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Mónica Bolufer

Specializing in

  • Spanish literature
  • 18th century discourse on gender
  • women's writing
  • privacy and domesticity
  • the secularization of morality in conduct books and medical advice literature
  • the making of European identities
  • cultural contacts between Spain and the rest of Europe

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Some recent publications relevant for NEWW

  • Mujeres e Ilustración. La construcción de la feminidad en la España del siglo XVIII. Valencia, 1998
  • (with Isabel Morant): Amor, matrimonio y familia. La construcción histórica de la familia moderna. Madrid, 1998
  • "On women's reason, education and love. Women and Men of the Enlightenment in Spain and France", Gender and History, vol. 10, nº 2 (1998), pp. 183-216 (with I. Morant)
  • "Culture and gender in Spain: the Ambiguities of Enlightenment", History Workshop Journal, nº 44 (1998), pp. 261-267
  • "Considering Feminism and Enlightenment", Women. A Cultural Review, vol. 12/2 (2001), pp. 237-240
  • "Josefa Amar y Borbón. Une intelectuelle espagnole dans les débats des Lumières", Clio. Histoire, Femmes et Sociétés, nº 13 (2001), pp. 69-97 (with I. Morant)
  • "Neither male, nor female: rational equality in the Spanish Enlightenment", in Barbara Taylor and Sarah Knott (eds.), Women, gender and Enlightenment. London, Palgrave, 2005, pp. 389-409
  • "Introduction" to Section 4. Gender and the Reasoning Mind, in Taylor and Knott, 2005, pp. 189-194
  • "Inés Joyes y Blake", "Josefa Amar y Borbón", "Father Benito Jerónimo Feijoo", biographical entries in Taylor and Knott, 2005, pp. 719-720 and 726-727
  • (ass.editor to) Isabel Morant (ed.), Historia de las mujeres en España y América Latina. Madrid, 2005-2006, 4 volumes
  • La vida y la escritura en el siglo XVIII. Inés Joyes: "Apología de las mujeres". Valencia, PUV, 2008
  • "Women of letters in eighteenth-century Spain: between tradition and modernity", in Catherine Jaffe and Elizabeth F. Lewis (eds.), La Ilustración de Eva: The Experience of Hispanic Women during the Enlightenment. Baton Rouge, Louisiana University Press, 2009, ch. 1
  • "Conversations from a distance: Spanish and French eighteenth-century women writers", in Xon de Ros and Geraldine Coats (eds.), Companion to Spanish women's studies. Boyd and Brewell (forthcoming).
  • "Femmes et hommes dans la société idéale: les Sociétés économiques des amis du pays dans l'Espagne des Lumières", in Dix-huitième Siècle 43 (2011), pp. 487-504.

Realized or planned activities/publications in NEWW-context

  • Participation in The Hague Study Day, September 2007.
  • Participating, as member of the Management Committee and of Working Group 3, in COST Action IS 0901 “Women Writers in History” (2009-2013); cf. COST website.
  • "Translation and Intellectual Reflection in the Works of Enlightened Spanish Women: Inés Joyes (1731-1808)", in Anke Gillier, Alicia C. Montoya, Suzan van Dijk (eds.), Women Writing Back/Writing Women Back. Transnational Perspectives from the Late Middle Ages to the Dawn of the Modern Era. Leiden, Brill, 2010.
  • Contributing to COST-WWIH workshop Turku 24-26 May 2010.
  • The Reception of European women's writing in eighteenth-century Spain.
  • Director of Research group "The civilization of manners and the discipline of behaviour (XVIIth to XIXth centuries)", financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (HAR 2008-04113, 2008-2011).
  • Participating in the Action conference Voices in Dialogue, Chawton 3-5 November 2011
  • (with Juan Gomis Coloma) "European women writers translated into Spanish in the XVIIIthe century: a global approach", in Guyonne Leduc (ed.), Les rôles transfrontaliers joués par les femmes dans la construction de l'Europe. Paris, L'Harmattan, 2012, p. 33-44. (abstract Bolufer-Gomis)
  • Participating in the International Workshop "Collaborating in networks: preparing future projects", Münster 3-5 April 2013
  • Contributing to the final COST-WWIH conference FEMALE AUTHORSHIP IN EUROPE, The Hague June 19-21 2013
  • Contributing to the Chawton conference "Pride and Prejudices", July 2013.


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