'Nina Bouraoui, Autofiction and the Search for Selfhood' Published

Tuesday 13 December 2016
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.

Adalgisa Giorgio becomes IMLR Associate Fellow

Thursday 1 September 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' Published

Monday 27 June 2016
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.

Papers from Mothering and Migration Workshop Published

Friday 20 November 2015
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).

Québec Women’s Writing and Filmmaking Articles Published

Thursday 2 July 2015
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).