Women Authors from the Great War (Panel)

British / Women's and Gender Studies

Sareene Proodian (Marquette University)

Scholarship on women’s writing on the First World War has helped recover important texts that give us insight on the important roles women played as nurses and ambulance drivers. This panel seeks papers that examine the ways in which women depicted their new jobs. How did these new jobs affect their views on their gender? What about their responsibilities as citizens? And, how do these texts help change our views on the First World War?

The recovery of women's writing from World War I has given us new perspectives on women's roles in the war. This panel seeks to examine what we can learn from these texts regarding women's gender and citizenship.