"New Women" Fiction Suggestions for Course Syllabus

Query: From: Alison Klairmont Lingo alisonkl@violet.berkeley.edu 29 Feb 1996

I am putting together an undergraduate course on "Society and the Sexes in Modern Europe" an am looking for a short book of fiction authored preferably by a woman on the "new woman" phenomenon of the late 19th and early 20th century period. Also it would be preferable if the book was available in paperback. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.


Adams, Bronte & Tate, Trudi,eds; That Kind of Women (Virago, New Fiction Series, 1991; reprint 1992)

Aleramo, Sibella, A Woman (pbk, U of Ca Press) Translated by Rosalind Delmar

Austin, Mary, Woman of Genius and/or Jayne St.

Baum, L. Frank The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy)

Caird, Mona, The Daughters of Danaus (NY, Feminist Press, 1989)

Campbell, Sandra and McMullen, Lorraine, eds; New Women: Short Stories by Canadian Women 1900-1920 (U of Ottawa Press, 1991)

Chopin, Kate The Awakening

Colette, The Vagabond (Signet pbk)

Dorothy -L Mystery Literature E-Conference..."has been having interesting discussion of mysteries by women with the role models being 'new women.' [Ed.note:To subscribe, send email message that reads Subscribe Dorothyl to Listserv@kentvm.kent.edu. To send a message to the group, use the address DOROTHY-L@KENTVM.KENT.EDU CM.]

Egerton, George Keynotes and Discords (Virago, 1983)

Faderman, Lillian, ed; Chloe Plus Olivia (pbk)

Gardner, Viven(sp?) and Rutherford, Susan, eds; Feminism and Theatre 1850-1914

Gissing, George, The Odd Women (1893) (New American Library, 1983)

Grand Sarah, The Beth Book (Virago), The Heavenly Twins

Hull, Helen Quest (Feminist Press, 1980s)

Hurston, Zora Neale, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Merchant and Ivory, "The Bostonians" (Film)

Rathbone, Irene, We Were That Young (1932, reprint Feminist Press, 1989)

Showalter, Elaine, Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the fin de siecle (London, Virago, 1993) 326p. ISBN 185381590x (Pbk)

Silver, Joan, "Hester Street (Film)

Skram, Amalie, Constance Ring (Seal Press in Seattle)

Tax, Meredith, Rivington Street

Waelti-Walters, Jennifer, New Woman Novels of the Belle Epoque and the collection of translations she has edited w/Steven C. Hause (U of Nebraska Press)

Warner, Sylvia Townsend, Lolly Willowes (pbk)

Wells, H.G. Ann Veronica (Virago reprint of 1909)

Yezierska, Anzia, Breadgivers

Messages: "Contact me for further references; I am completing ms. on the 'new woman' in Britain." Ellen Jacobs jacobs.ellen@aol.com

"See also Yellow Book of Short Fiction by Women Authors" Ellen Jacobs(see above)

"If the book isn't still in print, ...contact An Uncommon Vision, 610-658-0953, an out-of-print women's history and lit. mail order book, periodical and image search service." JudithSchw@aol.com

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