UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Women Writing Space Conference: Registration now open

full name / name of organization: 
Charlotte Mathieson

Registration is now open for "Women Writing Space: Representations of
Gender and Space in post-1850 British Women's Writing" taking place at
the University of Warwick, Saturday 7th March 2009.

For further information and a booking form please see the conference
website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/hrc/confs/wws/

The provisional programme is also now available on the website, and
abstracts of papers will be posted shortly.

Further conference information:

In the second half of the 20th century space has become a reference point
of cultural debates. Feminist critics have been particularly receptive to
the new findings in this field, and set out to explore the specificity of
the relationship between gendered subjects and the spaces they inhabit.

This one-day conference will explore spatial perspectives on women’s
writing 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?

Papers will discuss British women’s writing over a period ranging from
the mid-19th century to the present. This choice conveys our intuition
that the contemporary interest in space may be traced back to the
Victorian age, when industrialization, and the rapid changes in landscape
and workplace it involved, considerably developed the writers’ spatial
awareness. Without losing sense of the specificity of the historical
periods involved, this conference will therefore provide the site for a
productive comparative perspective.

Guest speakers:

Lynne Walker (University of London)
Rosa Ainley (London Metropolitan University)

Any enquires may be directed to the conference organisers:

Charlotte Mathieson C.E.Mathieson_at_warwick.ac.uk
Arina Lungu A-N.Lungu_at_warwick.ac.uk
or Sue Dibben at the Humanities Research Centre HRC_at_warwick.ac.uk

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