Hello again, everyone!
Wow, the REALLY dead women writers meme took off beyond my wildest dreams.
I’m posting here the second draft of the meme, along with a list of contributors. I KNOW I’ve made mistakes, and would greatly appreciate suggestions for improvement or further additions to the list. If I mistakenly didn’t list you as a contributor and you’d like to be listed, please let me know, and let me know the url of your meme post(s) if you have posted on your own blog.
I tried checking contributors who emailed me or posted in the comments here, as well as those who posted in comments to other responses to suggestions, but I’m bound to have missed some. If I just found your suggestions in the comments on another meme, but couldn’t find a separate meme post on your URL, I put a ? after your name. Where I found them, I’ve linked URLs for the meme responses I saw.
A GREAT benefit for me is that I’ve learned of some new blogs!
I’m also sure that I’ve messed up names of authors, or missed adding a specific work suggested, or whatever. And I admit up front that I’m rather alphabetically challenged, so please point out areas needing correction. (Am I the only person who thought “elemeno” was a single letter when I learned the alphabet?) Some are last name first, some first name first. I'll be slowly working on getting those in place: which do we prefer? And people like Julian of Norwich are listed as Julian, because that's the best I can think of.
I lost ALL the html coding and connections linking works. GRRRRR!
If an author is listed without a work, and you can suggest a specific work, please do!
I also added Anne Clifford's "Diary" because, really, no one else did, and it made me SAD!
The NEXT DRAFT of the REALLY dead women writers meme!
Contributors, with my grateful thanks. Once again, special thanks to Mon for coming up with the idea of a women writers meme and being gracious when I made one for REALLY dead women writers.
And Gladly Wolde (S)he lerne (History Geek)
The Blog that Ate Manhattan (tbtam)
Dr. Crazy - ?
J. Dryden - ?
Early Modern Notes (Sharon)
Hieronimo - ?
Household Opera (Amanda)
Jenny D - ?
Karl the Grouchy Medievalist - ?
My So Called (ABD) Life (Mon)
Penny L. Richards - ?
Phantom Scribbler - ?
Purple Elephant’s Corner
Quod She (Dr. Virago)
Self Portrait As (Holly)
Styley Geek - ?
Swan Dive (Weezy)
And now, without further ado!
The REALLY dead women writers meme (so far...)
Anonymous - The Floure and the Leafe (See Quod She for explanation)
Anonymous - Eliza's Babes or The Virgin's Offering (1652)
Maria Gaetana Agnesi (Italian, 1718-1799) - mathematical and philosophical treatises, including Propositiones Philosophicae (1738) and Analytical Institutions
Andal (Tamil Religious Poet) - ?
Angela of Foligno -
Anne Askew - The Examinations of Anne Askew
Mary Astell - A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, Some Reflections upon Marriage
Jane Austen – Lady Susan, Love and Freindship, etc (like I’d keep HER off?)
Abigail Abbot Bailey - The Memoirs of Abigail Abbot Bailey (1790s)
Martha Ballad - The Diary of Martha Ballard 1785- 1812 (or just read A Midwife’s Tale)
Anna Lætitia Barbauld (1743-1825) - Hymns in Prose for Children
Baudonivia - Vita of Saint Radegund
Aphra Behn - Oroonoko
Frau Ava - "Johannes," "Leben Jesu," "Antichrist," "Das Jüngste Gericht"
Bradstreet, Anne - collected poems
St. Bridget - hymns, Revelations
Fanny Burney - Evelina
Elizabeth Cary – The Tragedy of Mariam
Catherine of Sienna - ?
Margaret Cavendish – The Blazing World, The Atomic Poems
Susanna Centlivre - ?
Christine de Pisan (aka Pizan) – Book of the City of Ladies, Book of the Path of Long Study, Christine's Vision
Anne Clifford - Diary
Mary Collier – The Woman’s Labour
An Collins - Divine Songs and Meditations (1653)
Anna Comnena - The Alexiad
Mary Cooper The Diary of Mary Cooper
Dhuoda- Handbook for William: A Carolingian Woman's Counsel for Her Son (at Sunshine for Women) and a dual-language version from Cambridge UP
Elizabeth Drinker The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: The Life Cycle of an Eighteenth Century Woman
Maria Edgeworth - ?
Eloise – The Letters of Eloise and Abelard (well, hers, anyways)
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz - Fama y obras póstumas
La Comtessa de Dia - "A chantar m'er" & other Trobairitz poetry
Sarah Fyge Egerton – The Female Advocate
Elizabeth Elstob, The Rudiments of Grammar for the English-Saxon Tongue (1715).
'Ephelia' - Female Poems On Several Occasions (c. 1679)
Margaret Fell - Women's Speaking Justified, Proved, and Allowed by the Scriptures (1666)
Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson
Sarah Fielding - ?
Anne Finch - Poems
Hannah W. Foster - The Coquette
Luise Kulmus Gottsched (German, 1713-1762) - plays, poetry, translation
Hadewijch devotional poet (13th century) - ?
Queen Hatshepsut - Speech of the Queen
Mary Hays - ?
Eliza Haywood - The History of Miss Betsey Thoughtless
Mary Sidney Herbert – see Mary Sidney
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) - Scivias and Liber Divinorum Operum
Hrostvitha of Gandersheim (c.930-c.1002) - Plays Gallicanus & Dulcitius
Eleanor Hull - A Commentary on the Penitential Psalms
Huneberc of Heidenheim's - Hodoeporicon of St. Willibald (8th century, Latin)
Lucy Hutchinson (1620-1681) - Order and Disorder
Mary Jemison - The Diary of Mary Jemison
Julian of Norwich - Revelations of Divine Love
Lady Kasa - ?
Bathsua Makin (1600-1675) - An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Gentlewomen
Kempe, Margery - The Book of Margery Kempe
Sarah Kemble Knight - The Journal of Madame Knight 1666-1727
Louise Labbe (Labe?) - ?
Lanyer, Aemilia - Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
Anne Locke (aka Ane Loke, etc) – Meditations of a Penitent Sinner
Leonor Lopez - Autobiography
De la Riviere Manley (Mary De La Riviere Manley) – The Secret History of Queen Zarah and the Zarazians
Marguerite de Navarre - "L'Heptameron"
Marie de France – Lais of Marie de France
Gwerful Mechain - Poems
Mechtild of Magdebourg - The Flowing Light of the Godhead
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - ?
Murasaki Shikubu - The Tale of Genji
Amelia Opie - ?
The Paston Women - The Paston Letters
Perpetua - Passions of Perpetua and Felicity
Katherine Phillips - Poems
Eliza Lucas Pinckney - The Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, 1739-1762
Plumpton family (Dame Anges Plumpton, Dame Isabel Plumpton, Dame Elizabeth de la Pole) - Plumpton Letters
Margaret Porete - Mirror of Simple Souls
Ann Radcliffe - The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Monk
Clara Reeve (English, 1729-1807) - The Old English Baron (1778), The School for Widows (1791)
Veronica Franco Rime (1575) - ?
Robinson, Mary (1758-1800) - Beaux and Belles of England Mrs. Mary Robinson, Written by Herself, With the lives of the Duchesses of Gordon and Devonshire Poems and Sappho and Phaon.
Mary Rowlandson The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (available online)
Susanna Rowson, Charlotte Temple
Sappho - ?
Jane Sharp – The Midwives Book
Frances Sheridan - ?
Sei Shonagon - The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
Mary Sidney – The Triumph of Death (translation of Petrarch), Psalms
Rachel Speght - Mouzell for Melastomus and Mortalities Memorandum
Gaspara Stampa - ?
Stonor family (Mary Barantyne (sister to William Stonor), Jane Stonor, Elizbeth Stonor, Anne Stonor) - The Stonor Letters
Teresa of Avila - Life
Lucy Terry - "Bar Fights"
Chen Tong, Tan Ze and Qian Yi - The Peony Pavilion: Commentary Edition by Wu Wushan's Three Wives
Trotula - The Diseases of Women
Elizabeth Tudor – Poems, Speeches, Letters
Phillis Wheatley - The Poems of Phillis Wheatley
Isabella Whitney - The Copy of a Letter, lately written in meeter by a yonge Gentilwoman: to her unconstant lover (1567) and A Sweet Nosegay, or Pleasant Posy: Containing a Hundred and Ten Philosophical Flowers (1573)
Betje Wolff (Dutch, 1738-1804) - Historie van mejuffrouw Sara Burgerhart (1782)
Mary Wollstonecraft – A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Susanna Wright (1697-1784) – Poems?
Wroth, Lady Mary - Urania, Poems