For scholars of 18th-19th century British women writers
A central part of the ethos of the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Association (BWWA) has always been its feminist politics—both in the scholarship on women writers it supports and its commitment to the work and professionalization of graduate students. If we want to continue to build on this legacy, we must make the BWWA’s feminist politics a truly trans-inclusive feminist politics.
Consequently, as we celebrate the BWWA’s twenty-fifth anniversary here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, it is our responsibility to acknowledge and witness the violence, be it legal, physical, or social, that has been done to transgender and gender non-forming North Carolinians as a result of HB2 and its recent problematic “repeal.” We must also use this conference as a space to educate ourselves on transgender and gender non-conforming identities and issues so that we can support the lives and activism of transgender and gender non-conforming people in our workplaces and communities.
To these ends, this workshop will include the following three parts:
All are welcome!