Millett, Kate. Sexual Politics. New York: Doubleday, 1970.
Colby, Vineta. A Singular Anomaly: Women Novelists of the Nineteenth Century. New York: New York University Press, 1970.
Vicinus, Martha, ed. Suffer and Be Still: Women in the Victorian Age. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1972. Includes Kate Millett, “The Debate over Women: Ruskin vs. Mill” and Jane Stedman, “From Dame to Women: W. S. Gilbert and Theatrical Transvestism.”
Rich, Adrienne. “The Temptations of a Motherless Woman.” In On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966–1978. New York: Norton, 1979. Originally given as a talk in 1972; published in Ms. in 1973.
Beer, Patricia. Reader, I Married Him: A Study of the Women Characters of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell and George Eliot. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1974.
Showalter, Elaine. “Dinah Mulock Craik and the Tactics of Sentiment: A Case Study of Victorian Female Authorship.” Feminist Studies 2 (1975): 5–23.
Peters, Margot. Unquiet Soul: A Biography of Charlotte Brontë. New York: Doubleday, 1975.
Redinger, Ruby. George Eliot: The Emergent Self. New York: Knopf, 1975.
Spacks, Patricia Meyer. The Female Imagination. New York: Knopf, 1975.
Kaplan, Cora, ed. Salt and Bitter and Good: Three Centuries of English and American Women Poets. New York: Paddington, 1975.
Auerbach, Nina. “The Power of Hunger: Demonism and Maggie Tulliver.” Nineteenth-Century Fiction 30 (September 1975): 150–71.
Gubar, Susan. “The Genesis of Hunger, According to Shirley.” Feminist Studies 3 (Summer 1976): 5–21.
Moers, Ellen. Literary Women. New York: Doubleday, 1976.
Showalter, Elaine. A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Brontë to Lessing. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977.
Gilbert, Sandra. “Plain Jane's Progress.” Signs 2 (Summer 1977): 779–804.
Mitchell, Sally. “Sentiment and Suffering: Women's Recreational Reading in the 1860s.” Victorian Studies 21 (Fall 1977): 29–45.
Vicinus, Martha, ed. A Widening Sphere: Changing Roles of Victorian Women. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1977. Includes Sally Mitchell, “The Forgotten Women of the Period: Penny Weekly Family Magazines of the 1840s and 1850s.”
Jacobus, Mary, ed. Women Writing and Writing about Women. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1979. Includes her “The Buried Letter: Feminism and Romanticism in Villette,” Cora Kaplan's “The Indefinite Disclosed: Christina Rossetti and Emily Dickinson,” and Gillian Beer's “Beyond Determinism: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.”
Gilbert, Sandra M. and Gubar, Susan. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979.
Homans, Margaret. Women Writers and Poetic Identity: Dorothy Wordsworth, Emily Brontë, and Emily Dickinson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980.
Mitchell, Sally. The Fallen Angel: Chastity, Class, and Women's Reading, 1835–1880. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1981.
Vicinus, Martha. “‘Helpless and Unfriended’: Nineteenth-Century Domestic Melodrama.” New Literary History 13 (Fall 1981): 127–43.
Auerbach, Nina. Women and the Demon: The Life of a Victorian Myth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982.
Spivak, Gayatri. “Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism.” Critical Inquiry, 12 no. 1 (Autumn 1985): 243–61.
Gallagher, Catherine. The Industrial Reformation of English Fiction: Social Discourse and Narrative Form, 1832–1867. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985.
Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and Domestic Fictions: A Political History of the Novel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.