In late 2011, PG CWWN and the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association (CWWA) advertised a travel bursary for a postgraduate aiming to present a paper at the Fourth Biennial International Conference of the CWWA, ‘(Wo)man and the Body’, at the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in July 2012. We received many accomplished applications and interesting abstracts, proving that there is much engaging postgraduate research in this area.
All decisions have now been communicated and we are pleased to announce that the winner of the PG CWWN/CWWA Postgraduate Bursary is Renata Dalmaso, a PhD student at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil. She will present a paper entitled ‘Queering the Gendered Body: Performances of Masculinity and Femininity in Alison Bechdel’s Graphic Memoir Fun Home’.
The Contemporary Women’s Writing Association and the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network are delighted to announce a competition for two bursaries of £500 to give a paper at the Fourth Biennial International Conference of the CWWA, ‘(Wo)Man and the Body’ at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan on 11-13th July 2012.
The bursaries are funded jointly by the CWWA and PGCWWN and will be awarded to one postgraduate student and one early career researcher (not in full-time employment). Applicants are required to be a member of the CWWA and are requested to submit the following information by 30th December 2011:
• An extended abstract of the proposed paper (1000 words)
• A personal statement detailing applicant’s relevant experience and research interests and the reasons for conference attendance (500 words)
• An up-to-date C.V.
The competition will be judged by the Executive Committee of the CWWA and the Steering Group of the PGCWWN. The outcome of the competition will be announced by 30th January 2012. The successful candidate for the postgraduate bursaries will be expected to produce a conference report for the PGCWWN website/newsletter.
Applications and/or further enquiries should be submitted via email to Dr Susan Watkins (S.Watkins@leedsmet.ac.uk) and Dr Helen Davies (H.C.Davies@leedsmet.ac.uk).