The History of Nordic Women’s Literature is a trilingual web site in Danish, Swedish, and English, which for the first time makes a thousand years of women’s literary history in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and the Åland Islands freely available online.
The site aims to be useful to all with a general interest in literature, as well as to students, teachers, scholars, journalists, librarians, and others with a professional interest in Nordic literature.
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About the 229 articles
You will find analyses of major, well-known writers as well as minor and lesser known ones. There are also survey articles introducing a period of literary history, or turning the spotlight on specific themes and trends in genre at various points in history.
About the 815 bio-bibliographies
The site holds biographical data on each writer treated of in the articles, information on her works, and selected further reading about the writer and her oeuvre.
About the illustrations
Illustrations on the web site are drawn from the print work, and are published with permission from the respective owners, museums, and institutions. The illustrations encompass everything from postcards, photos, drawings, and etchings to oil paintings by well-known artists. They stand as an independent, but nonetheless enriching, comment on the articles, and on a thousand years of women’s cultural history.
Nordicwomensliterature.net is made possible by joint funding from the Swedish Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the Danish A.P. Møller & Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation.