Women's Studies Resources - U. Iowa
A Celebration of Women Writers
Links to information and some online texts from a variety of sources. Some of the authors have homepages. A selection of collections and bibliographies at the bottom of this very long page.
African American Women Writers the 19th Century (NYPL Digital Schomburg)
Full texts, facsimiles of some pages and images. "The texts in the collection include essays, works of fiction and poetry, and autobiography and biography--among them, Anna Julia Cooper's A Voice from the South; Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral; and Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The materials are drawn primarily from The New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences."
Alice Walker
Anniina's Alice Walker Page features a biographical sketch, links to interviews, bibliographies, "Poetry, Short Stories, and Excerpts," "Essays, Articles, and Criticism" and more. See also: Lit Chat, Salon Magazine and Alice Walker, "Roselily", Censorship & the Religious Right
Anais Nin
Of primary interest here are a few academic essays and a page devoted to personal recollections by people who knew Nin. A fairly extensive set of links to books by and about Nin as well as related topics and people.
Ana Castillo -- anacastillo.com
This site by and about poet, essayist and novelist Ana Castillo provides a rich sampling of her poetry, excerpts from her latest novel Peel My Love Like an Onion, a bibliography, a biography and much more. "Ana de Web" links to many articles about and some by Castillo in Web publications like Salon, LatinoLink, etc.
Aphra Behn Page
"Aphra Behn, the first professional woman writer in English, lived from 1640 to 1689. After John Dryden, she was the most prolific dramatist of the Restoration, but it is for her pioneering work in prose narrative that she achieved her place in literary history."
Ariadne (German language site)
A service by Helga Hofmann-Weinberger and Christa Wille of the Austrian national library which offers a Database, a NewsLetter, Bibliographies, Historical magazines (until 1918) , Historical magazines (1918 to 1934), and links to other Internet resources.
Audre Lorde
The Modern American Poetry set of pages devoted to Lorde's biography, articles about her work and links to other sites. See Also: A Tribute to Audre Lorde and a bibliography as well as the PBS documentary A Litany for Survival.
Bluestocking Archive (La Belle Assemblée: Romanticism, Bluestockings and the Virtual Salon)
"This archive assumes a deep relation between the intellectual and social movement of the Bluestockings, the culture and cult of Sensibility and High Romanticism. It is an archive of texts by or relating to the eighteenth-century British Bluestocking Circle and the second generation Blues, including predecessor texts, and literature of sensibility as it is derived from the Bluestockings' concerns with aesthetics, and with women's aesthetic achievements." --Elizabeth Fay, Associate Professor of English at The University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Bonnie Proudfoot reads a few of her favorite poems
real playerPart of the Poetry Online from Wired for Books site. Click Realplayer button to download free player.
The Book of Margery Kempe
Edited by Lynn Staley. An excellent introduction and the full text is available via The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages (TEAMS ) Texts Online Project. "Written probably in the late 1430s, The Book of Margery Kempe is one of the most astonishing documents of late medieval English life. Its protagonist, who represents herself as its ultimate author, was not simply a woman but a woman thoroughly rooted in the world." See also: Margery Kempe
British Women Romantic Poets, 1789-1832
An Electronic Collection from the Shields Library, University of California, Davis. "The goal of this project is the design and development of highly accurate and reliable electronic editions of works published by British women poets between 1789 and 1832." Note to U. Iowa users: The Information Arcade in the Library has software that will allow you to read and search the SGML texts included here.
The Brontë Sisters
Cecilia Falk, a Swedish/English translator of literature, put together this collection of images, bibliographies, biographical sketches and links to other pages on Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë.
Brown University Women Writers Project
An electronic textbase of women's writing in English before 1830. "The WWP provides access to texts that would not ordinarily be available for study. Anyone may order drafts-in-process of almost 200 texts which are printed directly from our textbase."
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "Cupid in the Kitchen"
The Rhetorical Situation of "Cupid in the Kitchen:" Topicality in the 1890's and the 1990's by Alan Taylor, U. of Texas at Arlington, 1993. " Gilman's vision is revolutionary, and in some respects, prophetic. She proposes that the domestic chores of cleaning and nutrition be professionalized."
Chicana Feminist Homepage - Making Face, Making Soul
See especially "Suggested reading in Chicana/o literature," "Chicana/o poetry on the 'Net." and "Other links to Chicana/o and Latina/o literature." Created by Susana Gallardo, a doctoral candidate in the department of Religious Studies at Stanford University. A deserving winner of the "Lycos Top 5% of the Web" award.
Chick-Lit: Postfeminist Fiction
"Reviewers ask, what is chick-lit? What is postfeminist fiction? They are annoyed when the editors of this new anthology, Cris Mazza and Jeffrey DeShell, fail to answer those questions adequately (or obviously) in their separate introductions. But if we are capable of reading the book, aren't we capable of figuring out what its titles and introductions might mean?"
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
A biographical sketch with links to other resources by Nilu N. Patel, Emory University for their Postcolonial Studies site
Daughters of Fire
Children’s Author Fran Manushkin in Conversation with Kathleen O’Grady  (2001). Daughters of Fire is a collection of ten illustrated stories based on central female figures in the Hebrew Bible. O’Grady is a Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal. 
Domestic Goddesses (a.k.a. Scribbling Women)
A moderated E-journal, devoted to women writers, beginning in the 19th century, who wrote "domestic fiction."
Doris Lessing: A Retrospective
A well done tribute to Lessing with a gallery of portraits that begin in 1950, interviews with the writer, a biographical sketch and a bibliography. Her books are also described and cross-referenced by several classifications. News on the upcoming Opera by Philip Glass and Lessing due to premiere in May, 1997. Also, if you have the free plug-in RealAudio installed, you can listen to this short excerpt of Lessing giving a Massey Lecture for the Canadian Broadcast System - later published in its entirety as Prisons We Choose To Live Inside.
Emily Dickinson
This is primarily a page of links to other sites -- a large page of many links -- created by Paul E. Black and kept up to date by Kris Selander.
Emily Dickinson read by Laura Lee Parrotti
real player Part of the Poetry Online from Wired for Books site -- over 40 poems you can listen to. You will need realplayer to hear the readings. Click the button to download.
Emory Women Writers Resource Project
"The 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."
Exoticize My Fist (Asian-American Feminist Resources)
"I should explain why I --an already burdened feminist graduate student with multiple 'zines, articles, and other media projects in both development & production-- felt inordinately compelled to pick up the gauntlet and tackle this Xenian task (yes, I am a rabid Xena fan): I got annoyed. That is, I got exceedingly irritated trying to find rad Asian/American women's work on the web and figured everybody else must be sick of it too." See especially "Articles and Essays," "Academics," and "Bibliographies."
Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Utopia
Biographies, bibliographies, non-print media, Internet links, scholars directory. Moving soon. If the link above does not work try http://feministsf.org
Gabriela Mistral
A brief biography at a prestigious site, the Nobel (Prize) Foundation. You will also find the text of her speech at the Nobel Banquet, 1945.Another, slightly longer biography at the Books & Writers site. Two poems can be found here and several selections from Desolation here (student translations by Lucy Lim ). See also: Selected Poems translated by Ursula K. Le Guin. Otherwise there is very little available in English.
Gloria Anzaldúa
Co-editor with Cherrie Moraga of This Bridge Called My Back, one of the most used books in women's studies classes and author of another classic, La Frontera/Borderlands was widely known as an important cultural theorist. She died of complications related to diabetes in 2004. See Also Voices From the Gaps entry.
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
"These pages are written and maintained as a volunteer effort by Heather Hawkins, Cataloging Librarian at the University of San Francisco Law Library by day and H.D. fan by night." Biography, bibliographic lists, links to resources, reviews, links to archive holdings, information and links to resources about H.D.'s friends and associates. Also: The Pink Month: Hilda Doolittle
Isle of Lesbos: Lesbian Poetry
Alexandria North, "created this site to honor the works of those poets who, over the ages, have written eloquently about romantic love between women."
Jamaica Kincaid
A biographical sketch with links to other resources by Vanessa Pupello, Emory University for their Postcolonial Studies site. See also: Salon Magazine interview. and an interview in Mother Jones Magazine.
Jewish Women's Resources (Bibliography)
Compiled by Tsiporah Wexler-Pashkoff. Mostly unannotated. Categories: General, Liturgy, Synagogue and Worship, Holidays, Life Cycle, Biblical and Talmudic Women, Post-Talmudic and Modern Women, History, Holocaust, Fiction, Bibliographies and Course Guides, and Web Sites
Joy Harjo
A graduate of the Univ. of Iowa Writer's Workshop,and best known perhaps for her poetry, Harjo is an artistic polymath. This is her own official site where you can download a sample MP3 track from her new CD and a video clip of Eagle Song or follow her thoughts on her Web Log.
Joyce Carol Oates
A dedicated and glowing effort by Randy Souther, a Reference Librarian at the University of San Francisco. Some of the more unusual features include a gallery of book-jacket portraits, Oates on various writers and others, and sound files of Oates reading, along with a rich collection of bibliographies, excerpts, full texts, reviews and more.
Kate Chopin as Feminist: Subverting the French Androcentric Influence
"Chopin's uniqueness as a woman writer, at its best, speaks out well beyond the French influence and it is a voice which is strikingly female. The French male form and style she adopts from Maupassant are adapted to suit her own purpose, to explore a position unique to woman. She exerts literary individuality and originality and, ultimately, speaks in a truly feminist voice." --Jane Le Marquand Massey University Palmerston North, New Zealand originally published in Deep South v.2. n.3. (Spring 1996).
Leslie Marmon Silko
This work-in-progress endeavors to provide links to all relevant information regarding Leslie Marmon Silko available on the WWW. Bibliography, interview, online essays & poetry, book reviews ...
Louise Erdrich
This site provided by her publisher HarperCollins naturally presents all of her books for sale but there is a lot more here -- reading guides, interviews, and biographic information. Also see the Louise Erdrich page on the Voices From the Gaps site at the Univ. of Minnesota.
Literary Resources -- Feminism and Women's Literature
Part of the Literary Resources collection maintained by Jack Lynch, this page is devoted to sites specifically on women's literature and feminist criticism.
Ntozake Shange
This set of pages by Jody F. Kerr includes a bio, bibliography, criticisms, and world wide web links.
Octavia Butler
A page from the Voices From the Gaps web site at the University of Minnesotta featuring a photo, biographical and bibliographic information on the multiple Hugo and Nebula prize-winning science fiction author.
Paula Gunn Allen
Emeritus professor of English at UCLA, winner of an American Book Award for Spider Woman's Granddaughters. prolific writer and cousin to Leslie Marmon Silko. This page on the Storytellers site is chock full of links to resources.
Paris Press
"Paris Press publishes fine feminist literary work in all genres from the experimental and politically radical to work by worthy yet neglected writers." This page features their publications with extended book jacket text. Muriel Rukeyser, Ruth Stone and Jan Freeman are among the authors.
Rita Dove: Lady Freedom Among Us
Both text and audio versions of this poem, published as a special edition of one hundred by Janus Press. Images and movies of the book are also online here.
Sapphic Ink
A lesbian literary journal devoted to bringing quality lesbian writing to a broader audience via the World Wide Web.
South Asian Women's Network - Books by and for South Asian Women
Books, Magazines, Cookbooks, bibliographies, biographical sketches and photos of writers mostly from India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka but also includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Nepal and Malayasia. Part of the larger SAWNet site.
Spinsters Ink
A feminist publishing house: "We are committed to publishing works by women writing from the periphery: fat women, Jewish women, lesbians, old women, poor women, rural women, women examining classism, women of color, women with disabilities, women who are writing books that help make the best in our lives more possible."
Third World Women Bibliography/Webliography: Literature
A page from a much larger site by Anacaona Makandal, this page is mostly bibliography with only a few webliography entries.
Toni Morrison
This site by Jody F. Kerr contains a short biography, a bibliography of Morrison's works and what appears to be the results of a MLA or other database search for critical writing about Morrison, and finally, a page of links to other Toni Morrison Web sites.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Le Guin's richly loaded "official" site which was designed by a science fiction compatriot, Vonda N. McIntyre.
Victorian Women Writers Project
"The goal of the Victorian Women Writers Project is to produce highly accurate, SGML-encoded transcriptions of literary works by British women writers in the late Victorian period."
Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color
The University of Minnesota offers a growing source of information on women writers of color in the US. Includes biographical and bibliographic information, annotated lists of Internet resources relating to each writer, and, when available, images and audio files. Writers can be browsed by name, birthplace, racial or ethnic background, and significant historical dates.
Vonda N. McIntyre
Nebula and Hugo award winner McIntyre presents her own bibliography, biography and collections of essays, reviews and interviews
White Teeth: A Conversation with Author Zadie Smith
An interview with Zadie Smith, well-known British-Jamaican author by Kathleen O'Grady, Research Associate, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia (Montreal). Originally Published in Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, Vol. 27.1 (Fall 2002): 105-111.
Women and Literature
Not the whole canon by any means, but a good start on some of the top women writers.
Women's Poetry from World War I
"Many of these poems are the products of direct experience of the processes of war -- making weapons, nursing the wounded, the loss of brothers, sons, or lovers in the trenches -- by women on active service in the battle areas as well as by women involved in the war effort at home." Five selections from a larger British site devoted to text analysis and the analysis of WWI poetry.
Zora Neale Hurston
This substantive site features texts, photos, bibliography, chronology, essays and links to other Zora web pages, the Harlem Renaissance and related authors. Also: Conjured into Being An essay on Their Eyes Were Watching God by Rita Hooks.

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