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from the President

Welcome to the Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society! 

The Gilman Society has the honor of promoting the life and works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman as subjects not just for critical engaged research and thoughtful teaching, but of public interest as well. A famous lecturer as well as the author of a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, Gilman’s legacy presents a rich view into the history of feminism in the United States. Challenging, nuanced, and provocative, her work also moves on a scale that ranges from humorous and wry to skeptical, ironic, and even ghostly.

 As President of the Gilman Society, I invite you to explore this remarkable legacy in all of its many dimensions. On our website, you’ll find general information about Gilman’s life; resources for study, teaching, and reading; announcements about upcoming events on Gilman; and instructions for joining the Society, which is open to anyone interested in her career and works.


Peter Betjemann

President, Gilman Society

Associate Professor of English, Oregon State University