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New Approaches to Poetry by Women of Early Modern Spain

Posted By Elizabeth B. Davis, Monday, May 1, 2017

A Panel Sponsored by the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry

 The 1980s and 1990s witnessed the publication of several anthologies of texts by early modern Hispanic women writing inside convent walls and beyond. These newly edited texts set the stage for three decades of groundbreaking scholarly work on early modern women writers in Spain and elsewhere. The body of work that has resulted from this enterprise has radically changed the way we think about early modern Spanish literature and culture. Much of the scholarship on the production of these women focuses on narrative and on theater, despite the fact that there exists a large corpus of women’s poetry from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, some of it practically unknown. In this panel, we seek to learn how recent theoretical approaches and innovations in critical practice offer an opportunity to reconsider the extraordinary work accomplished by early modern Spanish women poets.

Please send a 200 word abstract, a list of key words, and a brief CV (no more than 300 words) in a single Word document to Elizabeth Davis ( by Thursday 25 May 2017. See guidelines for CVs on the RSA’s annual meeting page. While the RSA requests that participants make an effort to prepare papers in English, Spanish presentations will be considered (note that abstract and paper must be written in the same language).

Tags:  early modern Spain  poetics  poetry  religious poetry  women poets  women writers 

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