorn. “Polite Revolutions: Manners and Civic Virtue in Feminine Fictions of the Early Republic.” Diss. U of California, Irvine, 2009. [Includes Judith Sargent Murray, Martha Meredith Read, and Margaret Bayard Smith.]

VanderHaagen, Sara Christine. “‘So you will always remember’: Creating Public Memories and Inventing Agents in Biographical Texts for Children.” Diss. Northwestern U, 2010. [Includes Sojourner Truth and Phillis Wheatley.]

Weaver, Angela. “Public Negotiation: Magazine Culture and Female Authorship, 1900-1930.” Diss. Miami U, 2009. [Includes Edna Ferber, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Dorothy Parker, and Gertrude Stein.]

West, Benjamin S. “Challenging Progress: Mob Violence and Punishing Identities in Modernist-Era American Fiction.” Diss. Indiana U of Pennsylvania, 2010. [Includes Willa Cather.]

Wilburn, Reginald Alfred. “Milton and the Gospel of Black Revolt.” Diss. U of Connecticut, 2009. [Includes Anna Julia Cooper, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and Phillis Wheatley.]>/p>

Wilhelm, Julie Ann. “The Funny Business of 19th-Century Sentimentalism.” Diss. U of California, Davis, 2009. [Includes Louisa May Alcott, Fanny Fern (Sarah Payson Willis Parton), and Harriet Beecher Stowe.]

Wootton, Lesley Wallace. “Sentimental Classism: Nature and Status in Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Novels.” Diss. U of Oregon, 2009. [Includes Louisa May Alcott, Rebecca Harding Davis, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Susan Warner, and Edith Wharton.]

Zimmerelli, Lisa Dawn. “A Genre of Defense: Hybridity in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Defenses of Women’s Preaching.” Diss. U of Maryland, College Park, 2009. [Includes Julia A. J. Foote, Frances Willard, and Louisa Woosley.]

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