CFP: [Graduate] Writing Bodies / Reading Bodies in Contemporary Women's Writing (University of Oxford, UK)

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Nadine Muller
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The 2nd Biennial Conference of the Postgraduate Contemporary Women's
Writing Network:


11th - 12th September 2009, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Keynote Speakers:
* Professor Lucie Armitt (University of Salford, UK)
* Dr. Mark Llewellyn (University of Liverpool, UK)

Featured Authors:
* Professor Susan Sellers (University of St. Andrews, UK)
* Christine Wilks

In recent decades, fiction and critical theory have expanded, re-defined
and re-written the body as a representative space. Contemporary women
writers in particular have adopted new ways of engaging with the body as
a subject/object of textual representation, for instance in terms of
gender, race and nationality. This postgraduate conference seeks to
explore how contemporary women’s writing from the 1970s onwards writes
and reads bodies in a range of social, political and cultural contexts.
We especially encourage submissions on literature of the 1990s onwards.
Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:

* (trans)gendered bodies
* racial bodies
* ageing bodies, the body as memory
* bodies as texts, texts as bodies
* the body in cyberspace
* diasporic bodies
* politicising the body
* queer bodies
* staging the body (performance and gaze)

Please email 300-word abstracts for 20-minute papers to the organisers at by 27th March 2009.

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