Feminist Theory Website

Feminist History


Individual Feminists:

Kumari Jayawardena

Carole Levin

Gerda Lerner

Internet Links

You can reach the "Feminism and the Enlightenment, 1650-1850: A Comparative History" Project (from the UK) here.


      This page includes information on General History, Theory / Historiography, and Historical Periods.



      DeLamotte, Eugenia C., Natania Meeker, and Jean F. O'Barr, ed. Women Imagine Change: A Global Anthology of Women's Resistance from 600 B.C. to Present. Routledge, 1997.

      Riley, Denise. "Am I That Name?" Feminism and the Category of "Women" in History. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1989.

      Scott, Joan Wallach, ed. Feminism and History. Oxford Univ. Press, 1996.

      Theory / Historiography

      Boehnlein, James M. The Sociocognitive Rhetoric of Meridel le Sueur: Feminist Discourse and Reportage of the Thirties. Mellen Press, 1997.

      Cain, William E., ed. Making Feminist History: The Literary Scholarship of Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar. Garland Pub., 1994.

      Laslitt, Barbara, Ruth-Ellen B. Joeres, Mary Jo Maynes, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, and Jeanne Barker-Nunn, ed. History and Theory: Feminist Research, Debates, Contestations. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1997.

      Lerner, Gerda. The Majority Finds Its Past: Placing Women in History. Oxford Univ. Press, 1981.

      Newton, Judith L., Mary P. Ryan, and Judith R. Walkowitz, ed. Sex and Class in Women's History. 1983.

      Zinsser, Judith P. History and Feminism: A Glass Half Full. Twayne Pub., 1993.

      Historical Periods

      Akkerman, Tjitske and Siep Stuurman, ed. Perspectives on Feminist Political Thought in European History: 1400-2000. 1998.

      Alexander, Sally. Becoming a Woman: And Other Essays in 19th and 20th Century Feminist History. New York Univ. Press, 1994.

      Blamires, Alcuin. The Case for Women in Medieval Culture. Oxford, 1997.

      Blundell, Sue and Margaret Williamson, ed. The Sacred and the Feminine in Ancient Greece. NY: Routledge, 1998.

      Delany, Sheila. Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England. Oxford, 1997.

      Fantham, Elaine, Helene Peet Foley, Natalie Boymel Kampen, Sarah B. Pomeroy, and H.A. Shapiro. Women in the Classical World: Image and Text. Oxford, 1994.

      Hanawalt, Barbara A. 'Of Good and Ill Repute': Gender and Social Control in Medieval England. Oxford, 1997.

      Hardwick, Julie. The Practice of Patriarchy: Gender and the Politics of Household Authority in Early Modern France. Penn State University Press 1998.

      Howard, Jean E. and Phyllis Rackin. Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories. Routledge, 1997.

      James, Liz, ed. Women, Men and Eunuchs: Gender in Byzantium. NY: Routledge, 1997.

      King, Helen. Hippocrates' Woman: Reading the Female Body in Ancient Greece. NY: Routledge, 1998.

      Lerner, Gerda. The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to Eighteen-seventy. Oxford Univ. Press, 1994.

      Lerner, Gerda. The Creation of Patriarchy. Oxford Univ. Press, 1986.

      Lerner, Gerda. The Female Experience: An American Documentary. Oxford Univ. Press, 1991.

      Levin, Carole. The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power. University of Pennsylvania Press, New Cultural Studies Series, 1994.

      Levin, Carole and Patricia A. Sullivan, ed. Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women. SUNY Press, 1995.

      Levin, Carole and Karen Robertson, ed. Sexuality and Politics in Renaissance Drama. The Edwin Mellen Press, 1991.

      Levin, Carole and Jeanie Watson, ed. Ambiguous Realities: Women in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Wayne State University Press, 1987.

      Lindsey, Karen. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII. Perseus Press, 1995.

      Mettler, Suzanne. Dividing Citizens: Gender and Federalism in New Deal Public Policy. Cornell University Press, 1998.

      Pointon, Marcia. Strategies for Showing: Women, Possession, and Representation in English Visual Culture 1665-1800. Oxford, 1997.

      Pomeroy, Sarah B., ed. Women's History and Ancient History. Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1997.

      Salisbury, Joyce E. Perpetua's Passion: The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Women. Routledge, 1997.

      Simonton, Deborah. A History of European Women's Work: 1700 to Present. Routledge, 1998.

      Staples, Ariadne. From Good Goddess to Vestal Virgins: Sex and Category in Roman Religion. NY: Routledge, 1998.

      Valenze, Deborah. The First Industrial Woman. Oxford, 1995.

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