The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1219.  Monday, 8 December 1997.

From:           Margaret Jane Kidnie <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 8 Dec 1997 14:23:05 GMT
Subject:        Call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Disrupting the Discourses: Women Writers 1500-1700"

A one-day conference at South Bank University, London, England

Friday 31st July 1998

This conference will explore women's writing across the genres,
1500-1700, taking as a starting point recent theoretical work on the
emergence of the woman author and the nature of the relationship between
women and texts.  We are particularly interested in focusing on the
manner in which women authors, having constructed a voice for
themselves, negotiated through their writing such dominant discourses as
religion, the family, marriage, creativity, education, language, gender,
sexuality, authority, politics.  To emphasize the wide range of women's
literary activities at this time, it is hoped that the conference will
include examples drawn from the following possible areas:

*Poetry * Drama * Prose Fiction * Autobiographies * Death-bed speeches *
Petitions * Prison Memoirs * Prophetic Writings * Religious Works *
Translations * Household Books * Advice Manuals * Practical Books

We welcome contributions from both established scholars and those at the
beginning of their academic careers, and request one-page proposals to
be sent by 28th February 1998 to either M.J. Kidnie, School of
Education, Politics, and Social Science, South Bank University, 103
Borough Road, London, England, SE1 0AA (+44 171 815 8062; e-mail:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Rebecca D'Monte, Department of Literature and
Writing, University of Southampton New College, The Avenue, Southampton,
England, SO17 1BG (+44 1703 216239 ext 505).  It is our intention to
publish the proceedings of this conference.

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