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.