Black British Women’s Writing: Where is it now? Introduction

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Abstract

Introduction to the international expert meeting Black British Women's Writing, which gathered scholars working on female British authors of African and Caribbean descent in order to discuss and promote the status of Black British Women's Writing in contemporary letters and literary criticism.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2013
EventInertnational Expert Meeting: Black British Women’s Writing: Where is it now? - Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Duration: 20 Mar 201320 Mar 2013

Seminar

SeminarInertnational Expert Meeting: Black British Women’s Writing: Where is it now?
Period20/03/1320/03/13
OtherThis international expert meeting seeks to gather scholars working on female British authors of African and Caribbean descent in order to discuss and promote the status of Black British Women’s Writing in contemporary letters and literary criticism. Despite critical interest in contemporary British Women’s Writing and in Black British Writing, the body of writing that lies at the intersection of both is rarely considered in its own right. In this regard, Black British Women’s Writing differs from regional or period-bound categories of British women’s writing as well as other categories of black women’s writing, in particular African American women’s writing. Although the comparatively late literary breakthrough of black women writers in Britain offers a partial explanation, the critical attention devoted to certain individual women writers in the early 2000s has generated remarkably few critical studies dealing with Black British Women’s Writing as a field.

Keywords

  • Black British literature and criticism
  • women's writing

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