CFP: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing: Author Pages

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at the Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Contributors to the CCWW Author Pages Wanted!

Do you wish to find out more about post-1968 women authors writing in Catalan/Galician/Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese? Are you a scholar working in the field of contemporary women’s writing, a student of Modern Languages, or a passionate reader of contemporary literature? In that case, visit the CFP: CCWW) author pages where you will find a useful resource for your studies and your interests:

To date there are around 90 author pages available to view. They provide core information on the writers’ biographies, their evolution as writers and major themes in their work, together with bibliographies of their works and their translations into the major European languages, criticism, and a lot more. Pages are modified regularly, to take account of new publications by or about the authors featured. Examples of major writers featured are Ingeborg Bachmann, Edith Bruck, Paulina Chiziane, Hélia Correia, Marie Darrieussecq, Dulce Chacón, Elena Ferrante, Nancy Huston, Elfriede Jelinek, Maria-Mercè Marçal, Anna Mitgutsch, Teresa Moure, Laura Restrepo, and Juli Zeh. You will also find other less well-known writers, who have been included with the aim of widening their reach and reputation. 

The author pages are coordinated by experts in women’s writing of the featured languages, with the support of a doctoral researcher or an early career academic. However, it is only thanks to the global community of scholars who have provided pages on authors of their choice that we have been able to populate these pages. We are always looking to expand the range of writers covered and for volunteers to compile author pages.

This is an opportunity for you to offer a page/pages on authors with a considerable output and a growing critical bibliography. The author can be one on whom you have worked or are working or whom you wish to promote. Volunteering also provides a chance for early career researchers to gain visibility and make their own work known: author pages carry the name of those who have compiled or updated them, compilers are offered Associate Membership of the CCWW and their bio-bibliographies are listed in the People section of the Centre’s webpages.  

It is our hope that the author pages will continue to develop and go on serving as a valuable resource for the academic community as well as lovers of literature. 

If you would like to offer a new author page, please contact the author page coordinator of the relevant language. For names and email addresses of coordinators, please go to this page and click on the relevant language:


Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing at the
Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies (formerly IMLR)

School of Advanced Study |University of London
Senate House | Malet Street |London WC1E 7HU