Woidat, Caroline, ed. The Western Captive and Other Indian Stories. Toronto: Broadview Press, 2015.
PuBLISHED Biography and Criticism
Larson, Kerry. “The Passion for Poetry in Lydia Sigourney and Elizabeth Oakes Smith.” A History of Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry. Eds Jennifer Putzl and Alexandria Socarides. New York, NY: Cambridge UP, 2017. 53-67.
Patterson, Cynthia Lee. “‘Hermaphroditish Disturbers of the Peace:’ Rufus Griswold, Elizabeth Oakes Smith, and Nineteenth-Century Discourses of Ambiguous Sex.” Women’s Studies (2016): 513-33.
Irene S. Di Maio, "Friedrich Gerstäcker als Übersetzer: Aspekte eines Amerikabildes," Charles Sealsfield und die transatlantische Internationalität: Biographische Konditionierung und literarische Umsetzungen. Eds. Wynkrieg Kriegleder and Alexander Ritter with the assistance of Marc-Oliver Schuster. Vol. 11 of SealsfieldBibliothek: Wiener Studien und Texte. Ed. Alexander Ritter. Vienna, Präsens Verlag, 2016. 251-280. [This article is part of a longer study of the nineteenth-century German traveler writer Friedrich Gerstäcker's mediation of the image of America through his translation work. Elizabeth Oakes Smiths novel,The Western Captive: or, the Times of Tecumseh, and Thomas Farnham's travel account, Travels in the Great Western Prairies, The Anahuac Mountains and in the Oregon Territory serve as case studies.]
Tuchinsky, Adam. "'Woman and Her Needs': Elizabeth Oakes Smith and the Divorce Question." Journal of Women's History 28/1 (Spring 2016): 38-59.
Ginsberg, Leslie. "Minority/Majority: Childhood Studies and Antebellum American Literature." The Children's Table: Childhood Studies and the Humanities. Athens: U Georgia P, 2013. 105-23.
Manning, Susan. "Did Human Character Change?: Representing Women and Fiction from Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf." Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and History of Ideas. 11/1(January 2013): 29-52.
Beam, Dorri. “Fuller, Feminism, Pantheism.” Margaret Fuller and Her Circles. Eds. Brigitte Bailey, Katheryn P. Viens, Conrad Edick Wright. Durham, NC: U New Hampshire P, 2013. 52-76.
Adler, Jeanne Winston. The Affair of the Veiled Murderess: An Antebellum Scandal and Mystery. (Buffalo: SUNY Press, 2011). [See Chapter 23, “Angel of Mercy,” which details Oakes Smith’s relation to Robinson’s murder case. This is the only published work I’ve seen that makes the case for Oakes Smith as the model for Hawthorne’s Zenobia in Blithesdale Romance.]
Boyd, Anne E.. “Elizabeth Oakes Smith.” Wielding the Pen: Writings on Authorship by American Women of the Nineteenth Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2009.
Jaroff, Rebecca. “‘I Almost Danced Over My Freedom;’ Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s Liberation from the Literary Marketplace.” Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2007. 172-188.
Wayne, Tiffany K.. Woman Thinking: Feminism and Transcendentalism in Nineteenth-Century America. Lexington Books, 2005.
Richards, Eliza. "Elizabeth Oakes Smith's Unspeakable Eloquence.” Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe's Circle. Cambridge UP, 2004.
Bosco, Ronald A., Ed and Joel Myerson, Ed. “Elizabeth Oakes Smith, Recollections of Emerson, His Household and Friends (1924).” Emerson in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2003.
Margrave, Veronica. "Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806-1893) in Knight, Denise D. (ed. and preface) Writers of the American Renaissance: An A-to-Z Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.
Rose, Jane E.. "Expanding Woman's Sphere, Dismantling Class, and Building Community: The Feminism of Elizabeth Oakes Smith."CLA Journal. 45/2 (December 2001): 207-30.
Woidat, Caroline. "Puritan Daughters and 'Wild' Indians: Elizabeth Oakes Smith's Narratives of Domestic Captivity." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 18.1 (Spring 2001): 21-34.
Belasco-Smith, Susan. "Elizabeth Oakes Smith" Dictionary of Literary Biography 235: American Literary Renaissance in New England, 4th Series. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 2000.
Kete, Mary Louise. "Gender Valences of Transcendentalism: The Pursuit of Idealism in Elizabeth Oakes-Smith's 'The Sinless Child.'"Separate Spheres No More. Ed, Monika Elbert. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama Press, 2000.
Kirkland, Leigh. “Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806-1893).” Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Westport, (CT: Greenwood, 1997. 324-330.
Scherman, Timothy H.. "Elizabeth Oakes Smith." Dictionary of Literary Biography 239: American Women Prose Writers, 1820-1870. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 2000. 222-30.
Diebold, William. "The Lady and the Salamander: A Forgotten Author and a Neglected Book about Rockland County." South of the Mountains: The Historical Society of Rockland County. 4.2. (April-June 1999): 3-18.
Prins, Yopie. Victorian Sappho. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1999. (chapter on American poets has a substantial section on EOS)
Prins, Yopie and Virginia Jackson. "Lyrical Studies." Victorian Literature and Culture 27.2 (1999):521-30.
Scherman, Timothy H.. "Looking for Liz." The Researcher: Journal of the Carteret County Historical Society (Spring-Summer 1998): 4-17.
Kirkland, Leigh. "Elizabeth Oakes Smith, 1806-1893," in Knight, Denise D. (ed. and preface); Nelson, Emmanuel S. (ed.) Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood; 1997. 324-30.
Gray, Janet. “Elizabeth Oakes Smith.” She Weilds a Pen: American Women Poets of the Nineteenth-Century. London: Dent, 1997.
Kirkland, Leigh. "A Human Life: Being the Autobiography of Elizabeth Oakes Smith" (a critical edition). Diss. Georgia State University, 1994.
Nickels, Cameron and Timothy H. Scherman. "Elizabeth Oakes Smith: The Puritan as Feminist." de conscience: aspects du feminisme americain (1848-1875). Eds. Susan Goodman and Daniel Royot. Paris: Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1994.
Walker, Cheryl, ed. American Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century: An Anthology. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1992.
Lundquist, Kent, and Cameron Nickels. “Elizabeth Oakes Smith on Poe: A Chapter in the Recovery of His Nineteenth-Century Literary Reputation. "Poe and His Times: The Artist and His Milieu. Ed. Benjamin Franklin Fisher IV. Baltimore: Edgar Allan Poe Society, 1990. 235-46.
Walker, Cheryl. The Nightingale's Burden: Women Poets and American Culture Before 1900. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1982.
Wiltenburg, Joy. "Excerpts from the Diary of Elizabeth Oakes Smith." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (1984) 9/3: 534-48.
Geissler, Kathleen M.. "Literacy and Literary Ambition," in "Needles and Pens: The Social Meaning of Women's Literacy in Nineteenth-Century America," Diss. 1987.
Richards, Wynola L.. "A Review of the Life and Writings of Elizabeth Oakes Smith" Diss. Ball State University, 1981.
Watts, Emily Stipes. “1800-1850: Sigourney, Smith and Osgood,” The Poetry of American Women from 1632 to 1945 (Austin, TX: U of Texas P) 1977. 83-120.
Harding, Walter. “Elizabeth Oakes Smith on Thoreau.” Thoreau Society Bulletin: Devoted to the Life and Writings of Henry David Thoreau (1970) v110: 2-3.
Woodward, Robert H.. "Bryant and Elizabeth Oakes Smith: An Unpublished Bryant Letter." Colby Quarterly 5 (1959): 69-74.
McCord, Louisa S. "Woman and Her Needs." DeBow's New Orleans Monthly Review (1852) 267-91.
Scherman, Timothy H. "Contesting the Uncontested: Race and Revision in The Bald Eagle." American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco CA, May 2018.
Scherman, Timothy H.. "Uh, Captain--What Captain? Recovering the Publishing Context of Oakes Smith's The Western Captive." American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco CA, May 2016.
Scherman, Timothy H.. "Oakes Smith Returns to Maine: 'The Defeated Life,' Katahdin, and the Dangers of Biographical Criticism." Gorman Lecture Series, Yarmouth History Center, North Yarmouth ME, June 10, 2014.
Scherman, Timothy H.. "Smooth Words in Catherine Maria Sedgwick's 'Letter to Charles Butler' and Oakes Smith's 'Dignity of Labor.'" Paper delivered at the Catherine Maria Sedgwick Society Symposium, St. Louis MO, June 2013.
Scherman, Timothy H.. "She Can Play Ball: Rhetorical Power in Oakes Smith's 'The Dignity of Labor.'" Paper delivered as part of a panel entitled "Teachers, Preachers and Speechifiers: Nineteenth-Century Women's Public Voices," Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Philadelphia PA, October 2009.
Kent, Holly. "'The Daughter of a New Era:' Antebellum Feminist Discourse in Oakes Smith's Bertha and Lily." Typescript of a paper delivered at the International Conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia PA, November 2006.
Ray, Angela. "Performing Womanhood: The Lyceum Lectures of Elizabeth Oakes Smith." Typescript of a paper delivered at the International Conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia PA, November 2006.
Scherman, Timothy H.. "Onward: New Paths of Inquiry for the Future of Oakes Smith Studies." Typescript of a paper delivered at the International Conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia PA, November 2006.
Jaroff, Rebecca. "'My Lips Grow Mute:' Voicing Power in Elizabeth Oakes Smith's Old New York." Unpublished MS, from a paper delivered at the International Conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia PA, November 2006.
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