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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.

Shirley Jordan (Queen Mary, University of London)
Event date: 
Friday, 10 March 2017 - 4:15pm
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