Upcoming Issue

Volume 36, No. 1, 2019

Editor’s Note

Susan Tomlinson

Tributes to Nina Baym (1936–2018)

Frances Smith Foster, Eric Gardner, Susan K. Harris, Melissa J. Homestead, Carla L. Peterson, Jean Pfaelzer, Sarah Ruffing Robbins, Nicole Tonkovich, Mary I. Unger, Karen A. Weyler, and Sandra A. Zagarell


“Let the Light Enter!”: Illuminating the Newspaper Poetry of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Hannah Wakefield

Grief’s Theatrical Tutelage: Drama, Recitation, and a Collaborative Sociability in Constance Fenimore Woolson’s “Miss Grief”

Stephanie Byttebier

Androgynes, Amazons, Agenes: Transgender Studies and the College Girl, 1878

Molly K. Robey


Little Women at 150


Jennifer Putzi

Playing Pilgrims

María Carla Sánchez

“[Even] Beth’s Stage-Struck!”: Theatrical Little Women

Anne K. Phillips

Jo’s Invisible Sisters

Barbara McCaskill

Little Women, Made Small

Laura M. Stevens

Her Bosom Enemy

Cynthia Davis

Frado, Linda, Ellen, and Iola

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

My Meg’s Queer Turn

Jean M. Lutes

Doing Nothing

Alexandra Socarides

“Experiments”; or, “Housekeeping ain’t no joke”

Lorrayne Carroll

The Death of Pip

Donna M. Campbell

“Hope, and Keep Busy”: Little Women and Critical Pedagogy in the Era of Trump

Randi Lynn Tanglen

Amy’s Dark Night

Gregory Eiselein

Little Women’s Literary Lessons

Sari Edelstein

In Defense of Young Balloons

Katherine Adams

Serious Literature

Catherine Keyser

Surprise, Surprise

Deborah Gussman

The Magic Combination of Family and Books: Jo Lighting the Way

Anne Boyd Rioux

Legacy Reprint

Absolving La Llorona: Yda H. Addis’s “The Wailing Woman”

Rene H. Treviño

“The Wailing Woman”

Yda H. Addis

Legacy Reprint

Rewriting the Scribbling Women

Nina Baym

Selected Bibliography of Works by Nina Baym

Book Reviews

Imitation Nation: Red, White, and Blackface in Early and Antebellum US Literature, by Jason Richards

Laura Barrio-Vilar

Antebellum American Women’s Poetry: A Rhetoric of Sentiment, by Wendy Dasler Johnson

Karen L. Kilcup

The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace, by Susan M. Ryan

Ellen J. Goldner

Unconventional Politics: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and U.S. Indian Policy, by Janet Dean; and Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press, edited by Jacqueline Emery

Amy Gore

The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century, by Kyla Schuller

Sheila Liming

Iola Leroy; Or, Shadows Uplifted, by Frances E. W. Harper, edited by Koritha Mitchell

Mollie Barnes

Charlotte Perkins Gilman and a Woman’s Place in America, edited Jill Bergman

Charlotte Rich

Willa Cather at the Modernist Crux, edited by Ann Moseley, John J. Murphy, and Robert Thacker; and Something Complete and Great: The Centennial Study of My Ántonia, edited by Holly Blackford

Matthew J. Lavin

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser; Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books, by Christine Woodside; and The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes That Inspired the Little House Books, by Marta McDowell

Elif S. Armbruster

Resistance Reimagined: Black Women’s Critical Thought as Survival, by Regis M. Fox

April Langley


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