(Ardent feminist, leader of the transcendentalist movement...)
Ardent feminist, leader of the transcendentalist movement, participant in the European revolutions of 1848-49, Margaret Fuller was one of the most influential personalities of her day. Though a plethora of critical writings, biographies, and bibliographies on Fuller have been available - as well as her three published books, European dispatches, and editions of her letters and journals - until now there has been no complete, reliable edition of her writings from the New-York Tribune, where she was the first literary editor. Fuller wrote 250 articles for the Tribune, only 38 of which have been reprinted in modern editions; this book makes this significant portion of her writings available to the public for the first time.
Judith Mattson Bean studied at Sam Houston State University. There she received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts. In 1992 Judith got a Doctor of Philosophy in English from Texas A&M University.
After graduation, Judith Mattson Bean went to work as a secondary teacher at Buna Independent School District. After a few years, she took a break to bring up her children and returned to education in 1984. In the next five years, she was working at Kirbyville Consolidated Independent School District.
Nine years later Bean started her academic teaching career. The first working place was Prairie View A&M University. In a year she went to work at Texas Woman's University where Dr. Bean spent 17 years. She started there as Professor in English, then served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and retired in 2011 as Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies.
Dr. Bean's research interests included feminism and language, the history of women’s rhetoric, American literature, women’s literature, and the work of nineteenth-century writer Margaret Fuller. Together with Joel Myerson, a professor of American literature at the University of South Carolina, Bean coedited Margaret Fuller, Critic: Writings from the New York Tribune, 1844-1846. It's a collection of book reviews and essays Fuller wrote for the Tribune while she was their literary editor.
In addition to it, Bean was the founding co-chair of the statewide Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee, spent one year as a consultant for the University of Massachusetts Press, and served as a board member and newsletter editor for the League of Women Voters in Denton, in 2003.
(Ardent feminist, leader of the transcendentalist movement...)2000
Judith was married to Charles Bean. They have two children.