Panels & papers’ titles


Circulating Gender in the Global Enlightenment: Ideas, Networks, Agencies (CIRGEN)
Agostino Brunias. A linen market with a linen-stall and vegetable seller in the West Indies 1780


The conference “Gender, Modernities and the Global Enlightenment” (Twitter #CIRGEN2022) comprises three main sections (I. Gender and Global Enlightenments: A Historiographical Focus, II. Cultural Mediations, III. Varieties of Sensibility) and ten panels.


SECTION I. Gender and Global Enlightenments: A Historiographical Focus

Giulia Calvi (University of Siena/European University Institute)
The World in Dress. Costume Books across Italy, Europe and the East

Anthony La Vopa (North Carolina State University)
A Woman of Two Cities: Louise d’Epinay, Paris, and Geneva

Silvia Sebastiani (EHESS-CRH, Paris)
“Man, secluded from the company of women is… a dangerous animal to society”: the New Historical Genre of the “History of Women” in Scotland’s Enlightenment

Bianca Premo (Florida International University)
Blank Pages and Grey Vaults: Gender, Archive, Enlightenment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic

SECTION II. Cultural Mediations


Panel 1. Rewriting Through Translation

Mirella Agorni (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
A Gender Perspective on Translation History: Translating as a Collaborative Practice in the Eighteenth Century

Luisa Simonutti (CNR, Milan)
Elsewhere. Women Translators and Travelers in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin in the Age of Enlightenment

Elias Buchetmann (European University Institute)
Meta Forkel’s Politics of Translation 

Elizabeth Franklin Lewis (University of Mary Washington)
Translating Genre and Gender for Madrid Audiences. The Case of María Rosa Gálvez 

Elisavet Papalexopoulou (European University Institute)
Trans-Adriatic Enlightenments: Maria Petrettini’s Italian translation of the “Turkish Embassy Letters”


Panel 2. Women of Letters Across Frontiers

Vanda Anastácio (Universidade de Lisboa)
Paper’s title: TBA

Esther M. Villegas de la Torre (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Gendering Readers, Authors, and Translators through Print, 1670-1700 

Amélie Jaques and Beatrijs Vanacker (KU Leuven)
Transnational Women of Intellect: (De)Constructing Gender Stereotypes in Various Voices       

Lieke van Deinsen (KU Leuven)
Female Author Portraits and The Dissemination of a New Imagery of Gendered Intellectual Authority across Enlightenment Europe: Being a Woman and Being Learned in one Image

Gillian Dow (University of Southampton)
‘I Wept When I Saw How Much Your Beautiful Style Had Improved Upon the Original’: Louise Swanton Belloc (1796-1891), Enlightened Education, and Transnational Networks of Women Writers

Eve-Marie Lampron (Université du Québec à Montréal)
“Since France Now Looks Down on Italy”: National Identity’s Impacts on Relationships amongst Women Writers


Panel 3. Debating Gender in Transnational and Transatlantic Settings

Mariselle Meléndez (University of Illinois)
Contesting Gender in Eighteenth-Century Spanish American Newspapers 

Clorinda Donato (California State University, Long Beach)
Translating Transgender in Eighteenth-Century Europe: The Mediatic Ecosystem of Transmission, Reworking, and Circulation of The Brief Story of Catterina Vizzani

Jenny Mander (University of Cambridge)
Hostility and Hospitality: the Gendering of Diplomatic Relations and Soft Power 

Susan Carlile (California State University, Long Beach)
Spanish Modernity in the British Press, 1740-1760 

Mónica Bolufer (Universitat de València)
Discussing Gender, Discussing Modernities. The Many Lives of A Spanish Defence of Women


Panel 4. Perception, Material Culture and the Senses

Freya Gowrley (University of Derby)
Collecting the World at A la Ronde: Translating Continental Europe into the Eighteenth-Century British Home 

Sandra Gómez Todó (Independent scholar)
“To Surprise the Dear Society…in my White Masque and Man’s Hat”: Exploring the Influence of Venetian Culture in English and Continental Women’s Masking and Representation during the 1700s

Jeannette Acevedo Rivera (California State University, Long Beach)
On Gendered Communication and the Circulation of Attention: The Nineteenth-Century Album in France and Spain  

Marta Manzanares Mileo (University of Cambridge)
Delightful Appetites: Representing Women’s Taste in the Hispanic Enlightenment 


Panel 5. Making Publics, Mediating Knowledge

Laura Beck (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Jurisprudence Among Cooking Recipes: Notions of Law in Eighteenth Century Women’s Encyclopedia

Margaret Boyle (Bowdoin College)
Making and testing Recipes across Languages. Multilinguistic Recetarios

Susan Dalton (Université de Montréal)
Mediating the Moral World: Women Popularizing Art and Literature in early 19th-Century Venice

Carolina Blutrach (Universitat de València-CIRGEN)
Collections for Women: Translation and the Making of the Female Reader

Laura Guinot (Universitat de València-CIRGEN)
The Female Reader in Europe and America: a Comparative and Transnational Perspective


Panel 6. Connecting Worlds: Self and Identity in Travel Narratives

Juan Pimentel (CCHS-CSIC) y Manuel Burón (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
Hidden or Forbidden. On Female Roles in South Pacific Early Contacts 

Leonie Achtnich (Freie Universität Berlin)
“This state is yet young, […] so we must not be rigorous in our judgment.” The We- Perspective in Eighteenth Century Travel Accounts by Women 

Pedro Urbano (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
The Self and the Other in the Marchioness of Fronteira’s Diary 

Michaela Mudure (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)
Enlightened Women’s Transnational Circuits from the Balkans to Russia

Rhitama Basak (Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
De-Constructing the Gaze: The Self and the Other in Women’s Travel Writing (to and from Colonial Europe)

Gabriela Martínez (UNED)
“Todas las prendas que pueden hacer cabal a una mujer”: Female Role Models in the Letters of an Eighteenth-Century Creolean Family

SECTION III. Varieties of Sensibility


Panel 7. Ways of Loving

Fred Parker (University of Cambridge)
Unrequitable love? 

Darren Wagner (University of Alberta)
Sex After Humors: The Rise of Neurological Explanation in the Science of Generation

Mónica Burguera (UNED)
Romantic Love. Gender, Subjectivity and the Politics of Emotions (Spain, 1833-1850)

Elena  Serrano (Universitat de València-CIRGEN)
Sensing Love: Passions and Human Diversity in the Hispanic World


Panel 8. Gender, Human Diversity and Rhetorics of Feeling

Magally Alegre Henderson (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)
Androginopolis or the Racialization of the Peruvian Strange Society.

Catherine Jaffe (Texas State University)
Circulating Gender and Race in Two Early American Quixotic Novels.  

Estela Roselló (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Longings for equality: the French sensibility of Pierre Bailly, “a black man who felt like white”. New Orleans, 1794 

Alberto José Esperón Fernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Redefining the Afrancesado: an Evolving Alterity during the Crisis of the Spanish Ancien Regime

Ester García (Universitat de València-CIRGEN)
Sensibility on Stage: Gender, Race and the Modulations of Feeling in Hispanic Theatre


9. Religious Sensibilities: Catholicism and Modernity 

Inmaculada Blasco (Universidad de La Laguna)
When Catholicism Met Modernity: some Reflections from recent Spanish Gender Historiography 

Patrizia Delpiano (Università di Torino)
Women and Novels. Educating Female Public in the Age of Enlightenment 

Helena Queirós (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle/Universidade do Porto)
Fans and Enthusiasms: Embodying Political and Religious Change during the Reign of D. José I  

María Tausiet (Universitat de València-CIRGEN)
Enlightened by God. Female Sensibility and the Rhetoric of Submission


10. Reimagining the Enlightenment in the Nineteenth Century 

Henriette Partzsch (University of Glasgow)
Instructing, Delighting and Turning a Profit: The Circulation of Women’s Writing across Religious Borders 

Marie Nedregotten Sørbø (Volda University College)
Gendered Translations of a Gender-Posing Author: Jane Austen’s Enlightenment Ideas in Six Languages)

Natalia L. Zorrilla (CONICET – University of Buenos Aires)
The notion of Enlightenment in Juana Manso’s Feminist Writings 

Isabel Burdiel (Universitat de València-CIRGEN)
Paper’s title: TBA

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