Welcome to the academic, sometimes seriously scholarly stuff.  All of these papers are here for you to explore what we're thinking about women writers and women's issues. Some of them are more in the "autobiographical essay" category, but are still thoughtful discusisons of women's lives/writing/etc.


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Special Summer 2002 Autotheory Issue
Special Summer 2005 Feminist Mentoring & the Text Issue
Special Spring 2007 Issue: Digital Eves

Kim Wells,
Editor

Thoughts on Women Writers: A Speech


Natasha Whitton
Co-Editor

"Me! Books! And Cleverness!:" Stereotypical Portrayals in the Harry Potter Series


Maureen Alsop

Peristaltic Googlism and the Metaphysics of Ephemera 

Julie Buckner Armstrong

Silencing Voices


Heather Campbell

Join the Club: Women's Reading Trends in the 20th Century


Patricia A. Crouch

Gender in the Jungle: The Voyage Out as a Response to Heart of Darkness


Alyssa Colton 

Excerpt from "A Manifesto for a Feminist Narrative Poetic" 


Rosemarie L. Coste

La Llorona y El Grito / The Ghost and The Scream: Noisy Women in Borderlands and Beyond


Christine Daley

Ghastly Confidences: War and Transgressive Sexuality in Sylvia Townsend Warner's "A Love Match"


Channie Greenberg

Parenting Teens after the Advent of the Internet
Under the Hood


Karen Alkalay-Gut 

Dressing Up for a Book Party 


Sarah Griffin

Becoming a Feminist in the Bible Belt

Read a response to the above essay


Thomas Hallock

Patriarchy Meets the Man-Eating Goddess


Lisa Johnson 

The Teacher's Body 



Sarah Klein

New Pedagogy and Practice: Feminism, Composition, and the Computer
also
Me, You, the Wide World:
Letters & Women's Activism in Nineteenth Century America


Jennifer Love

No Girls Allowed: Women Poets and the Beat Generation


Aurelea Mahood

'Women who write should . . . dress well' 


Noemi Martinez

Clear Lines in Black Boy and Their Eyes were Watching God


James Paterson

An Examination of A Voyage to Russia (1739):
The First Travel Account Published by an Englishwoman


Ann Rakow

Fairy Tales, Feminism, and CHOICE


Nelljean M. Rice

Ceremonies That Defeat Despair: A Reading of Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony


Chris Taylor

Who Goes There and How?:
Lesbians and Disability


Lisa Treviño Roy-Davis

Working Race: Speech, Silence and Women's Work as Racial Politics in Denise Chávez and Ana Castillo  


Juliet V. Waldron

Why I Write "Historicals"


M. Elizabeth Weiser 

Can Women Writers Survive the Creative Writing Workshop? 


Freedonia Woolf

The Manifesta of Fredonia Woolf

If you're interested in learning more about feminist theory and/or women's studies, check out the books on this webliography. 


Last update: July 2009