AHRC Motherhood in Post-1968 European Literature Network

About the Project

Welcome to the homepage of the Motherhood in post-1968 European Literature Network.

The Network is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK) and is based at the Centre for Contemporary Women’s Writing at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London.  It was launched on 1 March 2012 and will continue until 30 November 2013.

Who is involved? 

The aim of the Network is to initiate cross-cultural, transnational, and interdisciplinary dialogue on motherhood. It is bringing together researchers from the UK and Europe studying motherhood in contemporary European literatures, with researchers and practitioners working on motherhood from philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology, ethnography, politics and law, as well as art and film studies.

How does it work?

Through a series of workshops, online resources and activities, readings, and a major conference and exhibition, the Network is exploring what representations and narratives of motherhood in women-authored literatures may have to offer different disciplines engaged in the study of motherhood and mothering. Further, we are considering ways in which these discussions can feed into wider social, cultural, and political discourses, thereby contributing to the impact agenda.

What will the outcomes be?

The Network will generate an edited book publication, as well as ongoing online resources and other forms of knowledge transfer dissemination, such as an anthology of literature, media activity, and social networking.

Steering Committee

Members
Dr Lisa Baraitser
Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies
Birkbeck College, University of London
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Dr Victoria Browne
Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy
University of Hertfordshire
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Dr Adalgisa Giorgio
Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies
University of Bath
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Dr Roberta Guerrina
Senior Lecturer and Head of Politics
University of Surrey
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Professor Clare Hanson
Professor of English Literature
University of Southampton
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Professor Abigail Lee-Six
Professor of Hispanic Studies
Royal Holloway, University of London
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Dr Emily Jeremiah
Lecturer in German
Royal Holloway, University of London
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Professor Gill Rye
Em. Professor of French and Director of the CCWW
Institute of Modern Languages Research
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Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex
Senior Lecturer in German
Institute of Modern Languages Research, London
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Dr Claire Williams
Fellow and Tutor in Portuguese
St Peter's College, Oxford
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International Advisory Board

Members
Professor Marina d'Amelia
Professor of Modern Italian History
La Sapienza University of Rome
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Dr Christine Battersby
Em. Reader in Philosophy and Literature
University of Warwick
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Professor Anne Cadoret
Researcher in Social Anthropology
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
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Professor Gayle Letherby
Professor of Sociology
Plymouth University
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Professor Letizia Mencarini
Associate Professor of Demography
University of Turin
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Dr Patricia O'Byrne
Lecturer in Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature
Dublin City University
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Professor Hilary Owen
Professor of Portuguese and Luso-African Studies
University of Manchester
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Dr Carrie Smith-Prei
Assistant Professor of German Language and Literature
University of Alberta
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Dr Susan Watkins
Reader in 20th-Century Women's Fiction
Leeds Metropolitan University
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Events at the Institute

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Calls for Papers

Articles

Nancy Chodorow and the Reproduction of Mothering: 40 Years On (Demeter Press)
eds. Petra Bueskens, Tanya Cassidy
Closing date for submission of proposals: 1 July 2016
Closing date for submission of articles: 1 March 2017
Contact: Petra Bueskens, Tanya Cassidy
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The Truth about (M)otherhood: Choosing to be Childfree (Demeter Press)
eds. Julie Rodgers and Helene Cummins
Closing date for submission of proposals: 1 April 2016
Closing date for submission of articles: 15 July 2017
Contact: Julie Rodgers, Helene Cummins
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Global Mothers in the Twenty-First Century (Demeter Press)
eds. Alicia Giralt and Carol McNamara
Closing date for submission of proposals: 1 June 2016
Closing date for submission of articles: 1 December 2016
Contact: Alicia Giralt and Carol McNamara (carolmcnamara@weber.edu)
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Feminist Fathering/Fathering Feminists (Demeter Press)
eds. Nicole Willey and Dan Friedman
Closing date for submission of proposals: 1 July 2016
Closing date for submission of articles: 15 January 2017
Contact: Nicole Willey and Dan Friedman
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Pagan, Goddess, Mother (Demeter Press)
eds. Sarah Whedon and Nané Jordan
Closing date for submission of proposals: 1 September 2016
Closing date for submission of articles: 1 February 2017
Contact: Editors
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Toward an Understanding of Motherhood and Affect (Demeter Press)
eds. Julia Lane and Eleonora Joensuu
Closing date for submission of proposals: 1 September 2016
Closing date for submission of articles: 20 February 2017
Contact: Editors
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