Registration is now open for a two-day international conference on the theme of ‘Women Readers/Educational Texts 1500-1800’ at the University of Liverpool 15th and 16th April 2010.
The recent upsurge in interest in the history of reading has opened numerous new interpretative avenues for scholars. Women’s reading has attracted particular attention, in specific regions and time periods. Much of this critical interest has focussed on the idea of leisure reading, however, with the reading of literary texts an especially common theme.
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the range of representations and reading practices contained within and encouraged by works which had a solely or largely pedagogical purpose.
Helen Fronius (Oxford)
Jacqueline Pearson (Manchester)
Confirmed participants include: Maria Alonso Alonso (University of Vigo), Barnita Bagchi (Utrecht University), Renée Claude Breitenstein (Brock University), Michèle Cohen (Richmond University), Rebecca Davies (Aberystwyth University), Veronique Desnain (University of Edinburgh), Elystan Griffiths (University of Birmingham), Katie Halsey (University of Stirling), Imke Heuer (University of York), Erzsi Kukorelly (University of Geneva), Annick MacAskill (University of Victoria, British Columbia), Marco Neumaier (University of Heidelberg), Richard de Ritter (University of Leeds) and Josephine Smith (University of Sheffield).
Dr Mark Towsey
School of History
University of Liverpool
Tel: +44 (0)151 794 2379
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