Dr. Ruth O. Saxton is a Professor Emerita of English at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Over the course of her 42-year career, she has studied, taught, and published works on fiction by women, focusing on how narratives limit or expand what we imagine to be possible. Dr. Saxton served as the college’s first Dean of Letters and cofounded the Women’s Studies program. Her scholarly works include The Girl: Constructions of the Girl in Contemporary Fiction by Women; Approaches to Teaching Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway (with Eileen Barrett); and Woolf and Lessing: Breaking the Mold (with Jean Tobin). Find her online at ruthosaxton.home.blog.