CARME FONT PAZ holds a PhD in English Literature from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where she teaches as a Lecturer (Professora Associada) in the English Department. She is also Research Associate at the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. In 2012-2013 Font was awarded postdoctoral research grants both at UCLA and Harvard University.
Her current research focuses on early modern women's writing (1550-1750), with particular emphasis on prose, poetry, and pre-novelistic discourses. She is interested in seventeenth-century women's writing within the European context as well as theoretical aspects of early modern women's intellectual history, including eighteenth-century manuscript poetry and socio-economic considerations of early modern textual production. Two major academic publications directly related to Font's research are: A book, Women's Prophetic Writings in Seventeenth-Century Britain (Routledge, 2017) and an edited volume, with Nina Geerdink, Economic Imperatives for Women's Writing in Early Modern Europe (Brill, 2018).
She is also the author of Cómo escribir sobre una lectura, Cómo crear emoción en la literatura, Cómo diseñar el conflicto narrativo, published by Alba Editorial.
Literature has always been a passion for Carme, and she takes university teaching and research both as a privilege and a service. Prior to her university appointments, Carme Font worked as a literary translator, editor and reader for major publishers in Barcelona and Madrid. Among the authors she translated from English into Spanish are Peter Ackroyd, Charlotte Bronte (Tales of Angria), Nicholson Baker, Mark Twain (tales), Wilbur Smith, and Julie Otsuka. She is also drawn by teaching methodologies of advanced reading and creative writing practice, which she has been sharing for several years now in writers' workshops in Barcelona.
In 2018 Carme Font has been awarded an ERC-Starting Grant 2018 of €1.5 million for the project WINK, "Women's Invisible Ink: Trans-Genre Writing and the Gendering of Intellectual Value in Early Modernity". See links below and follow @ProjectWink and @CFontPaz
UAB press release: Carme Font Paz is awarded a Starting Grant.
CBC radio interview: Researcher plans to shed new light on women writers overlooked for centuries.