A New 'Feminist' Novel? Popular Narratives and the Pleasures of Reading - Day 1

A New 'Feminist' Novel? Popular Narratives and the Pleasures of Reading - Day 1

DAY 1 – 16 June 2022

Welcome and introductions

Panel 1chair Christopher Hogarth
Popular historical fiction
Leanne Bibby, Teesside University: ‘A Brittle Sense of History: Contemporary Women’s
Historical Novels’
Megan Henesy, Bournemouth University: ‘“A Place of Women”: Herstory and Female Agency
in Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Mercies and A.K. Blakemore’s The Manningtree Witches’
Orsolya András, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania: ‘The Hangman’s House by Andrea
Tompa: An Intersectional Feminist Reading of Transylvanian History’

Panel 2, chair Emily Jeremiah
Feminist messages yesterday and today

Mónica Ganhão, University of Lisbon: ‘Writing Women for Nineteenth-century Readers and
Reading Women Today: The Case of Herança de Lágrimas (1871) by Ana Plácido’
Eman Abed Elkareem Hijazi, Al-Aqsa University: ‘Feminist Narrative Discourse Analysis in
Sahar Khalifeh’s Muthakirat Imra’atin Gheiru Waqea’atin (1986)’
Gareth Wood, UCL: ‘A Feminist Writes the Abusive Woman: La carne (2016) by Rosa

Panel 3, chair Milena Romano
Engaging with readers’ affects
Cécile Lebleu
, Tulane University: ‘The Feel-good Novel or the Anguish of Happiness’
Rebecca Walker, University of St Andrews: ‘Feeling Bad: The Feminist Potential of Negative
Affect in Elena Ferrante’

Conclusions from Day 1 by Rebecca Walker

Author: Institute of Languages, Cultures & Societies

Organisations: Institute of Languages, Cultures & Societies

Event date: Thursday, 16 June 2022 - 9:00am

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