New Approaches to European Women's Writing

Theorizing Narrative Gender and Genre

3rd international NEWW-conference
at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) on 15 and 16 May 2009



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Friday, 15th May 2009

10:00 Registration (VERANSTALTUNGSZENTRUM, level 04)

11:00 Welcome

  • Lieselotte Steinbrügge (Romanisches Seminar, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Kornelia Freitag (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Dean of Philology Faculty)
  • Ilse Lenz (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Master-Programm Gender Studies/ Coordinator of the Marie-Jahoda-Visting Chair)
  • Suzan van Dijk (OGC Research Institute for History and Culture, Universiteit Utrecht)

11:30 -- 12:30 Keynote-Lecture: Vera Nünning (Universität Heidelberg):

Gender, Authority and Female Experience in Novels from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century:
A Narratological Perspective

12:30 -- 14:00 Lunch (in the university restaurant) Ebene 02/ level 02 - "Südempore"

14:00 -- 16:30

Section I: The Paratext (President of section: Teresa Almeida, Universidade Nuova de Lisboa)

Section II: Creation of new genres (President of section: Séverine Genieys-Kirks (University of Edinburgh))

16:30 -- 17:30 Keynote-lecture: Joan DeJean (University of Pennsylvania)

The Wages of Anonymity: Two Case Studies (Marie-Madeleine Lafayette and Françoise de Graffigny)

19:30 Dinner in the restaurant "Aubergine" (Pieperstraße 13, D - 44789 Bochum)



Saturday, 16th May 2009

09:00 Registration (VERANSTALTUNGSZENTRUM, level 04)

09:30 -- 12:00

Section III: Fiction vs Non-fiction (President of section: Vanda Anastácio, Universidade de Lisboa)

Section IV: Supposed preference for the novel (President of section: Agnese Fidecaro, Université de Genève)

12:00 -- 12:15 Presentation of the NEWW conference proceedings Women Writers at the Crossroads of Languages (1700-2000) (Geneva 2007)

12:15 - 14:00 Lunch -- Buffet -- Ebene 02/ level 02 - "Südempore"

14:00 -- 15:30

Section V: Appropriation of genres (President of section: Susanne Goumegou (Ruhr-Universität Bochum))

Section VI: Women readers (President of section: Annette Keilhauer, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

15:30 -- 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 -- 17:00 Closing Session




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