Elaine Showalter Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Cohen, David. “Gullibility Is Catching.” New Scientist 154, no. 2086 (14 June 1997): 45.

Cohen offers a positive assessment of Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Culture.

Cott, Nancy F. “A Canon of One's Own.” American Prospect 12, no. 10 (4 June 2001): 46-7.

Cott offers a mixed assessment of Inventing Herself: Claiming a Feminist Intellectual Heritage, concluding that Showalter's “idiosyncratic book” may appeal to the general reader but not to scholars.

Harris, Ruth. Review of The Female Malady: Women, Madness, and English Culture, 1830-1980, by...

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