The motif of the ‘identity quest’ features strongly in much contemporary French women’s writing, but nowhere more so than in the work of French-Algerian author Nina Bouraoui. Author of numerous books since 1991 and winner of the 2005 Prix Renaudot , Bouraoui persistently explores the question of self-expression in her work, experimenting with a variety of self-representational modes and emphasising the importance of language to the construction of her sense of self.
‘Mothering and Work in Italy in the Twenty-First Century: Culture and Society’, edited by Adalgisa Giorgio, has been published as a special issue of the Journal of Romance Studies (15.3, 2016).
Dr Adalgisa Giorgio (Bath) has been appointed an Associate Fellow at the IMLR. The Fellowship runs for five years in the first instance. Adlagisa Giorgio is an acknowledged specialist in Italian women's writing and a long-standing member of the Steering Committee of the Centre for the Study of Women's Writing (CCWW) at the Institute, contributing to its online resources, publications, events and Fellowships programme. Further details .
Motherhood, Religions and Spirituality , edited by Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Gill Rye, is now available as a special issue of Religion and Gender (6.1, 2016). The concept for this interdisciplinary and cross-cultural publication – and some of the articles themselves – started life at the AHRC-funded 'Motherhood in post-1968 European Literature' Network Workshop on 'Motherhood, Religions and Spirituality', held at the University of London on 28 June 2013.
Strange Adventures: Women’s Individuation in the Works of Pierrette Fleutiaux by Elizabeth A. Sercombe examines portrayals of womanhood in the works of prize-winning French author Pierrette Fleutiaux.
The third volume in the 'Studies in Contemporary Women's Writing' series, Narratives of Non-Mothering in French by Natalie Edwards, is now available.
Mothering and Migration: Interdisciplinary Dialogues, European Perspectives and International Contexts has been published. Papers drawn from the ‘Mothering and Migration’ Workshop, held on 26 April 2013, as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Motherhood in post-1968 European Literature’ Network, based at the Centre for the Study of Women’s Writing at the IMLR, are now available in Women’s Studies International Forum 52 (September-October 2015), edited by Anastasia Christou (Middlesex), Adalgisa Giorgio (Bath) and Gill Rye (IMLR).
A dossier of articles, drawn from the ‘Québec Women's Writing and Filmmaking’ conference, organised by the Centre for the Study of Women’s Writing and the Centre for Québec and French-Canadian Studies, both at the IMLR, is now available in Québec Studies, 59 (June 2015).
Professor Barbara Havercroft (Associate Professor, Department of French and Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto) has been awarded the Society for French Studies’ Visiting International Fellowship for 2015-16.
The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW) is pleased to announce its association with the 2015 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Women’s Studies . The competition is directed to early career researchers, and the winner will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang. Research that fits within the scope of the CCWW's 'Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing' book series is especially encouraged. More about the CCWW