CFP: Early Modern Women Writers and Genre (5/2/09; RSA ’10)

by Jessica C. Murphy

2010 RSA Venice Conference Call for Papers

These Calls are prepared by individuals who wish to create a panel on a specific topic. Please contact the individual directly regarding this Call.

Panel Title Early Modern Women Writers and Genre

Contact Information

Martine van Elk

California State University, Long Beach

Proposed Topic Area This panel explores the choices early modern women writers made among literary forms. How do women’s artistic choices respond to and seek to change the cultural climate in which they worked? How did the book market and manuscript circulation relate to female artistic output? How did literary contacts and influence affect women’s generic choices? And once women decided to work within specific genres, how did they transform those genres? How does work in literary genres relate to other female artistic output such as painting, embroidery, paper cutting, and glass engraving?

Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches are welcome.

Please e-mail an abstract and a brief CV to Martine van Elk at by May 2, 2009.

This session will be sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at California State University, Long Beach.

via The Renaissance Society of America.