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Positioning Contemporary Women's Writing


The Inaugural Conference of the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network (PGCWWN)



University of Warwick (UK), Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2007

Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Mary Eagleton and Ali Smith


This postgraduate conference seeks to interrogate the term ‘contemporary women’s writing’ and its usefulness to young scholars working in this field: is the classification ‘dead’ or ‘alive’?  We aim to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas between postgraduates working in this area and offer wide-ranging discussion on the reading, writing, and researching of all aspects of contemporary women’s writing.  An evening interview with and reading by the acclaimed writer Ali Smith will begin the conference on the Friday evening (if you are not attending the conference, you are still very welcome to join us at this event – tickets are available from Warwick Arts Centre:  Mary Eagleton will open the Saturday proceedings with her keynote address and the day will offer papers on ethnicity, location, popular fiction, bodies, literary border crossings, and a panel on marginalised voices with poets Lauren Rusk and Eleanor Rees.


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 Supported by: Espora, FWSA, GENCAS, Warwick HRC, WCS Dundee





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