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1Name:  Dr. Sandra M. Gilbert
 Institution:  University of California, Davis
 Year Elected:  2005
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  402a
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1936
Sandra Gilbert is known both as a critic and as a poet. Her most important critical works have been written in collaboration with Susan Gubar. The first of these collaborative works, The Madwoman in the Attic, originally published in 1979, still retains its status as one of the most important documents of feminist literary criticism. In conjunction with the succeeding three-volume No Man's Land, which extends the critical enterprise from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, The Madwoman in the Attic stands as a monumental work. Sandra Gilbert has published numerous volumes of poetry throughout her career, culminating in a collection selected from thirty years of productivity. In addition, she has published a memoir, Wrongful Death (1995), and a literary/cultural study, Death's Door (2006). She has distinguished herself also as a reader of poetry. Dr. Gilbert has also been active in service to the profession, most notably as an officer of the Modern Language Association, in which she served successfully as second vice-president, vice-president, and president. Presently Professor of English Emerita at the University of California, Davis (1989-), Dr. Gilbert has also taught at California State University, Indiana University and Princeton University. She earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1968.
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