Programme & abstracts

Circulating Gender in the Global Enlightenment: Ideas, Networks, Agencies (CIRGEN)

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Abstracts can be downloaded here.

Conference site:
Facultat de Geografia i Història
Salón de Grados (first floor)
Avinguda Blasco Ibáñez, 28
46010 València (Spain)

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Avinguda Blasco Ibáñez, 28
46010 València (Spain)

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All presentations will be in English. Time allocation for invited speakers is 30 minutes. Time allocation for other participants is 15 minutes.

Attendance to the conference is possible without presenting any paper. Please, fill out this registration form on 20 February 2022 at latest.

Wednesday 23 February

Registration: 9:00-9:30h

Welcoming Words: 9:30-9:45h

9:45-11:45h SESSION 1. Rewriting through Translation

Chair: Catherine Jaffe

Mirella Agorni (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia). Invited speaker.
The Role of Women in Translation History: Translating and Collaborating in the Re-shaping of Italy in the Early Romantic Period

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

Elias Buchetmann (University of Rostock)
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”

12:15-13:45h SESSION 2: Religious Sensibilities: Catholicism and Modernity 

Chair: Henriette Partzsch

Inmaculada Blasco (Universidad de La Laguna). Invited speaker.
When Catholicism Met Modernity: Some Reflections from Recent Spanish Gender Historiography 

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 Sensibilities and the Rhetoric of Submission

15:00-17:00h SESSION 3. Debating Gender in Transnational and Transatlantic Settings

Chair: Beatrijs Vanacker

Mariselle Meléndez (University of Illinois). Invited speaker.
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)
Transatlantic Performances of Colonial Ways of Loving: Framéry’s La Colonie and the Anonymous Lettres de madame P***

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

Mónica Bolufer (Universitat de València-CIRGEN)
Discussing Gender, Discussing Modernities. The Many Lives of A Spanish Defence of Women in Europe and America

17:30-19:30h SESSION 4. Making Publics, Mediating Knowledge

Chair: Jenny Mander

Laura Beck (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Invited speaker.
Jurisprudence Among Cooking Recipes: Notions of Law in the German, the Italian, the Iberian and the Mexican Contexts

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)
For Ladies and Other Readers: Popularizing Knowledge in the Spanish Monarchy and the Role of Translation in the Making of New Audiences

Laura Guinot (Universitat de València-CIRGEN)
The Production and Circulation of Literature for Women Between Europe and America: A Perspective from the Hispanic-American World 

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

Thursday 24 February

10:00-11:30h SESSION 5. Women of Letters across Frontiers

Chair: Susan Carlile

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

12:00-14:00h SESSION 6. Connecting Worlds: Self and Identity in Travel Narratives

Chair: Silvia Sebastini

Juan Pimentel (CCHS-CSIC) and Manuel Burón (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Invited speakers.
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)

15:30-17:00h ROUNDTABLE. Gender and Enlightenments: A Historiographical Focus

Chair: Mónica Burguera

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

Silvia Sebastiani (EHESS-CRH, Paris). Invited speaker.
“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



Friday 25 February

9:30-10:30h SESSION 7. Perception, Material Culture and the Senses

Chair: Lieke van Deinsen

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 

10:45-12:15h SESSION 8. Ways of Loving

Chair: Sandra Gómez Todó

Fred Parker (University of Cambridge). Invited speaker.
Unrequitable love? Passion, fiction, and Mary Robinson’s Sappho to Phaon

Elena Serrano (Universitat de València-CIRGEN)
Sensing Love: Passions, Imagination, and the Senses in the Eighteenth-century Hispanic World

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

12:45-14:00h SESSION 9. Reimagining the Enlightenment in the Nineteenth Century

Chair: Xavier Andreu

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

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

Isabel Burdiel (Universitat de València-CIRGEN)
Monstrous Sensibilities and Global Readings of Mary W. Schelley’s Frankenstein. A Southern Gaze.

15:30-17:15h SESSION 10. Gender, Human Diversity and Rhetorics of Feeling

Chair: Elizabeth Franklin Lewis

Magally Alegre Henderson (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú). Invited speaker.
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 

17:15h Closing Remarks and Farewell Coffee

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