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Fuller, Margaret: Further Reading



Myerson, Joel. Margaret Fuller: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism, 1983-1995. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1998, 160 p.

Annotates studies of Fuller from 1983-1995, and includes an extensive index.


Capper, Charles. Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life, The Public Years. London: Oxford University Press, 2004, 423 p.

Focuses on Fuller's emergence from private into public life. Volume one of a two-volume set.

Howe, Julia Ward. Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli). Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1883, 298 p.

Offers a biography of Fuller from the Famous Women Series.


Adams, Kimberly VanEsveld. "'Would [Woman] But Assume Her Inheritance, Mary Would Not Be the Only Virgin Mother'." In Our Lady of Victorian Feminism: The Madonna in the Work of Anna Jameson, Margaret Fuller, and George Eliot, pp. 118-47. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2001.

Analyzes Fuller's use of the Madonna as a symbol of empowerment for women.

Kolodny, Annette. "Margaret Fuller's First Depiction of Indians and the Limits of Social Protest: An Exercise in Women's Studies Pedagogy." Legacy 18, no. 1 (2001): 1-20.

Asserts that Fuller's review essay "Romaic and Rhine Ballads," sheds light not only on Fuller's skill as a Germanist, but also reveals her first published thoughts on the condition of the American Indian.

Poe, Edgar Allan. "Sarah Margaret Fuller." In Critical Essays on Margaret Fuller, edited by Joel Myerson, pp. 35-39. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1980.

Praises Fuller's literary reviews and Womaninthe Nineteenth Century, while finding fault with many elements of her writing style.

Rosowski, Susan J. "Margaret Fuller, an Engendered West, and Summer on the Lakes." Western American Literature (August 1990): 125-44.

Discusses Fuller's autobiographical writing and her connections to the American West—two areas of Fuller scholarship Rosowski contends are largely neglected by critics.

Steele, Jeffrey. "Lunar Flowers: Exploring the Divine Feminine." In Transfiguring America: Myth, Ideology, andMourning in Margaret Fuller's Writing, pp. 65-82. Columbia, Mont.: University of Missouri Press, 2001.

Studies Fuller's mystical essays for the Dial within their historical context.

Zwarg, Christina. "The Work of Trauma: Fuller, Douglass, and Emerson on the Border of Ridicule." Studies in Romanticism 41, no. 1 (spring 2002): 65-88.

Discusses the rhetorical strategies employed in the writings on emancipation by Fuller, Douglass, and Emerson.


Additional coverage of Fuller's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: American Writers Supplement, Vol. 2; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 183, 223, 239; Concise Dictionary of Literary Biography, 1640-1865; Feminist Writers; Literary Movements for Students, Vol. 1; Literature Resource Center; Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Vols. 5, 50; and Something about the Author, Vol. 25.

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