Conference: Transcultural Women

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We are pleased to announce the « Transcultural Women » international day conference on 4 April 2024, in Nancy. Organized by Antonella Braida and Céline Sabiron of the IDEA research centre, in collaboration with Gillian Dow (Southampton, England) and Diego Saglia (Parma, Italy), this event is a key part of the “Transcultural Women: The UK and France, Italy, Germany in 1826” research project.

The conference aims to explore the Romantic period—a pivotal moment in the history of literature and translation—, highlighted by the increased involvement of women in publishing and translating works from Italian and French to English. These multilingual women, British by birth or from exile communities across France, Germany, and Italy due to the French Revolution and Napoleonic era, played a crucial role in bridging languages and cultures. Our aim is to shed light on how these women (writers, translators, critics, editors, salonnières, etc.) navigated a male-dominated editorial landscape to become prominent figures in the literary world, fostering connections between their native and adoptive countries.

This conference is brought to you in partnership with Romantic studies societies SERA (France), GER (Germany), CIRS (Italy), and BARS (UK). We kindly ask for your help in promoting this event within your networks, to colleagues, and doctoral students.

Details on the program and a TEAMS link for online attendance are available on the IDEA website:

You may also attend the conference online through TEAMS

For those interested in attending in person, please reach out to organizers Antonella Braida and Céline Sabiron. 

We look forward to your participation, whether in person or online.

Best wishes

Antonella and Céline