CFP: Contemporary Women's Writing (UK) (4/13/07; 6/5/07-6/16/07)

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WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE: POSITIONING CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S WRITING

INAUGURAL POSTGRADUATE CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S WRITING NETWORK (PGCWWN)
CONFERENCE University of Warwick, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2007

Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Mary Eagleton and Ali Smith

CALL FOR PAPERS 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, FWSA, GENCAS, Warwick HRC, WCS Dundee

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