Author Archives: Pia Jakobsson

November 2019 – “I leave the Reader to judge and compare ’em”: Computational Explorations of Aphra Behn’s Dramatic Dubia

Mel Evans for the SSEMWG Blog

Aphra Behn and her literary works, as is often the case with pioneers, have been subject to extensive criticism and derogation. Accusations of plagiarism, salacious and bawdy content, and poor literary merit were directed at her theatrical, prose and poetic works throughout her lifetime, and subsequent criticism and popular opinion has often adopted a similar stance. More recently, Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Margaret L. King’s Enlightenment Thought

Enlightenment Thought: An Anthology of Sources Edited and Translated, with an Introduction, by Margaret L. King 304 pp. “Margaret L. King has put together a highly representative selection of readings from most of the more significant—but by no means the … Continue reading

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Invitation for ESSAY PROPOSALS

AUTHORIZING EARLY MODERN WOMEN: FROM BIOGRAPHY TO BIOFICTION is a new volume of essays that aims to chart intersections among history, biography, and the growing field of biofiction, or contemporary fictionalizations of historical figures, in this case of early modern … Continue reading

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Talk about teaching

We are building a new section of the website focused on pedagogy. Apologies for the temporary disarray.

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Queen Mary I edited collection

Images of Queen Mary I in Literature and Writing Edited by Valerie Schutte I am seeking essay proposals for an edited volume focused on writings and literature about Queen Mary I. A few essays and book chapters exist on this … Continue reading

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April 2019 – Axes of Uncertainty and Recovering Women’s Voices in Early Modern Miscellanies.

Eric McCarthy for the SSEMWG Blog

I began with what seemed like a straightforward question: which female-authored works were transcribed most often in manuscript miscellanies? It was easy enough to produce a ranked list of the works in the miscellanies we had consulted, but a problem quickly became apparent: the attributions of several of the most frequently transcribed poems are questionable at best and demonstrably false at worst. Continue reading

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Book Announcement, Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe

Title: Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe Volume Editors: Lisa Hopkins & Aidan Norrie Series: Gendering the Late Medieval & Early Modern World Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe examines the lives … Continue reading

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Dancing Queen: Marie de Médicis’ Ballets at the Court of Henri IV

Dancing Queen: Marie de Médicis’ Ballets at the Court of Henri IV (Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 2019). Drawing on newly discovered primary sources as well as theories and methodologies derived from literary studies, political history, musicology, dance … Continue reading

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CFPanelests: Gender, Emotion, Colonialism

Call for panelists interested in submitting a panel proposal to the 2020 Big Berks on the topic of gender, emotion, and colonialism in the early Atlantic World. See the Berks CFP for more information: My paper concerns representations of a … Continue reading

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Book Announcement, Fictions of Containment in the Spanish Female Picaresque

Fictions of Containment in the Spanish Female Picaresque Architectural Space and Prostitution in the Early Modern Mediterranean by Emily Kuffner Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Series: Gendering the Late Medieval & Early Modern World This study examines the interdependence of gender, … Continue reading

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