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Women’s Studies Group Annual Workshop in London

Posted in Calls for Papers, conferences (to attend) by Editor on April 25, 2011

From the Women’s Studies Group website:

Annual Workshop of the Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837
University College London, 25 June 2011

We are delighted to announce that Dr Ann B. (Rusty) Shteir will be the guest  speaker at our annual workshop on Saturday 25 June. The topic is ‘Myths of Flora: Representing, Repudiating, Recuperating the Goddess of Flowers’. Dr Shteir is Professor of Women’s Studies and Humanities, York University, Toronto. Her book Cultivating Women, Cultivating Science: Flora’s Daughters and Botany in England, 1760 to 1860 was awarded the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for Women’s History, American Historical Association, 1996. She will introduce eighteenth-century Flora mythologies as depicted in mythology textbooks and other visual and textual forms and discuss the different interpretive methods for analysing the Flora Story.

Delegates are invited to bring presentations in the following subjects:
Women and Science
Women and Botany
Mythologies
Women’s Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century

Full details are now available on our website.  All are welcome – please forward this message to your friends and colleagues.  We recommend early registration as places will be limited.