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Dena Goodman

Specializing in

  • Early Modern France
  • Enlightenment, Women and Gender

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Publications relevant for NEWW

  • The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment. Cornell University Press, 1994.
  • Going Public: Women and Publishing in Early Modern France. Edited with Elizabeth C. Goldsmith. Cornell University Press, 1995.
  • “L’Ortografe des Dames: Gender and Language in the Old Regime”, in French Historical Studies 25 (Spring 2002); reprinted in Sarah Knott and Barbara Taylor, eds., Women,Gender, and Enlightenment. Palgrave, 2005.
  • “Letter Writing and the Emergence of Gendered Subjectivity in Eighteenth-Century France”, in Journal of Women’s History 17 (Summer 2005).
  • Becoming a Woman in the Age of Letters. Cornell University Press, 2009.
  • The Encyclopedia of Diderot and d'Alembert: Collaborative Translation Project; cf. for instance: article Femme (Woman)

Realized or planned activities/publications in NEWW-context

  • Participating as a keynote speaker in the 2nd international NEWW conference Chawton May 2008)
  • Membership of NEWW Advisory Board (from 2010)


  • goodman[at]umich.edu

SvD, March 2010

  • Participants > Goodman

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