Saturday, September 5, 2009

CFP - Women in the Archives: England/New England

Women in the Archives: England/New England April 24, 2010 Brown
University Keynote presentation by Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

Papers are now being invited for Women in the Archives, a one-day
colloquium co-sponsored by the Women Writers Project and the Sarah Doyle
Women's Center at Brown University.

This colloquium is the third in what we hope will be an annual series of
"Women in the Archives" events; for more information about the series
and about past WIA events, please visit

Women in the Archives explores the use of archival materials in the
study of women's writing, and the construction of disciplinary practices
in archival research and pedagogy. This year our theme is "England/New
England", focusing on periodization and regionality in women's writing
during the colonial period. Papers might address themes such as the

* Colonial perspectives on English culture and writing (and
vice versa)

* Digital approaches to the representation of physical and


* Gender and the emerging sense of regional or national

* Literary periodization and its complications for colonial

* Copyright, intellectual property, and gender

The larger concerns of the Women in the Archives series as a whole


* pedagogy and interdisciplinary pedagogies

* the construction of archival spaces

* material modes of textuality across disciplines

* technologies of research and teaching, and the impact of

media on the archive

* new directions in archival research

* editing archival materials

Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long, and presenters will also
be invited to join in a panel discussion.

Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to by
October 1, 2009.