1990-1996: Madwoman in the Attic
After a long time I heard her say as if she were talking to herself, “I have said all I want to say. I have tried to make you understand. But nothing has changed.” She laughed. (Jean Rhys)
Many of the works in this series are derived from novels, short stories and poems discussed in The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-century Literary Imagination by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar published in 1979. Short stories referenced include: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman and A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell Keeting. Novels include The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. Poetry includes The Three Marias: New Portuguese Letters by Maria Isabel Barreno, Maria Teresa Horta and Maria Velho da Costa based on the seventeenth century Letters of a Portuguese Nun.