Dr. Stella Achilleos (University of Cyprus) and Professor James Fitzmaurice, (Northern Arizona University)
About the Conference:
We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker at the Second Annual Early Modern Women Writers’ Colloquium in 2018 will be Professor David Norbrook, Emeritus Merton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, who will deliver a lecture titled ‘Providence and Displacement: Writing Lucy Hutchinson’s Life’.
Dedicated to women writers from the period 1500 to 1700 (approximate dates), the Early Modern Women Writers’ Colloquium forms a strand within the annual interdisciplinary “Othello’s Island” conference on Byzantine, Medieval and Renaissance studies.
The strand was held informally at the fourth Othello’s Island conference in 2015, and became a formal feature in 2016 at the fifth Othello’s Island in 2016. This developing tradition continues at the sixth Othello’s Island Conference in 2018, where we will again welcome papers on women writers in all languages of the early modern period, with a particular emphasis on the writers Mary Wroth, Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn and their contemporaries.
The strand includes papers on women writers themselves, but also associated topics, such as the representation of women and women writers in work by male writers of the period, women publishers, and also the popular round table discussion, held outside under the olive trees, as a true academia, in the courtyard garden at CVAR.
If you would like to submit a paper to the Early Modern Women Writers strand of Othello’s Island, please follow the instructions below. If you have any questions, please do contact us.
Participants in the Early Modern Women Writers strand can, of course, attend all the other papers and events of the Othello’s Island Conference, and we encourage participants to do so.
The Early Modern Women Writers strand is held in association with the International Margaret Cavendish Society.