Tag Archives: women’s writing
Academic and cultural life is still persisting, thankfully. The Gothic creative spirit is resisting Gothic times! So, some announcements here on events, conferences, and edited collections. 1. CFP for an edited collection, Dark Tales: Re-evaluating the Short Fiction of Shirley … Continue reading
I first read Daphne du Maurier’s haunting Gothic Romances in my early teens. In my thirties I did an evening class in Female Gothic run by the pioneering Avril Horner and Sue Zloznik. This featured Rebecca among other exciting texts. … Continue reading
A good article on ‘The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy‘ by N.K. Jesmin, reviewing some exciting new fantasy/SF novels and a collection of essays on geek feminism.
Here are two more inspiring reading lists: one of women writers of speculative fiction in translation; one of space operas (typically, a very male genre) written by women.
This is a fascinating and scholarly essay, ‘Cavendish’s Daughters: Speculative Fiction and Women’s History‘ by Jonathan Kearnes which traces fantastic fictions by women from Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing New World in the seventeenth century, through Frankenstein, then focusing on some little-known … Continue reading
Some of the most interesting and innovative writing in speculative fiction, science fiction, and fantasy have been women, despite these genre’s domination by men and, possibly, the prevalence of masculine values (especially true of SF). This is a list of … Continue reading
CFP: Representations of Romantic Relationships and the Romance Genre in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Saturday 11th June 2016, Sheffield Hallam University
For any postgraduates interested in the hybrid genre that is Paranormal Romance, this symposium by the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network looks an excellent opportunity to enter the much-contested debate about the Romance element. I’ve mentioned briefly before here how … Continue reading
Looking forward to meeting our next speaker Prof. Lucie Armitt (University of Lincoln) on 13th May. Many of you will know Lucie’s work. She is greatly esteemed in the field of Gothic studies and is a specialist in the fantastic, … Continue reading