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Gilbert, Sandra M. and Gubar, Susan. "The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends", 2nd ed. Boston : Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1998. Copied under Permission from Access Copyright. Further reproduction, distribution or transmission is prohibited, except as otherwise permitted by law.

Sandra M. Gilbert and
b. 1936

Susan Gubar
b. 1944
Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar are best known for their collaborative explorations of women's literary tradition. They have co-authored The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination (l979) and have extended their tracing of the special characteristics of women's writing into the twentieth century in a three-volume sequel collectively entitled No Man's Land, the volumes of which are separately titled The War of the Words (l988), Sexchanges (l99l), and Letters from the Front (l994). They have also coedited Shakespeare's Sisters: Feminist Essays on Women Poets ([979) and The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, second edition (1996), which provides canonical treatment of literature by women in English for college courses and have coauthored Masterpiece Theatre: An Academic Melodrama (1995). Both Gilbert and Gubar were born in New York City Sandra Mortola Gilbert took a BA at Cornell (1957), an M.A. at New York University (1961), and a PhD . at Columbia (1968). After appointments at Indiana University

and P rinL' lOn . she i. n H' pr ~ e;; s r of Englis h at lhe Ul!(l'ersity of alifimllG al Dat'is. I fl addieioll to a schularlY stud y if D. H. [awrenc{" ~ pot:Cry , Llberl has wrme n poetry of her own, some of which is coll ected in Th _ umm'r Kitchen ( [ 9 3) , Em il y' s Bread ( [ 984) , and Ghost Vo lcano (1995)· Susan David Gubar , professor of...