Charlotte Perkins Gilman: New Texts, New Contexts

Charlotte Perkins Gilman: New Texts, New Contexts



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814211441
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jennifer S. Tuttle is associate professor of English and Dorothy M. Healy Chair in Literature & Health at the University of New England, where she serves as Faculty Director, Maine Women Writers Collection; she also coedits Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers.
Carol Farley Kessler is professor emerita of English, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at Penn State-Brandywine, and has also published on Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and U.S. women's utopian writing.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Jennifer S. Tuttle Carol Farley Kessler 1

Part I Biographical and Critical Overviews

Chapter 1 "that pure New England stock": Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Construction of Identity Denise D. Knight 27

Chapter 2 Looking Backward: Rereading Gilman in the Early Twenty-First Century Catherine J. Golden 44

Part II New Texts

Chapter 3 The Torn Voice in "The Giant Wistaria" and "The Unnatural Mother" Jill Rudd 69

Chapter 4 An "Absent Mother": Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Mag-Marjorie, and the Politics of Maternal Responsibility Charlotte J. Rich 85

Chapter 5 Turning "The Balsam Fir" into Mag-Marjorie: Generic Transposition in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Imaginative Economy Frederick Wegener 103

Chapter 6 "The Same Revulsion against Them All": Ida Tarbell and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Suffrage Dialogue Aleta Feinsod Cane 122

Chapter 7 Doing It "man-fashion": Gender Performance in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Unpunished Jill Bergman 140

Part III New Contexts

Chapter 8 "There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me": An Alternative Reading of Neurasthenia Jennifer Lunden 161

Chapter 9 The Yellow Newspaper: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Sensational Journalism Sari Edelstein 180

Chapter 10 The Madwoman's Other Sisters: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Gloria Naylor, and the Re-Inscription of Loss Caroline Brown 200

Chapter 11 Feminist Humor and Charlotte Perkins Gilman Shelley Fisher Fishkin 222

Contributors 251

Index 255

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