Literary Work for Women's Studies Bibliography


Query From Darcy Martin martindj@etsu.edu 15 April 1998

We are selecting reading materials for our Introduction to Women's Studies course and have already decided to use Ehrenreich's _For Her Own Good_ and Marilyn Pearsall, ed., _Women and Values_. We've been discussing what literary work to include and I suggested that I place a query with H-Women. If you could choose only one work, what would it be? We've considered _A Handmaid's Tale_, _A Room of One's Own_, _The Yellow Wallpaper_, _Beloved_, _I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings_. What are your suggestions? Thanks.

Responses:

Alcott, Louisa May _Little Women_

Allison, Dorothy _Bastard Out of Carolina_

Brown, Elaine _A Taste of Power_

Chopin, Kate _The Awakening_

Emecheta _Second Class Citizen_

Gilman, Frances Perkins _Herland_

Hansberry, Lorraine _A Raisin in the Sun_

Hurston, Zora Neale _Their Eyes Were Watching God_

Jacobs, Harriet _Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl_

Kasen, Susanna _Girl Interrupted_

Kingston, Maxine Hong "No Name Woman"

Olsen, Tillie _Silences_

Petrie, Anne _The Street_

Piercy, Marge _Small Changes_

Plath, Sylvia _The Bell Jar_

Rich, Adrienne _When We Dead Awaken_

van Gandersheim, Hrosvit _Medieval Women's Visionary Literature_ed. E.Petrof

Walker, Alice _Possessing the Secret of Joy_

Other Suggestions:

Science fiction by Joanna Russ or Octavia Butler or Sherri Tepper