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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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The History of British Women’s Writing, 1970-Present: Volume 10

The University of Leicester bookshop is currently offering The History of British Women’s Writing, 1970-Present, ed. by Mary Eagleton and Emma Parker (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) at the hugely discounted price of £28 (RRP £55): Detailed Description Major changes in the … Continue reading

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The Brigid Brophy Anniversary Conference

The Brigid Brophy Anniversary Conference 9 – 10 October 2015 Avenue Campus, St. George’s Avenue, The University of Northampton To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the death of Brigid Antonia Brophy (1929-1995), and the fiftieth anniversary of her article ‘The … Continue reading

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A conversation with Caroline Criado-Perez OBE

A conversation with Caroline Criado-Perez OBE Hosted by the Gender and Society Research Hub, Northumbria University   Caroline Criado-Perez is a freelance journalist, broadcaster and feminist campaigner. She is co-founder of The Women’s Room, a database of women experts set … Continue reading

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ESSE 2016 Panel on Literature and Medical Discourse in 20th and 21st Centuries.

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

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23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

  23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work 5-6 April 2016 METU Culture and Convention Centre Ankara, Turkey Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey Contact person: Asst. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro Contact email: bnc2016@metu.edu.tr “23rd METU British Novelists … Continue reading

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