Symposium: Early Modern Female Miscellanies & Commonplace Books

Symposium: Early Modern Female Miscellanies and Commonplace Books
University of Warwick
22 July 2011

Keynote Speaker: Professor Margaret Ezell, Sara and John Lindsey Chair of Liberal Arts, University of Texas A&M

Speakers: Helen Hackett, Gillian Wright, Elizabeth Clarke, Sarah Ross, Jayne Archer, Rebecca Bullard, Johanna Harris, Sajed Chowdhury, Elizabeth Scott Baumann

This interdisciplinary one day symposium will explore meanings and dynamics of the structures of early modern female micellanies and commonplace books, the histories of reading they reveal, notions arising of authorship and miscellaneity, the role of women as ‘vouchers’ or adjudicators of literary materials, and the transmission of knowledge in these female compilations.

To register see the Symposium website at

For more information contact Dr Femke Molekamp (Warwick)


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