BWWC 2020: Visions

deadline for submissions: 
December 13, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
British Women Writers Conference
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Call for Papers

18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference

March 5th-7th, 2020

TCU, Fort Worth

The twenty-eighth annual British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) invites papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “visions” in British women’s writing in the 18th and 19th centuries.  From sight to spyglasses, the unseen to voyeurism, the theme of “visions” encourages us both to engage with the past and to reimagine the possibilities for future scholarship. Our conceptions of periods and places are widely defined, and we invite a rich discussion of the diversity of women’s writing. Please send a 500-word abstract and a brief bio to bwwc2020@gmail.com by Friday, December 13, 2019.

Panel proposals should include individual paper abstracts, short speaker bios, as well as a brief panel description (in one document). All proposals should engage the conference theme and relate to British women’s writing in the long eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Graduate students are encouraged to apply for sponsored travel grants.

Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:


Adaptations

Film adaptations

Textual studies

 

Science & Technology

Advances in medicine

Scientific revolution

Women in/and science

Environmental writing

 

Representation

Politics/Citizenship

Art & Art History

Trans- and queer theories

The subaltern

 

Horizons

Movement

Transatlanticism

Travel

Mapping & globalization

Epistolary networks

Empire and expansion

 

The Unseen

Voyeurism

Disability Studies

Text Recovery

 

Ideas

Visionaries

Enlightenment

Colonialism

 

Supernatural

Gothic

Specters

Religion & religious visions

 

Scholarship

Visionaries

Future work

Eco studies & Ecofeminism

Periodical studies

Diversity in the academy