Legacy Volume 37, No. 1

Vol. 37, No. 1, 2020

Special Issue: American Women’s Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought

Guest editors: Travis M. Foster and Timothy M. Griffiths

Editor’s Note

Susan Tomlinson



Travis M. Foster and Timothy M. Griffiths

Producing Intimacy: Queer Attachments in Workingwomen’s Writings

Emily Coccia

Freeman’s Object Lessons

Valerie Rohy

Iola Leroy’s “Long, Long Ago” Song

Kirin Wachter-Grene

“A Queer Semblance of a Baby”: Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s Queer Futurity

Brigitte Fielder

Queering the Marriage Plot: Gale Wilhelm’s Middlebrow Modernism

Elizabeth Blake

From the Archives

The Adelaide Brent Letters: Queer Care in Medical Correspondence

Julia Dauer

Review Essay

Not Feeling Right: Queer Encounters with American Women’s Writing

Sari Edelstein

Tribute to Dr. Annette Kolodny, 1941-2019

Randi Lynn Tanglen


The Writings of Elizabeth Webb: A Quaker Missionary in America, 1697-1726, edited by Rachel Cope and Zachary McLeod Hutchins

Lisa Logan

Teaching With Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature, edited by Jennifer Travis and Jessica DeSpain

Gabi Kirilloff

Lydia Sigourney: Critical Essays and Cultural Views, edited by Mary Louise Kete and Elizabeth Petrino

Deborah Burnham

Adulthood and Other Fictions: American Literature and the Unmaking of Age, by Sari Edelstein

Katherine Adams

Fictions of Western American Domesticity: Indian, Mexican, and Anglo Women in Print Culture, 1850-1950, by Amanda J. Zink

Amber La Piana

Progressivism’s Aesthetic Education: The Bildungsroman and the American School, 1890-1920, by Jesse Raber

Julia McLeod

Artificial Color: Modern Food and Racial Fictions, by Catherine Keyser

Janine Utell

The Historian’s Passing: Reading Nella Larsen’s Classic Novel as Social and Cultural History, edited by Lynn Domina

Linda Grasso

Learning Legacies: Archive to Action through Women’s Cross-Cultural Teaching, by Sarah Ruffing Robbins

Renee Bergland