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Literature and Culture Web Sites


Welcome to the Literature and Culture Pages, part of WGSSLinks, developed and maintained by the
Women & Gender Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Texts Online | Literary Criticism | Bibliographies | Classical and Medieval Studies
Bookstores and Book Reviews | Multi-disciplinary | Women of Color | Magazines and Journals

Texts On-line (literary, critical or biographical)

ARTFL French Women Writers Project - a searchable database containing works by French women authors from the 16th to the 19th century. The collection currently contains 99 documents by 40 authors. (U. of Chicago)

The Bluestocking Archive - an "archive of texts by or relating to the eighteenth-century British Bluestocking Circle." Maintained by Elizabeth Fay at University of Mass., Boston

British Women Romantic Poets, 1789-1832 - the project aims to produce an online scholarly archive consisting of electronic editions of poetry by British women written between 1789 and 1832. Texts are being included that are not readily accessible from other sources.

Canada's Early Women Writers, a Biographical Database - this database presents biographical and publication information for more than 470 women who lived in Canada or wrote about Canada, and authored an English-language book or pamphlet of fiction or poetry that was published before 1940. Simon Fraser University.

A Celebration of Women Writers - a large collection of material written by women in many fields. Also contains links to biographical material on women writers. It can be searched by author, country, century, & ethnicity. This site was developed by Mary Mark Ockerbloom (University of Pennsylvania)

Digital Schomburg: African American Women Writers of the 19th Century - this collection contains 52 books and pamphlets published before 1920 by African American women writers. The works may be sorted by author or title, or by categories of fiction, poetry, biography and autobiography, or essays. All the texts are fully searchable both individually and as a collection. From the Schomburg Center at New York Public Library.

Emory Women Writers Resource Project - "Emory Women Writers Resource Project is a collection of edited and unedited texts by women writing in English from the seventeenth century through the nineteenth century. The Project is a pedagogical tool, designed to offer graduate and undergraduate students in various disciplines the opportunity to edit their own texts."

Literary Works by Women - a full-text collection of fiction by women, maintained at the University of Maryland.

Nineteenth Century American Women Writers Web - "an ongoing project to add to the canon of electronic versions of texts written by 19th century women writers."

Novels-On-Line - contains "transcripts of some of the rarest work in the Chawton House Library Collection." All texts are written in English by women between 1600 and 1830 and address such diverse issues as witchcraft, slavery and marriage.

Texts by Women Authors from the Modern English Collection - writings by women authors available from the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia. Hundreds of works by more than 150 authors are included.

Victorian Women Writers Project - "The goal of the Victorian Women Writers Project is to produce highly accurate transcriptions of literary works by British women writers of the late 19th century, encoded using the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). The works, selected with the assistance of the Advisory Board, will include anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, and volumes of poetry and verse drama." (Indiana University)

Women Romantic Era Writers - links to the works in full-text of about 40 women authors who were contemporaries of the male Romantics. Maintained by Adriana Craciun at the University of Nottingham.

Women's Travel Writing, 1830-1930 - emphasizes women travellers to and from the United States but includes selected European women travellers to non-Western areas (University of Minnesota)

Women Writers Project, 1330-1830 - "a collection of pre-Victorian women's writing in English... The texts cover a huge range of genres and topics, and represent an unparalleled resource for the study of women's writing and history, and of English literature generally." A beta version of the textbase is available online. (Brown U).

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Literary Criticism and Material about Women Authors

Ariadne - database of women's literature sponsored by the Austrian National Library (in German).

British Women Playwrights around 1800 - a project begun in 1997 with a session at the Modern Language Association conference devoted to rethinking the paradigms for British women playwrights. The site includes scholarly papers and a forum for discussion, a bibliography of Romantic drama and British women playwrights and links to electronic editions of works by British women playwrights around 1800. The general editors of this site are Thomas C. Crochunis and Michael Eberle-Sinatra.

Domestic Goddesses, aka "Scribbling Women" - this site contains material on American women writers between about 1830 and 1920 who addressed such issues as home, children and relations between women. It includes biographical, bibliographic and critical material as well as links to other relevant sites. Maintained by Kim Wells.

Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy & Utopia - a collection of material about feminist authors of science fiction, fantasy and utopias. It contains descriptions of their work, conference listings, bibliographies, etc.

Gender Inn - an index to books and essay collections relating to feminist literary criticism and gender studies focusing on British and American literature. The database also includes materials on feminist theory and on feminist work on pedagogy, sociology, history, and psychology. Maintained by the gender Inn - Team at the University of Cologne.

Orlando project - a collaborative undertaking of scholars in Canada, the U.S., England & Australia to create an online history of women's writing in the British Isles. The site contains information about the project and a small amount of content. (University of Alberta)

Scribbling Women - uses radio dramatizations produced by the Public Media Foundation to teach prominent texts by American women writers. Currently, the Website offers dramatizations of three texts: The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Gilman, A Wagner Matinee, by Willa Cather, and A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell. Seven other works are also covered. The site includes historical and critical material.

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Bibliography of Early Modern Women Writers That Are In Print - emphasis is on works written before 1800. This is part of a site called Sunshine for Women, which also lists anthologies containing extracts & works by early women writers.

Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Archival Resources on the History of Jewish Women in America - compiled by Phyllis Holman Weisbard, 1997.

Bibliography of works by and about women writers of the Middle Ages - a long list of printed volumes devoted to medieval women writers. Created by Paul Halsall of Fordham University.

Black American Feminisms: A Multidisciplinary Bibliography - references date back to the early nineteenth century. Compiled by Sherrie Barnes, U.C. Santa Barbara.

American Literature - a bibliography in the series Core Lists in Women's Studies."This list is limited to Literature of the United States. The emphasis is on anthologies and literary criticism of women authors collected specifically by reason of regional identity, ethnic American heritage, or some other connection related to American Literature by women. This list does not include books by or about individual American women authors." Compiled by Carrie Kruse of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Choose the appropriate box from the Core Lists search page.)

British Literature - a bibliography in the series Core Lists in Women's Studies." This list is limited to books written about women authors and representations of women from the Middle Ages to the present time." - Compiled by Stefanie DuBos of East Carolina University. (Choose the appropriate box from the Core Lists search page.)

Women and World Literature: Bibliography of Anthologies of Women's Literature in Translation - by Carolyn J. Kruse, 1992. "This bibliography spotlights anthologies of women's writing translated into English. Included are anthologies with a global, national or regional focus, as well as bibliographies of translated works." (Wisconsin Bibliographies in Women's Studies, Number 61)

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Classical and Medieval Studies

Diotima : Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World - "an interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean."

Matrix: Resources for the Study of Women's Religious Communities - a collaborative effort to document the participation of Christian women in the society and religion of medieval Europe. The project draws on both textual and material resources, although its basis is unpublished archival evidence.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index (formerly the Medieval Feminist Index) - covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Maintained by Margaret Schaus at Haverford College.

Medieval Women - a section of the Labyrinth Medieval Studies web server devoted to women.

Other Women's Voices: Translations of women's writing before 1700 - translations and commentary on work by women writers from classical times to 1700.

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Books, Bookstores, Book Reviews

Feminist Bookstores Network - links to feminist, gay and lesbian bookstores worldwide. U.S. bookstores are organized by state and Canadian bookstores by province. Other stores are organized by continent and country.

Women's Books Online: A Cooperative Book Review - a collection of reviews of recent books written by women. The reviews are all produced by a small group of reviewers.

Women's Presses Library Project - These presses produce books that address a range of subjects and concerns for women and girls not regularly dealt with by the mainstream houses.

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American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States - "Designed as a first stop for Library of Congress researchers working in the field of American women's history, American Women provides easy entree to an online version of the Library's recently published women's history resource guide."

Distinguished Women of Past and Present - this site contains "biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers and others."

Early Modern Women Database - provides a portal to more than 200 Web resources for the study of women in early modern Europe and the Americas. It covers the time period from the 14th to early 19th centuries, although primary and secondary resources from antiquity to the present are also represented. University of Maryland.

Feminist Theory Website - an interdisciplinary site containing information on feminist theory in literature, politics, philosophy, anthropology, aesthetics, etc.

glbtq, an encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & queer culture - contains hundreds of entries dealing with literature and the arts. Editors are Claude Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth (both at University of Michigan, Dearborn.)

Jewish Women's Archive - provides biographical information, photos and movie clips of Jewish women in the U.S. as well as a variety of supporting material.

WAVE: Women's Audio Visuals in English - indexes and describes documentary, experimental, and feature film and video productions by and about women.

Women in German (WIG) - an organization concerned with feminist approaches to German literature and culture. The site includes a newsletter, conference information, membership information and other relevant links.

Women in French (WIF) - concerned with Francophone women writers. It includes publications and conference information as well as links to related sites.

Women Nobel Prize Laureates - includes prizes for literature and for scientific fields. Contains a small amount of information about each winner.

Frauen in Gesellschaft und Studium - women's web pages at University of Passau, Germany. Covers a wide range of material on women with links to many German language sites.

Gender & Race in Media - a large collection of pointers to websites addressing the interface of race, sexuality and culture. It includes some pretty cutting edge stuff. Maintained by the University of Iowa Department of Communication Studies.

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches From Around the World - this site offers a collection of speeches by women in a variety of fields. Some speeches date back to the 1970's, although the emphasis is on more recent material. Organized alphabetically by speaker. It is supported by Sweet Briar College.

Jewish Feminist Resources - a variety of material including Torah commentary, recipe stories, sermons and an almanac.

We Learn - Women Expanding: Literacy Education Action Resource Network - focuses on adult women and literacy and includes a Resource List of women-centered literacy materials.

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Women of Color

African American writers - a selection of texts from the Celebration of Women Writers project at the University of Pennsylvania.

African American women writers of the 19th century - a collection of 52 works published prior to 1920. The full database is searchable by keyword. This is part of the Schomburg Collection.

Francophone African Women's Writing - a web site in both French and English with information about the work of many African women writers. Includes author interviews, biographical material and photographs. (University of Western Australia)

Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color - "Voices From the Gaps is a locus of information about women writers of color in the United States. The site includes biographical and bibliographical information about the writers included as well as images and audio files which pertain to the writer, wherever possible."

Women of Color Websites - "Noteworthy sites that focus on women of color. "

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Magazines and Journals


Australian Women's Book Review - An interdisciplinary review source associated with The University of Queensland

Feminist Africa

FemTAP: A Journal of Feminist Theory and Practice


International Journal of Transgenderism

Intersections: gender, history and culture in the Asian contex

Jenda: a Journal of Culture and African Women Studies

Journal of International Women's Studies - "an on-line, peer reviewed journal that provides a forum ... to explore the relationship between feminist theory and various forms of organizing." Bridgewater State College.

Literary Mama: A Literary Magazine for the Maternally Inclined

Magazines and Newsletters on the Web (women-focused) - links to articles about women's magazines as well as a long list of links to free women's magazines on the web. Maintained by the Univ. of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian

Nineteenth Century Gender Studies

On Campus With Women (newsletter of the AAC&C)

Outskirts: Feminisms along the Edge

Research News Reporter (newsletter of the Institute for Women's Policy Research)

S & F Online (The Scholar and Feminist Online)

Thirdspace: A Journal for Emerging Feminist Scholars

Trivia: Voices of Feminism

Women in Judaism





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