Deadline: January 15, 2015
Dates: June 25-27, 2015
Location: New York City, CUNY
The British Women Writers Conference will engage the theme of “Relations” for its 23rd annual meeting to be held in New York City. The inspiration for this theme comes from Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, who taught at the Graduate Center from 1998-2009, and whose investment in relations continues to reverberate both within our department and in the field at large. One of her last courses, “Reading Relations,” explored literary constructions and alternative understandings of relationality [link to the syllabus forthcoming]. In this spirit, we invite papers—as well as panel proposals—that focus on possible interpretations of and approaches to relationality, broadly conceived. We welcome investigations of interaction, exchange, correlation, or conjunction. Alternately, treatments might focus on relationality as a political, historical, global, social, personal, critical or textual phenomenon.
For paper proposals, please send a 300-word abstract and a short bio (in a single attachment) to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15th, 2015. For full panel proposals, please compile all proposals, along with a brief rationale for the panel, into a single document. Papers and panels must address the theme and its application to British women’s literature of the long 18th- or 19th-centuries.