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 http://www.aphrabehn.org/aphraonline/.


If you have news of a scholarly nature that you feel would benefit the BWWC community, please contact Kara Spaulding at bwwc2011@gmail.com.



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 (http://bwwc2011.osu.edu, 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