Selected Articles

  • “Women and Crime: Sexism in Allingham, Sayers, Christie,” Southwest Review (Spring 1974).
  • “Why Women Kill,” Journal of Communication (Spring 1975).
  • “Charlotte Brontë: A Critico-Bibliographic Survey: 1945-1975,” British Studies Monitor (Summer 1976 and Winteer 1977).
  • “Murder in Academe,” Southwest Review (Autumn 1977).
  • “Biographies of Women,” Biography (Summer 1979).
  • “Mrs Warren’s Profession: An Introduction to the Manuscripts,” Facsimile Edition of Bernard Shaw’s Plays. New York: Garland Press, 1980.
  • “As Lonely as God,” The Genius of Bernard Shaw. London: Rainbird Press; New York: Holt, 1979.
  • “Group Biography,” New Directions in Biography, University Press of Hawaii, 1981.
  • “Shaw and Biography: the State of Scholarship,” The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, 2 (1982).
  • “Shaw versus Stella: The Battle of The Apple Cart,” Harvard Magazine (March/April 1984).
  • “Conversations with Shaw,” The Independent Shavian, 22 (1984).
  • “Deciphering Mrs. Pat,” Wisconsin Academy Review (June 1986).
  • “Bernard Shaw and Stella Pat,” Biography 9 (Winter 1986).
  • “The Millionairess,” The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 7 (1987).
  • “Bernard Shaw: To and About Women,” Introduction to Shaw and Women.Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press.
  • “John Barrymore: The Great Profile on Tower Road,” Architectural Digest (April 1994).
  • “Bernard F. Burgunder: Collector of Genius,” The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 15 (1995).
  • Co-editor with Dan H. Laurence, Unpublished Shaw: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 16. University Park: Penn State Press, 1996.
  • “The Voice of the Father: My Boris Gudunov,” Opera News (January 1998).
  • “Montgomery Davis, Bringer of Shavian Light,” The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 29 (2009)

Obviously most of these articles were inspired by my biographies and obviously, after I retired  as a professor, I relaxed my output.  One article created considerable embarrassment. “Why Women Kill” brought a flury of letters from sociologists and criminologists wanting reprints and publication rights to a rather frivolous article about Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, and Carolyn Heilbrun’s detective novels. I’ve also enjoyed writing numerous article for theater playbills and once had a flourishing career as a reviewer for The New York Times Book Review–until I reviewed Arthur and Barbara Gelb’s re-write of their very successful 1962 biography of American playwright Eugene O’Neil. Not an unfavorable review; I did muse that I’d never known of a biography being completely re-written by the original authors. Arthur Gelb turned out to be a power at the New York Times. I was never asked to review again. One disadvantage of being a Midwesterner and out of the loop.

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  1. Nice going, Margo. You made me want to read “Why Women Kill,” but no link. Guess I’ll try to Google it next.

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