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
How does a woman become a whore? What are the discursive dynamics making a woman a whore? And, more importantly, what are the discursive mechanics of unmaking? In Women and Shakespeare’s Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal, Cristina León Alfar pursues these questions to tease out familiar cultural stories about female se…[Read more]
Alfar, Cristina León “Speaking Truth to Power as Feminist Ethics in Richard III.” Social Research: An International Quarterly, vol. 86, no. 3, Nov. 2019, pp. 789–819. (Available through ProjectMuse muse.jhu.edu/article/741025.)
Translation is often described with opposed terms like loyalty and betrayal, even though the work of translation defies such a description. New research in translation studies argues for the value of mistranslation and untranslatables, especially in recovering Indigenous knowledge production. This study joins these efforts by documenting how…[Read more]
The Fairy Tale as Secular Scripture begins from the premise that fairy tales are a battleground in twenty-first century American culture. Hundreds of fairy tales enter the cultural space each year and are met with both acclaim and censure. Fairy tales are censured even as we consume them, but these cultural moments have been underexamined in…[Read more]
Ambrósíus saga og Rósamunda is a post-medieval Icelandic romance which belongs to a group of Scandinavian narratives utilizing the pound of flesh motif. It survives in 19 paper manuscripts from the 18th and 19th centuries, and it has never before been edited. The aim of the present edition is of an introductory nature, primarily to make the sa…[Read more]
I started this group almost a year ago. We have 53 members and I hope more will join us. Please invite others whom you may know.
We have a few members who have deposited their work with the group when uploading to the CORE Repository. I hope more of you will do the same. Also if there are any announcements you have or dis…[Read more]
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 1 year, 6 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]
Welcome to Women also Know Literature. If you are not yet a member, we hope that you will join us!
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]