A Literature of My Own: Living with Victorian Women Writers

Elaine Showalter


Elaine Showalter describes her research on Victorian women authors in the 1970s leanding to her ground breaking work of feminist literary criticism, A Literary of Their Own, and the necessity of creating her own research collection of book by these authors. This article is based on a lecture at Rutgers on the occasion of her donating her collection to the Rutgers University Libraries.


Victorian women authors; Elaine Showalter; Literary History; Feminist Literary Criticism; Rutgers University Libraries

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14713/jrul.v60i1.5