Academic journal article Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

Legacy Bookshelf

Academic journal article Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

Legacy Bookshelf

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Below is a selected sampling of current books, articles, and dissertations relevant to the study of American women writers from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. Prices unless otherwise indicated are for hardcover editions.



Trites, Roberta Seelinger. Twain, Alcott, and the Birth of the Adolescent Reform Novel. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2007. 236 pp. $34.95.


Dooley, Patrick K. "Is Proselytizing Indigenous People an Act of Violence?: Willa Cather's Missionaries in Shadows on the Rock and Death Comes for the Archbishop." Cithara 46.2 (2007): 25-34.

Laegreid, Renee M. "The Good, the Bad, and the Ignored: Immigrants in Willa Cather's O Pioneers!" Great Plains Quarterly 27 (2007): 101-15.

See also the Willa Cather Newsletter & Review.


Pierse, Mary S. "Paris as 'Other': George Moore, Kate Chopin, and French Literary Escape Routes." ABEI Journal 8 (2006): 79-87.

Streater, Kathleen M. "Adele Ratignolle: Kate Chopin's Feminist at Home in The Awakening." Midwest Quarterly 48 (2007): 406-16.

Witherow, Jean. "Kate Chopin's Dialogic Engagement with W. D. Howells: 'What Cannot Love Do?"' Southern Studies 13.3 (2006): 101-16.


Adams, Maureen. Shaggy Muses: The Dogs Who Inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton, and Emily Bronte. New York: Ballantine, 2007. 320 pp. $24.95.

Asahina, Midori. "'Pursuing You in Your Transitions': Reading the Epistolary Exchanges between Emily Dickinson and Helen Hunt Jackson." Journal of the American Literature Society of Japan 5 (2006): 1-20.

Brantley, Richard E. "From Loss to Gain: Aftermath in the Late Romantic Poetry of Emily Dickinson." Symbiosis 10 (2006): 93-114.

Felstiner, John. "'Earth's Most Graphic Transaction': The Syllables of Emily Dickinson." American Poetry Review 36.2 (2007): 7-11.

Leiter, Sharon. Critical Companion to Emily Dickinson: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work. New York: Facts on File, 2007. 448 pp. $75.00.

Schwartz, Claudia. "Emily Dickinson's Journeys Beyond Time." Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 32 (2007): 83-99.

Wilson, James Matthew. "Representing the Limits of Judgment: Yvor Winters, Emily Dickinson, and Religious Experience." Christianity and Literature 56 (2007): 397-413.

See also the Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin.

See also the Emily Dickinson Journal.


Dillon, Sarah. "Palimpsesting: Reading and Writing Lives in H. D.'s 'Murex: War and Postwar London (circa A.D. 1916-1926)."' Critical Survey 19 (2007): 29-39.

Scott, Jill. "Mourning to the Limit: The Gift of Forgiveness in H. D." Modernism and Mourning. Ed. Patricia Rae. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2007. 271-85. 310 pp. $55.00.

Willis, Elizabeth. "A Public History of the Dividing Line: H. D., the Bomb, and the Roots of the Postmodern." Arizona Quarterly 63.1 (2007): 81-108.


Lim, Shirley Geok-lin. "Sibling Hybridities: The Case of Edith Eaton/Sui Sin Far and Winnifred Eaton/Onoto Watanna." Life Writing 4.1 (2007): 81-99.

Pan, Arnold. "Cosmopolities from Below: Autobiography and Collective Identity in Sui Sin Far's Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of an Eurasian." Querying the Genealogy: Comparative and Transnational Studies in Chinese American Literature. Ed. Jennie Wang. Shanghai: Shanghai Translation, 2006. 557 pp. $13.95 paper.


Eckel, Leslie E. "Margaret Fuller's Conversation Journalism." Arizona Quarterly 63 (2007): 27-50.

Manson, Deborah. "'The Trance of the Ecstatica': Margaret Fuller, Animal Magnetism, and the Transcendent Female Body." Literature and Medicine 25.2 (2006): 298-324. …

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