Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing

deadline for submissions: 
March 30, 2022
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Workshop on eighteenth-century women's writing and the novel genre

Eighteenth-century women’s writing has attracted critical attention in recent years and the rise of the novel genre has faced reconsideration and re-evaluation accordingly. The fiction of women writers such as Eliza Haywood, Aphra Behn, Delariver Manley, and Penelope Aubin has undergone new editions and has come under critical focus to question their relationship to the canon and to theories of the novel. This workshop focuses on women writers alongside the canonical writers of the long eighteenth century and invites talks on various aspects of eighteenth-century novel. Talks on the intertextual relationships between canonical writers and non-canonical women writers and on theories of the novel are especially welcome. The meeting will aim at reaching an understanding if and how early women’s writing differs from the novel genre as accepted to be emerged with the novels of Samuel Richardson, Daniel Defoe, and Henry Fielding and what this difference or continuity tells us about the theory of the novel.

Submission of proposals of talks of about 15 minutes by 30 March, 2022 to Demet Kurtuluş at dmtkrtls@gmail.com
*The workshop will be hybrid. Please notify your preference for online participation.

Date: 11 April 2022

Venue: İstinye University Topkapı Campus

This workshop is organized as part of the research project on eighteenth-century women’s writing and the novel genre supported by The Technological and Scientific Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) with project number 119K007.

İstinye University
Department of Translation and Interpreting (English)

İstanbul TURKEY