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Carme Font Paz

Lecturer in English Literature
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Carme Font is lecturer in English literature at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. She is also Research Associate at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA. She is a specialist in British literature of the long seventeenth century, in particular women's prophetic writing, manuscript poetry and prose. Postdoctoral grants at UCLA and Harvard widened her focus to include women's intellectual history, reception, and socio-economic considerations in early modern textualities.

Biography

Prior to her university appointments, Carme Font worked as a literary translator, editor and reader for major publishers in Barcelona and Madrid. She is driven by her work's mission, and understands the practice and the teaching of literature as a venue for sharing inspiring knowledge through quality scholarship, innovation and learning. Postdoctoral positions at UCLA and Harvard University, as well as her participation in international research projects, have enhanced her notion of early modern women’s writing as a historical narrative in progress. As literary scholars, we require a multilateral and interdisciplinary approach to textual source research, as well as further theoretical approaches that inform women’s creative endeavors as shapers of intellectual history beyond the category of ‘women’s writing’.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    A specialist in British literature of the long seventeenth century, in particular women's prophetic writing, poetry and religious prose, Carme Font’s research is sensitive to the cultural reception of seventeenth-century women's writing within the European context, as well as theoretical aspects of early modern women's intellectual history, literary misogyny and invisibility. She understands early modern feminisms as protean, rich in forms and cultural capital in the intersections of Protestant and Catholic beliefs. Her research also seeks to integrate socio-economic considerations in the study of early modern textualities by women, and it is aware of methods in digital humanities.

Personal Interests

    Literature has always been a passion for Carme, and she takes university teaching and research both as a privilege and a service. Her early professional background as a literary translator and reader for publishers contributed to her interest in the continuities between texts, ideas, and editorial practices from the past to the present. She is also drawn by teaching methodologies of advanced reading and creative writing practice, which she has been sharing for several years now in writers’ workshops in Barcelona. Taking long walks with her family in villages from the north Mediterranean coast is the delight of her spare time.

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Books

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 Featured Title - Women’s Prophetic Writings in Seventeenth-Century Britain - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Studi Rinascimentali

Petrarchismo Femminile and Elizabethan Poetics in Aemilia Bassano Lanyer


Published: Apr 15, 2015 by Studi Rinascimentali
Authors: Carme Font Paz
Subjects: History, Literature, Religion

Aemilia Bassano Lanyer’s depiction of Christ’s passion in Salve Deus Judaeorum (1611) is unusual in an English Reformed context and iconoclastic in her adaptation of Petrarchan tropes of beauty. This article argues that Lanyer’s characteristic style offers a synthesis of Petrarchan poetics that is not exclusively located in English Petrarchism. Shakespeare’s own synthesis of Petrarchan love in his Sonnets (1609) suggests as well a pattern of literary exchange between both authors.

Huntington Library Quarterly

Textual Activism as Political Mediation


Published: Oct 12, 2014 by Huntington Library Quarterly
Authors: Carme Font
Subjects: History, Literature

Review article

SEDERI

Selfhood and Voice in Katherine Evans’ and Sarah Cheevers’ A Short Relation


Published: Apr 10, 2013 by SEDERI
Authors: Carme Font
Subjects: History, Literature

This article analyses the representation of selfhood in a major Quaker autobiography, A Short Relation (1662), written by Katharine Evans and Sarah Cheevers.

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