Archiving for the Future – Contemporary Women’s Writing Association

Chair: Rosie White, Northumbria University

Speakers:

Gemma Griffiths, Liverpool John Moores University – ‘Riot in the Archive: Preserving a Punk Legacy’

Nickianne Moody, Liverpool John Moores University – ‘Students, Popular Culture and Thinking About the Future: Building the Femorabilia Special Collection’

Carole Sweeney, Goldsmiths, University of London – ‘Women, Writing and Experiment: The Dangers of the Archive ‘

How is contemporary women’s writing being remembered now and how will it be remembered in the future? This panel will address current work on archival materials regarding women’s writing.

Where are archives being lodged and how is women’s writing being preserved and recorded for future generations?

What does ‘the archive’ mean for contemporary women’s writing? Whose work is being archived and who remains absent from such a record?

Wednesday 5th July, 12.30