PG CWWN invite abstract submissions for this half day symposium at the University of Oxford.
Sisters in Verse: Contemporary Women’s Poetry
A half day symposium at the University of Oxford
Friday 9th March 2012
Keynote Panel Discussion: Kate Clanchy, Sophie Mayer & Jane Yeh
Adrienne Rich once stated that ‘the connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet’. This symposium aims to interrogate what these connections between women make possible in contemporary poetry. Given that a woman currently holds the British laureateship, we have clearly come some distance from deriding the ‘poetess’; this event seeks to evaluate recent transformations. From sisterhood and solidarity between recent generations of poets, to flat refusals to call one’s self a ‘woman poet’, there are many themes to discuss at this half day symposium.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
- Feminist poetics and écriture féminine
- Protest poetry
- Generational influence and anxiety
- The development of twentieth century and post- millennial women’s poetry
- The women of the ‘Next Generation Poets’ promotion
- All-female anthologies and accusations of self- ghettoization
- Relations between poets from different backgrounds
- Female laureateships; the journey from ‘poetess’ to poet laureate
Abstracts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17th February 2012.
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.)
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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!
The PG CWWN Steering Group
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 email@example.com.
We look forward to reading your abstracts and to welcoming you to Hull in September!
Time & Space in Contemporary Women’s Writing – CFP Poster
Workshops will be held by leading academics in the field and cover a wide range of prominent and emerging themes and genres in contemporary women’s writing. Workshops include:
Postcolonial & diasporic literature (Prof. Janet Wilson)
Feminist theory (Dr. Stephanie Genz) *FULL*
Cyber-/Science-fiction (Prof. Lucie Armitt)
Chick-/Mum-Lit (Prof. Imelda Whelehan)
Queer theory (Prof. Sally Munt)
Historical fiction (Prof. Diana Wallace) *FULL*
Publishing on contemporary women’s writing (Prof. Ann Heilmann) *FULL*
Teaching contemporary women’s writing (Dr. Nicole King)
Creative contemporary women’s writing (Scarlett Thomas)
Please register your workshop preferences by filling in the registration form (on our website) and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full information, an event programme and workshop details are available at http://www.pgcwwn.org