3rd Annual Early Modern Women Writers' Colloquium 2019

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Othello's Island
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The Third Annual Early Modern Women Writers' Colloquium (2019)

A collaboration between Othello's Island 2019, the International Margaret Cavendish Society, the University of Cyprus, Northern Arizona University, the University of Sheffield and the Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Cyprus

Following on from the success of our previous gatherings in Cyprus of international academics and research students looking at early modern women writers (c. 1500 to c.1750) we are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Third Annual Early Modern Women Writers' Colloquium in Cyprus.

As in previous years we will again be teaming up with the annual Othello's Island Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies to share facilities and hold collaborative social events during the colloquium, but the focus of the colloquium remains early modern women writers, in any language, active between the early sixteenth century and the eighteenth century in any part or the world.

We welcome papers lasting up to twenty minutes on more well-known figures such as Margaret Cavendish, Aphra Behn and Mary Wroth, but also work on lesser-known women writers of the period. Papers looking at the reception and social context of early modern women writers are also welcomed, as well as on the subsequent legacy of early modern women writers in later periods.

'Wild card' papers, which cover related areas, but do not easily fit into any of the suggested categorisations will also be considered, but please remember the focus of the colloquium is early modern women writers.

As in previous years, the popular round-table discussion, chaired by Professor James Fitzmaurice of the University of Sheffield, and Dr Stella Achilleos of the University of Cyprus will be part of the event, looking at developing themes in the study of early modern women writers, and the teaching of the subject in schools, colleges and universities. Hopefully, the weather will again be kind to us in Cyprus, and we will again be able to hold this outside under the trees at CVAR!

The deadline for proposed papers is 31 January 2019.

Full details on the event and the Call for Papers is available on our website at http://othellosisland.wixsite.com/emww