UPDATE: Positioning Contemporary Women's Writing (grad) (UK) (4/13/07; 6/15/07-6/16/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Pauline Macpherson


Topic: "Wanted Dead Or Alive: Positioning Contemporary Women's Writing"
Deadline Extended: April 13th, 2007
Conference Title: Inaugural Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network (PGCWWN) Conference
Place and Date of Conference: University of Warwick, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2007
Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Mary Eagleton and Ali Smith


This postgraduate conference invites proposals for papers that seek to interrogate the term 'contemporary women's writing' and its usefulness to young scholars working in this field: is the classification 'dead' or 'alive'? The conference follows the success of the inaugural Contemporary Women's Writing Network (CWWN) conference held in Bangor, April 2006. We aim to provide a platform for the exchange of postgraduate research interests in this area and wish to encourage wide-ranging discussion on the reading, writing, teaching and studying of all aspects of contemporary women's writing.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the relationship between contemporary women's writing and:

* the contemporary canon
* feminist poetics / theory / practice
* genre
* identity/ies (eg. race, class, sexuality, gender)
* transculturalism and/or transnationalism
* translation
* writing the body
* the tyranny of the novel and the devaluing of other forms
* alternatives to the book (eg. magazines, pamphlets, hypertext fiction, blogs)
* the celebrity writer
* creativity / creative writing

We define 'contemporary women's writing' in the broadest sense and actively encourage submissions on a range of texts and media.
Proposals for papers (250 words) of no longer than twenty minutes in length should be sent by e-mail to: pgcwwn_at_yahoo.co.uk by April 13th 2007

Supported by: Espora, GENCAS, Warwick HRC, WCS Dundee

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