CFP: Early Modern Women’s Writing (Australia)(5/19/2008; 12/2/2008-12/6/2008)

by Jessica C. Murphy

The NEER (Network for Early European Research) Research Cluster on Early Modern Women’s Writing will be sponsoring three panels at the 2008 ANZAMEMS (Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies) 7th Biennial International Conference, to be held at the University of Tasmania, Australia, December 2-6, 2008.

We are soliciting papers on any aspect of early modern women’s writing in English, and are particularly interested in proposals that explore new authors, topics, approaches, or theories in the field, from coteries and collaboration, through sensation and the senses, to reading and rhetoric. How have the critical paradigms that we employ to investigate early modern women’s writing changed over the last thirty years? What challenges face the field in the future? Postgraduate and graduate student submissions are welcome.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to coordinators Ros Smith  ( and Patricia Pender ( by June 15, 2008.

Further information about the ANZAMEMS conference can be found at