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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Yellow Wall-Paper: Selected full-text books and articles

The Yellow Wall-Paper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman Feminist Press, 1996 (Revised edition)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Biography By Cynthia J. Davis Stanford University Press, 2010
Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Reader By 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"
Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions By Elizabeth Boa Clarendon Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "Creepy-Crawlies: The Metamorphosis and Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper" p. 120
Trapped and Silenced: Claustrophobic Fear in the Yellow Wallpaper and the Handmaid's Tale By Wang, Fanghui Studies in Literature and Language, Vol. 5, No. 2, September 1, 2012
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The Yellow Hybrids: Gender and Genre in Gilman's Wallpaper By Núñez-Puente, Carolina DQR Studies in Literature, No. 49, January 1, 2012
Managing Madness in Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper" By Hume, Beverly A Studies in American Fiction, Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2002
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Gilman's Arabesque Wallpaper By Roth, Marty Mosaic (Winnipeg), Vol. 34, No. 4, December 2001
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Myths of Poesis, Hermeneusis, and Psychogenesis: Hoffmann, Tagore, and Gilman By Smith, Lansing Evans Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 34, No. 2, Spring 1997
An Updated Publication History of "The Yellow Wall-Paper" By St. Jean Shawn Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 34, No. 2, Spring 1997
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