The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe – Series

The text series, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe, first proposed by Margaret L. King and Albert Rabil, Jr., in 1995, is dedicated to the publication of editions of works by and about women written in the fourteenth through eighteenth centuries. The project was initially adopted by the University of Chicago Press, which published sixty volumes of the Chicago Series between 1996 and 2010. By the latter year, the founding editors had entered into a co-publishing arrangement to publish a Toronto Series of The Other Voice, when volume numbering began anew. The first thirty-five volumes of the Toronto Series were published 2009-2014 by Iter Press and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Volumes 36-75 were published 2015-2020 by Iter Press and ACMRS [Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies] Press. Commencing with volume 76 (2021), the series is published by Iter Press. The Editor in Chief of Iter Press is William R. Bowen; the current members of the Other Voice editorial board are Anne J. Cruz, Margaret Ezell, Anne Larsen, and Elissa B. Weaver; the series editors include Vanda Anastácio, Jaime Goodrich, Elizabeth H. Hageman, Sarah E. Owens, Deanna Shemek, and Colette H. Winn, with Margaret L. King participating as Senior Editor.

As of the end of 2023, the Toronto Series reached a total of 102 volumes, and is ongoing. Including both Chicago and Toronto titles as of that date, the series includes 162 titles originally composed in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The genres represented include, in fiction, poetry, drama, epic, romance, and story; and in prose non-fiction, letters, orations, dialogues, treatises, autobiography, travel literature, and essays. Complete lists of titles, which can be sorted by author, title, and publication date are found at Chicago Series and Toronto Series.

Those wishing to propose a title for publication in the Other Voice series should follow the steps outlined in the Submission Guidelines. The following documents may also be of general interest:

  • The Old Voice and the Other Voice,” by Margaret L. King and Albert Rabil, Jr., a review of the history of traditional attitudes toward women that served as an introduction to the Other Voice series and was published in all volumes of the Chicago Series, 1996–2010.
  • In Memoriam,” a tribute to Albert Rabil, Jr., co-founder of the Other Voice series, who died 8 January 2021.
  • In Search of the Other Voice,” by Margaret L. King, a history of the Other Voice series and analysis of the component titles, published in The Past, Present, and Future of Early Modern Digital Studies: Iter at 25, edited by Laura Estill and Ray Siemens (New York and Toronto: Iter Press, forthcoming), pp. 189–216.
  • Awards and other forms of recognition are listed here.
  • Reviews of volumes in the series are included with the information on individual titles.
  • Titles of approved proposals and works in the pipeline to publication are listed here.