British Association for American Studies


Maria Sledmere

Maria Sledmere is studying for an MLitt in Modernities at the University of Glasgow. Former president of the Glasgow University Creative Writing Society, she now co-edits SPAMzine, writes music reviews for RaveChild and has work published in the likes of GUM Magazine, Germ Magazine, DATABLEED and From Glasgow to Saturn. In her spare time she likes to wander, write poetry, paint and blog about everything from Derrida to Lana Del Rey at http://musingsbymaria.wordpress.com

Review: Transatlantic Symposium, Transatlantic Literary Women Series

This final event of the Transatlantic Literary Women Series, a Transatlantic Symposium, brought together ongoing conversations which had developed throughout; on North American and European women writers, their transatlantic identities, and the importance of their work. It was heartening to see the series’ aims fully realised at this event.

Review: Transatlantic Creative Writing Showcase, Transatlantic Literary Women Series

Building on the success of previous events in the Transatlantic Literary Women Series, including a series of book clubs and an afternoon workshop, the writing showcase offered a glimpse into how contemporary writers have produced creative and critical responses to transatlantic interests across genres, generations and continents.