CfP: Covid and the Woman Writer

CfP: Covid and the Woman Writer
16 November 2020, 11.00pm - 11.50pm
Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstracts: 16 November 2020
Symposium: 29-30 April 2021

Call for Contributions

The sudden change to human life as a result of the recent pandemic has yet to be understood. It will no doubt take years to comprehend its impact upon the human subject. Women in particular may have been impacted more severely as a result of increased workloads and adjustments to working from home due to lock down. 
Both creative and academic women writers may be particularly well-placed to capture the impact of the experience of Covid on the human psyche and on quotidian experience. There are manifold avenues to explore, and this workshop is aiming to do so through facilitating an exchange of experiences and ideas.  The following questions are of particular interest (but not exclusively so):

How has our sense of identity changed? 
How have we imagined or re-imagined ourselves within the shifting frameworks of lockdown? 
How has the pandemic altered women’s understanding of their gender identity, their bodies, their psychologies and their professional lives? 
How has emotional well-being been enhanced or diminished?
How has Covid changed the way women writers work and how they perceive their job as writers?
What impact has the pandemic had on creativity and productivity?
Abstracts (no more than 250 words) for 20-minute papers should be sent to Dr Caragh Wells ( by Monday, 16 November 2020, along with a short biographical note. 
We explicitly welcome academic as well as creative contributions.

The symposium will be held online on 29 - 30 April 2021.


Cathy Collins
020 7862 8738