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English 4760: Modern Southern Women Writers

Revised 10/2018


Use these databases to find full-text scholarly articles on your chosen topic. They are accessible

Revised 10/2018


Reference Titles

A Companion to the American South. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004.
F208.2 C66 2004

The Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the United States. NY: Oxford UP, 1995.
PS147 O94 1995 (entries on Smith, Walker, and Welty)

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004.
PS261 C555 2004

Circulating Titles

The Belle Gone Bad: White Southern Women and the Dark Seductress. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2002.
PS261 E58 2002 (Gibbons, Smith, and Welty treated)

The History of Southern Women’s Literature. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2002. 
PS 261 H534 2002  (sections devoted to Gibbons, McCorkle, Tyler, Walker, and Welty)

Understanding Jill McCorkle. Columbia: U of South Carolina Press, 2000.
PS3563 C3444 Z59 2000

Maternal Body and Voice in Toni Morrison, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Lee Smith. Columbia: U of Missouri Press, 2002.
PS374 M547 E29 2002

Lee Smith. NY: Twayne Pub., 1992.
PS3569 M5376 Z68 1992

Alice Walker: A Critical Companion. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2005.
PS3573 A425 Z57 2005

Understanding Eudora Welty. Columbia: U of South Carolina Press, 1999. 
PS3545 E6 Z752 1999

One Writer’s Imagination: The Fiction of Eudora Welty. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2002.
PS3545 E6 Z773 2002

Eudora Welty: A Biography. Orlando: Harcourt, 2005.
PS 3545 E6 Z7728 2005

Revised 08/01/2016


Individual electronic journals on topics in the Humanities may be accessed by clicking “Journals” on the library home page. Search by journal title or “Browse e-journals by subject,” select “Languages & Literatures” and click on search. Under “English” select “American Literature” with its (140) titles.

Revised 07/2019


Biographical Information/Criticism

Kaye Gibbons
*(CANR 75, 127; CLC 50, 88, 145)
Jill McCorkle and click “interviews”
*(CANR 113; CLC 51)

Sue Monk Kidd
Lee Smith
*(CANR 46, 118; CLC 25, 73)

Alice Walker
*(CANR 66, 82, 131; CLC 46, 58, 103, 167)

Eudora Welty (click arrows on left side of page) (long essay on Welty)
*(CANR 65, 128; CLC 33, 105, 220)

*Abbreviations in parenthesis refer to Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series (CANR) and to Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC); numbers indicate volume numbers in the each series which have information on the author and her works. Both series are found in the Reference Section of the Madonna Library, under Call numbers CT120 C77 and PN771 C761 respectively.

Revised 07/2019

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