Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)

Literary criticism and analysis for Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Introduction, biography, and scholarly literary criticism for Charlotte Perkins Gilman. A not-for-profit guide to reliable online information on Gilman, includes free and subscription-service reference materials, written by authorities on Gilman, published in academic textbooks, peer-reviewed scholarly journals, web sites of professional and scholarly societies, and respected academic presses.

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Introduction & Biography

"Charlotte Perkins Gilman." Introduction to Gilman, from the college textbook publisher the Heath Anthology of American Literature.

"Women's History: Charlotte Perkins Gilman." A brief introduction to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, from the college textbook publisher the Gale/Cengage.

"Charlotte Perkins Gilman." An introduction, biography, and brief critical overview for Charlotte Perkins Gilman, from educational publisher Pearson Literature.

"The Evolution of Charlotte Perkins Gilman." Scholarly interest in Gilman's fiction and non-fiction continues to evolve. Radcliffe Magazine.

Davis, Cynthia J. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Biography (Stanford UP 2010) [complete book, sub ser, questia].

Knight, Denise D. "The Dying of Charlotte Perkins Gilman." On her death by suicide. ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly) 13, 2 (June 1999) [sub ser, questia].

Literary Criticism

Davis, Cynthia J. "'The World Was Home for Me': Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Sentimental Public Sphere." Arizona Quarterly 66, 1 (Spring 2010) pp 63-86 [substantial extract, muse].

Davis, Cynthia J. "Love and Economics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman on 'The Woman Question.'" ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly) 19, 4 (Dec. 2005) pp 63-86 [sub ser, questia].

De Simone, Deborah M. "Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Feminization of Education." Women in Literature and Life 4 (Fall 1995).

Egan, Kristen R. "Conservation and Cleanliness: Racial and Environmental Purity in Ellen Richards and Charlotte Perkins Gilman." WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly 3/4 (Fall/Winter 2011) pp 72-92 [substantial extract, muse].

Gilbert, Sandra M.; and Susan Gubar. From The Madwoman in the Attic, the landmark work of feminist literary criticism published in 1979. On madness and female authorship in "The Yellow Wallpaper" [sub ser, enotes].

Gilbert, Sandra M.; and Susan Gubar. "'Fecundate! Discriminate!': Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Theologizing of Maternity." In Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Optimist Reformer (1999) ed. by Jill Rudd and Val Gough [sub ser, enotes].

Golden, Catherine J.; and Joanna Schneider Zangrando, eds. The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (U of Delaware P 2000) A collection of scholarly essays by many literary critics [complete book, sub ser, questia].

Hochman, Barbara. "The Reading Habit and The Yellow Wallpaper." American Literature 74, 1 (March 2002) pp 89-110 [substantial extract, muse].

Karpinski, Joanne B. "When the Marriage of True Minds Admits Impediments: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and William Dean Howells." In Critical Essays on Charlotte Perkins Gilman [sub ser, enotes].

Thrailkill, Jane F. "Doctoring The Yellow Wallpaper." ELH 69, 2 (Summer 2002) pp 525-66 [substantial extract, muse].

Wagner-Martin, Linda. "Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper: A Centenary." In Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Woman and Her Work [sub ser, enotes].

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