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This website is the result of a collaborative final project for Dr. Lisa Hager’s ENG/GSW279: Women Writers class. The theme of the class was women writers, data, and information.

As a study of women writers through a survey of significant poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction, and/or film, this course focused on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women poets, novelists, journalists, and life writers whose work addresses the British empire and issues of data, including but not limited to data collection, numbers, science, journalism, health, and finance.

The goals of this class were threefold: recover and expand knowledge about women’s contributions to information science and related social activism, consider and question what constitutes data and the role of the observer in data collection, and conduct and evaluate our own original research on women writers in the course.

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