dale m. bauer is Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the Uni-
versity of Kentucky. She is the author of Feminist Dialogics (1988)
and Edith Wharton’s Brave New Politics (1994) and has edited the
books Bahktin and Feminism (1991) and ‘‘The Yellow Wallpaper’’
(1998). Her current work is on sex-expression and style in Ameri-
can women’s writing from 1860 through 1950. She is the coeditor
(with Phil Gould) of the Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century
American Women’s Writing (2001).
kathleen m. blee is Professor of Sociology at the University of Pitts-
burgh and has served as Director of Women’s Studies at the Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh and the University of Kentucky. Her books include
Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s (1991); No Middle
Ground: Women and Radical Protest (1998); The Road to Poverty: The
Making of Wealth and Inequality in an American Region (1998); Femi-
nism and Antiracism: International Struggles for Justice (2001); and
Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement (2002).
gloria bowles was the founding coordinator of Women’s Studies at the
University of California at Berkeley, where she received her Ph.D. in
Comparative Literature and taught from 1976–85. She is the author
of Louise Bogan’s Aesthetic of Limitation (1987). With Renate Klein,
she edited Theories of Women’s Studies (1983), a classic text on Wom-
en’s Studies as a discipline in its own right. She edited Strategies for
Women’s Studies in the Eighties (1984), which extended the argu-
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