The Figure of the Woman writer in the 21st Century: Autofiction by Elena Ferrante and Amélie Nothomb

Women's Self-Representation in the Digital Age

This event will examine women’s self-representation in the 21st century. How have women narrated their real-life experiences, experimented with new forms of testimony, and constructed an identity both on- and off-line? How have new technologies been incorporated into women’s literary production? What interactions emerge in women’s self-representation between individual selves, communities (physical and digital) and national and transnational identities? There will be a particular focus on hybrid forms of self-representation, whether through incorporating different transmedial elements, or through blurring the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction, or through experimenting with public and private selves, in order to interrogate how women’s self-representation has evolved and how new strategies of selfhood and subjectivity have been created in the new millennium.

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing.

Speaker(s): 
Kate Willman (IMLR, London)
Event date: 
Friday, 10 March 2017 - 4:45pm
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