CFP: Feminism(s) and Literature (grad) (UK) (10/20/06; 11/11/06)

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Kirsten Law

Feminism(s) 2006: Feminisms and Literature Postgraduate Seminar.
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, Saturday 11th November 2006.

    A seminar for postgraduates studying literature and feminism to present and discuss their research. The day is primarily concerned with examining the relationship between feminism and literature, the implications of labels such as 'feminist' or 'women's writing', and the impact of feminist literary criticism and politics upon literature today. It is the discussion of these themes across the different topics which is important – the day is devised as a discussion of similar concerns across literature. We would also like to encourage students working with poets, dramatists as well as fiction writers.

Suggested topics to date include (but are not limited to) :-
• Canadian literature, South-American literature and other literatures which may come under the umbrella-term 'post-colonial literature'.
• The feminist label and the 'women's writing' label.
• The feminist canon.
• Contemporary women's fiction.

Proposals for papers should be no longer than 200 words. The closing date for proposals is October 20th. They should be sent to the following:

There is no conference fee and numbers are limited. All enquiries should be directed to the above e-mail address.

Kirsten Law and Leigh Wetherall-Dickson.

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