This group seeks to promote and support female scholars of literature as experts in their fields and professionals in their own right. The group is a step toward building a database of scholars to be launched on a website in line with other “Women also Know …” sites. See us on Twitter @WeAlsoKnowLit
The belief that Francis Bacon was, from the start, a stalwart defender of royal absolutism has prevailed in scholarship despite occasional comments about Bacon’s pluralist or collaborative legal and political imagination. Building on recent revisionist work, this article questions the standard historiography. It argues that Bacon’s jur…[Read more]
This essay examines the development of prison memoirs in modern Iranian prose, with a focus on how literary texts function as a tribunal, delivering forms of justice missing from the existing legal system. It constructs from the prison memoirs of a range of dissident writers (Dashti, ʿAlavi, and Baraheni) a genealogy of prison consciousness in…[Read more]
Rebecca Ruth Gould deposited “The Aesthetic Terrain of Settler Colonialism: Katherine Mansfield and Anton Chekhov’s Natives” (2018) in the group Women also Know Literature on Humanities Commons 5 months ago
While Anton Chekhov’s influence on Katherine Mansfield is widely acknowledged, the two writers’ settler colonial aesthetics have not been brought into systematic comparison. Yet Chekhov’s chronicle of Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East parallels in important ways Mansfield’s near-contemporaneous account of colonial life in New Zealand…[Read more]
In recent years, Anne Askew has attained something of celebrity status among scholars of Tudor women’s writing and, more generally, of Tudor Reformation history. In the course of privileging Askew’s examinations above those of other female defendants (such as Elizabeth Young), scholars sometimes equate Askew’s rhetorical expertise with legal exper…[Read more]
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We are a group of literature scholars inspired by the efforts of “Women Also Know History,” which has launched an impressive website dedicated to promoting and supporting the work of women historians. We hope to do the same for women scholars of…[Read more]