Women Writing and Reading:
Past and Present, Local and Global

Telus Centre
University of Alberta
4-6 May 2007

The aim of the WWR conference is to explore issues around the theme of women as writers and readers in the past and present, and in a local and global context. We invite contributions from a wide variety of perspectives - social, literary, artistic, historical, political, economic, scientific, legal, philosophical, and so on. What, why, and how do women read and write? What conditions shape women's reading and writing? What is the relationship between women's reading and writing?

We are seeking proposals that engage with these questions in innovative ways. The scope of the conference also includes performing and creative arts. Presentations may be in the form of individual papers, entire panels, workshops, creative pieces, performance, film or video, multimedia projects, and any other alternative formats. Individual presentations should be 20 minutes long, for inclusion in a 90 minute session with plenty of time for discussion and feedback. A selection of papers will be published.

Click here for proposal deadlines and a downloadable version of the call for papers.