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This piece by the late bell hooks was originally published in the February 1990 issue of The Women's Review of Books. He...
12/24/2021
From Scepticism to Feminism on JSTOR

This piece by the late bell hooks was originally published in the February 1990 issue of The Women's Review of Books. Her writing and scholarship continues to shape a better world. Rest in peace and in power.
#RIPbellhooks #restinpeace #restinpower

https://www.jstor.org/stable/4020686

Bell Hooks, From Scepticism to Feminism, The Women's Review of Books, Vol. 7, No. 5 (Feb., 1990), p. 29

"I saw [Rosemary's Baby]  when it was released in 1968, a second time I don’t remember, and a third time last week. In 1...
12/19/2021

"I saw [Rosemary's Baby] when it was released in 1968, a second time I don’t remember, and a third time last week. In 1966, when I was nineteen, I married a boy. I don't exactly know why. I loved him, but married? I mean, I don't know what I mean. The day I got married I knew I shouldn’t do it."

The End of Summer, 2021 By Laurie Stone
Read the full article in the Women's Review of Books: https://www.wcwonline.org/Women-s-Review-of-Books-Nov/Dec-2021/streaming

#bookreview #womensstudies #streaming #rosemarysbaby #movies #feminist #feministreviews #genderstudies #bookstagram

“This was to be a book of remembrances," Diane di Prima writes in her journal-turned-memoir, as she reflects on grief, d...
12/18/2021

“This was to be a book of remembrances," Diane di Prima writes in her journal-turned-memoir, as she reflects on grief, daily life, and the underground literary and art communities of the 1950s and 1960s.

Read Jolie Brown's review of di Prima's Spring and Autumn Annals in the latest issue of the Women's Review of Books: https://www.wcwonline.org/Women-s-Review-of-Books-Nov/Dec-2021/record

#WomensStudies #BookReviews #dianediprima #springandautumnannals #feministbooks #feministreads #bookposse #memoir

During this past summer of reflection, tragedy, and continual change, Blanche Wiesen Cook became obsessed by the works o...
12/17/2021

During this past summer of reflection, tragedy, and continual change, Blanche Wiesen Cook became obsessed by the works of H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, l886–1961) and Bryher (Annie Winifred Ellerman, 1894–1983).

Read her essay on why dramatic and intriguing foremothers merit our immediate attention in the latest issue of the Women's Review of Books. https://www.wcwonline.org/Women-s-Review-of-Books-Nov/Dec-2021/field-notes

#bookreview #bookstagram #womensstudies #genderstudies #hildadoolittle #queerpoetry #bookreviewer #literature

"No, our bodies will not last forever, but the legacies we leave and the connections we build do outlive us."Kait Heacoc...
12/10/2021

"No, our bodies will not last forever, but the legacies we leave and the connections we build do outlive us."

Kait Heacock reflects on Simone de Beauvoir, existentialism, and the holiday season in the latest issue: wcwonline.org/Women-s-Review-of-Books-Nov/Dec-2021/listen-up

#womensreviewofbooks #bookstagram #simonedebeauvoir #neighborliness #neighborshelpingneighbors #philosophy #bookreview #listenup #KaitHeacock #WomensStudies #BookReviews #feminism

Our colleagues at Wellesley Centers For Women are hiring a full-time Writer and Media Relations Manager to join their te...
07/22/2019
Writer and Media Relations Manager

Our colleagues at Wellesley Centers For Women are hiring a full-time Writer and Media Relations Manager to join their team. This would be a great role for a strong writer passionate about gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing.

Please review the details for the position before applying for the opening.   If you are an internal employee, please apply through the internal portal on Workday.  Note that you will not be able to save your application once you begin, so please allow enough time to complete your application in i...

03/06/2019

Please note that most WRB writers are experienced reviewers, academics, or journalists. If you plan on sending pitches, please include 1) a paragraph about your credentials, 2) one line about the type of work you are interested in focusing on (i.e. poetry, nonfiction, etc.), and 3) a short sample of an already-published review. Writers are compensated $100 for each review. Send information to: [email protected]

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Get a free peak of our newest issue. Read Shirley Ngozi Nwangwa’s review of The World According to Fannie Davis.
01/16/2019
Detroit by the Numbers | Women's Review of Books | Publications Wellesley Centers for Women

Get a free peak of our newest issue. Read Shirley Ngozi Nwangwa’s review of The World According to Fannie Davis.

The World According to Fannie Davis By Bridgett M. Davis New York, NY; Little, Brown and Company, 2019, 320 pp., .00, hardcover Lottery. Lotto. Jackpot. Mega Millions. About half of Americans see nothing but dollar signs in their eyes at the mere ...

09/15/2018

A review of Mary Gabriel’s anticipated book "Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art" is out in the current issue of Women's Review of Books. “Ninth Street Women” releases Sept 25 (pre-order available through Amazon and other outlets).

On October 3rd, the author will speak about her new book with Deborah Solomon, art critic, and biographer at the @WhitneyMuseum, and be on hand to sign copies following the discussion. Tickets are available whitney.org/events.
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#NinthStreetWomen #helenfrankenthaler #LeeKrasner #ElainedeKooning #GraceHartigan #JoanMitchell #HelenFrankenthaler #ModernArt #1950s #womenartists

Data Reveals Fewer Women Contributors At Boston Review
08/17/2018
Data Reveals Fewer Women Contributors At Boston Review

Data Reveals Fewer Women Contributors At Boston Review

New statistics showing a steep and sudden reversal in gender parity at the Boston Review, a New England literary institution, are raising questions about the status of women at the prominent journal.

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07/24/2018

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"The dissonance and tension between making art and tending aging parents could not be more stark, and is riveting as a s...
07/09/2018
Vivid | Women's Review of Books - May/June 2018 | Women's Review of Books | Publications Wellesley Centers for Women

"The dissonance and tension between making art and tending aging parents could not be more stark, and is riveting as a storyline." - A.J. Verdelle reviews Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over By Nell Painter in Women's Review of Books.

The Wellesley Centers for Women is a premier women- and gender-focused, social-change oriented research-and-action institute at Wellesley College. Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high quality research, theory, and action programs.

"I loved this book before I started it." - Julia Berner-Tobin reviews Sick: A Memoir By Porochista Khakpour in Women's R...
07/06/2018

"I loved this book before I started it." - Julia Berner-Tobin reviews Sick: A Memoir By Porochista Khakpour in Women's Review of Books. http://ow.ly/oKgl30kG10m

What are the key factors that affect our scholarship? Tahneer Oksman reviews Griselda Pollock’s Charlotte Salomon and th...
07/02/2018

What are the key factors that affect our scholarship? Tahneer Oksman reviews Griselda Pollock’s Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory in Women's Review of Books. http://ow.ly/j0cH30kG01S

In a review of The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, Ariel Gore praises author Leslie Jamison for using person...
06/28/2018

In a review of The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, Ariel Gore praises author Leslie Jamison for using personal anecdotes and extensive research to speak to the harmful social connotations faced by not only women addicts, but also addicts of color. Keep reading in Women's Review of Books. http://ow.ly/EY2l30kFZ68

"The book feels light rather than labored, even when grappling with difficult topics." - Kate Schatz  reviews The Female...
06/26/2018

"The book feels light rather than labored, even when grappling with difficult topics." - Kate Schatz reviews The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer in our May/June issue. http://ow.ly/Smcy30kFXZi

If you haven't completed our survey but you'd like to share your thoughts, please do so by Monday 4/23. And, if you've c...
04/19/2018
Women's Review of Books 2018 Survey

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Patrisse Khan-Cullors shows us how the personal is political in her memoir When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives...
04/10/2018

Patrisse Khan-Cullors shows us how the personal is political in her memoir When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. Susana Morris reviews the work and details all the ways it is a triumph in our March/April 2018 issue. http://ow.ly/vugA30jlgOv

According to Marjorie Agosín, despite being illiterate until the age of 15, Reyes infuses “lyricism, humor, and beauty” ...
04/09/2018

According to Marjorie Agosín, despite being illiterate until the age of 15, Reyes infuses “lyricism, humor, and beauty” into descriptions of horrific abuse in The Book of Emma Reyes. Read Agosín’s full review in the March/April 2018 issue of the Women’s Review of Books. http://ow.ly/81qQ30jlg77

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04/09/2018
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According to Marybeth Gasman, Written/Unwritten edited by Patricia A. Matthew is a book that “...should be read by anyon...
04/07/2018

According to Marybeth Gasman, Written/Unwritten edited by Patricia A. Matthew is a book that “...should be read by anyone considering the professoriate, whether or not they are a person of color” Read the full review in the March/April 2018 issue of the Women’s Review of Books. http://ow.ly/yJKL30jlfbg

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This piece by the late bell hooks was originally published in the February 1990 issue of The Women's Review of Books. Her writing and scholarship continues to shape a better world. Rest in peace and in power. #RIPbellhooks #restinpeace #restinpower https://www.jstor.org/stable/4020686
"I saw [Rosemary's Baby] when it was released in 1968, a second time I don’t remember, and a third time last week. In 1966, when I was nineteen, I married a boy. I don't exactly know why. I loved him, but married? I mean, I don't know what I mean. The day I got married I knew I shouldn’t do it." The End of Summer, 2021 By Laurie Stone Read the full article in the Women's Review of Books: https://www.wcwonline.org/Women-s-Review-of-Books-Nov/Dec-2021/streaming #bookreview #womensstudies #streaming #rosemarysbaby #movies #feminist #feministreviews #genderstudies #bookstagram
“This was to be a book of remembrances," Diane di Prima writes in her journal-turned-memoir, as she reflects on grief, daily life, and the underground literary and art communities of the 1950s and 1960s. Read Jolie Brown's review of di Prima's Spring and Autumn Annals in the latest issue of the Women's Review of Books: https://www.wcwonline.org/Women-s-Review-of-Books-Nov/Dec-2021/record #WomensStudies #BookReviews #dianediprima #springandautumnannals #feministbooks #feministreads #bookposse #memoir
During this past summer of reflection, tragedy, and continual change, Blanche Wiesen Cook became obsessed by the works of H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, l886–1961) and Bryher (Annie Winifred Ellerman, 1894–1983). Read her essay on why dramatic and intriguing foremothers merit our immediate attention in the latest issue of the Women's Review of Books. https://www.wcwonline.org/Women-s-Review-of-Books-Nov/Dec-2021/field-notes #bookreview #bookstagram #womensstudies #genderstudies #hildadoolittle #queerpoetry #bookreviewer #literature
"No, our bodies will not last forever, but the legacies we leave and the connections we build do outlive us." Kait Heacock reflects on Simone de Beauvoir, existentialism, and the holiday season in the latest issue: wcwonline.org/Women-s-Review-of-Books-Nov/Dec-2021/listen-up #womensreviewofbooks #bookstagram #simonedebeauvoir #neighborliness #neighborshelpingneighbors #philosophy #bookreview #listenup #KaitHeacock #WomensStudies #BookReviews #feminism
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