Monthly Archives: May 2018

Arline Custer Memorial Award: Apply by July 31

Arline Custer Memorial Award from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference DEADLINE: July 31, 2018 The Arline Custer Memorial Award is presented by the MARAC Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee. This award honors the memory of Arline Custer (1909-1975), MARAC member … Continue reading

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May 2018 – Uncomfortable Alliances, Embarrassing Relations: Resisting and Reclaiming Intersectionality

Christina Luckyj for the SSEMW Blog

Coalitions, especially intersectional ones, can make for strange bedfellows. Many of us who advocate for early modern women writers might well avert our eyes if those women appeared on our street corners to hawk their religious pamphlets – just as they in turn might cast a censorious glance in our direction as we scurried past. “For various reasons, I sometimes feel uncomfortable about all this work on early modern religious texts,” tweeted Helen Smith on April 5 2018, citing her “lifelong atheism” as one reason for her discomfort. “The #nuntastic hashtag, great though it is, doesn’t let scholars articulate their unease at these texts, and especially at particular subject positions,” she continued. Many of us would identify as “activists” – as passionate advocates for marginalized or forgotten voices – but we must also be aware of the uneasy intersectionality of a project that involves the recruitment of different, potentially resistant identities for the imaginary coalitions we seek to form with women of the past. Continue reading

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Clemson University Press: Book and Series Proposals

Clemson University Press is interested in book proposal on the Early Modern era, especially those engaging with issues of women, gender, and race. We are also interested in series proposals that might touch on those same areas. Book or series … Continue reading

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Early Modern Women’s Writing Virtual Special Issue

The Seventeenth Century Virtual Special Issue with free access Early Modern Women’s Writing The interdisciplinary journal The Seventeenth Century is delighted to announce the publication of its latest Virtual Special Issue, with free access. This presents a selection of important … Continue reading

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Women, Art & Observant Franciscan Piety: Women, Art and Observant Franciscan Piety: Caterina Vigri and the Poor Clares in Early Modern Ferrara, by Kathleen Giles Arthur

Caterina Vigri (later Saint Catherine of Bologna) was a mystic, writer, teacher and nun-artist. Her first home, Corpus Domini, Ferrara, was a house of semi-religious women that became a Poor Clare convent and model of Franciscan Observant piety. Vigri’s intensely … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? Debating the Addition of “Gender” to “Society for the Study of Early Modern Women”

for SSEMW by Anna Wainwright May 5, 2018 At this year’s Renaissance Society of America annual conference in New Orleans, the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women hosted its second of four roundtables this year on the question: … Continue reading

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