The Centre for Gender Studies in Wales invites you to:
The Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture 2016
Dr Kirsti Bohata (Associate Professor, Swansea University)
‘Industrial Fiction by Women Writers in Wales, 1880-1914’
Tuesday 8 March (for International Women’s Day) at 6.00-9.00pm
Ty Crawshay, Treforest Campus, University of South Wales
The lecture will take place in the Moot Court, TC13, at 6pm to be followed by a wine reception and buffet in TC30 (the Zobole Room) and the university museum’s art gallery space, Oriel y Bont, from 7.15pm.
Dr Kirsti Bohata is Associate Professor of English Literature and Director of CREW, the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales, at Swansea University.
The lecture focuses on industrial fictions by women writers in Wales. Fictional representations of the heavy industries are scarce before the twentieth century, but there is a distinctive body of writing by Welsh women that does engage with industrial life. These novels portray injuries and colliery disasters, disability and care, strikes and class conflict, as well as recurring themes of nationalism and cross-class fraternity.