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Early Modern Women Writers in Europe

Texts, Debates, and Genealogies of Knowledge

Editor: Carme Font Paz
Publishing Manager: Jirki Thibaut

Method of peer review
double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

Europe, European languages (Western-Eastern), 1450-1750, Early modern literature, Women's writing, Intellectual history, Genre, Value, Genealogy of knowledge, Print and manuscript culture, European canon

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Accepts Contributions in Open Access


Why are women so often underrepresented in the history of ideas? The EMWW series addresses this question by examining the textual, cultural, and historical factors that led to the marginalization of women’s thought in the early modern period (1450-1750), at a time when the printing press favoured a massive dissemination of printed material in Europe. The series invites monographs and edited collections that survey little-known texts composed by women and explores the relevance of their intellectual content. In so doing, we can trace a genealogy of neglected thinking, shedding new light on these works, their originality, and the wider historical reception. Emphasis is thus given to the ways in which the rich corpus of women’s writing contributed to shaping fundamental debates at all levels of early modern European thought, rather than focusing on individual and anecdotal case studies.

This series combines textual recovery, analysis, and historical contextualization in order to assess and readdress the specific cultural paradigms that have up to now led to a scholarly neglect of ideas developed by women. Volumes within the series treat intellectual value as a category of gender analysis, thus seeking to fully integrate women and their writings into the systems of knowledge production and transmission in the early modern European tradition. This multidisciplinary approach is conversant with gender studies, as well as the history of ideas, philosophy, and cognition studies.


    Series Editor

    Carme Font Paz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

    Editorial Board

    Pablo Acosta García (Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf)

    Helena Aguilà Ruzola (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

    Viola Capkova (University of Turku)

    Virginia Cox (New York University)

    Cristina Dondi (University of Oxford)

    Séverine Genieys-Kirk (The University of Edinburgh)

    Earle Havens (Johns Hopkins University)

    Christine Orobitg (Aix-Marseille Université)

    Maxim Rigaux (UAB-Universiteit Gent)

    Marion Taylor (University of Toronto)

    Xenia von Tippelskirch (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


    Main Language: English

    Additional Languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish

    Peer review method: Double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

    All volumes in this series are evaluated by an Editorial Board strictly on academic grounds, based on reports prepared by referees, who have been commissioned by virtue of their specialism in the appropriate field. The Board ensures that the screening is done independently and without conflicts of interest. The definitive texts supplied by authors are also subject to review by the Board before being approved for publication.

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    Carme Font Paz