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CFP: Women’s Book History in Early Modern Studies

Submitted by ccarlin on 12 September 2017 - 9:15am



MAY 26, 27, and 28, 2018 

This panel solicits abstracts for papers which look at issues relating to early modern women’s (c.1500-1700) writing and/or reading in relation to the field of the history of the book. Is there, or should there be, a separate sub-field of “women’s book history”? Papers might discuss issues in book history that a particular woman writer’s work raises, or whether certain gaps in the scholarship on books as physical objects makes studying women more difficult. The recent Broadview Introduction to Book History, edited by Michelle Levy and Tom Mole (2017), usefully organizes the field into five chapters: materiality, textuality, printing and reading, intermediality, and remediation. Papers which discuss early modern women’s participation in any of these categories are welcome, as are those which treat early modern women in relation to scholarship on the history of the book. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Victoria Burke at vburke@uottawa.ca by December 15, 2017

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