Women Writers Project

Women Writers Online will be free for the month of March, in celebration of Women’s History Month. This collection includes more than 425 texts written and translated by women, first published between 1526 and 1850. For the current list of texts in WWO see here: http://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/wwo/texts/titleURLs.html. We also wanted to share some resources developed by our teaching partners, and circulate a call for those who are interested in joining the teaching partners program with the WWP.

If you’d like more ideas about using WWO in the classroom, we have a growing set of resources on teaching with Women Writers Online, including both assignments and syllabi (http://wwp.northeastern.edu/wwo/teaching/). We also have a program in which teaching partners collaborate with us to create activities, assignments, and syllabi. You can read more about the program and see some of the materials developed by our partners here:


We would particularly welcome teaching partnerships that engage with concepts of race and racialized identities. In addition to the texts already in WWO, we will soon be publishing several texts that may be of interest to teachers and researchers who are working with racial identities, colonialism, and empire. These include Mary Prince’s History of Mary Prince, Betsey Stockton’s Journal, Mary Rowlandson’s The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, Claire de Duras’s Ourika, Anna Maria Falconbridge’s Two Voyages to Sierra Leone, and Elizabeth Hamilton’s Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah. A full list of forthcoming texts is here:

https://wwp.northeastern.edu/wwo/texts/new/forthcoming.html. We would welcome suggestions for other texts that we should add to the collection!

If you’re interested in becoming a teaching partner yourself or have teaching ideas to share, please email us for more information (wwp@northeastern.edu). If you’d like to work with Women Writers Online prior to March, and you don’t have institutional access, we would be happy to set up a trial (more details on WWO licensing and trials are

here: http://wwp.northeastern.edu/wwo/license/). And finally, if you have questions about any of the WWP’s publications, or suggestions for texts that we should add to our collections, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you very much!

All our best,

Julia & Sarah

Julia Flanders, Director

Sarah Connell, Assistant Director

Women Writers Project

Northeastern University