Carme Font Paz holds a PhD in English Literature from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where she teaches as an Lecturer (Professora Associada) in the English Department.

She is also Research Associate at the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.



My current lines of research focus on early modern women’s writing (1600-1750), with particular emphasis on prose writing, poetry, and pre-novelistic discourses. I study the distribution and reception of seventeenth-century women’s writing within the European context as well as theoretical aspects of early modern women’s intellectual history. Thanks to two postdoctoral research positions at UCLA and Harvard University respectively, I was able to widen my research focus to include eighteenth-century manuscript poetry and socio-economic considerations in the study of early modern textual production by women.


Two major academic publications directly related to this research are:

  • A book, Women's Prophetic Writings in Seventeenth-Century Britain, Routledge, 2017. See link. See reviews of the book in Women's Writing and Tulsa Studies.
  • An edited volume, with Nina Geerdink, entitled Mightier than the Spoon is the Pen: Economic Imperatives for Women’s Writing in Europe Before 1800. Brill, 2018.


You are kindly invited to browse this website for more information about my academic profile.

Dr. Carme Font Paz
Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Germanística


Campus d'excel·lència internacional U A B