The Roundup: Women and Writing

By on March 16, 2015

The Roundup: Women and Writing

By on March 16, 2015

The Roundup: Women and Writing

This month is Wiki Women’s history month! All month we’re looking at interesting articles on women, created or improved by student editors.

"Theodosia Trollope from a rare book" by unknown - it came via a Boston rare book - Boston Public Library / Rare Books Department - http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oxforddnb.com%2Fimages%2Farticle-imgs%2F27%2F27754_1_200px.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oxforddnb.com%2Fview%2Farticle%2F27754%2F&h=313&w=200&tbnid=CZhB2UAZ5GHtOM%3A&zoom=1&docid=itjCTBK_cYoqoM&itg=1&ei=W5EeVOidDJTUarDcgEA&tbm=isch&ved=0CCEQMygAMAA&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=437&page=1&start=0&ndsp=22. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Theodosia Trollope from a rare book” by unknown – it came via a Boston rare book – Boston Public Library / Rare Books Department – . Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

From California State University Fullerton’s Gender and Technoculture course led by Dr. Karyl Ketchum, read about Helen Brown, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years.

From University of Maryland College Park’s Women, Art and Culture course, taught by Avery Dame, learn about the Australian writer who works with themes of “subversion and survival.” Or the Jamaican poet and fiction writer who won her first prize at age 7.

One of the first Dutch writers to address the topic of homosexuality hid from the Nazis for 12 years as a child. A gay feminist author is one of the most popular writers in Singapore today.

An English poet with a villa in Florence helped shift opinion on Italian nationalism. A British music teacher’s book was published when a (future) prime minister called it “the imaginative classic of divine art”. Discover the British woman whose anonymous essays argued for the freedom of women to publish.

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