Women Writers in History focuses on women authors as a category and in particular on the role they were allowed to play in their respective countries, and beyond national borders in the whole of Europe. We expect lots of new data to be discovered that shed new light on this, provided we take as a starting point the contemporary reception of these women’s writings.
Thanks to important efforts in text digitizing, for instance of the early periodical press and of private correspondences, many of those reception data are becoming available. These data start to be used in order to understand the place female authors should be given in European literary history. The series Women Writers in History – created and coordinated by members of the NEWW Network – provides a platform for the outcome of this kind of research.
We welcome research that would not typically concern individual authors, but rather large-scale research, preferably empirical data concerning the reception side of literary communication. Studies should focus on the communication which had been taking place between these female authors and their (contemporary) readers at home and abroad, and provide insight in the position taken by these women.
Editorial Board Nadezhda Alexandrova, Sofia University, Bulgaria Hilde Hoogenboom, Arizona State University, USA Marie Nedregotten Sørbø, Volda University College, Norway Katja Mihurko-Poniž, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia Amelia Sanz, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain Beatrijs Vanacker, KU Leuven, Belgium Suzan van Dijk, Huygens ING, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Advisory Board Vanda Anastacio, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal Viola Parente-Čapková, University of Turku, Finland Marie-Louise Coolahan, NUI Galway, Ireland Biljana Dojcinovic, Belgrade University, Serbia Ton van Kalmthout, Huygens ING, Amsterdam, Netherlands Ramona Mihailă, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Bucharest, Romania Henriette Partzsch, University of St. Andrews, UK Kerstin Wiedemann, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France