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Call for Submissions: Portraits of Women who Exemplified Themselves through Their Faith

Tuesday, January 7, 2020  
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Portraits of women who exemplified themselves through their faith (XVIth–XVIIth centuries)

Special Issue of CRMH (Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies)

Much study has been devoted to the special relation between women and religious faith, be it in the private domain or within the family. This special issue explores little or insufficiently known early modern women and the writings in which they testified to the exceptionality of their vocation.

This portrait gallery aims to show not only the important place that various forms of piety occupied in the lives of these understudied women from the sixteenth and seventeenth century, but also and especially the varied means they used to explore their spirituality. How did the confessional ruptures of the period lead them to reflect upon and convey their own experiences of religious conflict, knowledge, and transcendence? How did they forge a pathway amid the interconfessional quarrels of the period and what generic forms did they use to express their agency?

Contributions may be in English or French. Contributors should send a 300-500 word proposal, along with a 5-line biographical notice, to Anne Larsen (, François Rouget (, and Colette Winn ( on or before January 30, 2020.

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