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Women's History Month : Women in the Performing Arts: GENERAL

Selected resources on women in the performing arts


(Recent additions to the collection are highlighted in yellow.)​

Anderson, Bonnie S. A history of their own : women in Europe from prehistory to the present. 1st ed. New York : Harper & Row, 1988. HQ1587 .An23h

Armstrong, Charlotte, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar, and Dolores Hitchens. Women crime writers : four suspense novels of the 1950s. Edited by Sarah Weinman. The Library of America Series, 269. New York : Library of America, 2015. PS648.S88 W842we 1950s

Bauer, Dale M, and Philip Gould. The Cambridge Companion to nineteenth-century American women's writing. The Cambridge Companions Complete Collection. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006. Cambridge Companions Online

Beauvoir, Simone de. The second sex. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. HQ1208 B385d 1993

Berkin, Carol. Revolutionary mothers : women in the struggle for America's independence. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2005. E276 .B455re

Bordo, Susan. Unbearable weight : feminism, Western culture, and the body. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1993. HQ1220 .B644u

Buhle, Mari Jo. Women and American socialism, 1870-1920. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1981. HQ1426 .B867w

Camden, Carroll. The Elizabethan woman. Houston : Elsevier Press, 1952. DA320 C144e

Capek, Mary Ellen S., National Council for Research on Women (U.S.), and Business and Professional Women's Foundation. A women's thesaurus : an index of language used to describe and locate unformation by and about women. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1987. REF Z695.1 W65 W842

Caspary, Vera, Helen Eustis, Dorothy B Hughes, and Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. Women crime writers : four suspense novels of the 1940s. Edited by Sarah Weinman. The Library of America, 268. New York : Library of America, 2015. PS648.S88 W842we 1940s

Chodorow, Nancy. The reproduction of mothering : psychoanalysis and the sociology of gender. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1979. HQ1206 .C451r

Dijkstra, Bram. Idols of perversity : fantasies of feminine evil in fin-de-siècle culture. New York : Oxford University Press, 1986. NX652.W842 D569id

Dinshaw, Carolyn, and David Wallace. The Cambridge Companion to medieval women's writing. The Cambridge Companions Complete Collection. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006. Cambridge Companions Online

Duban, Jeffrey M. The lesbian lyre : reclaiming Sappho for the 21st century. West Hoathly, Sussex : Clairview Books, 2016. PA4409 .D851ℓe

Edwards, Laura F. Scarlett doesn't live here anymore : Southern women in the Civil War era. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2000. E628 .Ed97s

Faludi, Susan. Backlash : the undeclared war against American women. New York : Anchor Books, 1992. HQ1426 .F199b

Feminist review (Online). New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002- JSTOR

Feminist studies (Online). College Park, Maryland : University of Maryland, 1978-  JSTOR

Flexner, Eleanor. Century of struggle : the woman's rights movement in the United States. Revised ed. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1975. HQ1410 .F639c

French, Marilyn. Beyond power : on women, men, and morals. New York : Summit Books, 1985. HQ1122 .F888b

Gies, Frances. Women in the Middle Ages. 1st ed. New York : Crowell, 1978. HQ1143 G363w

Gilleir, Anke, and Aude Defurne. Strategic imaginations : women and the gender of sovereignty in European culture. Leuven : Leuven University Press, 2020. eBook

Gilligan, Carol. In a different voice : psychological theory and women's development. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993. HQ1206 .G415i

Harris, Ann Sutherland. Women artists, 1550-1950. Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; New York : Knopf, 1977. N6350 H24w

Harris, Barbara J. Beyond her sphere : women and the professions in American history. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1978. HQ1410 .H24b

Harris-Perry, Melissa V. Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2011. E185.86 H243si

Hewitt, Nancy A. A Companion to American Women's History. Blackwell Companions to American History. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005. HQ1410 .C738he

Hyman, Paula, Deborah Dash Moore, Phyllis Holman Weisbard, and American Jewish Historical Society. Jewish women in America : an historical encyclopedia. New York : Routledge, 1997. DS115.2 .J556

Ingrassia, Catherine, ed. The Cambridge Companion to women's writing in Britain, 1660-1789. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015. Cambridge Companions Online

Jack, Belinda Elizabeth. The woman reader. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012. Z1039.W842 J12wo

John, Nicholas. Violetta and her sisters : the Lady of the Camellias : responses to the myth. London : Faber and Faber, 1994. HQ1386 .V813j

Jordan, R. A. and Susan J. Kalčik. Women's folklore, women's culture. Publications of the American Folklore Society. New Series, V. 8. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985. GR470 W842j

Kerber, Linda K. Women of the Republic : intellect and ideology in revolutionary America. Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, 1980. HQ1418 .K453wo

Kerber, Linda K, Alice Kessler-Harris, and Kathryn Kish Sklar. U.S. history as women's history : new feminist essays. Gender & American Culture. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1995HQ1410 .Us1ke

King, Margaret L. Women of the Renaissance. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1991. HQ1148 K585d 1991

Knoppers, Laura Lunger. The Cambridge Companion to early modern women's writing. Cambridge Collections Online. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009Cambridge Companions Online

Lipton, Eunice. Looking into Degas : uneasy images of women and modern life. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1988. N6853 D363 L669

Longford, Elizabeth Harman Pakenham, Countess of. Eminent Victorian women. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1981. HQ1154 .L861e

Looser, Devoney, ed. The Cambridge Companion to women's writing in the romantic period. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015. Cambridge Companions Online

Louisiana (Museum : Humlebæk, Denmark), and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany). Women of the avant-garde 1920-1940. Edited by Michael Juul Holm. Humlebæk: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012. N8354 .Av15ho

MacLean, Nancy. The American women's movement, 1945-2000 : a brief history with documents. Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009. HQ1236.5 M115am

Mankiller, Wilma Pearl. The reader's companion to U.S. women's history. Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 1998. REF HQ1410 .R221

Mead, Margaret. Male and female : a study of the sexes in a changing world. New York : W. Morrow, 1949. HQ21 .M64

Mitchell, Angelyn, and Danille K. Taylor. The Cambridge Companion to African American women's literature. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2009. Cambridge Companions Online

Muncy, Robyn. Creating a female dominion in American reform, 1890-1935. New York : Oxford University Press, 1991. HV741 .M922c

Nochlin, Linda. Women, art, and power : and other essays. 1st ed. New York : Harper & Row, 1988. N1072 F349 N672w

Noddings, Nel. Women and evil. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1989. BJ1401 N673w

Norton, Mary Beth, and Ruth M Alexander. Major problems in American women's history : documents and essays. 4th ed. Major Problems in American History Series. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007. HQ1410 .M288no

Okin, Susan Moller. Women in Western political thought. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1992. HQ1206 .Ok3w

Peterfeso, Jill. Womanpriest : tradition and transgression in the contemporary Roman Catholic Church. New York : Fordham University Press, 2020. eBook

Pomeroy, Sarah B. Goddesses, whores, wives, and slaves : women in classical antiquity. New York : Schocken Books, 1975. HQ1134 P771g

Pugh, Martin. The march of the women : a revisionist analysis of the campaign for women's suffrage, 1866-1914. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000. JK1896 .P952ma

Rose, Kenneth D. American women and the repeal of Prohibition. New York : New York University Press, 1996. HV5089 .R72a

Ruíz, Vicki, and Ellen Carol DuBois. Unequal sisters : an inclusive reader in U.s. women's history. 4th ed. New York : Routledge, 2008. HQ1410 .Un2ru

Schmitt Pantel, Pauline. A history of women in the west. Edited by Georges Duby and Michelle Perrot. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992. HQ1121 St74d 1992

Sheldon, Sally, and Kaye. Wellings. Decriminalising abortion in the UK : what would it mean? Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2020..eBook

Ware, Susan. American women's history : a very short introduction. New York : Oxford University Press, 2015 eBook

Wilson, Violet A. Society women of Shakespeare's time. Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press 1970. DA356 W698s 1970

Winterson, Jeanette. Art objects : essays on ecstasy and effrontery. 1st Vintage International ed. New York : Vintage International, 1997. PR6073 .W736ar

Wollstonecraft, Mary. A vindication of the rights of woman. 2nd ed. Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 1996. HQ1596 .W834v 1996

Woloch, Nancy. Women and the American experience : a concise history. 2nd ed. Boston : McGraw-Hill, 2002. HQ1410 .W836wo