The messy and multi-layered issue of intimacy in connection with transnationality and spatiality is the topic of this volume on women’s writing in the long nineteenth century. A series of intimacies are dealt with through case studies from a wide range of countries situated on the European fringes. Within the field of feminist literary studies, the volume thus differs from other publications with a narrower scope, such as Western Europe or specific regions. More broadly, the chapters in this volume offer a variety of approaches to intimacy and generous bibliographical references for researchers in humanities and cultural studies.
Birgitta Lindh Estelle is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature with a specialisation in Theatre at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has published widely on gender and nineteenth century playwriting. Her recent publications include a monograph in Swedish on Alfhild Agrell’s, Victoria Benedictsson’s and Anne Charlotte Leffler’s late nineteenth century playwriting. She has also contributed to Swedish Women’s Writings on Export. Tracing the Transnational Reception in the Nineteenth Century (2019).
Carmen Beatrice Duțu is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Bucharest, Romania. She published Feminist Literary Criticism. A Comparative Perspective, 2012.
Viola Parente-Čapková is a Professor of Finnish Literature at the University of Turku, Finland. She has published widely on the topic of transnational fin de siècle women’s writing in Europe. Her recent publications include the co-edited volume Nordic Literature of Decadence (2020).