We’re delighted to report that the Ashgate book Early Modern Women and Transnational Communities of Letters was awarded Honorable Mention in the Collaborative Project category, 2009, by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women at their annual meeting, which took place at the recent Sixteenth Century Studies meeting in Montreal.
The SSEMW website says about the book:
An impressive collaborative achievement in the interdisciplinary humanities, this collection promotes a way of looking at early modern European women writers as connected rather than solitary or isolated figures. The volume publishes work on the social, epistolary, and institutional networking by these women through literary friendships, “family” alliances, and other types of bonds facilitated by the development of the printing press and women’s own new physical mobility. Marked by originality and expert research, this book’s individual essays are tightly bound by their common exploration of these literary communities and the means by which they were developed and maintained. Chapter foci range, for example, from a Dutch aristocratic family’s recovery of its identity through women’s letters, to an Italian nun’s bridging of secular and convent worlds through commerce, to a French female printer’s woman-centered editorial practice, to women’s involvement in emblem culture, and cross-channel exchanges of prayers.
Early Modern Women and Transnational Communities of Letters is edited by Julie D. Campbell, Eastern Illinois University, USA and Anne R. Larsen, Hope College, USA, and is from the series Women and Gender in the Early Modern World.