Category: Announcements


Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Writing about the 18th century? Share your work with us! We’d like to feature 18th-century-themed original fiction for the month of November. Submit a synopsis of your work and a 750-1000 word excerpt to Your novel could be featured in a special NaNoWriMo post.

Summer Reading Group Discussion — His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Have you read or are you reading His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik? (Of course you are. Because British naval officers and the Napoleonic Wars and DRAGONS.) Contribute to our summer reading group! Go to our Goodreads group page and post your thoughts on the discussion board. At the end of the month, your comments…

Announcing: The Catherine de Vivonne Undergraduate Essay Prize

Seeking engaging literary conversation and more wit than the seventeenth-century French courts could yield, Catherine de Vivonne, the Marquise de Rambouillet, established the Hôtel de Rambouille’s Blue Room, thereby setting the intellectual standard for salons. ABOPublic’s own Blue Room invites submissions of outstanding undergraduate papers on all topics of interests to our mission. We ask…

ABOPublic is back online!

ABOPublic is back and better than ever! We’ll be republishing and retweeting some of our favorite articles all day, so be sure to check back regularly. Also, stay tuned for new articles and some exciting news about new developments with the site and the editorial team!

It’s Here!: ABOPublic Has Launched

ABOPublic is a new public scholarship forum that integrates public and academic interests through intersecting feminist perspectives on gender, sexuality, race, class, privilege, geography, politics, culture, and the arts. Check the Bluestocking Salon for articles on the eighteenth-century playwright and novelist Mary Davys, by Martha Bowden; eighteenth-century female historians, by Devoney Looser; and the experience of publishing…