British Women Writers Association

For scholars of 18th-19th century British women writers

Annual Conference

The BWWA sponsors an annual conference each spring to provide a forum to discuss women’s writing. It is tradition for graduate students working in the fields of 18th- and 19th-century literature, with the assistance of faculty mentors, to organize and run this professional conference (i.e., it is not a graduate student conference). If your institution is interested in hosting a conference, please contact the BWWA for more information.

Next Conference:

The 29th Annual BWWC, “Eclipsed Voices,” will be hosted by LSU in April 2021. The CFP is coming soon.

Past Conferences

#YearHost InstitutionCo-Chairs & Faculty AdvisorsKeynote Speakers
28th2020Texas Christian University
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Kaylee Henderson
Susannah Sanford
Dana Aicha Shaaban
Annette Wren
Sofia Prado Huggins
Jongkeyong Kim
Tyler Dukes
Linda Hughes (advisor)
Mona Narain (advisor)
Christine Ferguson
Lisa Wilson
Eugenia Zuroski
27th2019Auburn University
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Caitlin Anderson
Robyn Miller
Alicia Carroll (advisor)
Lesa Scholl
Elizabeth Bohls
Elizabeth Hope Chang
26th2018University of Texas, Austin
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​Jana Zevnik
Casey Sloan
Dilara Cirit
Carol H. MacKay (advisor)
Jill Galvan
Susan S. Lanser
Parama Roy
25th2017University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Doreen Thierauf
Lauren Pinkerton
Kimberly J. Stern (advisor)
Donelle Ruwe
Roxanne Eberle
Andrew Stauffer
Beverly Taylor
Marjorie Stone
24th2016University of Georgia, Athens
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Courtney Hoffman
Holly Fling
Holly Gallagher
Ben Hudson
Alyssa Leavell
Henna Messina
Roxanne Eberle (advisor)
Tricia Lootens (advisor)
Casie LeGette (advisor)
Ros Ballaster
Gillian Russell
Susan Brown
Kathryn Holland
23rd2015The Graduate Center, CUNY
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Meechal Hoffman
Livia Woods
Talia Schaffer (advisor)
Rachel Brownstein (advisor)
Tanya Agathocleous (advisor)
Mary Jean Corbett
Nancy Yousef
22nd2014Binghamton University, State University of New York
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Angela Runciman
Heather Dorn
Kristine Jennings
Kerstin Petersen
Natalia Andrievskikh
Sanghee Lee
Gisela Brinker-Gabler (advisor)
Nancy Henry
Jean Marsden
Thomas McLean
Rebecca Mead
Talia Schaffer
21st2013University of New Mexico
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Annarose Fitzgerald
Stacey Kikendall
Calinda Shely
Stephanie Spong
Gary Harrison (advisor) Gail Houston (advisor) Aeron Hunt (advisor) Carolyn Woodward (advisor)
Pamela Gilbert
Diane Long Hoeveler
Devoney Looser
Kathy Psomiades
Linda Troost
20th2012University of Colorado
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Kelli Towers Jasper
Kirstyn Leuner
Jill Heydt-Stevenson (advisor)
Julie Carlson
Angela Esterhammer
Sonia Hofkosh
Lisa Moore
Mary Ann O’Farrell
Charlotte Sussman
19th2011Ohio State University
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Meghan L. Burke
Eugenia Gonzalez-Posse
Lis Lindeman-Ravert
Kara R. Spaulding
Amanpal Garcha (advisor)
Clare Simmons (advisor)
Helen Deutsch
Caroline Levine
Sandra Macpherson
Sharon Marcus
Robyn Warhol
18th2010Texas A&M University
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Meghan Parker
Elizabeth Talafuse
Courtney Beggs
Jessica Durgan
Amishal Modi
Lacie Osbourne
Debbie Pfuntner
Anne-Marie Womack
Susan Egenolf (advisor)
Margaret Ezell (advisor)
Mary Ann O’Farrell (advisor)
James Rosenheim (advisor)
Mary E. Fissell
Kate Flint
Jillian Heydt-Stevenson
Felicity Nussbaum
Erika Rappaport
17th2009University of Iowa
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Laura Capp
Bridget Draxler
Lynne Nugent
Anna Stenson
LeDon Sweeney
Florence Boos (advisor)
Teresa Mangum (advisor)
Judith Pascoe (advisor)
Misty Anderson
Florence Boos
Alison Booth
Shuchi Kapila
Devoney Looser
Judith Pascoe
Lynda Joy Sperling
16th2008Indiana University
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Robin Anglin
John Han
Abigail Mann
Annika Mann
Miranda Yaggi
Susan Gubar (advisor)
Deidre Lynch (advisor)
Mary Favret (advisor)
Dror Wharman (advisor)
Mary Favret
Susan Fraiman
Claudia Johnson
Richard Menke
Andrew Miller
15th2007University of Kentucky
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Hannah Freeman
Stacey Floyd
Katherine Osborne
Melissa Purdue
Christopher Reese
Ellen Bayuk Rosenman (advisor)
Ann Ardis
Teresa Mangum
Sally Mitchell
Deborah Epstein Nord
Ellen Bayuk Rosenman
Laura Rosenthal
14th2006University of Florida
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Sarah Bleakney
Carrie Bolte
Ariel Gunn
Lisa Hager
Leeann Hunter
Cathlena Martin
Amy Robinson
Pamela K. Gilbert (advisor)
Judith W. Page (advisor)
Talia Schaffer
Carolyn Steedman
Lynne Vallone
13th2005University of Louisiana–Lafayette
Sessions Program, Witlings Production Program
Amy Clary
Stephanine Clouatre-Davis
Kate Lane
Shelley Martin
Kevin Moberly
James Reitter
Christine Devine (advisor)
Jenny Geer (advisor)
Catherine Burroughs
Linda K. Hughes
Susan Staves
12th2004University of Georgia
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Heather Akers
Anita DeRouen
Casie LeGette
Monica Smith
Elizabeth Way
Roxanne Eberle (advisor)
Tricia Lootens (advisor)
Susan Gubar
Yopie Prins
Susan Wolfson
11th2003Texas Christian University
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Melissa R. Blackman
Jacquelyn Saunders
Christina Shaner
Linda K. Hughes (advisor)
Laura Brown
Tricia Lootens
Marjorie Stone
10th2002University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Elizabeth Evans
Jennifer Griffith
Elizabeth C. Miller
Hilary Teynor
Sharon Twigg
Susan Bernstein (advisor)
Theresa M. Kelley (advisor)
Gillian Beer
Tilottama Rajan
Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace
9th2001University of Kansas
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Troy J. Bassett
Amy Cummins
Deborah K. Pye
Dorice Williams Elliott (advisor)
Donna Landry
Susan Lanser
Judith Walkowitz
8th1999University of New Mexico
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Kristen Hague
Martha Ninneman
Scott Rode
Mary Rooks
Gail Turley Houston (advisor)
Anne K. Mellor
Mary Poovey
Jane Spencer
7th1998University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
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Marya DeVoto
Elizabeth A. Dolan
Michelle Mouton
Julie Straight
Jeanne Moskal (advisor)
Isobel Armstrong
Nancy Armstrong
Stuart Curran
6th1997University of California–Davis
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Jacqueline Dellorusso
Kari Lokke (advisor)
Catherine Gallagher
Helena Michie
5th1996University of South Carolina
Sessions Program, Musical Program, Book Exhibit Catalog
Becky Lewis
Mary Sidney Watson
Paula Feldman (advisor)
Ellen Arnold
Gary Kelly
Donna Landry
Elizabeth Langland
4th1995University of Notre Dame
View Program, Book Exhibit Catalog; Play Program (Behn’s The Widow Ranter)
Donelle R. Ruwe
Margaret Stein
Greg Kucich (advisor)
Anne K. Mellor
Felicity Nussbaum
Sally Shuttleworth
3rd1994Michigan State University
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Andrea Kaltany
Mildred Jackson
Allison Booth
Ruth Perry
2nd1993University of Washington
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Christine Chaney
Wingate Packard
Dana Schiller
Margaret Homans Deborah Payne
1st1992University of Oregon
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Cindy LaCom
Pamela Corpron Parker
Dianne Dugaw
Ruth Jenkins
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