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Adamso, Ginette and Myers, Eunice [eds.]: Continental, Latin-American and Francophone Women Writers (Lanham/New York: University Press of America, 1987 [vols I and II]; 1997 [vols III and IV])

Averis, Kate: Exile and Nomadism in French and Hispanic Women’s Writing (Oxford: Legenda, 2014)

Brinker-Gabler, Gisela and Smith, Sidonie [eds.]: Writing New Identities: Gender, Nation and Immigration in Contemporary Europe (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997)

Brown-Guillory, Elizabeth [ed.]: Women of Color: Mother-Daughter Relationships in 20th-Century Literature (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995)

Carrière, Marie: Médée protéiforme (Ottawa: Les Presses de l'Universite d'Ottawa, 2012)

Curti, Lidia: Female Stories, Female Bodies: Narrative, Identity and Representation (London: Macmillan, 1998)

DeSalvo, Louise: Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms our Lives (London: The Women’s Press, 1999)

Dienstfrey, Patricia, and Hillman, Brenda [eds.]: The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2003)

Englund, Axel and Olsson, Anders [eds.]: Languages of Exile: Migration and Multilingualism in Twentieth-Century Literature (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013)

Felman, Shoshana: What Does a Woman Want? Reading and Sexual Difference (Baltimore/London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993)

Giorgio, Adalgisa [ed.]: Writing Mothers and Daughters: Renegotiating the Mother in Western European Narratives by Women (New York: Berghahn Books, 2002)

Giorgio, Adalgisa and Waters, Julia [eds.]: Women’s Writing in Western Europe: Gender, Generation and Legacy (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007)

Gratzke, Michael, Hutton, Margaret-Anne and Whitehead, Claire [eds.]: Readings in Twenty-First-Century European Literatures (Oxford/Berne: Peter Lang, 2013)

Gunne, Sorcha and Brigley Thompson, Zoë [eds.]: Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation (London: Routledge, 2009)

Hansen, Elaine Tuttle: Mothers without Child: Contemporary Fiction and the Crisis of Motherhood (Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, 1997)

Hayes, Elizabeth T. [ed.]: Images of Persephone: Feminist Readings in Western Literature (Florida: Florida University Press, 1994)

Henke, Suzette: Shattered Subjects: Trauma and Testimony in Women’s Life-Writing (New York: St Martin’s Press, 1998)

Hirsch, Marianne: The Mother-Daughter Plot: Narrative, Psychoanalysis, Feminism (Bloomington/Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1989)

Jackson, Rosemary: Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion (London: Methuen, 1981)

Ledoux-Beaugrand, Evelyne: Imaginaires de la filiation: Héritage et mélancolie dans la littérature contemporaine des femmes (Montréal: Éditions XYZ, 2013)

McLennon, Karen Jacobsen: Nature’s Ban: Women’s Incest Literature (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1996)

Miller, Nancy K. and Tougaw, Jason [eds.]: Extremities: Trauma, Testimony and Community (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002)

Suleiman, Susan Rubin: Subversive Intent: Gender, Politics, and the Avant-Garde (Cambridge, MA/London: Harvard University Press, 1990)

—:  Risking Who One Is: Encounters with Contemporary Art and Literature (London: Harvard University Press, 1994)

Yaeger, Patricia: Honey-Mad Women: Emancipatory Strategies in Women’s Writing (New York: Columbia University Press, 1988)

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Writing Childhood (Launch of the Centre for Contemporary Women's Writing) - 16 October 2009

Ana Luísa Amaral, Anna Mitgutsch and Nicoletta Vallorani

The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing was launched on 16 October 2009 with a reading by three writers representing three of the languages covered by the CCWW: Portuguese poet Ana Luísa Amaral, Austrian novelist and essayist Anna Mitgutsch, and Italian novelist and children's book author Nicoletta Vallorani read from recent works treating the theme of childhood. The readings were followed by a discussion led by Professor Abigail Lee Six.

Readings are in the original language and in English translation.

The event was sponsored by the John Coffin Trust of the University of London and the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature at the IGRS.