Act as an international focus for this exciting and expanding area of contemporary writing
Encourage the academic study of contemporary women’s writing and its interdisciplinary focus
Host regular conferences and events
Enable links between academics, writers and publishers
Facilitate online networking and information sharing
Act as a resources for postgraduate students and early career researchers
Journal subscription to Contemporary Women’s Writing (dependent on membership tier)
Member newsletter with opportunities and events
Member-only events and reduced registration fee for CWWA conferences
Ability to share news via the member newsletter
20% discount on Oxford University press books
Opportunity to become elected to the CWWA executive committee
The CWWA has a local chapter of members in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Islamabad chapter held its launch event on May, 24th, 2023 at the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), hosted by Sofia Hussain and Dr Munazza Yaqoob. New members are invited to join and the chapter has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2024. For more information contact the Islamabad Chapter Lead Sofia hussain: email@example.com
The CWWA is associated with Contemporary Women’s Writing, an online academic journal published by Oxford University Press.
Contemporary Women’s Writing critically assesses writing by women authors who have published approximately from 1970 to the present, especially in essays that reach beyond a reading of a single text in order to challenge existing thinking or extend debates about an author, genre, topic, or theoretical perspective and relate literary analysis to wider cultural and intellectual contexts.
The journal aims to reflect retrospectively on developments throughout the period, to survey the variety of contemporary work, and to anticipate the new and provocative in women’s writing. It welcomes theoretical, cultural, historical, geographical, formalist, and political approaches to contemporary women’s writing. It takes an interest in the production and reception of contemporary women’s writing, in terms of the practices of individual authors, the creation of cultural and literary fields, and the construction of readerships.
Publishing original work in English, Contemporary Women’s Writing is open to essays on literature in English and other languages and to interviews with prominent women writers of any nationality. It welcomes submissions relating to all literary forms and from a wide variety of theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives. The journal editors invite proposals for special issues, to be coordinated by guest associate editors.
The journal is hosted on the fully responsive Oxford Academic platform, providing enhanced user experience compared to print, access to digital components of content, usage information, citation data, reference linking, and other vital metrics.
Contemporary Women’s Writing is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:
ABES (annotated bibliography for English Studies)
MLA International Bibliography
Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts
Arts and Humanities Citation Index®
Current Contents®/Arts & Humanities
Interim Chair: Lauren Cooper
Founding Chair: Mary Eagleton
Ex-Officio Chair: Kerry Myler
Secretary: Maggie Bowers
Membership Secretary: Alison Graham-Bertolini
Treasurer: Melanie Waters
Website Officer: Ruby Niemann Seeking new officer
Conference Officer: Claire O’Callaghan Seeking new officer
Social Media Officer: Shareena Hamzah Seeking new officer
Ordinary Members: Rosa Campbell, Jemma Walton
PGR/ECR Representatives: Nneoma Otuegbe, Susanna Heffernan
Officer for Islamabad Chapter: Sofia Hussain
Interim Conference Support: Fiona Brown
To get in touch with member of the executive committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org FAO the person you wish to contact.