Happy International Women’s Day!

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I thought I’d share two of my favourite websites dedicated texts written by women:

‘Woolf Online’: http://www.woolfonline.com/

This website provides contextual materials and free online access to a selection of Woolf’s texts. There are some fascinating ‘genetic editions‘ of Woolf’s works which chart how her books came into being from first drafts to publication.

‘Women Writers Project’: http://www.wwp.brown.edu/

This project brings together more than 300 texts written by women between 1450 and 1850, including political, philosophical, and scientific writing as well as religious material, poetry, drama, and fiction. There are also contextual essays and sample syllabi.

If you know of any other great resources on women’s writing let us know in the comments section below…

Also, what do you think of the term ‘women’s writing’?

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3 Responses to Happy International Women’s Day!

  1. Pat says:

    I found – http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/vwwp/welcome.do – which has lots of Olive Schreiner stuff and some interesting ways of presenting content

    Speaking as a male, and keen not to expose any privileges or power relation stuff, I’m always a bit uneasy with taxonomies full stop. Trying to work out if this is for or against some argument on deconstruction.

  2. Alex Pryce says:

    To supplement this, the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association has an excellent section of bibliographies on issues/texts relating to women’s writing post-1970. I’d recommend this if you are interested in contemporary literature! http://www.the-cwwa.org/resources/bibliography/

    I happily say that I work on ‘women’s writing’ as an area. I’m only uncomfortable if people think that means I only work on ‘womanly’ issues in literature (such as domesticity, maternity) since the field is much more diverse. We need to keep the gender context in mind, certainly.

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