The Contemporary Women’s Writing Association is pleased to support the scholarly work of those working in contemporary women’s writing internationally. We established a competitive scheme for the award of 2 bursaries each of £750, for PhD students and Early Career Researchers who have had their abstracts accepted for the 5th International CWWA Conference ’Women’s Writing and Environments’: 3-5 July 2014, Melbourne Australia.
Applications for the bursaries consisted of extended abstracts of 1000 words. The standard of contributions was impressively high and the range of issues focused on offered an interesting glimpse into the interpretation of contemporary women’s writing in 2013/4.
A panel of international judges from the CWWA carefully read and assessed the applications and decisions were made against the following broad criteria :
- contribution to scholarship,
- evidence of original research,
- writing quality ie. a well organised, well argued and well written abstract which makes a contribution to the field.
The decisions of the judges are final.
The winners, runners up and highly commended are as follows:
Early Career Researcher
Winner – Maryam Mirza
Runner-up – Marina Mihova
Winner – Calum Gardner
Runner-up – Lara Buxbaum
Highly Commended – Lydia Saleh Rofail and Lisa Sheppard
We look forward to seeing everyone at the conference in July.