Women in the Archives, April 24, 2010

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Julia Flanders/Women Writers Project, Brown University
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Proposals of 300 words are invited for a one-day colloquium, "Women in the Archives: England/New England", at Brown University.

Women in the Archives explores the use of archival materials in the study of women's writing, and the construction of disciplinary practices in archival research and pedagogy. This year our theme is "England/New England", focusing on periodization and regionality in women's writing during the colonial period. Papers might address themes such as the following:

  • colonial perspectives on English culture and writing (and vice versa)
  • gender and the emerging sense of regional or national identity
  • literary periodization and its complications for colonial writing
  • copyright, intellectual property, and gender

The larger concerns of the Women in the Archives series as a whole include:

  • pedagogy and interdisciplinary pedagogies
  • the construction of archival spaces
  • material modes of textuality across disciplines
  • technologies of research and teaching, and the impact of digital media on the archive
  • new directions in archival research
  • editing archival materials

Please submit proposals of 300 words to WWP@brown.edu by October 1, 2009. For more information please visit http://www.wwp.brown.edu/about/activities/wia/.