Spanish academic gets €1.5m EU grant to rescue 'women's writing'

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Project to bring recognition to women between 1500 and 1780 who wrote popular texts dismissed as minor

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.

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