'Reimagining the Family' Now Available

Monday 13 December 2021
Reimagining the Family is the first book-length study of representations of lesbian mothering in French literature. Focusing on female-authored texts published between 1970 and 2013, the book explores how literature reflects, engages with and even anticipates the recent, highly charged debates on the rights of same-sex couples and parents in France. Centred around the notion of 'reimagining', the book examines how literature interrogates the normative definition of the family as a heterosexual, biological unit.

Same Storm, Different Boat

Tuesday 18 May 2021
‘Same storm, different boat’ is how Catherine Davies, Professor of Linguistics at Leeds University at the recent CCWW workshop ‘Covid and the Woman Writer’ summed up the widely different impact of the lockdown on men and women. This finding was highlighted by journalist and author Sonka Hecker in an article on the workshop published in the Berliner Zeitung on 15 May 2021.

'Women in Transition' Published Today

Friday 7 May 2021
Those who missed the CCWW-sponsored conference held in September 2018 at King’s College London and St Peter’s College, Oxford, will be interested in the volume that was published on 7 May 2021. Entitled Women in Transition. Crossing Boundaries, Crossing Borders , the volume is edited by Maria-José Blanco and Claire Williams. The essays by scholars, students and writers as well as artists from around the world connect different cultures and genres, emphasizing the links that unite and bind women together rather than those which separate them.

By Women, for Everyone

Monday 8 March 2021
Godela Weiss-Sussex 'Women's writing is not a genre reserved for women readers' says Godela Weiss-Sussex in her article for the School of Advanced Study's blog Talking Humanities .

'Disorderly Eating' Seminar Proceedings Now Available

Tuesday 7 July 2020
The papers given at the CCWW seminar entitled  ‘Disorderly Eating: Food and Disruption in Contemporary Women’s Writing’, held on 1 December 2017, have just appeared as a Special Issue of the Journal of Romance Studies (20.2).

'Rethinking "Minor Literatures"' Articles Now Available

Thursday 18 June 2020
The latest in Modern Languages Open ’s Special Collections series probes Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s much-debated notion of ‘minor literature’ in the context of contemporary Jewish writing by women writers situated within the German-language literary landscape, highlighting both new issues in German Jewish literature and culture and innovative approaches to the framework of ‘minor literature’.

Kaha Mohamed Aden joins CCWW Author Pages

Thursday 18 June 2020
Kaha Mohamed Aden. Still from the documentary La quarta via. Mogadiscio, Italia (2012) © Simone Brioni Kaha Mohamed Aden is the latest in the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women Writers' dedicated author pages.

CCWW Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Monday 29 April 2019
The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019 with a series of events that showcase the variety of its work.