Sandra M. Gilbert

Standard Name: Gilbert, Sandra M.
Used Form: Sandra Gilbert


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Anthologization Julia Kristeva
First translated into English in Signs in autumn 1981, it was assigned to the final position (in Alice Jardine 's and Harry Blake 's version) in The Feminist Reader: Essays in Gender and the Politics...
Fictionalization Sylvia Plath
Once Hughes was dead as well as Plath, the way was clear for fictional recreation of their lives. Emma Tennant led the way with The Ballad of Sylvia and Ted, 2001 (whose New York...
Intertextuality and Influence Germaine Greer
The title alludes to the key study by Sandra M. Gilbert , The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination, 1979. The introduction pays tribute to the women Greer...
Intertextuality and Influence Emily Brontë
Feminist literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert responded to both Emilies in one of her poetic collections: Emily's Bread (1984), and Anne Carson to EB , her favourite author and main fear, which I mean to...
Intertextuality and Influence Emily Dickinson
Because of the extent to which ED 's concentrated and elusive verse, as well as her dissent from religious and social orthodoxies, seem to presage modernism, she has been considered the sole serious writer among...
Literary responses George Eliot
As one of the few canonized women writers of the nineteenth century, she has been of great interest to feminist critics, in part because in the words of Elizabeth Langland , they became cathected to...
Literary responses Sarah Stickney Ellis
SSE was viewed with ambivalence by a later generation of critics who sought to reclaim women's literature. Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar , for example, read Ellis as a willing captive in a separate sphere...
Literary responses Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Canonization of The Yellow Wall-Paper began in the early 1970s, within the context of second-wave feminism, and the edition issued by the Feminist Press in 1973. Feminist readings became the first to make the connection...
Literary responses Anne Sexton
This book brought an avalanche of invitations to read her work.
Middlebrook, Diane Wood. Anne Sexton: A Biography. Houghton Mifflin.
AS was not surprised at what she called the uniformly poor reviews, having become inured to this kind of reception.
Sexton, Anne. A Self-Portrait in Letters. Editors Sexton, Linda Gray and Lois Ames, Houghton Mifflin.
Some, however...
Literary responses Charlotte Brontë
Most major shifts in second-wave feminist literary criticism have been marked by influential rereadings of Jane Eyre: Ellen Moers (1976) and Elaine Showalter (1977) in the assertion of a female literary tradition; the Marxist-Feminist Literature Collective
Literary responses Emma Tennant
Critic Sandra M. Gilbert describes this and some of ET 's other fiction as vaguely feminist.
Gilbert, Sandra M. “Dead poet’s society”. Women’s Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 6, pp. 1-4.
Literary responses Emma Tennant
Reviewer Sandra M. Gilbert called Tennant a practiced and practicing sensationalist, accuses her of cashing in on the public fascination with Plath, and characterises her style in this book as purple prose and blues-ballad voyeurism...
Literary responses Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Critics were divided about the success of the poem, as was perhaps to be expected given EBB 's passionate embrace of Italian nationalism and her criticism of British foreign policy. The Guardian called it an...
Literary responses Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
The poem is extensively discussed by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar in The Madwoman in the Attic (1979) as a study in self-alienation. They argue that although the speaker remains a voiceless prisoner of...
Occupation John Milton
Their project has been taken up again in the later twentieth century by such critics as Sandra M. Gilbert (in Patriarchal Poetry and Women Readers, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 93...


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Gilbert, Sandra M. “Dead poet’s society”. Women’s Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 6, pp. 1-4.
Gilbert, Sandra M. “From Patria to Matria: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Risorgimento”. PMLA, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 194-11.
Gilbert, Sandra M. et al. “Introduction: A Tarantella of Theory”. The Newly Born Woman, translated by. Betsy Wing and Betsy Wing, University of Minnesota Press, 1986.
Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar. No Man’s Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century. Yale University Press, 1988.
Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar. The Madwoman in the Attic. Yale University Press, 1984.