Catherine Essinger studied film and literature before earning her Master's degree in Library and Information Science. She now oversees the Architecture, Design, & Art Library at the University of Houston, where she also served as the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Librarian for many years. Her work has appeared in Cite, Houston History Magazine, and a number of library science journals and reference works. Her proposal for this article earned her the H. W. Wilson Foundation Research Award.
As part of their liberation from convention, Corman empowers female characters with choices both real and metaphorical. Even a common love triangle can represent female empowerment, with the choice between[…]