Call for Papers – Gender and Textual Mobility, ANZAMEMS (Australian and New Zealand Medieval and Early Modern Society conference) Wellington, New Zealand, February 2017

The Early Modern Women’s Research Network (EMWRN) is convening panels on Gender and Textual Mobility at the upcoming ANZAMEMS conference in Wellington, 7-10 February, 2017.

This is the 11th biennial conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and three keynote speakers have an interest in gender in the medieval and early modern world: Professor Lorna Hutson (English, St Andrews, sponsored by EMWRN), Professor Martha Howell (History, Columbia), and Dr Erin Griffey (Art History, Auckland).

EMWRN invites proposals for papers engaging with gender and textual mobility, for a dedicated stream of panels. Potential topics might include but are not limited to:
• gender and textual transmission, including coteries, circles, and networks of readers, writers, and performers;
• gendered histories of reading and writing, including markings, marginalia, excerpting and commonplacing;
• women as writers and readers at the royal court, the country house, in the city, and in exile;
• women as patrons, facilitators, interpreters, and transmitters of texts;
• the mobility of genre(s), literary and non-literary, ‘high’ and ‘low’;
• theories and practices of gender and editing, the archive and digital technologies.

We welcome proposals from PhD students and early career researchers.

Please send any enquiries and paper proposals by 1 August 2016 to both Trisha Pender ( and Amy Dewar (

Proposals should include:
1. Paper title
2. Abstract (up to 150 words)
3. Your name, affiliation, and email address
4. A brief CV (2 pages maximum)
5. An indication of AV requirements

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