In the past 8 years CWWA has established a website; helped establish what has become a thriving network PGCWWN and website for postgraduate students; been recognised by the English Association as a special interest group; organized 8 international conferences; supported a number of events, public lectures and seminars and established a virtual book club.
Every passage contains multiple meanings and levels of importance, and poring over her books has made me and my students switch from sadness to hope, from despair to joy. When the first Han settlers came from China, the recipes and cooking styles they brought along met the ingredients and culinary traditions of Taiwan's aboriginal people, becoming something new and different.
Piece on Lessing winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. We are all mourning. Afraid to be implicated in the soulless crimes that I, and indeed all of white America, built its fortune.
Cormac McCarthy is God — wild, mysterious, violent and gentle. I am grateful for her in so many ways. And Toni Morrison is the Salvific figure — the sacrificial scapegoat who takes our national and historical sins upon her back, and invites us to follow her into paradise.
Research into contemporary women's writing has had impact on PGRs extending significantly beyond Leeds Metropolitan University. Now, 30 years and a PhD later, it is a book I have had the privilege of sharing with hundreds of undergraduates at a small Midwestern college.