We are delighted to announce that two online sources for feminist literary studies, Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present and Women Writers Online, will once again be free during March in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Orlando is a literary and cultural history generated from original scholarship about the lives and works of women writers. At present, it contains: 1,325 author entries (1,025 British women writers, 175 male writers, 166 other women writers—listed twice if their nationality shifted); 13,607 free-standing chronology entries; and 26,278 bibliographical listings. More than 31,000 people and 7,500 organizations are mentioned or discussed in the textbase. For more on getting started with Orlando, see our Tips for New Users.
To access Orlando in March, please log in with the following credentials:
The Women Writers Online collection includes more than 400 texts written and translated by women, first published between 1526 and 1850 (no credentials are required to access WWO; you can search and read the texts in the collection at: wwo.wwp.northeastern.edu/WWO). In addition to WWO, the Women Writers Project also has several publications that are always open access, including Women Writers in Review, a collection of close to 700 reviews of and responses to works by the authors in WWO, and Women Writers in Context, a collection of essays exploring topics related to early women’s writing; we also have a growing collection of teaching materials. For more on getting started with WWO, see this blog post.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about any of these publications: the Orlando Project can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and the WWP is at email@example.com.
We hope you enjoy the collections!