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CALL FOR BOOK OR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: “Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700”

Vernon Press invites book proposals on the theme: ‘Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550 – 1700,’ for our book series in History. All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the creation, exchange, and reception of literature written by women in the early modern period, are encouraged to submit, including disciplines such as Women’s Studies, Art, and Music.

Deadline for proposals: November 30th 2018

The scope of the present call is broad. All issues stemming from the transmission and translation of female-authored texts to the self-fashioning of the female self will be considered. Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):

  • The notion of authorship

  • The emergence of the female writer and the fashioning of the female self

  • The effect of gender on the reception and/ or circulation of texts

  • Cross-cultural encounters: the circulation of texts, ideas, and reputations across national and linguistic boundaries

  • Physiology of reading: Readerly consumption as an active, transformative process.

  • Women as patrons

  • The role of mediators, collaborators, and publishers

  • Women religious: female writers and religion

  • Visual and/ or textual representation of female writers

How to submit your proposal

Please submit one-page monograph proposals at or, including an annotated summary/motivation, a short biographical note and (if applicable) a list of similar titles. Proposals that treat other topics of relevance to the series in History are also welcome. More information on what we look for in a proposal is available on our website.

Information on the call is also available at:

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