Carme Font, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, has won a 1.5 million Euro ERC grant to recover texts by women writers of the past.
“What they wrote was seen as minor, as being a mere repetition of what men had written. Because a lot of these woman never had a formal education, they wrote in a more informal way. They weren’t following a formal essay style and they were criticised for that and told, ‘No, your writing isn’t proper; you don’t respect the flow of cause and effect’, and so on. That’s how their writings came to be marginalised.”