CCWW News

'Disorderly Eating' Seminar Proceedings Now Available

Tuesday 7 July 2020
The papers given at the CCWW seminar entitled  ‘Disorderly Eating: Food and Disruption in Contemporary Women’s Writing’, held on 1 December 2017, have just appeared as a Special Issue of the Journal of Romance Studies (20.2).

'Rethinking "Minor Literatures"' Articles Now Available

Thursday 18 June 2020
The latest in Modern Languages Open ’s Special Collections series probes Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s much-debated notion of ‘minor literature’ in the context of contemporary Jewish writing by women writers situated within the German-language literary landscape, highlighting both new issues in German Jewish literature and culture and innovative approaches to the framework of ‘minor literature’.

Kaha Mohamed Aden joins CCWW Author Pages

Thursday 18 June 2020
Kaha Mohamed Aden. Still from the documentary La quarta via. Mogadiscio, Italia (2012) © Simone Brioni Kaha Mohamed Aden is the latest in the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women Writers' dedicated author pages.

CCWW Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Monday 29 April 2019
The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019 with a series of events that showcase the variety of its work. 

'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.

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