The Muted Lesbian Voice – Bibliography

The Muted Lesbian Voice: coming out of camouflage

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Primary Sources

Second date cited refers to original year of publication.

Barnes, Djuna
Nightwood (New York: New Directions, 1961 (1937))
Bowen, Elizabeth
The Little Girls (Middlesex: Penguin, 1982 (1964))
Brown, Rita Mae
Rubyfruit Jungle (London: Corgi, 1973)
Cather, Willa
“The Novel Demeuble” in Not Under Forty (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964 (1936))
Dane, Clemence
Regiment of Women (London: Heinemann, 1936 (1917))
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Herland (London: The Women’s Press, 1979 (1915))
Hall, Radclyffe
The Unlit Lamp (London: Virago, 1981 (1924))
Hall, Radclyffe
The Well of Loneliness (London: Virago, 1982 (1928))
Hellman, Lillian
“The Children’s Hour” in The Collected Plays (London: Macmillan, 1972)
Larsen, Nella
Passing in Quicksand and Passing (London: Serpent’s Tail, 1989 (1929))
Lorde, Audre
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (Watertown, MA: Persephone Press, 1982)
Lowell, Amy
The Complete Poetical Works (Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1955)
Manning, Rosemary
The Chinese Garden (London: Brilliance Books, 1984 (1962))
Manning, Rosemary
A Time and A Time (London: Calder and Boyars, 1982 (1971))
March, Caiea
The Hide and Seek Files (London: The Women’s Press, 1988)
McEwan, Christian
Naming the Waves: Contemporary Lesbian Poetry (London: Virago, 1988)
Miller, Isabel
Patience and Sarah (London: The Women’s Press, 1979 (1969))
Olivia (London: The Hogarth Press, 1981 (1949))
Rossetti, Christina
The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti (London: Macmillan, 1908)
Stein, Gertrude
Three Lives (New York: The Modern Library, 1933 (1909))
Stein, Gertrude
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (Stockholm: The Continental Book Company, 1947 (1933))
Stein, Gertrude
Fernhurst, Q.E.D. and Other Early Writings (London: Peter Owen, 1972)
Walker, Alice
The Color Purple (London: The Women’s Press, 1983 (1982))
Warner, Sylvia Townsend
Lolly Willowes (London: The Women’s Press, 1978 (1926))
Wittig, Monique
The Lesbian Body (New York: Avon Books, 1975 (Le Corps Lesbien, 1973))
Woolf, Virginia
Mrs Dalloway (London: Grafton, 1976 (1925))
Woolf, Virginia
Orlando (London: Grafton, 1977 (1928))

Secondary Sources

Austin, Allan E.
Elizabeth Bowen (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1971)
Burke, Carolyn
“Gertrude Stein, the Cone Sisters and the Puzzle of Female Friendship”
in Writing and Sexual Difference ed. Elizabeth Abel (Brighton: The Harvester Press, 1982)
Christian, Barbara
Black Feminist Criticism: Perspectives on Black Women Writers (New York: Pergamon Press, 1985)
Cook, Blanche Wiesen
“Women Alone Stir My Imagination: Lesbianism and the Cultural Tradition” Signs 4, no.4
(Summer 1979): 718-39
Daly, Mary
Gyn/ecology: the metaethics of radical feminism (London: The Women’s Press, 1979)
Dickson, Lovat
Radclyffe Hall at The Well of Loneliness: A Sapphic Chronicle (London: Collins, 1975
Dollimore, Jonathan
“The Dominant and the Deviant: A Violent Dialectic” Critical Quarterly 28 (Spring-Summer 1986): 179-92
Ellmann, Richard
Oscar Wilde (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1987)
Faderman, Lillian
Scotch Verdict (New York: Quill, 1983)
Faderman, Lillian
Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance
to the Present
(London: The Women’s Press, 1985)
Fassler, Barbara
“Theories of Homosexuality as Sources of Bloomsbury’s Androgyny” Signs 5 (Winter 1979): 237-51
Gilbert, Sandra M.
“Costumes of the Mind: Transvestism as Metaphor in Modern Literature” in Writing and
Sexual Difference
ed. Elizabeth Abel (Brighton: The Harvester Press, 1982)
Hart, John & Richardson, Diane (eds.)
The Theory and Practice of Homosexuality (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981)
Henke, Suzette A.
Mrs Dalloway: the Communion of Saints” in New Feminist Essays on Virginia Woolf
ed. Jane Marcus (London: Macmillan, 1981)
Humm, Maggie
Feminist Criticism (Brighton: The Harvester Press, 1986)
Kennard, Jean E.
“Ourself Behind Ourself: a Theory for Lesbian Readers” Signs 9, no.4 (Summer
1984): 647-62
Leaska, Mitchell
The Novels of Virginia Woolf from Beginning to End (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977)
Love, Jean O.
Worlds in Consciousness: Mythopoetic Thought in the Novels of Virginia Woolf (Berkley:
University of California Press, 1970)
Love, Jean O.
Orlando and its Genesis: Venturing and Experimenting in Art, Love and Sex”
in Virginia Woolf: Revolution and Continuity ed. Ralph Freedman (Berkley: University of California Press, 1980)
Majunder, Robin & McLaurin, Allen (eds.)
Virginia Woolf: The Critical Heritage (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975)
Marder, Herbert
Feminism and Art: A Study of Virginia Woolf (London: University of Chicago Press, 1968)
Michel, Frann
“Displacing Castration: Nightwood, Ladies Almanack and Feminine Writing”
Contemporary Literature 30 (Spring 1989): 33-58
Newton, Esther
“The Mythic Mannish Lesbian: Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman” Signs 9 (Summer 1984): 557-75
O’Brien, Sharon
Willa Cather: The Emerging Voice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987)
Rich, Adrienne
“Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence” in Blood, Bread and Poetry: Selected Prose 1979-1985 (London: Virago, 1986)
Rosenblum, Dolores
“Christina Rossetti: The Inward Pose” in Shakespeare’s Sisters: Feminist Essays on Women Poets
ed. Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar (Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1979)
Rule, Jane
Lesbian Images (Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1975)
Stimpson, Catharine R.
“The Mind, the Body and Gertrude Stein” Critical Inquiry 3 (Spring 1977): 489-506
Stimpson, Catharine R.
“Zero Degree Deviancy: the Lesbian Novel in English” in Writing and Sexual Difference
ed. Elizabeth Abel (Brighton: The Harvester Press, 1982)
Vicinus, Martha
“Distance and Desire: English Boarding-School Friendships” Signs 9 (Summer 1984): 601-22
Weeks, Jeffrey
Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
(London: Quartet, 1977)
Weeks, Jeffrey
Sexuality and its Discontents: Meanings, Myths and Modern Sexualities (London: Routledge &
Kegan Paul, 1985)
Weeks, Jeffrey
Sex, Politics and Society: The Regulation of Sexuality Since 1800 (London: Longman,
2nd ed., 1989)
Zimmerman, Bonnie
“Exiting From patriarchy: The Lesbian Novel of Development” in The Voyage
In: Fictions of Female Development
eds. Elizabeth Abel, Marianne Hirsch & Elizabeth Langland
(Hanover: University Press of New England, 1983)
Zimmerman, Bonnie
“What Has Never Been: An Overview of Lesbian Feminist Criticism” in The New Feminist
ed. Elaine Showalter (London: Virago, 1986)



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