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Newcastle Noir 2016 (25th April-1st May)

    We’re almost there!!!! In a week’s time the Newcastle Noir 2016 Fringe Events will be underway. On the Friday evening we’ll be celebrating the official launch of the festival in the company of award-winning writer, Ann Cleeves. Then over … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2016 Stella Prize shortlist

The Stella Prize 2016 shortlist has been announced. Congratulations to: Tegan Bennett Daylight Peggy Frew Elizabeth Harrower Mireille Juchau Charlotte Wood Fiona Wright

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CWW Prize Winners

The inaugural 2016 Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize: Prize Winner: Mary Horgan, About Change: Ali Smith’s Numismatic Modernism   In addition, the following essays have been selected for Special Commendation: Imogen Mathew, Educating the Reader in Anita Heiss’ Chick Lit … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for Panel on Literature and Medicine for the 2016 ESSE conference

Literature and Medicine for the 2016 ESSE conference Galway, 22nd – 26th August (further details at http://www.esse2016.org/) In her 1930 essay ‘On Being Ill’ Woolf noted how “strange” it was “that illness ha[d] not taken its place with love and … Continue reading

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Black British Women Writers: A Conversation

Black British Women Writers: The Arts in Brixton in the 1980s, a Literary Conversation University of Leicester Wednesday 24 February 2016 3-5pm Bennett Building, Lower Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 3 Carol Leeming in Conversation with Dorothea Smartt, chaired by SuAndi. … Continue reading

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‘Girls on film’: Visualising Femininities in Contemporary Culture

A postgraduate symposium, as part of the Gendered Subjects Postgraduate Network and in collaboration with the Gendered Subjects Research Hub, Northumbria University. May 23rd 2016, Northumbria University. Keynote speakers: Dr. Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick) Dr. Christina Scharff (King’s College … Continue reading

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CONSUMING (THE) VICTORIANS (ANNUAL BAVS CONFERENCE 2016)

Cardiff University Wednesday 31 August to Friday 2 September 2016 Keynotes: Christina Bashford (Illinois) & Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck) Neo-Victorian Plenary: Patricia Duncker (Manchester) The Victorian age saw the emergence of ‘modern’ consumer culture: in urban life, commerce, literature, art, science … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Legacies and Lifespans: Contemporary Women’s Writing in the 21st Century’

Review: ‘Legacies and Lifespans: Contemporary Women’s Writing in the 21st Century’ by Dr Rosie White ‘Legacies and Lifespans: Contemporary Women’s Writing in the 21st Century’, The 10th Anniversary Conference of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, University of Brighton, 17 October 2015   … Continue reading

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Reading the Present through the Past From Historical to Neo-Historical Fiction

Call for Papers One-day symposium, 4 March 2016 The Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies University of Amsterdam   Ever since the turn of the twenty-first century, literary and cultural returns to earlier periods have become increasingly frequent and visible. … Continue reading

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From Suffrage to Second Wave: Feminist Periodical Culture in Britain

From Suffrage to Second Wave: Feminist Periodical Culture in Britain Edited by Victoria Bazin and Melanie Waters This special issue of Women: A Cultural Review brings together scholarship on feminist print media from the first ‘wave’ of suffrage publications produced … Continue reading

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