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 25th Annual BWWA Conference, “Generations,” will be hosted by UNC-Chapel Hill on June 22-25, 2017. See the CFP (abstracts are due by 1/15/17) and Facebook Page for more details.

Past Conferences

# Year Host Institution Co-Chairs & Faculty Advisors Keynote Speakers
24th 2016 University 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
23rd 2015 The 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
22nd 2014 Binghamton 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
21st 2013 University 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
20th 2012 University 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
19th 2011 Ohio 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
18th 2010 Texas 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
17th 2009 University 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
16th 2008 Indiana 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
15th 2007 University 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
14th 2006 University 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
13th 2005 University 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
12th 2004 University 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
11th 2003 Texas Christian University
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Melissa R. Blackman
Jacquelyn Saunders
Christina Shaner
Linda K. Hughes (advisor)
Laura Brown
Tricia Lootens
Marjorie Stone
10th 2002 University 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
9th 2001 University of Kansas
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Troy J. Bassett
Amy Cummins
Deborah K. Pye
Dorice Williams Elliott (advisor)
Donna Landry
Susan Lanser
Judith Walkowitz
8th 1999 University 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
7th 1998 University 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
6th 1997 University of California–Davis
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Jacqueline Dellorusso
Kari Lokke (advisor)
Catherine Gallagher
Helena Michie
5th 1996 University 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
4th 1995 University 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
3rd 1994 Michigan State University
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Andrea Kaltany
Mildred Jackson
Allison Booth
Ruth Perry
2nd 1993 University of Washington
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Christine Chaney
Wingate Packard
Dana Schiller
Margaret Homans
Deborah Payne
1st 1992 University of Oregon
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Cindy LaCom
Pamela Corpron Parker
Dianne Dugaw
Ruth Jenkins
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