Yellow Wall-Paper

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1860–1935, American feminist and reformer, b. Hartford, Conn.; great-granddaughter of Lyman Beecher. Prominent as a lecturer and writer on the labor movement and feminism, she edited the Forerunner, a liberal journal. She wrote many works on social and economic problems, the most important of which is Women and Economics (1898). She is perhaps best known for her semiautobiographical short story The Yellow Wallpaper (1890), which describes a woman's nervous breakdown. Incurably ill, she committed suicide.

See her autobiography (1935); study by H. L. Horowitz (2010).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

The Yellow Wall-Paper
Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Feminist Press, 1996 (Revised edition)
Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Reader
Sharlene Hesse-Biber; Christina Gilmartin; Robin Lydenberg.
Oxford University Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Feminist Criticism, 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' and the Politics of Color in America"
An Updated Publication History of "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
St. Jean Shawn.
Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 34, No. 2, Spring 1997
Escaping the Jaundiced Eye: Foucauldian Panopticism in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper."
Bak, John S.
Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter 1994
Managing Madness in Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
Hume, Beverly A.
Studies in American Fiction, Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2002
Gilman's Arabesque Wallpaper
Roth, Marty.
Mosaic (Winnipeg), Vol. 34, No. 4, December 2001
A Reply to "Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Reassessing Her Significance for Feminism and Social Economics." (Reply to Article by Falguni A. Sheth and Robert E. Prasch, in This Issue, P. 323)
O'Donnell, Margaret G.
Review of Social Economy, Vol. 54, No. 3, Fall 1996
Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions
Elizabeth Boa.
Clarendon Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "Creepy-Crawlies: The Metamorphosis and Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper" p. 120
Myths of Poesis, Hermeneusis, and Psychogenesis: Hoffmann, Tagore, and Gilman
Smith, Lansing Evans.
Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 34, No. 2, Spring 1997
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