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ALL PUBLICATIONS by Nancy Topping Bazin


Virginia Woolf and the Androgynous Vision. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers UP, 1973.

Conversations with Nadine Gordimer. Ed. Nancy Topping Bazin and Marilyn Dallman Seymour. Jackson, MS: UP of Mississippi, 1990.

Articles and Book Chapters:

"Virginia Woolf's Quest for Equilibrium." Modern Language Quarterly 32 (Sept. 1971): 305-19. (View article)

"The Androgynous Vision." Women's Studies 2.2 (1974): 185-215. Co-author: Alma Freeman. (View article)

Annotated Bibliography: "The Concept of Androgyny: A Working Bibliography." Women's Studies 2.2 (1974): 217-35. (View article)

"The Moment of Revelation in Martha Quest & Comparable Moments by Two Modernists." Modern Fiction Studies 26.1 (Spring 1980): 87-98. (View article)

"Androgyny or Catastrophe: The Vision of Doris Lessing's Later Novels." Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 5.3 (Fall 1980): 10-15. (View article)

"British Reviews of The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five." Doris Lessing Newsletter 4.2 (Winter 1980): 10-l1; 14-15. (View article)

"British Reviews of Shikasta." Doris Lessing Newsletter 4.2 (Winter 1980): 7, 9-10. (View article)

"Expanding the Concept of Affirmative Action to Include the Curriculum." Women's Studies Newsletter 8.4 (Fall, Winter 1980): 9-11. (View article)

Interview with Nancy Topping Bazin by Peggy McIntosh. "Old Dominion University: Affirmative Action in the Curriculum" in "The Study of Women in the Liberal Arts Curriculum." Forum: The Forum for Liberal Education 4.1 (Oct. 1981): 5-6. Interviewed again for follow-up article in Forum April 1984: 13. (View article)

"Emerging from Women's Studies: A New World View and a New Goal for Educators." The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing 4.2 (Summer 1982): 187-92. (View article)

"Women's Spiritual Quest: A Topic for Courses and Conferences." Women's Studies Quarterly 10.4 (Winter 1982): 25-27 and Women's Studies logo on cover. (View article)

"The Destruction of Lily Bart: Capitalism, Christianity, and Male Chauvinism in Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth." Denver Quarterly: A Journal of Modern Culture 17.4 (March 1983): 97-108. (View article)

"Integrating Third World Women into the Women's Studies Curriculum." Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 7.2 (1983): 13-17. This article is on a recommended reading list in On Campus with Women (13.4 Spring 1984: 7) pub. Assoc. of American Colleges. (View article)

"Women's Studies Today: An Assessment." Women's Times (Fall 1984): 4-5; also appeared in National Women's Studies Association Newsletter 3.1 (Winter 1984): 4-6; Journal of Curriculum Theorizing 6.2 (Summer 1985): 117-21. (View article)

"The Evolution of Doris Lessing's Art from the Mystical Moment to Space Fiction." The Transcendent Adventure: Studies of Religion in Science Fiction/Fantasy. Ed. Robert Reilly. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1985. 157-67. (View article)

"Venturing into Feminist Consciousness: Two Protagonists from the Fiction of Buchi Emecheta and Bessie Head." Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women 2.1 (Spring 1985):32-36. (View article)

"Weight of Custom, Signs of Change: Feminism in the Literature of African Women." WLWE: World Literature Written in English 25.2 (Autumn 1985): 183-97. (View article)

"Feminist Perspectives in African Fiction: Bessie Head and Buchi Emecheta." The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research 17.2 (March/Apr. 1986): 34-40. (View article)

"The Spherical Vision," from Virginia Woolf and the Androgynous Vision, pp. 21-46 reprinted in Twentieth Century British Literature, Vol. 5. Ed. Harold Bloom. N.Y.: Chelsea House, 1987. 3115-22. (View article)

"Feminism in the Literature of African Women." The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research 20.3-4 (Summer 1989): 8-17. (A reprint of "Weight of Custom…) (View article)

"American Women in a Changing World." Translated into Japanese by Yasuhiro Yoshizaki. 1500 copies published by the Kitakyushu City Council. 1990. 4-11. (View article)

"Venturing into Feminist Consciousness: Bessie Head and Buchi Emecheta" In The Tragic Life: Bessie Head and Literature of Southern Africa. Ed. Cecil A. Abrahams. Trenton, NJ: Africa World P, 1990. 45-58.

"Teaching Literature in the 1990s: Meeting the Challenge." Virginia English Bulletin: Publication of the Virginia Association of Teachers of English 40.2 (Fall 1990): 4-13. Lead article. (View article)

"Teaching Literature in the 1990s: Meeting the Challenge." Reprinted in New Mexico English Journal 6.1 (Spring 1991): 15-22. Selected for national distribution by the National Council of Teachers of English (4/91, 9/92).

"Transforming the Curriculum, the Mission Statement, the Strategic Goals: A Success Story." Initiatives (Journal of the National Association for Women in Education [NAWE]) 54.1 (Spring 1991): 39-46. (View article)

"Marge Piercy's Small Changes: Welcome to the Sexual Revolution." Ways of Knowing: Essays on Marge Piercy. Ed. Sue B. Walker and Eugenie Hamner. Mobile, AL: Negative Capability P, 1991. 27-38. (View article)

"Virginia Woolf's Keen Sensitivity to War: Its Roots and Its Impact on Her Novels." With Jane Hamovit Lauter. Virginia Woolf: The Fiction, the Reality, and the Myth of War. Ed. Mark Hussey. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 1991. 14-39. Lead essay. Hdbk and pbk. (View article)

"Women and Revolution in Dystopian Fiction: Nadine Gordimer's July's People and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale." Selected Essays: International Conference on Representing Revolution 1989. Ed. John Michael Crafton. Carrollton, GA: West Georgia College International Conference, 1991. 115-27. (View article)

"Bessie Head." Contemporary Literary Criticism. Literary Criticism Series, Vol. 67. Ed. Roger Matuz. Detroit: Gale Research, 1992. 99-102. A reprint of the Bessie Head section of "Venturing. . ."

"Madness, Mysticism, and Fantasy: Shifting Perspectives in the Novels of Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, and Nadine Gordimer." Extrapolation: A Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy 33.1 (Spring 1992): 73-87. (View article)

"Sex, Politics, and Silent Black Women: Nadine Gordimer's Occasion for Loving, A Sport of Nature, and My Son's Story." Black/White Writing: Essays on South African Literature. Ed. Pauline Fletcher. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 1993. 30-45. Hardback of Bucknell Review 37.1 (May/June 1993): 30-45. (View article)

"The Revolutions in Knowledge and Literary Theory: Their Impact on English Classrooms." Virginia English Bulletin. Publication of the Virginia Association of Teachers of English 43.2 (Fall 1993): 5-11. Lead article. (View article)

"Postmortem Diagnoses of Virginia Woolf's 'Madness': The Precarious Quest for Truth." Dionysus in Literature: Essays on Literary Madness. Ed. Branimir Rieger. Bowling Green, OH: Popular P, 1994. 133-47. Hdbk and pbk. (View article)

"A Goal for MLA Women: Success with Integrity." Concerns: Journal of the Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages. 24.1 (Winter 1994): 44-49. (View article)

"Alcoholism in Third World Literature: Buchi Emecheta, Athol Fugard, and Anita Desai." International Third World Studies Journal & Review. 4.2 (1992): 13-17. (View article)

"Southern Africa and the Theme of Madness: Novels by Doris Lessing, Bessie Head, and Nadine Gordimer." International Women's Writing: New Landscapes of Identity. Ed. Anne E. Brown and Marjanne E. Gooze. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1995. (In their Contributions to Women's Studies Series). 137-49. [A new version of "Madness, Mysticism, . . ."] (View article)

"An Interview with Nadine Gordimer Conducted by Nancy Topping Bazin." Contemporary Literature 36.4 (Winter 1995): 571-87. (View article)

Reprint of "Venturing into Feminist Consciousness: Two Protagonists from the Fiction of Buchi Emecheta and Bessie Head." Critical Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta. Ed. Marie Umeh. Trenton, NJ: Africa World P, 1996. 141-54.

"Androgyny or Catastrophe: Doris Lessing's Vision in the Early 1970s." reprinted in Spiritual Exploration in the Works of Doris Lessing. Ed. Phyllis Sternberg Perrakis. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1999. 33-42.

"Alcoholism in Third World Literature: Buchi Emecheta, Athol Fugard, and Anita Desai." reprinted in The Languages of Addiction. Ed. Jane Lilienfeld and Jeffrey Oxford. New York: St. Martin's P, 1999. 123-32. (View article)

"Nadine Gordimer's Fictional Selves: Can White Women Be 'At Home' in Black South Africa?" in the South African journal Alternation 7.1 (2000): 29-40. (View article)

"White Women/Black Revolutionaries: Sex and Politics in Four Novels by Nadine Gordimer." African Visions: Literary Images, Political Change, and Social Struggle in Contemporary Africa. Ed. Cheryl B. Mwaria, Silvia Federici, and Joseph McLaren. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood P and Praeger, 2000. 177-91 (View article)

"The Gender Revolution." The Politics of Women's Studies: Testimony from Thirty Founding Mothers. Ed. Florence Howe. New York: Feminist P, 2000. pp. 57-68, 370-74. (View article)

"Articulating the Questions, Searching for Answers: How To the Lighthouse Can Help." Approaches to Teaching Woolf's "To the Lighthouse." Ed. Beth Rigel Daugherty and Mary Beth Pringle. New York, NY: Modern Language Association, 2001. 107-13. (View article)

Entry on Nadine Gordimer for Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing, Ed. Jane Eldridge Miller. New York: Routledge P 2001. p. 125. (View article)


Claude Servan-Schreiber. "Nadine Gordimer: A White African Against Apartheid." Conversations with Nadine Gordimer. Jackson, MI: UP of Mississippi, 1990. Original: "Nadine Gordimer: une Africaine blanche contre l'apartheid”. F Magazine 21 (Novembre 1979): 24+.


Alice Van Buren Kelley's The Novels of Virginia Woolf: Fact and Vision. Modern Language Quarterly 36.1 (1975): 96-99.

Jean Alexander's The Venture of Form in the Novels of Virginia Woolf. Kritikon Litterarum 2/3 (1976): 201-03.

Avrom Fleishman's Virginia Woolf: A Critical Reading and Jane Novak's The Razor Edge of Balance: A Study of Virginia Woolf. Contemporary Literature 18.2 (1977): 246-49.

Hermione Lee's The Novels of Virginia Woolf. Women and Literature 7.4 (Spring 1979): 53-55.

Mary Ann Singleton's The City and the Veld: The Fiction of Doris Lessing. Contemporary Literature 20.2 (Spring 1979): 260-62.

Barbara Hill Rigney's Madness and Sexual Politics: Studies in Bronte, Woolf, Lessing, and Atwood. Doris Lessing Newsletter 3.2 (Winter 1979): 6.

Carol P. Christ's Diving Deep and Surfacing: Women Writers on Spiritual Quest. Modern Fiction Studies (Winter 1980-81): 729-30.

Brenda Berrian's Bibliography of African Women Writers and Journalists (Ancient Egypt 1984). WLWE: World Literature Written in English 25.2 (Autumn 1985): 228-29.

Marilyn R. Schuster and Susan R. Van Dyne's Woman's Place in the Academy: Transforming the Liberal Arts Curriculum. NWSA Perspectives (published by National Women's Studies Association) 4.1 (Winter 1986): 37-38.

Andrew Vogel Ettin. Betrayals of the Body Politic: The Literary Commitments of Nadine Gordimer. Modern Philology. 92.4 (May 1995): 529-33.


"NWSA This Year" and "Androgyny Conference Report." Concerns: Newsletter of the Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages 9.3 (Sept. 1979): 12-13.

"Bazin Report on International Women's Studies Conference." Concerns: Newsletter of the Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages 12.4 (Dec. 1982): 20-22. Also in Women's Times Fall 1982.

"Women in the Ivory Coast and Tanzania." Women's Times (Newsletter of the Virginia Women's Studies Association) Fall 1983.

"The Birth of a Coalition." Concerns: Newsletter of the Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages 8.4 (Dec. 1987):8-9.

Participant on panel written up by Daugherty and Pringle as "Hungry to Talk: A Roundtable Discussion of Teaching To the Lighthouse." Virginia Woolf Miscellanies: Proceedings of the First Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. Ed. Mark Hussey and Vara Neverow-Turk. New York: Pace UP, 1992. 203-07, 238.

Summary of roundtable discussion of early Virginia Woolf scholars that I chaired for a main session at the Fifth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference in June 1995, published (and Bazin quoted) in the introduction to Virginia Woolf: Texts and Contexts: Selected Papers from the Fifth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. New York: Pace UP, 1996.

Blurbs Written for the Book Jackets of:

Huma Ibrahim's Bessie Head: Subversive Identities in Exile (U of Virginia P, 1996)

Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings edited by Eileen Barrett and Pamela Cramer (New York UP, 1997)

Albert Wertheim’s The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard from South Africa to the World. (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2000)

Grant Report:

"The Integration of Materials about Third World Women into Women's Studies Courses." 60 pp. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Summer 1981.