Monthly Archives: April 2017

Opportunities to Join the CWWA Executive Committee – Call for Intentions to Stand for Election


Dear all,

There are two opportunities to join the CWWA executive committee in 2017. We warmly invite interested members to stand for election to the following roles:


According to the constitution, any member of the CWWA can stand for a role in the Exec. The scope and duties of these roles are as follows:


•    Organising regular Executive Committee meetings and the AGM.
•    Taking meeting minutes, distributing these to the Executive Committee and membership where appropriate, and collating other documents and records.
•    Replying to members’ queries and making arrangements for the AGM.
•    Assisting the Chair in overall management of the Association.
•    Supporting other activities and projects as required.



•    Managing all aspects of CWWA finances including a Bank account, Debit card and Paypal account.
•    Producing invoices and receipts, sending and receiving cheques, payment of invoices and other outstanding dues of CWWA in a timely and efficient manner.
•    Liaising with the Membership Officer to monitor membership subscriptions and payments.
•    Producing regular financial updates to the Executive Committee including an Annual Report to be received at the AGM.
•    Working with the Chair to project annual expenditure and identify additional investment opportunities that benefit the membership base.
•    Contributing to the Executive Committee, with a particular focus on the financial viability of new projects and events.

Get in touch with me if you would like to stand for any position, no later than MONDAY 12 JUNE 2017, please. Elections to these roles will take place at our AGM in July, taking place during the English Shared Futures conference.

For the latest news on our activities, further details about the CWWA’s constitution and composition, and different roles on the exec, please see our website, Facebook and Twitter pages:

If you have any questions at all or you would like to learn more about what is involved in any position, please feel free to contact me ( and our Chair, Rachel Carroll ( for further information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,
Leanne Bibby

Call for Book Proposals


Call for Proposals: Gylphi Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays. Series Editor: Dr Sarah Dillon (University of Cambridge)


   Gylphi Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays presents a new approach to the academic study of living authors. The titles in this Series are devoted to contemporary Anglophone writers whose work is popularly and critically valued but on whom a significant body of academic criticism has yet to be established. The Series covers writers of all forms, from those penning long and short fiction, to poets, dramatists and authors of creative non-fiction. Each of the titles in the Series develops out of the best contributions to an international conference; represents the most intelligent and provocative material in current thinking about the writer’s work; and suggests future avenues of thought, comparison and analysis. With each title prefaced by an author foreword, the Series embraces the challenges of writing on living authors and provides the foundation stones for future critical work on our most significant contemporary writers.


     Series Titles: David Mitchell: Critical Essays (2011, ed. Sarah Dillon), Maggie Gee: Critical Essays (2015, ed. Sarah Dillon and Caroline Edwards), China Miéville: Critical Essays (2015, ed. Caroline Edwards and Tony Venezia, Adam Roberts: Critical Essays (2016, ed. Christos Callow and Anna McFarlane), Tom McCarthy: Critical Essays (2016, ed. Dennis Duncan), Rupert Thomson: Critical Essays (2016, ed. Rebecca Pohl and Christopher Vardy).


 Titles Forthcoming: Michel Faber: Critical Essays (2018, ed. Jim MacPherson, Rebecca Langworthy and Kristin Lindfield-Ott), M. John Harrison: Critical Essays (2018, ed. Mark Bould and Rhys Williams).


 Academics at any stage in their career with an idea for the Series are encouraged to contact the Series Editor<>


The Series Webpage contains full details on how to contribute


 In this call, proposals for conferences and collections on women writers are particularly welcome.






 Clare Hanson

 Professor of Twentieth Century Literature

 School of Humanities: English

 University of Southampton

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