CfP: Women, Money and Markets (1750–1850) (Event, 05/2017, London); DL: 31.01.2017

Emma Newport (University of Sussex) and Amy Murat (King’s College London)

Time: 11 May 2017
Venue: King’s College London
Proposals by: 31 January 2017

Keynote Speakers:

  • Hannah Barker, University of Manchester
  • Caroline Criado-Perez, One of the leading voices in the campaign for female representation on the banknote and an active promoter and supporter of women in the media

In 2017, Jane Austen will feature on the £10 note as the sole female representative on British currency (see the image above). To mark this occasion, and explore its problematic significance, the English department at King’s is running a one-day conference with the aim to consider debates about women in relation to ideas of value, market, marketability, as well as debates about different forms of currency and exchange amongst women, and the place of the female writer in the literary marketplace past and present. The conference will address themes including consumerism, shopping, global trade, domestic trade, markets (literary and otherwise), currency, and varying practices of exchange. The conference is interdisciplinary in nature, bridging literature, material culture, gender studies and economic history, and aims to relate the debates of the period to modern day issues about the presence and position of women in the economy and media. Read more and source … (Web)