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Rational Passions: Women and Scholarship in Britain 1702-1870: A Reader edited by Felicia Gordon and Gina Luria Walker

Rational Passions: Women and Scholarship in Britain 1702-1870: A Reader edited by Felicia Gordon and Gina Luria Walker is an important collection of the early written scholarship composed by women in Britain printed by Broadview press. It represents the wish that Virginia Woolf had in her A Room of One’s Own: “Therefore I would ask […]

Outsiders Still: Why Women Journalists Love and Leave Their Newspaper Careers by Vivian Smith.

The book Outsiders Still: Why Women Journalists Love and Leave their Newspaper Careers is a 2015 book by Vivian Smith that explores the experiences of women in the newspaper medium and how their contributions and possibilities have been shaped by gender politics of the time in which they work alongside technological developments. Smith considers the […]

Sapphic Fathers:Discourses of Same Sex Desire From Nineteenth Century France by Gretchen Schultz

Gretchen Schultz’s new book is an important work on the meeting between French literary representations and lived identity, in the case of LGBT women during history, and pushes the argument that the tropes and themes that women’s variant sexualities were understood with during the past were often influenced by overwhelming male writers within fiction and […]

The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture by Bernadette Andrea

Bernadette Andrea’s historical text The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture traces it back to explore the lives of various Muslim women who came to Britain from the Medieval period onwards, either willingly or unwillingly to see how these early women were changed by and changed the lands they came to.

We Are GWL: Kathryn, Katie and Niamh

Kathryn, Katie and Niamh are all part of the team. Find out more about what they do, what they enjoy (and don’t enjoy so much) about Glasgow Women’s Library.

We are GWL: Kate

Kate is a volunteer on Front of House. Next time you pop in she might be the one greeting you!

We Are GWL: Heather

Meet Heather, a volunteer who is part of our Front of House team.

We Are GWL: Tasha and Clare

We Are GWL is a way of providing introductions to our amazing volunteers and workers who make the library what it is. Find out what you can do, see and be through reading our volunteers stories. Interview and photography by Jessica S.U.

We Are GWL: Zefi and Amaia

We Are GWL is a way of providing introductions to our amazing volunteers and workers who make the library what it is. Find out what you can do, see and be through reading our volunteers stories. Interview and photography by Jessica S.U.

Monstress volume 1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

  The realms of fantasy and sci-fi have been ,until recently, overwhelming masculine genres of fiction ,despite the impact of those like Le Guin and Atwood, as well as genres in which alternative worlds tended to be the creation of someone white. C.S Lewis and Tolkien writing works after their elite educations at Oxford in […]