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Visualisation of ‘The F Word in Contemporary Women’s Writing’

Before, during and after our recent ‘The F Word in Contemporary Women’s Writing’ conference in Belfast, delegates and interested individuals were engaging with the conference theme digitally. Conference tweets, blog posts and exchanges can drop down the timeline, so to preserve the ‘moment’ of our event in the digital sphere, we have compiled an interactive visualisation of materials from social media and our own website in the hope that it may prompt more connections.

View our Pearltree.

PGCWWN Pearltree

Alex Pryce, University of Oxford


The F Word in Contemporary Women’s Writing: Conference

‘The F Word in Contemporary Women’s Writing’ will be the fourth biennial conference of the PG CWWN. It will be held at Queen’s University, Belfast on the 4 – 5 April 2013. The conference keynote lecture will be by Prof. Diane Negra (University College Dublin), and an Early Career Workshop, led by Dr. Helen Davies (Teeside).

Conference registration is now open.

Find out more…

Announcement of Postgraduate and Early Career Bursaries

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).

Thanks from the Steering Group

Our biennial conference ‘Time and Space in Contemporary Women’s Writing’ is now over. The Steering Group wish to say a huge thank you to all the delegates and keynotes for contributing to a stimulating two days. We (as well as our keynote speakers) were very impressed with the quality of your papers and with the friendly atmosphere you brought to the event.

We will be in touch in due course with details regarding the planned conference proceedings – please do bear with us while we agree on a strategy and appropriate deadlines. Some photographs from the event can be found on this website.

It was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope to see you at the next PG CWWN event!


‘Time and Space’ – Full Conference Programme Now Available

We look forward to welcoming delegates to the University of Hull on the 8th September for our two day biennial conference. As well as our two keynote speakers, Professor Ann Heilmann and Gwyneth Lewis, the conference will feature 37 papers by postgraduate and early career researchers in contemporary women’s writing.

To find out more about the papers scheduled, read titles and full abstracts, download the conference programme.

Alternatively, click below to read the paper titles.

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‘Time & Space’ Conference – Deadline for Abstracts Approaches

Please note that the deadline for this year’s PG CWWN conference ‘Time & Space in Contemporary Women’s Writing’ has now been extended until 1st May 2011.

The PG CWWN Steering Group would be grateful if you could advertise the event as widely as possible among fellow postgraduates, your supervisees and your colleagues. We welcome submissions which relate to the conference theme in the widest possible sense and encourage postgraduates from across disciplines (including Modern Languages, English, Drama and Creative Writing) to submit their proposals.

Our keynote speakers will include Prof. Ann Heilmann (University of Hull) and Gwyneth Lewis (Poet & Writer). We are also pleased to announce the addition of an early career development workshop on “Grant Applications & Academic Careers”, to be held by Prof. Mark Llewellyn (University of Strathclyde). Thanks to a successful RCUK Roberts Fund bid we will be able to offer a significant number of travel bursaries and low registration fees. Registration fees will include a generous conference dinner, buffet lunch and wine reception for all delegates. (N.B. Unfortunately, the planned performance of “Vanessa and Virginia” has now been cancelled.)

Click this link for full details.

We do hope you will join us for what promises to be another exciting PG CWWN event!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

Very best,
The PG CWWN Steering Group

‘Time & Space’ Abstract Deadline Approaches!

The ‘Time & Space in Contemporary Women’s Writing’ abstract deadline approaches! Find the full CFP and more details here.

Email abstracts to time-and-space@pgcwwn.org by 1 April 2011.

You might like to know that:

– speakers whose abstracts are accepted will be eligible to apply for one of fifteen £30 travel bursaries.

– our keynote speakers will be Prof. Ann Heilmann (University of Hull), co-author of Neo-Victorianism: The Victorians in the Twenty-First Century, 1999-2009 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and Gwyneth Lewis, writer and former National Poet of Wales.

– the stage adaptation of Susan Sellers’ novel Vanessa and Virginia will be performed.

‘Time and Space in Contemporary Women’s Writing’ – CFP

We’re pleased to announce details of our 2011 conference, Time & Space in Contemporary Women’s Writing, which will be held at the University of Hull, 8th – 9th September 2011. Confirmed keynote speakers are Prof. Ann Heilmann (University of Hull) and Gwyneth Lewis (Writer and Poet). Please click on the link below to download the full call for papers and the event poster. More details will appear on our Events page as they become available. If you have any questions about the conference, please get in touch with Theresa Jamieson and Nadine Muller at time-and-space@pgcwwn.org.

We look forward to reading your abstracts and to welcoming you to Hull in September!

Time & Space in Contemporary Women’s Writing – CFP Poster