Northumbria University, September 20th, 2019
Keynote speaker: Professor Mary Chapman, (University of British Columbia) “Slave Girls and Underground Railways in the Periodical Publications and Biography of Edith Eaton (Sui Sin Far)
Registration: £15 waged /£5 postgraduates/unwaged. Includes lunch and refreshments.
9.00 – 9.30 Coffee and Registration
9.30 – 9.45 Welcome (Victoria Bazin, Sue Currell, Rosie White)
9.45 – 11.15 Mediating Gender in Magazines
Chair: Sue Currell, Sussex University
- Annabel Friedrichs (Leibniz University, Hannover): ‘Up-to-Date and On Time : Rose O’Neill’s New Woman Series in Up-to-DateMagazine, 1896’
- Barnaby Haran (University of Hull): ‘The “Girl Photographer” of the Machine Age: Margaret Bourke-White at Fortune’
- Marie-Andrée Bergeron (University of Calgary) & Jean-Philippe Warren (Concordia University): ‘A Gendered Chic. Odette Oligny’s Ambivalent Audacity in 1954 Quebec’
11.30 – 1.00 Gender and Seriality in American Periodicals
Chair: Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr, Oxford University
- Matthew Pethers (University of Nottingham): ‘Seriality, Serialization, Series: Textual Temporalities and the Gendering of Post-Revolutionary American Fiction’
- Sarah Galletly (University College Dublin): ‘Around the Table: Gender, Performativity, and Seriality in L.M. Montgomery’s “Cynthia” columns’
- Jude Davies (University of Winchester): ‘Women’s Agency in the Delineator magazine and the Child-Rescue Campaign, 1907-1910’
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 3.30 Radical ‘little’ Magazines: Poetry, Pedagogy and Politics
Chair: Ann-Marie Einhaus, Northumbria University
- Francesca Bratton (Durham University): ‘Radical politics, pedagogy, and the women of The Modern School’
- Sue Currell (Sussex University): ‘Sexual and Political Dissidence in the New Massesmagazine’
- Dr Rona Cran (University of Birmingham): ‘Who will help me put out this magazine?’: Women poets and the mimeograph revolution in mid-century New York
3.30 – 3.45 Coffee/Tea
3.45 – 4.45 Feminist Activism and Periodical Culture
Chair: Rosie White, Northumbria University
- Rachael Alexander (Strathclyde University, Glasgow): ‘Alive, Practical and Different’: Relational Periodical Identities and Transatlantic Feminisms in the 1990s’
- Mel Waters (Northumbria University): ‘Risky Ms.-ness? The Business of Women’s Liberation Periodicals in the 1970s’
4.45 – 5.00 Comfort Break
5.00 – 6.00 Keynote, Professor Mary Chapman (University of British Columbia): “Slave Girls and Underground Railways in the Periodical Publications and Biography of Edith Eaton (Sui Sin Far) Chair: Brian Ward, Northumbria University
Taking place at the Hedley Suite, Sandyford Building, Northumbria University.
The symposium is hosted by the Humanities Research Institute and the Gendered Subjects Research Group at Northumbria University and is supported by the University of Sussex Centre for American Studies, the Women’s History Network and the British Association for American Studies.
- If you would like recommendations for hotels – here are some ideas: The Sleeperz Hotel is good value and close to the train station. The university usually uses Hampton by Hilton (Newcastle) which is opposite the train station, though it’s pricier. The Travelodge Newcastle Central is also good value. You have a bit of a walk from the station but you are close to campus.
- The link below is for a campus map:
- This link is for a map of the city centre
- Newcastle is a small city and relatively easy to navigate so if you can, leave some time to look around.
- for more details contact the organisers: Sue Currell and Victoria Bazin