The Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network (PG CWWN) was formed in 2005, and is a daughter branch of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association (CWWA). As the postgraduate branch of the CWWA, the PG CWWN is an independent research network dedicated to supporting postgraduate and early career researchers working in the field of contemporary women’s writing. The steering group, which consists of five doctoral students from different Universities, collaborate to maintain the platform and produce the network’s unique activities.
The thriving field of contemporary women’s writing is beginning to be represented more widely on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and the PG CWWN aims to encourage collaboration between researchers by developing a forum through which they can share and develop their ideas alongside other researchers, writers and authors. This is why we welcome postgraduate researchers to get involved in the network, which can be done in a variety of ways, as highlighted on our website.
The network regularly hosts events and training for postgraduate and early career researchers, including the flagship biennial conferences and symposium events. The network has already begun plans for the 2015 conference, entitled ‘Illusions in Contemporary Women’s Writing: Secrets, Lies and Deceptions’. Ahead of this, the network will be hosting two events in 2014; one based in London, and another based in Liverpool, to allow for nationwide accessibility. This year’s one day events will look at ‘The Year’s Research in Contemporary Women’s Writing’, providing a platform for postgraduate researchers to present a short paper about their research. This will allow them to receive feedback from an audience of peers, and prompt potentially beneficial discussion with fellow researchers. This sort of opportunity is key for doctoral students who are emerging as scholars as it allows them to develop research, training and knowledge in anticipation of their progress into an academic career. Look out for more information about these upcoming events on the events section of our website.
The network strives to enhance the field of contemporary women’s writing by promoting postgraduate research into the area, and welcomes any relevant contributions from the research community for our successful blog.
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