Gender/Sexuality Studies, American, later, Theory & Criticism, Women's Literature
Since 2004, Dale M. Bauer has been a Professor of English atthe University of Illinois, Miami U of Ohio, College of the Holy Cross, andFranklin& Marshall College. In addition to writing on feminist and critical pedagogy, she has also published Feminist Dialogics, Edith Wharton’s Brave New Politics, and edited collections on Bakhtin and feminism, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-paper,” and 19th-century American women’s writing. Her new book, Sex Expression and American Women’s Writing, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in May 2009. This is a study of American women’s writing about sexuality, from 1860 to 1940, with sentimental fictions like The Morgesons and The Silent Partner to the huge bestsellers byJewish-American writer Fannie Hurst. This new rhetoric of sexuality enables critical conversations about who had sex, when in life they had it, and how it signified.
She is now studying the 50+ novels of the 19th-century writer EDEN Southworth (essay forthcoming in Arizona Quarterly), as well as editing the Cambridge History of American Women’s Literature(forthcoming Spring 2012).
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Professor, Program in Jewish Culture and Society
Bauer, D. M. (2009). Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940. University of North Carolina Press. https://doi.org/10.5149/9780807887691_bauer
Bauer, D. M. (1994). Edith Wharton's brave new politics. University of Wisconsin Press.
Bauer, D. M. (1988). Feminist dialogics: A theory of failed community. State University of New York Press.
Bauer, D. (2018). “The zipless fuck is absolutely pure”: Sexual liberation and 1970s american literature. In American Literature in Transition, 1970-1980 (pp. 102-114). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316584484.008
Bauer, D. M. (2016). Serial women writers and racial intimacy. Arizona Quarterly, 72(1), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1353/arq.2016.0004
Bauer, D. (2013). Seriality and Ann Stephens. J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, 1(1), 28-35. https://doi.org/10.1353/jnc.2013.0010
Bauer, D. (2013). Why Read E. D. E. N. Southworth? Arizona Quarterly, 69(1), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1353/arq.2013.0006
Bauer, D. (2012). Introduction. In D. M. Bauer (Ed.), The Cambridge History of American Women's Literature (pp. 1-10). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9781107001374.002