Experimentation and Innovation in Black British Women’s Writing (Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature)

CFP Special Issue

by 1 Oct. 2019

​We are welcoming submissions for a Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on experimentation and innovation in contemporary Black British Women’s Writing (eds. Elisabeth Bekers, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Helen...

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Aesthetic Innovations in Short Fiction by Contemporary Black British Women Writers

Conference panel

27-30 June 2018

@15th Int'l Conf. on the Short Story in English "Beyond History: The Radiance of the Short Story" - This panel explores the short story form as written and adapted by contemporary Black British women writers. It is organized and presented by...

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Black Women’s Aesthetic Innovations

Conference panel

22-23 March 2018

@ On Whose Terms? Ten Years On…: Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts - with contributions by Elisabeth BekersWriting Against the Socio-Realist Grain: Aesthetic Innovation in Jackie Kay’s and Helen...

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Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing: Toward Innovation in Language, Form and Genre

Conference panels

6-7-8 July 2017

@ Afroeuropeans Conference, Tampere, Finland This panel on the aesthetic innovations in contemporary Black British Women’s Literature from the 1990s to the present explores black British women writers’ experimentations with...

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Black Women Writers Rewriting Slave Narratives

Conference panel

2 March 2017

@ Illuminating Lives: The Biographical Impulse in Postcolonial Literatures (conference organised at Université de Liège by Daria Tunca & Bénédicte Ledent) Panel contributions Elisabeth Bekers (Vrije Universiteit...

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Website Statistics after 1 Year

April 2015

The website currently provides bio- and bibliographical information for 19 black British women writers and academic profiles for some 20 scholars and advertises academic events in the field. It has a global reach, with the largest number of users...

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Critical Explorations of Britain’s Slave Past in Contemporary Black British Women’s Neo-Slave Narratives

Conference panel

27 June 2015

@ Collegium of African American Research (CAAR) conference - Although black British women’s literature generally has addressed the diasporic experience of migration to and life in Britain, the new millennium has witnessed a boom in...

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Black British Women’s Writing: Tracing the Tradition and New Directions

International conference report

9 July 2014

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Website submission instructions

Ongoing

The Black British Women's Writing Network appreciates your help! Please send additional biographical and bibliographical information to the website's editor (elisabeth.bekers@vub.ac.be). For new author profile pages, please submit the following: -...

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Black British Women’s Writing: Tracing the Tradition and New Directions

International conference cfp

9 July 2014

@ University of BrightonKeynote Speakers: Bernardine Evaristo, TBCEvening Readings by: Katy Massey, Sheree Mack, TBC Following the first international expert meeting on Black British Women’s Writing (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2013), this...

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Black British Women Writers Website

Launch

1 Jan. 2014

‘What’s in a name?’ – Juliet’s dismissive remark paradoxically underscores how consequential labels are. It is in full consciousness of the potential perils of naming and categorising that this website promotes Black...

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Black British Women's Writing: Where is it Now?

Second expert meeting

4 Oct. 2013

Participants: Nicola Abram (University of Reading); Elisabeth Bekers (Vrije University Brussels); Manuela Copola (University of Napels L’Orientale); Pilar Cuder-Domínguez (University of Huelva); Janine Hauthal (University of...

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The Dynamics of Black British Women’s Literature in C21st

Conference panel

1-4 Oct. 2013

@ AfroEurope@ns IV: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe: Continental Shifts, Shifts in Perception (University of London/Open University) Panel Summary Despite critical interest in contemporary British Women’s Writing and in Black...

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Africa in Black British Women’s Neo-Slave Narratives

Conference panel

21 March 2013

@ What is Africa to Me Now? – The Continent and Its Literary Diasporas (Université de Liège, 21-23 March 2013) Panel Summary This panel investigates the role of Africa in black British women’s “neo-slave...

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Black British Women’s Writing: Where is It Now?

Expert meeting report

20 March 2013

@ Vrije Universiteit Brussel Some of the best fiction coming out of Britain today is by black British women, and prize-winning authors such as Zadie Smith, Andrea Levy, Jackie Kay, Diana Evans and Bernardine Evaristo have received substantial...

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Black British Women’s Writing: Where is It Now? (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Expert meeting cfp

20 March 2013

This international expert meeting seeks to gather scholars working on female British authors of African and Caribbean descent in order to discuss and promote the status of Black British Women’s Writing in contemporary letters and literary...

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Black British Women's Writing Network

Launch

20 March 2013

@ the 1st Expert Meeting “Black British Women’s Writing: Where is it Now?” (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 20 March 2013). Join us on Facebook and...

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