Gender, Literature and Culture Workshop

womens writing

The ‘What is Women’s Writing?’ Interdisciplinary Research Group and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) invite you to the Gender, Literature and Culture Workshop led by Professor Karen Leeder, Faculty of Modern Languages, Oxford University. For Michaelmas Term 2013, their topic is The Creative and the Critical.


Prof. Leeder specialises in contemporary German culture and politics; comparative literature; translation; and the reception of Brecht and Rilke. She is currently writing a book on gender and contemporary German poetry. She has also translated a number of contemporary German poets into English; and her translations of Eveleyn Schlag's Selected Poems won the Schlegel-Tieck prize in 2005. She is currently a judge of the Poetry Society 2013 Popescu Prize for poetry.

Emily Spiers is writing a D.Phil. dissertation on Contemporary Feminisms and Women’s Writing in the Anglo-American and German Contexts at Oxford University. She is a member of the Women in German Studies (WiGS) Committee and she has a chapter on German pop feminism coming out next spring in a de Gruyter volume entitled 'German Pop-literature: a Companion.' She also is a published writer of both poetry and prose.

Alex Pryce is a published poet and is completing her DPhil on Northern Irish Women’s Poetry at Oxford University. She is on the executive committee of the Contemporary Women's Writing Association, the project team for The C21 Scholar project (AHRC-funded) and the steering group of the Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network.


Women in the Humanities

Contact name: Ros Ballaster
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Audience: Open to all