The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Originally founded by series editors Margaret King and Albert Rabil and the Press in 1993 as a modest proposal to make available in English translation perhaps a dozen key texts by women writers who contributed to the development of humanism during the European Renaissance (ca. 1300-1800), the Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series began publishing books in 1996. After the first half-dozen books were published, it soon became clear that the mission of the series had grown into the larger ambition of the textual recovery, not just of works by or about women that called for gender equality and equal education, but other important works, many quite popular in their day, from many different disciplines and genres, including religious history and devotional writing, economic equality and female autonomy essays, anatomy and medical treatises, philosophical and scientific works, and imaginative literature (including memoir, fiction, drama, and lyric and epic poetry). This project of textual recover has to date generated sixty volumes, with a final volume, Marguerite de Navarre’s Héptameron, forthcoming in 2012. Although the Chicago portion of the series is closed to further submissions, Iter and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, are continuing to publish related volumes.