FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Rachel Feder’s The Darcy Myth

Love Is a HAUNTED HOUSE or, What Pride and Prejudice Would Look Like as a Horror Novel We know (and Jane knew) that Austen’s classic romances are deeply influenced by the Gothic, by the horror and terror of late-eighteenth-century popular fiction. Because Jane Austen is such an influential figure in the history of the novel,

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Books for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, we are sharing books by women who have shaped history and have fought for their communities. Our list includes books about women who fought for racial justice, abortion rights, disability justice, equality in the workplace, and more, with insight on their remarkable lives that inspired others to

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The Darcy Myth author Rachel Feder on Feminist Manifestos You Can Fit in Your Purse

By: Rachel Feder When my new book, The Darcy Myth: Jane Austen, Literary Heartthrobs, and the Monsters They Taught Us to Love, came out this November, I was doing what I usually do in November: teaching a course on Jane Austen. This one was a senior seminar with a brilliant and hilarious group of students

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Do You Teach Women’s and Gender Studies?

You can search for books across this discipline through our course lists, which cover Introduction to Women’s Studies, Introduction to Gender Studies, Race, Class, Gender, Gender and Violence, Sociology of Women, Women and Health, and more.   Introduction to Women’s Studies Introduction to Gender Studies   Race, Class, Gender   Gender and Violence   Sociology of

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Women Climate Leaders Provide Truth, Courage, and Solutions in All We Can Save

Contributed by Katharine K. Wilkinson, co-editor of All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis “I was shaking as I read the opening essay because I felt so empowered,” one of my students shared at the start of the fall 2020 semester. I’d spent the previous nine months co-editing the bestselling

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Cornell Professor Kate Manne on the Pursuit of Gender Justice

Contributed by Kate Manne, author of Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women CW: This post contains descriptions of misogynistic and sexual violence On Friday May 23, 2014, I was an assistant professor just finishing up my first year of teaching at Cornell University. Scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw reports of a horrible crime

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Nadia Murad, Author of THE LAST GIRL, Wins the Nobel Peace Prize

On Friday, October 5, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that it had decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Iraqi human rights activist Nadia Murad “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.” Murad recounts her extraordinary

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