UPDATE: Irish Women Writers (Belgium) (5/30/07; 10/24/07-10/27/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Elke D'hoker

*Second Call for Papers - extension of the deadline for proposals to May
30th. *
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Irish and European Contexts

University of Leuven, Belgium
Wednesday 24 October -- Saturday 27 October 2007
Confirmed Plenary speakers: Patricia Coughlan, Ann Owen Weekes, Anne
Fogarty and Sinéad Morrissey
With such recent publications as Volumes IV and V of the /Field Day
Anthology/, the /Greenwood Guide to Irish Women Writers/ and the
/Dictionary of Munster Women Writers/, literature by Irish women has
come to enjoy an unprecedented critical attention. Across the different
genres of modern literature, the writing of Irish women has turned out
to be more varied, rich and interesting than had previously been
thought. This conference wants to demonstrate this richness by providing
a platform for exchange of research and critical discussion on all
aspects of the literature of Irish women writers, both in English and in
Gaelic. We invite historical, theoretical, political, cultural or
textual analyses of literary texts and would particularly welcome papers
that seek to situate these texts within the larger framework of a female
literary tradition, both in an Irish and in a European context. The
larger cultural context of literary production and reception for Irish
women writers of the last three centuries also provides topics for
The conference is hosted by the University of Leuven and The Louvain
Institute of Ireland in Europe. The conference will take place in the
old Irish college in Leuven, which celebrates its 400^th anniversary in
Papers should be in English and should not exceed 2500-3000 words (20
minutes' delivery).
For further information , you can contact Elke D'hoker (
elke.dhoker_at_arts.kuleuven.be <mailto:elke.dhoker_at_arts.kuleuven.be>) or
look at the website: http://www.arts.kuleuven.be/literary_studies/index.htm
_Proposals for papers (250 words) should be sent by e-mail to Elke
D'hoker by May 30^th 2007._

--Elke D'hokerPostdoctoral Researcher FWOKULeuven - Faculteit LetterenEnglish LiteratureBlijde Inkomststraat 21B-3000 Leuven016/324883 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP_at_english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu ==========================================================Received on Wed May 02 2007 - 14:54:30 EDT