ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 (ISSN 2157-7129) is an open access, interactive, scholarly journal, launched in 2011 by the Aphra Behn Society. The journal is supported by the University of South Florida Tampa Library. The journal focuses on gender and women’s issues, and all aspects of women in the arts in the long eighteenth century, especially literature, visual arts, music, performance art, film criticism, and production arts.

Its public scholarship blog, ABOPublic, publishes shorter articles and interactive content geared toward a public audience. It also houses Ask Aphra, a professional advice column.


Laura Runge, University of South Florida

Managing Editor

Cassie Childs, University of South Florida

Section Editors

Scholarship Editor

Mona Narain, Texas Christian University

Pedagogy Editor

Cynthia Richards, Wittenberg University

Digital Humanities Editor

Tonya Howe, Marymount University

Book Review Editor

Aleksondra Hultquist, Stockton University

ABOPublic Editor

Alaina Pincus, University of Illinois