London Studies Workshop: Women Walking in the City

deadline for submissions: 
November 23, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
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Inspired by the journey of Virignia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway and Lauren Elkin’s critical work Flaneuse, this one-day workshop seeks to explore the idiosyncratic journey of various women in the city of London as represented in British fiction. The course will focus on the idea of women in public space and think about the ways in which the city provides women new freedoms to think, to explore and to be. We will look at work by Virginia Woolf, Muriel Spark and Anita Brookner and discuss representations of the city landscape in specific texts. We will also engage with some theories and ideas of the city in modernism and critical theory.

The workshop will start at 9am and finish at 1pm and it will include three sessions and two coffee breaks:

9:00-10:20 Session 1: Virginia Woolf

10:30-11:50 Session 2: Muriel Spark

12:00-13:00 Session 3: Anita Brookner

In order to book a place, please register on

Registration fee is 65 GBP. Organisers can be contacted on

Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX