Nieves Alberola Crespo and Yvonne Shafer edit this collection of works by American women writers for the Biblioteca de Autoras Norteamericanas. Published by Ellago Ediciones, it includes plays by Susan Glaspell, Zona Gale, Alice Gerstenberg and Zora Neale Hurston, plus critical introductions with details about the authors’ lives, careers, and works, making these short plays available for the first time in Spanish.
Through an exploration of eight plays written between the years of 1916 and 1943 – Trifles, Springs Eternal, The People, Alison’s House, Bernice, The Outside, Chains of Dew and The Verge – Kristina Hinz-Bode elucidates one of Glaspell’s most important themes: individuality versus social conformity.
MacFarland & Company, ISBN 0-7864-2505-9
Edited and with introduction by Martha C. Carpentier that addresses the complex issues of canon exclusion, Susan Glaspell: New Directions in Critical Inquiry, features all new essays by Barbara Ozieblo, Lucia V. Sander, Marie Molnar, Patricia L. Bryan, J. Ellen Gainor, Mary E. Papke, and Kristina Hinz-Bode.
Available in paperback from Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1847188441
Edited and with introduction by Martha C. Carpentier and Barbara Ozieblo, Disclosing Intertextualities: The Stories, Plays, and Novels of Susan Glaspell, is a comprehensive anthology featuring 15 critical essays on Glaspell’s work in all three genres by an international group of new and established Glaspell scholars. Available in paperback.
DQR Studies in Literature Vol. 37 from Rodopi.
As part of their Bur Oak series, University of Iowa Press has reissued Patricia L. Bryan and Tom Wolf’s Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America’s Heartland, the history of the Hossack murder case which Glaspell covered as a reporter and later used as the basis for Trifles.
For more information:
Linda Ben-Zvi’s comprehensive biography, Susan Glaspell: Her Life and Times, from Oxford University Press.
Read The New York Times review by Dinitia Smith, “Rediscovering a Playwright Lost to Time,” New York Times 30 June 2005, late ed.: E3.