Women Writers Online: Free in March 2019 & Teaching Resources

Women Writers Online: Free in March 2019 & Teaching Resources

We are pleased to announce that Women Writers Online will once again be free for the month of March, in celebration of Women’s History Month. This collection includes more than 400 texts written and translated by women, first published between 1526 and 1850 (for the current list of texts in WWO see here). We can also 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 have also been piloting 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. These include assignments that use not only WWO but also Women Writers in Review, an open-access collection of around 600 reviews, publication notices, and other documents that respond to texts by the authors in Women Writers Online.

By early 2019, we will be releasing a new resource on our WWO Lab that will support web-based explorations of relationships between words in the WWO collection, using word embedding models (for more on this project, see here). We have a prototype interface available now, and if you’re interested in becoming involved with this project in its early stages, we would also welcome proposals that make substantive use of this prototype.

If you’re interested in becoming a teaching partner yourself, please email us (wwp[at]northeastern[dot]edu) for more information. 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). 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.

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