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Transatlantic Literary Women

3rd June, 2017 at 9:45 am - 3:30 pm


As we head towards the centenaries of women’s suffrage in the UK and the US, this free symposium celebrates the achievements of transatlantic literary women of this period.

Transatlantic Literary Women, Saturday 3rd June, 9.45am to 3.30pm

Join us for a friendly, engaging and informative day of talks, workshops, readings and performances, and a free lunch for all. With speakers from both sides of the Atlantic, there are talks and workshops on Jazz Age women and “women’s” advertisements, African American women touring and lecturing in Europe in the late nineteenth century, forgotten women, On Black Feminism Across the Atlantic, creative writing, Sylvia Plath– and the chance to vote for YOUR transatlantic literary woman. All welcome!

The schedule of the day:

9.45am to 10.15am: Introductions and Welcome

10.15am to 11am: Age-Conscious Modernity, Melanie Dawson (The College of William and Mary)

11am to 11.30am: Refreshments

11.30am to 12.15pm: Transatlantic African American Women Writers and Racial Justice in the Age of Jim Crow, Gary Totten (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

12.15pm to 1.15pm: Lunch (provided)

1.15pm to 1.45pm: Sylvia Plath and You, Tracy Brain (Bath Spa University)

1.45pm to 3pm: Choice of Workshops:

Workshop One: Claire Heuchan (University of Stirling): On Black Feminism Across the Atlantic

Workshop Two: Victoria Shropshire (University of Glasgow and GWL Board): Transatlantic Creative Writing Workshop

Workshop Three: Transatlantic Literary Women Series Committee (Louisa Burden, Marine Furet, Saskia McCracken and Laura Rattray @ University of Glasgow): YOUR Transatlantic Literary Woman!

3pm to 3.30pm: Slam Poetry, Carly Brown


“Such a great opportunity to learn diverse ideas from very engaging speakers” – TLS workshop attendee

Transatlantic Literary Women is a collaboration between GWL and the Transatlantic Literary Women Series, sponsored by the British Association for American Studies and the US Embassy.

Full details of the talks available here. You can find out more about the TLW Series here and find us on Twitter here


This event is open to all and is free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267.

If you would like to attend please call 0141 550 2267 and GWL will advise you if there are places available.


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3rd June, 2017
9:45 am - 3:30 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267