"The glory of our race is its power of communication. We share our strength and knowledge and rise as one; we share our failure and weakness and help each other bear it."
Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
"Our Place Today," 1891
from the President
Welcome to the Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society!
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.
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.
Professor of English, Oregon State University