WorldCat Identities

Showalter, Elaine

Works: 180 works in 961 publications in 3 languages and 32,384 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Autobiographical fiction  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor, Contributor, Annotator
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Elaine Showalter
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Elaine Showalter
A literature of their own : British women novelists from Brontë to Lessing by Elaine Showalter( Book )

93 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A LITERATURE OF THEIR OWN quickly set the stage for the creative explosion of feminist literary studies that transformed the field in the 1980s. Launching a major new area for literary investigation, the book uncovered the long but neglected tradition of women writers and the development of their fiction from the 1800s onwards. It includes assessments of famous writers such as the Brontës, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Margaret Drabble and Doris Lessing, but also presents critical appraisals of Mary Braddon, Rhoda Broughton and Sarah Grand --- to name but a few of those prolific and successful Victorian novelists - --once household names, now largely forgotten
A jury of her peers : American women writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx by Elaine Showalter( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a history of American women writers from 1650-2000. In this narrative spanning more than 400 years and introducing more than 250 female writers, both famous and little known, the author shows how these writers were connected to one another and to their times. The author believes that it is important to integrate the contributions of women into the American literary heritage, making the case for the unfairly overlooked and putting the overrated in their place. In this work she gives readers the opportunity to rediscover long-lost great writers and to return to familiar titles with deeper appreciation
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A New England farmer must choose between his duty to care for his invalid wife and his love for her cousin"--NoveList
Modern American women writers by Elaine Showalter( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encyclopedia of American women writers, examining the lives and works of forty-one authors including Maya Angelou, Kate Chopin, Adrienne Rich, and Eudora Welty
The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English by Lorna Sage( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Guide aims to consolidate and epitomise the re-reading of women's writing that has gone on in the last twenty-five years. This is an opportunity for stock-taking - a timely project, when so much writing has been rediscovered, reclaimed and republished." "There are entries on writers, on individual texts, and on general terms, genres and movements, all printed in a single alphabetical sequence. The earliest written documents in medieval English (the visionary writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe) are covered in an historical - and geographical - sweep that takes us up to the present day." "The book reflects the spread of literacy, the history of colonisation and the development of post-colonial cultures using and changing the English language. The entries are written by contributors from all the countries covered."--Jacket
The new feminist criticism : essays on women, literature, and theory by Rosalind Coward( Book )

35 editions published between 1199 and 1993 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister's choice : tradition and change in American women's writing by Elaine Showalter( Book )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the transformations of themes in women's writings by examining three women author's works
The female malady : women, madness, and English culture, 1830-1980 by Elaine Showalter( Book )

57 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showlater demonstrates how cultural ideas ab out 'proper' feminie behaviour have shaped the definition and treatment of female insanity for 150 yars, and given mental disorder in women specifically sexual connotations. Along with vivid portraits of the men who dominated psychiatry, and descriptions of the therapeutic practices that were used to bring women 'to their senses', she draws on diaries and narratives by inmates, and fiction from Mary Wollstonecraft to Doris Lessing to supply a cultural perspective usually missing from studies of mental illness
Little women ; Little men ; Jo's boys by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, in one authoritative Library of America volume, are all three of the beloved ''Little Woman'' books as Louisa May Alcott wrote them, with original engravings
Sexual anarchy : gender and culture at the fin de siècle by Elaine Showalter( Book )

49 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Exploration of the extraordinary parallels between the ends of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and their representations in literature, art, and film"--Jacket, page [2]
The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe : a biography by Elaine Showalter( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julia Howe (1819-1910) was a beautiful, studious New York heiress and aspiring poet when she married Bostonian Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, a hero of the Greek war of independence against the Turks and an internationally acclaimed pioneer in the education of the blind. Their marriage united two exceptional people. Together the Howes knew many of the key figures of their era, from Charles Dickens and Florence Nightingale in England, to Margaret Fuller, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Horace Mann, Charles Sumner, and John Brown. But despite his philanthropic and abolitionist ideals, Dr. Howe did not support married women's work outside the home. He isolated Julia, opposed her literary ambitions, and wasted her inheritance. She defied him by continuing to publish poems and plays while raising their six children. She also secretly wrote a bold novel about a hermaphrodite, undiscovered until long after her death. And during the Civil War, she wrote the words to the most powerful and enduring anthem in the nation's history. Authorship of the 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' made her famous and revered. But she fought her own civil war at home, battling with her husband over her rights to equality, intellectual freedom, and a public voice. As soon as the war ended, she became a pacifist and suffragist leader. In the second half of her life, she came into her own as a tireless campaigner for women's rights and social reform. In this biography, Elaine Showalter tells the story of Howe's determined self-creation and vividly restores her to the pantheon of feminist intellectuals who changed the world."--Jacket
Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays on this well-known American writer and her works
Alternative Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hystories : hysterical epidemics and modern media by Elaine Showalter( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of gender by Elaine Showalter( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing herself : claiming a feminist intellectual heritage by Elaine Showalter( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With sources as diverse as A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Scream 2, Inventing Herself is an expansive and timely exploration of women who possess a boundless determination to alter the world by boldly experiencing love, achievement, and fame on a grand scale. These women tried to work, travel, think, love, and even die in ways that were ahead of their time. In doing so, they forged an epic history that each generation of adventurous women has rediscovered."
Teaching literature by Elaine Showalter( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares memories from throughout her decades of teaching literature to undergraduate classes, offering insights and instructions on teaching anxieties, theories, methods, and practices
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

17 editions published between 1873 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION. Hot-headed, literary tomboy Jo, sweet Beth, responsible Meg and spoiled but worldly Amy are the March sisters. While they may squabble amongst themselves as they grow up in the rigid confines of nineteenth-century Massachusetts society, they will also face hardship and terrible loss, united in their parents' love and their high expectations as wives, women and citizens
These modern women : autobiographical essays from the twenties( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's liberation and literature by Elaine Showalter( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examples of fiction, poetry and drama dealing with the feminine experience and historical, psychological and sociological statements about women
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.17 for Joyce Caro ... to 1.00 for Elaine Sho ...)

A jury of her peers : American women writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
A jury of her peers : American women writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie ProulxEthan FromeModern American women writersThe Cambridge guide to women's writing in EnglishSister's choice : tradition and change in American women's writingThe female malady : women, madness, and English culture, 1830-1980Little women ; Little men ; Jo's boysSexual anarchy : gender and culture at the fin de siècle
Alternative Names
Elaine Showalter American literary critic, feminist, and writer on cultural and social issues

Elaine Showalter Amerikaans sociologe

Elaine Showalter US-amerikanische Feministin und Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Showalter, Elaine 1941-

Елејн Шоволтер американски книжевен критичар, фенимистка и писателка

איליין שוולטר

איליין שוולטר פמיניסטית ומבקרת ספרות אמריקאית

ਐਲਨ ਸ਼ਾਲਟਰ ਅਮਰੀਕੀ ਸਾਹਿਤਿਕ ਆਲੋਚਕ, ਨਾਰੀਵਾਦ ਅਤੇ ਲੇਖਕ

எலைன் ஷோவால்டர்

쇼월터, 일레인 1941-

ショウォ-ルタ-, E. 1941-

ショーウォーター, E.

ショーウォーター, イレイン

ショーウォーター, エレイン

ショウォールター, E.

English (505)

Spanish (3)

Turkish (1)