1999 awards

Dear Members of EMW:

On October 29, 1999, at the EMW Annual Meeing at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Sara Jayne Steen, Chair of the Awards Committee, announced the EMW annual Awards.

Congratulations to all the Awards recipients–we celebrate your accomplishments. Many thanks to Sara Jayne and the Awards Committee–Linda Austern, Stanley Chojnacki, Jane Couchman, Nancy Gutierrez, Phyllis Mack, and Katherine McIver.

Elaine Beilin
President, EMW


  • Award
    Eve Rachele Sanders, Gender and Literacy on Stage in Early Modern England (Cambridge UP, 1998).
  • Honorable Mentions(unranked)
    • Cristelle L. Baskins, Cassone Painting, Humanism and Gender in Early Modern Italy (Cambridge UP, 1998)
    • Magdalena S. Sanchez, The Empress, the Queen, and the Nun: Women and Power at the Court of Philip III of Spain (Johns Hopkins UP, 1998).

The Josephine P. Roberts Award for a Distinguished Edition

  • Award
    Margaret P. Hannay, Noel J. Kinnamon, and Michael G. Brennan, eds. The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon; New York: Oxford UP.
  • Honorable Mentions(unranked)
    • Mary Chan, ed. Life into Story: The Courtship of Elizabeth Wiseman. Women and Gender in Early Modern England, 1500-1750, gen. eds. Betty S. Travitsky and Patrick Cullen, Aldershot and Brookfield USA: Ashgate.
    • Anne R. Larsen, ed. Les Secondes oeuvres (of Madeleine des Roches and Catherine des Roches). Geneva: Droz.


  • Award
    Elizabeth Rhodes, “Luisa de Carvajal’s Counter-Reformation Journey to Selfhood,” Renaissance Quarterly 51 (1998): 887-911.
  • Honorable Mentions(unranked)
    • Elizabeth S. Cohen, “Seen and Known: Prostitutes in the Cityscape of Late-Sixteenth Century Rome.” Renaissance Studies, 12.2, September 1998, 392-409.
    • Katharine Gillespie, “A Hammer in Her Hand: The Separation of Church from State and the Early Feminist Writings of Katherine Chidley.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 17.2, Fall 1998, 213-33.


  • Award
    Lavinia Fontana of Bologna 1552-1614 (exhibition and catalogue); National Museum of Women in the Arts, Vera Fortunati, Guest Curator, Feb. 5-June 7, 1998. (Catalogue published by Electa in Milan).
  • Honorable mention (both CDs)
    • Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, I Vespri Natalizi (<1650), performed by Cappella Artemesia under the direction of Candace Smith, Tactus, 1997; released more widely 1998.
    • Barbara Strozzi, Primo Libro de’Madrigali (1644), performed by La Venexiana, Cantus, 1998.

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