What does it mean to study women’s literature (or even to write it)? Well, consider the fact that it wasn’t unheard of to see women dominating literary and history programs in college and university, both back in the day and even still to this day. It’s the study of a marginalized group, in this case, women, and their roll in their group history. Everything from archeology to current affairs.
You can further that by breaking down the group into the sub-groups that are marginalized further as women. What do I mean? African American, Latin-X (sic Latina), etc. In other words, in titles like To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Hate You Give, Fever Dream (I’ve heard Fever Dream is a force to be reckoned with currently, quite the book for Latin-X culture), At Night We Walk in Circles to name a few.