CFP: [Gender Studies] Women Writing Space: Representations of Gender and Space in post-1850 British Womenâs Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Arina Lungu
contact email: 
a-n.lungu@warwick.ac.uk

This one-day conference invites papers from a range of disciplines,
reflecting the scope of contemporary feminist interest in spatial
configurations. The conference will address the issue of “how British
women writers represent space”, considering questions such as, how do
women writers construct literary space? What types of spaces/places are
represented in works by women? How are received notions of space/place
interpreted, accepted, or contested? How do we theorise the textual
spaces in women’s writing?

We welcome papers covering British women’s writing over a period ranging
from the mid-19th century to the present. Topics may include, but are not
limited to:

 the theory of “separate spheres” and its cultural/literary
contestations;
 enclosed places, spaces of confinement;
 “Woman and the City”: the female flâneur;
 feminist dystopias/utopias;
 bodies in space/sexuality and space;
 borders and boundaries, liminality;
 theorising textual spaces through women’s writing;
 the (in)visibility of women’s position on social/cultural/ethnic
maps.

Please send a 300-word proposal for 20-minute papers by 30th October 2008
to the conference organisers, Arina Lungu and Charlotte Mathieson, at:

A-N.Lungu_at_warwick.ac.uk or c.e.mathieson_at_warwick.ac.uk

Guest Speakers: Rosa Ainley,Linda McDowell(Oxford),Deborah Parsons
(Birmingham),Lynne Walker(London)

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cfp categories: 
gender_studies_and_sexuality