UPDATE: British Women Writers Conference (10/10/06; 4/12/07-4/15/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Katherine D Osborne

The deadline for abstract submissions for the
British Women Writers Conference has been
extended until 10/10/2006.

Please see the CFP below.

15th Annual
British Women Writers Conference
April 12-15, 2007
The University of Kentucky

Call for Papers

The theme for this year’s conference is
“Speaking with Authority,” which encourages
submissions that reflect on the various
forms of power that women writers wield
in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
We welcome interdisciplinary approaches to
the writers of this period, and we are
especially interested in the ways women
writers gain, accept, resist, and complicate
authority and power. We are pleased to
announce that our keynote speakers will be
Deborah Epstein Nord, Sally Mitchell, Teresa
Mangum, Ann Ardis, Laura Rosenthal, and Ellen
Rosenman. We encourage proposals for panels
and individual papers that consider, but are
not limited to, the following issues:

Narrative as Political Tool
 Issues of empire and colonization
 The politics of representing social class
 Nationalism and female agency
 Sexuality and the body
 Race and subjectivity

Women writing in subgenres
 New Woman fiction
 The gothic novel
 Sensation fiction
 The domestic novel or the comedy of manners
 Non-fiction in all its forms

Representations of and Responses to Women’s Voices
 Women’s letters and journals
 Representations in popular media
 Advice literature
 Fictional representations of the woman writer
 Issues of backlash

Reading/Writing/Creating Cultural Spaces
 Architecture (i.e. the British Museum, Crystal Palace)
 Circulating libraries
 The publishing industry
 Sports and entertainment
 Clubs or organizations
 The private and public spheres

Please submit brief abstracts for individual
presentations and panel proposals (including
the name of a moderator) by October 10, 2006.
Please do not include any identifying
information on your abstract. Proposals may be
sent through email (include name, phone number,
mailing address, institutional affiliation and
brief biographical paragraph in the body of the
email) to: bwwc07_at_uky.edu.

Abstracts may also be submitted via regular mail

British Women Writers Conference
University of Kentucky
Department of English
1215 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506

Please include a cover sheet with your name,
address, phone number, email address,
institutional affiliation and a brief
biographical paragraph.

Please note that Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, an online, peer-
reviewed journal, plans to devote the 2007 summer issue to
publishing the best papers from the British Women Writers Conference held at the University of Kentucky in April.

NCGS publishes insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture. The 2006 special summer issue (due out in late July) focuses on the New Woman. For more information, please visit the website at www.ncgsjournal.com.

Katherine Dunagan Osborne
Department of English
University of Kentucky

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