David Hollingshead

David Hollingshead is an Assistant Professor of English at MacEwan University. He publishes on the relationship between the cultures of transatlantic science and US literary naturalism.


Domestic Ecology and Autoimmunity: Eugenic Feminism in the Sixth Extinction

Initially hailed as an ur-text for feminist scholarship upon its first reprint in 1973, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” (1892) has undergone a significant historicist reevaluation, beginning in the 1990s, which condemned the story on behalf of its author’s investments in eugenic feminism, the view that women’s reproductive roles should be weaponized as a tool of white supremacy through the enforcement of “racial hygiene.”