Bean, Judith M(attson) 1945-

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BEAN, Judith M(attson) 1945-

PERSONAL: Born January 1, 1945, in Enid, OK; daughter of Charles D. (an economist) and Elsie (an artist; maiden name, Porter) Mattson; married Charles Bean (divorced); children: Margaret, David. Ethnicity: "Anglo." Education: Sam Houston State University, B.A., 1966; M.A., 1988; Texas A & M University, Ph. D., 1992.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Texas Woman's University, P.O. Box 425468, Denton, TX 76204-5468. E-mail— [email protected].

CAREER: Texas Woman's University, Denton, professor, 1994-2001, assistant vice president for academic affairs, 2002—. Prairie View A & M University, visiting professor, 1993-94.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association, Linguistic Society of the Southwest, Margaret Fuller Society.


(Coeditor, with Joel Myerson) Margaret Fuller, Critic:Writings from the New York Tribune, 1844-1846 (includes CD-ROM), Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 2000.

Contributor to In Her Own Voice: Nineteenth-Century American Women Essayists, edited by Sherry Linkon, Garland Press, 1997. Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Emerson Society Quarterly, ANQ, Language in Society, Studies in the American Renaissance, Southwestern American Literature, and Journal of Pragmatics.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Margaret Fuller: Speaking as Woman in the Nineteenth Century, a study examining Fuller's rhetoric and importance to her contemporaries and nineteenth-century culture; Texas Women Speaking: Individual Voice and Rhetoric of Place, with Barbara Johnson, an examination of the use by ten Texas women of resources of region, ethnicity, age, gender, and other variables for creation of individualized styles of discourse.

SIDELIGHTS: Judith M. Bean is assistant vice president for academic affairs at Texas Woman's University, where she was previously a professor of English. Her research interests include feminism and language, the history of women's rhetoric, American literature, women's literature, and the work of nineteenth-century writer Margaret Fuller.

Bean coedited Margaret Fuller, Critic: Writings from the New York Tribune, 1844-1846 with Joel Myerson, a professor of American literature at the University of South Carolina. Fuller (1810-1850) was well known for being a feminist, influential writer, and a transcendentalist movement leader. She was the first literary editor for the New York Tribune. Margaret Fuller, Critic, is a collection of book reviews and essays Fuller wrote for the Tribune while she was their literary editor. The authors provide the complete collection—250 articles by Fuller—on a CD-ROM that accompanies the book.



New York Review of Books, May 23, 2002, "A Star Is Born," pp. 70-73.

Wilson Quarterly, winter, 2001, Elaine Showalter, "Feminist Foremother," p. 129.


Columbia University Press Web site, (August 28, 2002), review of Margaret Fuller, Critic: Writings from the New York Tribune, 1844-1846.

Texas Woman's University Web site, (August 28, 2002), "Texas Women Talking"; "Judith Mattson Bean, Ph.D."