Another Humanism: Gendering Early Modern Libertinism and the Boundaries of Subjectivity

  • Gerdes, Nan (Project participant)
  • Franzén, Carin (Project manager)

Project: Research

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By giving new attention to early modern female freethinking in France across literary genres, Another Humanism revises a conventional humanistic historical narrative of subjectivity as founded on the challenged idea of human sovereignty.

Our research arises from the hypothesis that the marginalized forms of subjectivities that early modern female authors gave expression to, have the potential to positively redefine the understanding of humanism after the post-anthropocentric turn.

Another Humanism was launched in 2020 and is headquartered at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, with professor Carin Franzén as project manager. The project is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Short titleAnother Humanism
Effective start/end date01/01/2020 → …

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