Revisiting the Seventeenth-Century Republic of Letters (REVERE)
This Marie Sklodowska-Curie project, funded by the European Commission, examines women's contributions to the Respublica litteraria transnationally, with a focus on the Anglo and Luso-Hispanic contexts. Through a study of print practices, it locates seventeenth-century commercial and scholarly works by eight leading women --Ana Caro de Mallén, María de Zayas Sotomayor, Luisa de Padilla Manrique, Anne Bradstreet, Margaret Cavendish, Katherine Philips, Aphra Behn, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz-- within the larger context of knowledge communities.
Despite severe pressures threatening the successful completion of the project, I am finally preparing a monograph (to be published with Brill) and an open-access, bibliographic database. These two major outputs will be followed by a conference on seventeenth-century knowledge communities and print. So, stay tuned!