December 18, 2008

Women Writing Space Conference: Provisional Programme announced and Registration now open

Women Writing Space: Representations of Gender and Space in post-1850 British Women's Writing

Registration is now open for this conference, taking place at the University of Warwick on 7th March 2009.

Booking forms can be found on the conference website:

Any further enquiries may be directed to the conference organisers, Arina Lungu and Charlotte Mathieson:

Provisional Programme:

09.30 – 10.00   Registration; tea and coffee (Graduate Space, 4th Floor, Humanities)

10.00 – 10.10   Welcome and Introduction     (H545, 5th Floor, Humanities)

10.10-11.00      Lynne Walker (London)


11.00 - 11.15    Tea and Coffee (Graduate Space, 4th Floor, Humanities)


11.15-12.35      Panel 1: Contemporary Urban Spaces           (H545) Chair: tbc

Katharine Cox (Cardiff)

‘Queering the Maze: Representations of Gendered Space in Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion

Zoë Skoulding (Bangor)

‘City Space, History and Quotation: Redell Olsen and Frances Presley’

Fabiola Popa (Bucharest)

‘Identity Shaped by Space in the work of Penelope Lively’

12.35-12.45      Comfort Break

12.45-13.35      Rosa Ainley (London Metropolitan)


13.35-14.30      Lunch (Café Humanities, Ground Floor, Humanities)


14.30-15.50      Panel 2: Nation Spaces          (H545) Chair: tbc

Rebecca D’Monté (University of the West of England)

‘The Home Front: Women Dramatists during the Second World War’

Ann Hoag (Trinity College Dublin)

‘Re-mapping Home: Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Emma Short (Newcastle)

‘We’ve All Got To Live Somewhere: ‘Home’, The Body And ‘Belonging’ in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Death of the Heart’


15.50 – 16.10   Tea and Coffee (Graduate Space, 4th Floor, Humanities)


16.10 - 17.30 Panel 3: Victorian Borders and Boundaries         (H545) Chair: tbc


Kate Garner (Cardiff)

‘‘Her human geography sublime’: Mapping the female body in George Eliot’s ‘Janet’s Repentance’ and Kate Atkinson’s Human Croquet

Mary Mullen (Wisconsin/ Warwick)

‘The Space of the Age: Historicizing the Present in Aurora Leigh

Henriette Donner (York University, Toronto)

‘Writing from the ‘Third Space’: Charlotte Bronte’s Villette’  


17.30 – 18.30   Wine reception (Graduate Space, 4th Floor, Humanities)

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