From the Margins of Thought

A Spanish academic has embarked on a five-year quest to rescue the works of female writers from the margins of European thought and give them the recognition they have been denied for centuries. Carme Font, a lecturer in English literature at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, has been awarded a €1.5m (£1.35m) grant by the European Research Council to scour libraries, archives and private collections in search of letters, poems and reflections written by women from 1500 to 1780.

I don’t have the energy to open the files with my critical sources right now, so I can’t remember the name of the literary critic who said recently that we are so obsessed with worshiping the margins that we’d deify any kind of crap if we heard it was marginalized. I’m sure it was somebody Basque but I’m blanking on the name.

Sorry, I meant, OMG, fantastic news! Only transnational organizations can be trusted to pour insane amounts of money into real scholarship! I have no idea what so bloody ever how one can spend two million bucks scouring archives for margins of thought but yip-dee-doodle.


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