Call For Papers: PROSE STUDIES Special Issue

Participants in this year’s 19th annual British Women Writers Conference are invited to submit contributions for a forthcoming special issue of the journal Prose Studies. Submissions should be based upon papers originally presented at the 2011 BWWC, and must address some form of non-fictional prose, such as autobiography, biography, essays, journalism, letters, sermons, travel writing, etc.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Meghan Burke at in order to express your intention to submit an essay. Full submissions must be received by September 1, 2011 to be considered for possible publication. Essays should be 5,000 – 9,000 words (MLA format, with endnotes), and should be submitted electronically as a .doc file to


Of interest: new online journal!

Sure to be of interest to many of you involved with the BWWC, The Aphra Behn Society announces its online journal. Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts 1640-1830 is an online annual publication that serves as a forum for interactive scholarly discussion on all aspects of women in arts between 1640 and 1830, especially literature, visual arts, music, performance art, film criticism, and production arts. The journal features peer-reviewed articles encompassing subjects on a global range and is intended for scholars and students. The journal is comprised of four divisions: Scholarship; Pedagogy; New Media Applications/Women on the Web; and Reviews.

While the publication is open-access, it is associated with the Aphra Behn Society and its biannual conference. The journal, hosted by the University of South Florida, will make use of the Digital Humanities to ensure that all visual and auditory aspects of the paper can be easily accessed by the readership. The journal’s first issue will be available in March 2011.

For more information, including the official announcement and CFP, go to


If you have news of a scholarly nature that you feel would benefit the BWWC community, please contact Kara Spaulding at

The official website is live!

Hi all! We are excited to share with you the official website for the Nineteenth Annual BWWC:

The official site will direct you to pertinent information like registration details, travel info, particulars about the schedule and speakers, and the like. There’s even a link to this blog — so you can come back here after getting all of the facts. :) Please head on over and let us know what you think!


The 2011 BWWC Planning Committee

Desperately seeking…

Are you looking to share a ride to or a room at this year’s BWWC? Are you trying to construct that perfect panel? Look no further than the “Share a ride,” “Share a room,” and “Create a panel” pages. Go to the applicable page and post a comment with your request, or respond to someone else’s request. It’s that simple!


Hello, and welcome to the 2011 BWWC blog! We at The Ohio State University are so happy to be hosting next year’s conference, and are excited to put into practice all of the things we learned this year at Texas A&M University (thanks to Meghan, Liz, and everyone else for making us feel so welcome!). One thing that struck us this year about the conference was its dialogic nature; over and over again, in panels, keynotes, and social activities, participants took every opportunity to discuss both scholarly and conference interests with fellow attendees. It is in this dialogic spirit that we created this blog.

Our intention is to use this blog as a meeting place and conversation-starter (and -continuer!) for all things conference: meeting and talking with other attendees (perhaps in hopes of sharing travel and accommodations, or creating a cohesive panel); meeting and learning about faculty advisers and keynote speakers; reviewing the Call for Papers; and learning about the university and the wonderful city of Columbus, Ohio. And while we do have a dedicated website (, currently under construction), we are excited about the interactive nature of this blog, and are confident that this interactivity will allow all of us to begin the conference dialogue prior to March 2011.

Thank you for your interest in the 2011 BWWC. We look forward to hearing from you!

The 2011 BWWC Planning Committee
Meghan L. Burke
Eugenia Gonzalez
Lis Lindeman-Ravert
Kara R. Spaulding