Intimacy in Women’s Reading and Writing
Intimacy in Women’s Reading and Writing at The Fringes of Europe
The webinar Women’s Reading and Writing at The Fringes of Europe was designed as an interconnection between researchers, orbiting around the NEWW Network and the Virtual Research Environment and the newly founded CEEPUS Women Writers network. Both guests have extensive expertise in the field of feminist historiography, but it their expertise on the topic of intimacy in particular that brought them into the webinar discussion.
We gave a historical account on our own work, our collaboration conducted in the field of intimacy and our planned anthology exploring the same concept, at Brill. Moreover, in the webinar we have addressed once again theoretical issues that have occurred along the process of conducting research with intimacy, namely the tension between periphery and center. We have re-examined the fringe theory as a third way, a more satisfactory one, aimed at encapsulating the exchanges between the traditional categories, peripheral and central, intimate and public at the same time.
Host: Dr. Carmen Beatrice Dutu, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Guests: Dr. Birgitta Johansson Lindh, Gothenburg university and Dr. Viola Capkova, Turku University.