The Latchkey is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal devoted to the concept of the New Woman, covering the lives and writings of New Women authors and figures, the representation of the New Woman in literature, culture, art, and society, proto-feminism and early feminist journalism, and current innovative scholarship on the New Woman. We accept article submissions year-round and are always looking for qualified book reviewers, peer reviewers, and contributors of New Woman biographies to our "Who's Who" page. Please send any inquiries to our journal email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Editorial Team: Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Sharon Bickle, and Joellen Masters
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Jad Adams, “Feminist Solidarity in the Life and Work of Ella Hepworth Dixon”
Karsten Piep, “Business as Usual: Re-Domesticating the New Woman in Henry Sydnor Harrison’s Post-World War I Novel, Saint Teresa (1922)”
Melissa Purdue, “’She had suffered so many humiliations for want of money’: The Quest for Financial Independence in Sarah Grand’s The Beth Book”
Catherine Morris, Alice Milligan and the Irish Cultural Revival. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. Reviewed by Heidi Hansson.
Jessica Cox, ed. New Perspectives on Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2012. Reviewed by Gabrielle Malcolm.
Ouida, The Massarenes. Vol. 7 of New Woman Fiction, 1881-1899. Ed. by Andrew King. London: Pickering & Chatto 2011. Reviewed by Catherine Pope.
Shannon Hunter Hurtado, Genteel Mavericks: Professional Women Sculptors in Victorian Britain. Bern: Peter Lang, 2012. Reviewed by Paula Murphy.
Ann R. Hawkins and Maura Ives (eds.), Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity in the Long Nineteenth Century. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate, 2012. Reviewed by Donna Parsons.
Jill Rappoport, Giving Women: Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Jennifer Redmond.
Emelyne Godfrey, Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Society: From Dagger-Fans to Suffragettes. (Crime Files series, Gen. ed. Clive Bloom.) Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Reviewed by Lena Wånggren.
Featured New Women
Ouida. By Kirby-Jane Hallum
Rhoda Broughton. By Kirby-Jane Hallum.
New in our Gallery section:
“The New Woman in Context.” An image essay by Molly O’Donnell.