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ENGL 1260 Introduction to Women's Literature (Cassity): Find Your Writer

You Need to Find a Lesser-Known Woman Writer... How?

There are many lesser-known women writers to choose from, though it might not be obvious at first how to find them! Alternately, you might be feeling overwhelmed trying to narrow down your choices.

On this page you'll find resources to help you learn more about woman authors. You can start by either focusing on a genre/subject of interest, or by browsing some online projects featuring women writers. You may also want to browse the next tab on this guide, "Find Your Sample Text" for ideas.

Once you have a writer in mind, be sure to consult the flow chart here to make sure she's a good fit for this class and project.

Flow chart to help you determine whether your choice of writer is appropriate for this assignment.

Find Writers by Subject or Genre


19th Century Science Writing

From the Stainforth Library of Women's Writing


Nature Writing


Slavery Narratives

Children's Literature

Graphic Novels and Comics

Science Fiction

Artist's Books


Class, Labor, and Work


19th Century African American Abolitionists and Suffragists