Appel à contribution : Women as Readers in Early Modern Italy, date limite le 15 mars 2021

Women as Readers in Early Modern Italy edited by Julia L. Hairston and Milena Sabato

We are seeking abstracts for a collection of essays on women as readers in early modern Italy. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • women’s literacy and education
  • admonitions regarding what women read and/or write
  • types of reading—oral, silent, public, private, etc.
  • the various sources for the study of reading (archival documents, life-writing, portraits, treatises, etc.)
  • how and where one reads in relation to one’s social status
  • women and the publishing houses
  • books intended for women
  • genres associated with women readers

Please send inquiries or expressions of interest to and We would like to have all abstracts in by March 15, 2021 and the essays (6,000–8,000 words ca. notes included) by January 31, 2022 or a date to be agreed upon with the editors.

Fiammetta Campagnoli

Fiammetta Campagnoli est doctorante en histoire de l'art moderne à l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Ses recherches se concentrent sur la perception et sur la réception de la spatialité de l’image mariale au XVe et au XVIe siècle.

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