University of Sheffield: Centre for Gender Studies in Europe
Gender, the Letter and Politics (1750 –2000): From the Local to the Global
Date: 9-10 January 2001.
Venue: Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield.
Call for papers
The Centre for Gender Studies in Europe at Sheffield University together
with colleagues from the universities of York and Leeds are organising an
interdisciplinary conference on the gendered notion of political letters.
We aim to uncover new ways of examining gendered political literacy
through letter writing. Letters have been studied as a privileged space for
literary, social, and cultural expression. This conference will take
epistolary studies further by presenting work on studies of written
correspondence from 1750 to the present concerning politics in the widest
sense. Of particular interest are the following aspects:
international connections in the global community of Britain in Europe, the USA and Australasia;
political prisoners=92 letters;
letters of political militants;
letters of famous and unknown women;
letters of wives of prominent politicians and activists;
correspondence giving political commentary on the details of=20
every day lives during war or revolutionary upheaval;
local politics and community relations in Yorkshire;
correspondence about family relations, parenthood, childhood.
The organisers intend to publish an edited collection of the papers.
Potential contributors are invited to submit proposals of 400 words in length to present papers on the above themes or on related issues. Please send them no later than 30 June 2000 to Dr. Caroline Bland or Dr. Máire F Cross (Conference Organisers) at the address listed below.
Conference cost will be around £89.00 including an evening conference dinner. Preferential rates will be available for un-waged participants and postgraduate students.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)