Portuguese women writing in the 19th century

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


«What makes someone a writer? Is it necessary to have published works to be an
author? The same questions can be asked about women, who for so long had greater
difficulty accessing education and written culture? We intend to look at the
development of women writings produced throughout the 19 th century in Portugal,
from their printed books, their texts in the periodical press, and especially their
correspondence and diaries, which allow the reconstruction of life stories, thoughts,
emotions, and ambitions of many of them. This may help us to understand how
women writing can be understood as an act of micropolitics.»
Period13 Jul 2022
Event titleWomen in arts, literature, and science: : sound of silence (take 2)
Event typeCourse
LocationÉvora, PortugalShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Women
  • Women History
  • Women empowerment
  • Women Writers
  • Women Patronage
  • women, gender, portugal, italy
  • Gender
  • Gender Studies
  • Literary Historiography
  • LIterature
  • literary studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Micropolitics
  • Agency
  • Queenship
  • Aristocracia portuguesa
  • Aristocracy
  • Portugal contemporâneo
  • 19th Century
  • Constitutional monarchy