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Contemporary Women’s Writing special issues


Experimental Writing
Volume 9, Issue 1 (March 2015)
Guest edited by Kaye Mitchell

About this issue

This special issue on contemporary women’s experimental writing has its origins in a conference that took place at the University of Manchester in October 2013. The conference featured more than fifty papers, delivered by delegates from the United Kingdom, the United States, continental Europe, and beyond, alongside a poetry reading by contributors to the Infinite Difference anthology of “other poetries” by women, edited by Carrie Etter (2010), and a reading and Q&A; with Ali Smith.

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The Body
Volume 8, Issue 2 (July 2014)
Guest edited by Pin-chia Feng

About this issue

The essays in this special issue engage with a divergent body of literature and interpret different representations of bodies and corporal experience, as they feature in various social, historical, and cultural contexts. Despite the current enthusiasm for affect and the emotions, this special issue indicates that the body remains central to the work of contemporary women writers.

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Caribbean Queer
Volume 6, Issue 3 (November 2012)
Guest edited by Emily Taylor

About this issue

This Special Issue joins a host of recent conversations in Caribbean literary studies that seek to understand the representation of gender and sexual identity in contemporary Caribbean narratives.

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New Texts, Approaches, and Technologies
Volume 5, Issue 3 (November 2011)
Guest edited by Edith Frampton

About this issue

This Special Issue evolved out of, and continues the work of, the third biennial conference of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, held in San Diego, California, in July of 2010, which was co-sponsored by San Diego State University. The conference brought together nearly two hundred scholars and writers, from six continents and numerous states, to focus on the conference topic of new texts, approaches, and technologies within the field of contemporary women’s writing.

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Grace Paley Writing the World
Volume 3, Issue 2 (December 2009)
Guest edited by Marianne Hirsch

About this issue

This special issue of Contemporary Women's Writing emerges from a lack of serious critical attention on Paley. It originated in a Forum and two linked sessions at the December 2008 Modern Language Association Convention in San Francisco, at which some of Paley's most probing readers came together to discuss the literary and the political dimensions of her work and to explore her unique voice and literary career.

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Diaspora
Volume 3, Issue 1 (June 2009)
Guest edited by Emma Parker

About this issue

This special issue considers how migration has shaped contemporary women’s writing and illustrates how literature by women develops dominant debates about diaspora. The essays explore how gender affects the material experience of migration as well as the ways in which diaspora is conceived in gendered terms.

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