Sherrie A. Inness is Associate Professor of English at Miami University of Ohio. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, where she wrote a thesis on the representation of student life at American women's colleges during the Progressive Era. Among her books are Tough Girls: Women Warriors and Wonder Women in Popular Culture and The Lesbian Menace: Ideology, Identity, and the Representation of Lesbian Life.
Entries by Sherrie A. Inness
literature >> Alther, Lisa
American novelist Lisa Alther creates fictional worlds in which lesbianism is a fluctuating force as tenuous as all other forms of relationships in a frequently absurd universe.
literature >> Bannon, Ann
In a series of five interlinked pulp novels set in Greenwich Village and its homosexual bars in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Bannon provides an important record of lesbian life in a period when few women dared speak openly about homosexuality.
literature >> Butch-Femme Relations
It is impossible to understand twentieth-century lesbian literature without recognizing the significance of butch-femme relationships.
literature >> Novel: Lesbian
From the great modernist writers of the 1920s and 1930s to the pulp writers of the 1950s to the lesbian writers of today, lesbian novelists have had a powerful impact on the lesbian community.