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Call for papers - Miss Nobody Centenary

This one-day conference marks the 100-year anniversary of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth’s first novel, Miss Nobody, published in September 1913. Widely believed to be one of the first novels published by a British woman of working-class background, Miss Nobody marks a rare and important intervention in the history of working-class women’s writing and publication.

To mark this event Dr Nicola Wilson at the University of Reading is seeking papers or short presentations on any aspect of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth’s life and work. Also welcomed are papers looking at Ethel Carnie Holdsworth’s literary and political contributions in relation to other working-class women writers and political movements of the period.

Please send abstracts (max 250 words), contact details and brief biographical details to Dr Nicola Wilson, University of Reading at by Friday 28th June 2013.