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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?

>> WomenWriters database CLOSED: the tool is still being worked on in view of opening the new version as soon as possible... <<

>> See the new NEWWsletter !! <<

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

>> CLARIN-NL project COBWWWEB started June 1st 2013, closed June 2014: presentation at Digital Humanities Lausanne July 11th <<

>> 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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