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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860 – 1935)

Nationality: American Periods: American: 20th Century
              American: 1865-1900

Feminist poet , novelist and lecturer.

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With Her in Ourland

Women and Economics

The Yellow Wallpaper

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Criticism about Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Feminization of Education
“Within the last decade or so, Charlotte Perkins Gilman has been experiencing something of a renaissance.”
Contains: Criticism
Author: Deborah M. De Simone
From: The Women in Literature and Life Assembly Volume IV, 13-17.
Keywords: feminism
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Newsletter
This annually published newsletter include news about Gilman scholarship and short critical essays.
Contains: Criticism, Commentary
Author: Denise Knight
From: The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society
Education and Democracy: The Teachings of an Early Critical Pedagogue
http://www.cortland.edu/gilman/newsletter.html#Charlotte Perkins …
“While making sound statements on issues of race, religion, gender, infrastructure, and human nature in general, Gilman is most successful in promoting an ideal form of democracy and the means of reaching the ideal. In this regard, she appears as one of the original Critical Pedagogues: bent on using education and the development of critical thinking skills to promote and develop an ideal democracy.” [Note: scroll down in page to find essay]
Contains: Criticism
Author: Timothy B. Gongaware
From: The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Newsletter Spring 1998; Vol. VIII. No. 1
Keywords: education, democracy

Biographical sites about Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
This extensive biography of Gilman comes from the Gale Group’s Celebrating Women’s History Month web site.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Bibliography
From: UXL Biographies, UXL, 1996.

Other sites about Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Page
This site features bibliographies of Gilman’s work and critical responses to it as well as biographical material. It also links to online texts of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” excerpts from some criticism about the story, and Gilman’s essay on why she wrote it.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Pictures, Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography, Works List
Author: Debbie Cox
The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society
“Here you will find information about Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the Society, membership benefits, Society-sponsored conferences, and the Gilman ListServ. You will also find links to online resources, our annual newsletter, and other organizations of interest to Gilman scholars and readers”

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