A Year of Feminist Classics

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Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Giveaway

As you know this project starts in January with A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft and So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ. I have already read both of these books but look forward to reading both again with a group to be able to discuss them in-depth. In preparation, I picked up a new copy of The Vindications that includes a lot of supplementary material. This means that I now have an extra copy of A Vindication of the Rights of Women sitting on my bookshelf…

Vindications coverI would love to have more people join in on the discussion, so I am offering my old copy of A Vindication of the Rights of Women to a lucky reader – open internationally to anyone anywhere (though I apologize it isn’t in the best of shape, I originally got it second-hand), and giveaway will close at midnight AST on December 26th, which is Boxing Day here in Canada. To enter, fill out this form.

This giveaway is cross-posted on my own blog, Amy Reads, and you are welcome to enter once there as well 🙂

UPDATE – the giveaway is now closed. I used Random.org to select the giveaway from among the 17 entrants and the winner was… the 14th entrant, Lisa of BaffledBooks! Congratulations to Lisa. I’ve emailed you and the book will be on it’s way shortly.

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An Updated Reading List

Hello to all Year of Feminist Classics participants! Ana, Emily, Iris and I are so very happy to have you with us on this journey. It was pointed out to us  by a wonderful blogging friend (thank you Niranjana!) that our list was very Western centric. We made a few changes, and would like to present you with our updated reading list.

January: A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft AND So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba – Amy
FebruaryThe Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor Mill – Ana
March: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen – Emily
April: Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman – Iris
May: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf – Ana
June: God Dies by the Nile by Nawal Saadawi – Amy
July: The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir – Iris
August: The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston – Emily
September: The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf – Amy
October: Ain’t I a Woman? by bell hooks AND Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism Anthology – Iris
NovemberGender Trouble by Judith Butler – Ana
December: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde – Emily

It is still heavily focused on Western authors but we have made a few inclusions. There are way too many books and authors to choose from and I have a feeling that we might just have to keep the project going into 2012 😉 If you would like to discuss one of the books we’ve removed from the list don’t fear – we’d still love to read it and discuss it separately perhaps on our own blogs or through email discussions.