‘Time and Space’ – Full Conference Programme Now Available

We look forward to welcoming delegates to the University of Hull on the 8th September for our two day biennial conference. As well as our two keynote speakers, Professor Ann Heilmann and Gwyneth Lewis, the conference will feature 37 papers by postgraduate and early career researchers in contemporary women’s writing.

To find out more about the papers scheduled, read titles and full abstracts, download the conference programme.

Alternatively, click below to read the paper titles.

1A: Mapping Textual Spaces
Rebecca Pohl, University of Manchester: ‘Sexing the Labyrinth: Space and Sexuality in Sarah Waters’ Affinity’
Nissa Parmar, Oxford Brookes University: ‘The Spider and the Web in Adrienne Rich’s Poetry’
James Bailey, University of Sheffield: ‘Life and Death in the Tense Present: Time and Deduction in Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat’’

1B: Theorising Time & Space

Solomon Omatsola Azumurana, University of Lagos: ‘Male-Oriented Psychoanalytic Theories and the Nigerian Feminist Aesthetics: Creating Transgressive Space in Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Children of the Eagle and Kaine Agary’s Yellow-Yellow’
Lucy Barnett, University of York: ‘Historiographic Metafictions and Regeneration: Rewriting the Scripts of Space, the Feminine, and the Other’
Emilia Borowska, Royal Holloway: ‘Beneath the Paving Stones: Kathy Acker and the Situationists’

2A: The Subject in Time & History

Allison Neal, University of Hull: ‘Venus Rising in the Afterlife: Saartjie Baartman as Historical Commodity’
Rebecca Crowley, Leeds Metropolitan University: ‘Faces in the Water (1961): Bonds between Women as a Reappropriation of Intertexts?’
Ursula Hurley, University of Salford: ‘Finding the Heartwood: Readings from an Experimental Novel’

2B: Gendering Ecological Space

Rachel Sykes, University of Nottingham: ‘‚To surrender the idea of wilderness‛: The Transient Landscape of Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping’
Sarah Shaw, Northumbria University: ‘Space, Time and Metaphor in ‚Deep Blue‛’ Emma Smith, University of Derby: ‘Awakening Psychological Spaces by Negotiating Desert Places: An Exploration of the Psychogeographical Representations of
Environmental Space in Robyn Davidson’s Tracks’

2C: Traumatic Times & Violent Spaces
Nirmala Iswari, National University of Singapore: ‘Broken Verses: The Gendered National Space’
Cristina Gamberi, University of Bologna (Italy): ‘A Voyage into the Unguessable Country of Marriage: Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber’
Veronika Schuchter, University of Innsbruck: ‘‚You cannot imagine how much I long to have a house, a room or two, a cave of my own?‛: Rooms in the Contemporary Works of Jean Rhys’

3A: Domestic Landscapes
Lindsay Reeve, Simon Fraser University (Canada): ‘Strange Fruit and Estranged Bodies: The Politics of Time & Space in Salt Fish Girl’
Emma Young, University of Leicester: ‘Time & Space in the Works of Emma Donoghue’ Lucinda Newns, London Metropolitan University: ‘The Private and the Postcolonial: A
New Reading of Emecheta’s Second-Class Citizen’

3B: Bodily Spaces
Fariha Chaudhary, University of Huddersfield: ‘Hiding and Seeking Identity: ‚Female Body‛ and ‚Space‛ in Bapsi Sidhwa’s ‚The Pakistani Bride‛
Emily Blewitt, Cardiff University: ‘‚A look within‛: The Ultrasound Scan in Contemporary Women’s Poetry’
Mair Rees, Cardiff University: ‘The Womb & the Word: The Female Body as Cultural Space in Welsh-Language Fiction by Women’

4A: Poetic and Dramatic Times & Spaces
Sebastian Owen, University of York: ‘Jorie Graham‘s Overlord’
Alex Pryce, University of Oxford: ‘‚Where Is She?‛: Binaries, Anthologies and Northern
Irish Poetry’
Vanessa Dodd, University of Wales, Newport: ‘Time and the Dramatic Narrative’

4B: Spaces of War & Violence

Gohar Karim Khan, University of Warwick: ‘The Hideous Beauty of Bird-Shaped Burns: Transnational Allegory and feminist Rhetoric in Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows’
Angela Thurstance, University of Leicester: ‘Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Tragedy’ Alexa Athelstan, Leeds University: ‘Clandestine Desires: Queer Time & Space in Sarah
Waters’ The Night Watch (2006)’

4C: Global Spaces

Jahnavi Misra, Durham University: ‘Cosmopolitanisms and Internationalisms in Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows’
Libe Garcia Zarranz, University of Alberta: ‘‚Whose City Is It?‛: Mapping the Intersections of Gender and Race in Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For’
Christine Vogt-William, University of Frankfurt: ‘Twins and Space in Black British and American Women’s Fiction’

5A: Regional & Urban Imaginaries
Emily Dickinson, Loughborough University: ‘‚Trash always rises‛: Regionalism and Violence in Dorothy Allison’s Bastard out of Carolina’
Arina Cirstea, University of Warwick: ‘Mapping Space and Time in Michèle Roberts’ London Novels’
Sumana Ray, University of Warwick: ‘‚Imagining the Midlands‛: Literary Expressions of 5
Regional Women’

5B: Historicizing Time & Space
Sarah Walton, University of Hull: ‘Calculating the Distance Between Us and the Women of Ancient Rome’
Claire O’Callaghan, University of Leicester: ‘War Time as Queer Time in Sarah Waters’s The Night Watch’
Leanne Bibby, Leeds Metropolitan University: ‘Narrating Pasts, Creating Futures? Historical Narrative and Female Subjectivity in A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book’
Barbara Henderson, Newcastle University: ‘Children’s Time Travel Fiction’

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