Gender and Authority

Collaborative reading group with Gender and Authority on the continuities, differences, and comparative advantages of framing one’s research in terms of ‘Gender studies’ and ‘women’s studies’.

Please read in advance:
o Teodolinda Barolini, ‘Notes Toward a Gendered History of Early Italian Literature’, in Teodolinda Barolini (ed.) Medieval Constructions in Gender and Identity: Essays in Honor of Joan M. Ferrante (Tempe, Ariz: Arizona Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005). The essay can also easily be found in the volume ‘Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture, New York : Fordham University Press, 2006’, and online on Barolini’s page. Please email Zoe if you want a pdf of this chapter:

o Mary Evans, ‘Doing gender: gender and women’s studies in the twenty first century’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 34:6 (2011), pp. 603-610.

o Sue Morgan, ‘Theorising feminist history: a thirty-year retrospective’, Women’s History Review, 18:3 (2009), pp. 381-407.

More info about this event is on our website: