CFP: Irish Women Writers (Belgium) (4/30/07; 10/24/07-10/27/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Elke Dhoker

Call for Papers

National and European Contexts

University of Leuven, Belgium
Wednesday 24 October =96 Saturday 27 October 2007

Confirmed Plenary speakers: Patricia Coughlan,=20
Ann Owen Weekes, Anne Fogarty and Sin=E9ad Morrissey

With such recent publications as Volumes IV and V=20
of the Field Day Anthology, the Greenwood Guide=20
to Irish Women Writers and the Dictionary of=20
Munster Women Writers, literature by Irish women=20
has come to enjoy an unprecedented critical=20
attention. Across the different genres of modern=20
literature, the writing of Irish women has turned=20
out to be more varied, rich and interesting than=20
had previously been thought. This conference=20
wants to demonstrate this richness by providing a=20
platform for exchange of research and critical=20
discussion on all aspects of the literature of=20
Irish women writers, both in English and in=20
Gaelic. We invite historical, theoretical,=20
political, cultural or textual analyses of=20
literary texts and would particularly welcome=20
papers that seek to situate these texts within=20
the larger framework of a female literary=20
tradition, both in an Irish and in a European=20
context. The larger cultural context of literary=20
production and reception for Irish women writers=20
of the last three centuries also provides topics for discussion.

The conference is hosted by the University of=20
Leuven and the Louvain Institute of Ireland in=20
Europe. The conference will take place in the old=20
Irish college in Leuven, which celebrates its=20
400th anniversary in 2007. Papers should be in=20
English and should not exceed 2500-3000 words (20 minutes=92 delivery).

Proposals for papers (250 words) should be sent=20
by e-mail to Elke D=92hoker ( by 30 April 2007

Elke D'hoker
Postdoctoral Researcher FWO
KULeuven - Faculteit Letteren
English Literature
Blijde Inkomststraat 21
B-3000 Leuven

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