The updated version of these pages is in preparation and scheduled for publication over 2020; meanwhile, a preliminary note and charts can be seen at Top female sources. The treatment of 18c female writers in OED is investigated in our 18c Leverhulme study pages under Topics, while 1150-1499 in OED3 discusses the representation of Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich. Summary remarks on Burney’s documentation and the low citation of female sources post- as well as pre-1500, in OED3 as in its predecessors, can be found in 1700-1799 in OED1/2 and in 1700-1799 in OED3. Pages on Fe/male sources written pre-2010 can be seen on our Archived site, accessible from the link at the foot of each page.
Last updated on 29 July 2020