Pride and Prejudices: Women's Writing of the Long Eighteenth Century
Chawton House Library, Hampshire, 4th-6th July 2013
In 2002, the year before the opening of Chawton House Library, as a research collection and centre for research in women's writing of the long eighteenth century, a call for papers was sent out from the University of Southampton and Chawton House Library inviting proposals for an international conference to be held in July 2003. The resulting presentations focused on the rich field for the study of women writers and their careers, celebrating the range of women whose writing was seen as key to, as the original call for papers put it, ‘the early shaping of our tangled modernity'. For three days, distinguished colleagues and scholars reflected on and debated the state of the field.
Ten years on, in July 2013, Chawton House Library will celebrate the anniversary of its opening. This conference, organised by Gillian Dow at the University of Southampton and Jennie Batchelor at the University of Kent, will reflect on all aspects of the writing of women of the long eighteenth century.
We are delighted that Professor Isobel Grundy and Professor Cora Kaplan will open and close proceedings. They will be joined by many leading scholars of eighteenth-century women's writing from across the globe.