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Internet and the gendered study of literary history


European women writers in history

Their position in the literary field

Entering some of them into the literary canon?




>> The WomenWriters database is still closed, but we are approaching the moment it will be opened again: some of the HERA TTT colleagues are now testing the new features... <<

>> This week (27-31 July) is taking place in Rotterdam the 14th International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies. There will be a session featuring our NEWW activities; it is entitled: "The International Circulation of Women’s Writings: the Case of Stéphanie de Genlis as Received in Several European Countries". Several other former COST-WWIH members will also participate and meet each other. Check the program for their contributions.<<

>> See here the latest NEWWsletter <<

>> Recently published: first volume of series "Women Writers in History" <<

>> Visit also NEWW on Facebook <<




This website addresses students, researchers and others interested in women’s writing. It presents and invites research on women's writing (before 1900) made possible by the database WomenWriters. Aim of this database is to contain and present source material allowing to study the position women authors occupied in the literary field of their days.
The present website intends also to inform about this international collaboration and to provide preliminary results of research in this domain - as examples for students and for those willing to participate in the NEWW network, created within the project
New approaches to European Women’s Writing
(funded by N.W.O. Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research; 2007-2010), functioning as COST Action IS0901 "Women Writers In History" between 2009 and 2013.


This website is, in part, still under construction.
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