Women’s Autobiographies by Author

This site allows users to browse for entries in the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography on "Gender and War since 1600" sorted by

  1. Author/Director of publication or film (ordered alphabetically)
  2. Title of publication or film (ordered alphabetically)
  3. Year of Publication/Release of publication or film (ordered numerically)
  4. Type of Literature (books, book chapters, films, journals, journal articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles, theses, websites, etc.) (ordered by literature types in the listed sequence and then alphabetically)

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This site allows you to access the collection of women’s autobiographies organized by the last name of the authors. The collection includes autobiographies written by women who actively participated in or lived through an armed conflict covered by the Oxford Handbook Gender and War since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Stefan Dudink and Sonya Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). The focus of this collection is the twentieth century as the period during which the relevant autobiographies were published. The included autobiographies are mainly written and/or published in English, French, German or Russian. To search the collection, go to the Keyword Search Page


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Cannan, May Wedderburn. Grey Ghosts and Voices.. Kineton: Roundwood Pr., 1976.
Caravantes, Peggy. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy In Women of action; Variation: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.). Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2015.
Carranza, Adolfo. Patricias Argentinas. Buenos Aires: Sociedad de Patricias Argentinas, 1910.
Chevrillon, Claire. Une résistance ordinaire: septembre 1939-août 1944. Félin: Paris, 1999.

This autobiography covers the period between Germany's declaration of war and the Liberation of Paris. Chevrillon began as a messenger for the Resistance, then became a cryptographer serving under Jean Ayral and Paul Schmidt, liaison officers of the Bureau central de renseignement et d'action (Central Bureau of Information and Action, forerunner to France's modern intelligence service). She was arrested by French police in 1943, handed over to the Gestapo, and incarcerated at Fresnes.

Chirwa, Vera Mlangazuwa. Fearless Fighter: an Autobiography. London, UK; New York, NY, USA: Zed Books, 2007.
Chomsky, Marvin J., and John Goldsmith. Catherine the Great. Germany: MR Produktionsfilm, 1995.

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