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Sofonisba Anguissola, The Chess Game (1555)


Women and Agency: Transnational Perspectives, c.1450-1790 – A Personal Reflection by Urvi Shah

Urvi Shah is an M.Phil. research scholar at the Department of English, Jadavpur University. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in English literature from JU, and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Digital Humanities and Cultural Informatics from the School of Cultural Texts and Records, JU. She is associated with the gender rights group, SapphoContinue reading “Women and Agency: Transnational Perspectives, c.1450-1790 – A Personal Reflection by Urvi Shah”

Women and Agency: Transnational Perspectives, c.1450-1790 – A Personal Reflection by Sam Dobbie

Sam Dobbie is a second year postgraduate researcher at the University of Glasgow. Her primary interests lie in the French Revolution, and, more specifically, the role that women played during this revolutionary process by actively participating within the public sphere. Her PhD project focuses on the importance of female agency in influencing the process ofContinue reading “Women and Agency: Transnational Perspectives, c.1450-1790 – A Personal Reflection by Sam Dobbie”

Bowing to the moon, Speaking in one voice – the forgotten poets of the Tang Dynasty

Magdalena Wojcik is a PhD student at the China and Inner Asia Department of SOAS, University of London. Her research is focused on the Tang women’s poetry recorded in the early modern Chinese anthologies. Magdalena holds an MA in Sinology and BA in Chinese Modern and Classical from SOAS. Her other research interests include literaryContinue reading “Bowing to the moon, Speaking in one voice – the forgotten poets of the Tang Dynasty”

Behold we are the Kaurs: Tracing the Emergence of Sikh Women’s Agency as Warriors in the Eighteenth Century

Simran Dhingra is pursuing a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Peace Building from Jamia Millia Islamia, India. She has interned at the United Nations Global Compact Network and National Human Rights Commission, India. An avid reader, she constantly seeks to understand the world around her and challenge the preexisting knowledge, beliefs concerning prominent socio-culturalContinue reading “Behold we are the Kaurs: Tracing the Emergence of Sikh Women’s Agency as Warriors in the Eighteenth Century”

Two Women, Two European Portraits in the Collection of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo

Maria Angélica Beghini Morales, a doctoral student (University of São Paulo – Social and Cultural History), mainly researches the relationship between art and society, cultural heritage and collecting in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The subjects covered here are part of her current research. Today she is the manager of the Research Center atContinue reading “Two Women, Two European Portraits in the Collection of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo”

Lady Wortley Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters: Challenging the Mainstream

Emel Zorluoglu Akbey is an assistant professor at Erzurum Technical University. She obtained both an MA and a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex. She has specialised in Hilda Doolittle and Kleinian psychoanalysis, and her major research interests include women writers, postcolonial literature, autobiography, psychoanalysis, gender, and war literature. She is currently working on Ottoman womenContinue reading “Lady Wortley Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters: Challenging the Mainstream”

She Writes Back: Erasure, Écriture, and Power Dynamics in the Poetry of Habba Khatoon and Arnimal

Meghamala Ghosh studies English Literature at Presidency University, Kolkata. She is interested in war studies, diaspora studies, literary horror and a feminist reworking of society. She is co-founder of The Memory Gazette. When she is not bashing patriarchy, she exists, writes, and debates. Debadrita Saha is a postgraduate student of English Literature at Presidency University,Continue reading “She Writes Back: Erasure, Écriture, and Power Dynamics in the Poetry of Habba Khatoon and Arnimal”

Gendered space and female agency in Jacopo da Pontormo’s 1516 Visitazione fresco

Joanna Collicutt is a psychologist of religion with an interest in psychological biblical interpretation and the arts. In addition to many publications in clinical psychology, neuroscience, and theology (including Jesus and the Gospel Women published by SPCK I 2009), she is a contributor to the Visual Commentary on Scripture (https://thevcs.org/). She holds an MA inContinue reading “Gendered space and female agency in Jacopo da Pontormo’s 1516 Visitazione fresco”

Mary Magdalene as Mystic in Moderata Fonte’s La Resurrettione di Giesu Christo

Carlotta Moro is a PhD candidate in Italian at the University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh, funded by the AHRC, in conjunction with a St Leonard’s European Doctoral Award. Her thesis, which is provisionally titled ‘Gender and Faith in the Works of Moderata Fonte, Lucrezia Marinella and Arcangela Tarabotti,’ examines how earlyContinue reading “Mary Magdalene as Mystic in Moderata Fonte’s La Resurrettione di Giesu Christo”

Women’s Empowerment in the Early Modern Period; the Writings of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Kyrie Adele Robinson is a Master’s Student at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Ontario. Her research looks at how women use self-portraiture to tell stories of their lived experiences to create space for themselves within the world. Specifically in the writings of  Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, through herContinue reading “Women’s Empowerment in the Early Modern Period; the Writings of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz”

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