Writing Gender & Self 2016



Bath Spa University

10th-11th June, 2016

Writing Gender & Self 2016 is an interdisciplinary two-day conference aimed at providing scholars of Life Writing with the opportunity to discuss their research and network with their peers. Following on from the highly successful event, Writing Women’s Lives 2015, this conference will extend last year’s discussion to include various aspects of gender and identity. Papers will explore representations of femininity, masculinity, childhood and sexuality across disparate mediums of life writing throughout history. This event promises to be a lively colloquium of diverse research, and we greatly look forward to welcoming you all in June!

A copy of the provisional conference programme may be accessed here: WRITING GENDER & SELF

Registration is now open at Bath Spa Live, at a rate of £50 (£25 per day). Please note, delegates wishing to attend both days must register for each day individually.

Can all those wishing to attend please register by 7th June at the latest, so that we can confirm final numbers with catering. If you have any special dietary requirements please contact us via bsulifewriting@gmail.com in advance of the conference so that we can ensure you are well catered for.



Writing Gender & Self 2016 will be taking place in the heart of Bath Spa University’s beautiful Newton Park Campus, in the newly built Commons building. Newton Park is the university’s main campus, home to the majority of undergraduate courses. The campus is a semi-rural gem, surrounded by grounds designed by landscape architect Capability Brown, with historic buildings including a medieval castle tower and an idyllic Georgian manor house.

For those who have never visited before, please see this map of Newton Park Campus, showing bus stops and the location of the Commons building. Newton Park Campus is 4 miles outside of the city of Bath, with the major public transport link being the University Bus Service No.15. the time table for which can be found here.

For more detailed travel information, including train, bus, taxi numbers, etc., please see the following guide: TRAVEL INFORMATION

Accommodation in Bath can range from luxurious hotels to cosy guesthouses. If you are using public transport we recommend staying as centrally as possible to cut down on travel time. Alternatively, there are a number of B&Bs on the city outskirts (such as in the Newbridge Rd and Lower Weston area) which are fairly close to the university bus route. For more information, see the following guide: ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION


If you have any difficulties or enquiries about registration/accommodation please contact us via email, bsulifewriting@gmail.com, and we will do our best to help.

We look forward to meeting you all in June!

Get updates on Twitter: @BSULifeWriting


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