Dale Bauer

 Dale Bauer

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317B English Bldg.
M/C 718
Urbana, IL 61801
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Research Description

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).

Selected Publications


Sex Expression and American Women Writers Chapel Hill U North Carolina Press 2009.
Edith Wharton's Brave New Politics Madison University of Wisconsin Press 1994.
Feminist Dialogics Albany SUNY Press 1988.

Edited Books

Cambridge History of American Women’s Literature New York Cambridge University Press 2012.
Bauer, Dale, and Philip Gould Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing New York Cambridge University Press 2001.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins New Cultural Edition of "The Yellow Wallpaper" Boston Bedford Books 1998.
Bauer, Dale, and Susan J. McKinstry Feminism, Bakhtin, and the Dialogic Albany SUNY Press 1992.

Special Issues of a Journal

Bauer, Dale, and Kelly Oliver Feminism and Language Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy April 1992.

Journal Articles

Seriality and Ann Stephens J19 April 2013, p. 28-35.
Why Read Southworth? Arizona Quarterly March 2013, p. 1-22.
The Oprah Shows I Would Like to See Women & Performance 18 1 2008, p. 43-50.
Forging a Pedagogical Community Pedagogy 8 1 2008, p. 179-93.
Another F Word: Failure in the Classroom Pedagogy 7 2 2007, p. 157-70.
The Shape of Baym’s Career ALH 17 4 2005, p. 646-52.

Book Contributions

Brain Surgery and Teaching English Turning Points and Transformations edited by Christine DeVine, edited by Marie Hendry. Brain Surgery and Teaching English Edited by Christine DeVine, Edited by Marie Hendry, Newcastle Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2011, p. 155-62.