From Margins to Center: Historical and Cultural Survey on Women’s Writing in 15th and 16th century

April 29, 2018

The Editorial Board of «Schede Umanistiche» is calling for submissions of research articles for volume 31 (2017). 

Abstract Due: 15 May 2018

Volume 31 is a special issue devoted to “Women’s Writing Between Humanism and Late Renaissance”, co-edited by Elisa Curti (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia) and Lara Michelacci (Università di Bologna). This thematic issue has two main goals: 1) to carry out a survey of Italian works, whether handwritten or printed, in various writing genres (including those intended for theatrical representation), produced by women between the 15th and 16th century; 2) to explore the political and social role of women through writings of the period, with particular attention to roles women had in the political, religious, and philosophical arena.

Topics for articles may include, but are not limited to:

  • Writings from the margins: women’s writings in segregation conditions (house, convent, court)
  • Writings of power: treatises on the “raison d’état” from various perspectives, including those focusing on theatrical or iconographic points of view.
  • Religious writings within or without orthodoxy
  • Writings of the self: biographies and autobiographies; idealized representations of women’s lives
  • Writings on the roles of women in typography, at the court, in convents and other possible venues


Please send your abstract (700 characters max) by 15 May 2018 to:

[email protected]

[email protected]

Completed articles to be sent by 15 September 2018

«Schede Umanistiche» is an international, peer-reviewed journal in Italian Studies. It is published once a year in printed and electronic format. It is rated A (top level) by the ANVUR, the Italian national body for academic research evaluation.