A Women's History Month Reading List

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Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories

The National Women’s History Alliance, which spearheaded the movement for March being declared National Women’s History Month, has announced the women’s history theme for 2023, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” To commemorate this theme, the Hopkins Press Journals Division has put together a reading list of scholarship that focuses on women writers, storytelling, and voices. All articles below are freely available through the month of March 2023. 

Women's Voices, Women's Pain
Ustinia Dolgopol
Human Rights Quarterly, Volume 17, Number 1, February 1995

Artful Narration: Puerto Rican Women Return Migrants' Life Stories
Eileen J. Findlay
Journal of Women's History, Volume 22, Number 4, Winter 2010

Women Writing Women: Early Iranian Feminism and the Memoir of Tāj us-Saltanih
Shadi Ghazimoradi 
Journal of Women's History, Volume 28, Number 1, Spring 2016

Women's Work: Female Transmission of Mythical Narrative
John Heath
Transactions of the American Philological Association, Volume 141, Number 1, Spring 2011

Abuelas Cuentacuentos: The Storytelling Grandmothers of Argentina
Pamela Jewett
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, Volume 50, Number 4, October 2012

Clearing Sacred Ground: Women-Centered Interpretations of the Indian Epics
Rashmi Luthra
Feminist Formations, Volume 26, Issue 2, Summer 2014

Rethinking Women Writers and the Gendered Spaces of Print Media
Yuxin Ma
Twentieth-Century China, Volume 45, Number 1, January 2020

Community-Engaged Use of Cultural Narratives to Create HIV Prevention Stories for African American Women
Alyssa Robillard, Jamie Troutman, Carmen Julious, Leasharn Hopkins, Lucy Annang Ingram, Linda Larkey, and Connie Kohler
Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, Volume 14, Issue 2, Summer 2020

Defining Diaspora in the Words of Women Writers: A Feminist Reading of Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck and Dionne Brand’s At the Full and Change of the Moon
Connor Ryan 
Callaloo, Volume 37, Number 5, Fall 2014

"Real old-timey": Storytelling and the Language of Resurgence in Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves
Anah-Jayne Samuelson and Vanessa Evans
Studies in the Novel, Volume 54, Number 3, Fall 2022

Three Stories on the Problem of Consent
Amanda Su 
Journal of Asian American Studies, Volume 24, Number 1, February 2021

Canonicity and the American Public Library: The Case of American Women Writers
Sarah Wadsworth 
Library Trends, Volume 60, Number 4, Spring 2012

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