CFP: Women, Money And Markets (1750-1850)

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

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Women, Money And Markets (1750-1850)

King’s College London, Thursday May 11th 2017

Keynote Speakers: 

Professor Hannah Barker (University of Manchester)

Caroline Criado-Perez, OBE
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.  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…

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