Women’s History Month – Week 5

In this final week of Women’s History Month, let’s have a callback to the first week where we had a collection of women’s literature. But this week, we will instead look at women in literature. Representation of female characters has not always been great; even in today’s books, women are not given the same agency, power, or mindful representation of their male counterparts. These books seek to analyze female characters in literature and they many roles they can hold in a story.

A History of Modern Irish Women’s Literature by Heather Ingman

Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature by Emma Donoghue

Mad Mädchen: Feminism and Generational Conflict in Recent German Literature and Film My Margaret McCarthy

Madcaps, Screwballs, And Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture by Lori Landay

Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature by Elizabeth Hardwick

Silent Witnesses: Representations of Working-Class Women in The United States by Jacqueline Ellis

Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture by Helena Michie

Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature by Roseann P. Bell

Troubled Memories: Iconic Mexican Women and The Traps of Representation by Oswaldo Estrada

Victorian Heroines: Representations of Femininity in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Art by Kimberly Reynolds

Women in Literature: Reading Through the Lens of Gender by Jerilyn Fisher