Legacy: Legacy’s latest issue, 30.2 (Fall 2013)

From Susan Tomlinson on SSAWW-L and http://legacywomenwriters.org/:

Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers announces the publication of our latest issue, 30.2 (Fall 2013)


  • A special subsection on Cross-Racial Collaborations and Challenges in Feminist Literary Studies
  • A newly recovered story by Kate Chopin, “Her First Party” (1905)


Touching Liberty, Transforming Academe: Cross-Racial Collaborations and Challenges in Feminist Literary Studies

Tributes to Frances Smith Foster
Recipient of the SSAWW’s Karen Dandurand Lifetime Achievement Medal, 2012

Joycelyn Moody, Elizabeth Cali, Rachel Johnston, Sarah Ruffing Robbins, Elizabeth Engelhardt, Shannon Cardinal, and Jennifer S. Tuttle

“White Suffragist Dis/Entitlement: The Revolution and the Rhetoric of Racism”
Jen McDaneld

“Jessie Fauset’s Plum Bun and the City’s Transformative Potential”
Catherine Rottenberg

“Collaboration in the Archive: Finding, Shaping, and Disseminating Stories from a Missionary Writer’s Network”
Sarah Ruffing Robbins and Ann Ellis Pullen

“A Riff, A Call, and A Response: Reframing the Problem that Led to Our Being Tokens in Ethnic and Gender Studies; or, Where Are We Going Anyway and With Whom Will We Travel?”
P. Gabrielle Foreman

“The Politics of the Body: Gender, Race, and Coalition after Twenty Years”
Karen Sánchez-Eppler


From the Archives

“María Cristina Mena, Transnationalism, and Mass Media: Untold Stories in the Archive”
Margaret A. Toth

Reprint: “My Protocol for Our Sister Americas”

María Cristina [Mena] Chambers

“Solving an Intertextual Manuscript Mystery for Women’s History: The Case of Hannah Mather Crocker’s Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston

Eileen Hunt Botting

Legacy Profile

Ellen Mackay Hutchinson ([1851]-1933)

Karin L. Hooks

Excerpts from letters to Arthur G. and Edmund Clarence Stedman

Ellen Mackay Hutchinson

Legacy Reprint

“Her First Party” as Her Last Story: Recovering Kate Chopin’s Fiction

Bonnie James Shaker and Angela Gianoglio Pettitt

“Her First Party”

Kate Chopin

Book Reviews

Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance by Ellen Gruber Garvey

Lori Merish

Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics by Alexandra Socarides

Reading in Time: Emily Dickinson in the Nineteenth Century by Cristanne Miller 

Faith Barrett

The Complete Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson ed. Sharon L. Dean

Melissa J. Homestead

Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain ed. Beth L. Lueck, Brigitte Bailey, and Lucinda L. Damon-Bach

Denise Kohn

The Allotment Plot: Alice C. Fletcher, E. Jane Gay, and Nez Perce Survivance by Nicole Tonkovich

Phillip Round

Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 by Koritha Mitchell

Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching by Crystal N. Feimster

Jennie Lightweis-Goff

Mosaic of Fire: The Work of Lola Ridge, Evelyn Scott, Charlotte Wilder, and Kay Boyle by Caroline Maun

Paul C. Jones


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Legacy is published twice a year by the University of Nebraska Press and is available online through Project MUSE or through university electronic journal websites.

Legacy, the only scholarly journal to focus specifically on American women’s writings from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries, is the official journal of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.

Susan Tomlinson

Co-editor, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers