The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019 with a series of events that showcase the variety of its work.
The CCWW is one of the six research centres affiliated to the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR). Founded by Professor Gill Rye, the CCWW grew out of the Centre for Women’s Writing in French, which had been a hub of activity since 2000. The Centre was officially launched on 16 October 2009 with a reading entitled ‘Writing Childhood’ which brought together authors writing in Portuguese (Ana Luísa Amaral), German (Anna Mitgutsch) and Italian (Nicoletta Vallorani), thus launching at the same time one of the Centre’s key themes: that of cross-lingual engagement. The CCWW promotes and facilitates national and international research on contemporary writing by women in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish (including Catalan and Galician). Its activities focus predominantly on a rich corpus of post-1968 authors and texts, but also include events that work with a broader understanding of the ‘contemporary’. Every year it organises a wide range of events, from reading groups and author readings to themed workshops, study days and conferences, many of which explore relationships between writing across cultures and have a comparative focus.
Participation in the CCWW's events is open to all. Download the 10th Anniversary programme and join in the celebrations.