Dale Spender is the author /editor of more than thirty books and numerous chapters, introductions, forewords and commentaries; she has written more than four hundred articles and keynote addresses, as well as numerous contributions to scholarly journals; she is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, she has written a column for BOSS (Australian Financial Review) and with Fiona Stewart, the online learning section for The Australian.
With Cheris Kramarae she is the co-originator of the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women and online data base.
With Fiona Stewart she has written Online Education are Australian Universities prepared? a report for the Commonwealth Government and Embracing E-learning in Australian Schools, a report sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank.
She has written and presented programs on BBC, ABC and the Open University.
The Spitting Image, 1976 (with Garth Boomer) Rigby, Australia
Learning to Lose, 1980 (2nd ed 1989: 3rd ed 1992) (edited with Elizabeth Sarah) The Women’s Press, London
Man Made Language, 1980 (2nd ed 1985) Routledge, London (translated into Japanese) now available Rivers Oram Press, UK
Men’s Studies Modified, 1981 (ed) Pergamon Press, Oxford
Women of Ideas – and what men have done to them, 1982 (2nd ed 1988) Routledge London, Pandora Press, London
Invisible Women; The Schooling Scandal, 1982 (2nd ed 1989 3rd ed 1992) The Women’s Press London (translated into German and Spanish)
Feminist Theorists, 1983 (2nd ed 1992) The Women’s Press, London: Pantheon , New York (translated into Japanese)
There’s Always Been a Women’s Movement, 1983 Pandora Press, London
Time and Tide Wait for No Man, 1984 (ed) Pandora Press, London
Scribbling Sisters, 1984, 1986, 1987 (with Lynne Spender) Hale & Iremonger, Sydney: Camden Press, London, University of Oklahoma Press, USA
For the Record: The Making and Meaning of Feminist Knowledge, 1985, 1992 The Women’s Press, London
How the Vote was Won and Other Suffragette Plays, 1985 (with Carole Hayman) Methuen, London
Mothers of the Novel: 100 Good Women Writers Before Jane Austen, 1986 Pandora Press, London
Reflecting Men at Twice Their Natural Size, 1987 (with Sally Cline) Andrew Deustch, London
The Education Papers, 1987 (ed) Routledge, London
Writing a New World: Two Centuries of Australian Women Writers, 1988 Pandora Press, London; Allen & Unwin, Australia
Penguin Anthology of Australian Women’s Writing, 1988 (ed) Penguin, Australia
The Anthology of British Women Writers, 1989 (edited with Janet Todd) Pandora Pres, London
The Writing or the Sex ? Or – why you don’t have to read women’s writing to know it’s no good, 1989 Athene Series, Pergamon, New York; Teachers College Press, New York
Heroines: A Contemporary Anthology of Australian Women Writers, 1991 (ed) Penguin, Australia
The Diary of Elizabeth Pepys, 1991 Grafton Books, London
Life Lines: Australian Women’s Letters and Diaries 1788-1840, 1992 (with Patricia Clarke) Allen & Unwin, Sydney
Living By the Pen: Early British Women Writers, 1992 (ed) Athene Series, Teachers College Press, New York
The Knowledge Explosion: Generations of Feminist Scholarship, 1992, 1993 (ed with Cheris Kramarae) Athene Series, Teachers College Press, New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, London
Weddings and Wives, 1994 (ed) Penguin, Australia
Nattering on the Net: Women, Power and Cyberspace, 1995 Spinifex, Melbourne
International Encyclopedia of Women, 2000 (with Cheris Kramarae) Routledge, US and UK