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Narratives of Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum - NeMLA Conference 2023 (NeMLA)

Niagara Falls NY
Organization: NeMLA Annual Conference
Event: NeMLA
Categories: Postcolonial, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Women's Studies, World Literatures, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2023-03-23 to 2023-03-26 Abstract Due: 2022-09-30

Narratives of Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum 


This panel aims to examine and compare from an interdisciplinary perspective how transnational works of literature, cinema, and theater portray pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences in contemporary society. 
We welcome papers that engage with novels, graphic novels, memoirs, essays, cross-genre texts, poems, manuals, films, documentaries, and plays, among others, that address a variety of topics that include but are not limited to maternal desire, ambivalence, surrogacy, abortion, pregnancy loss, trauma, perinatal depression, and empowerment through childbirth. 


The panel examine how contemporary narratives of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum seek to defy outdated stereotypes, break taboos, overcome trauma, empower, and inform by bringing new light to reproductive experiences in today society. 


Send a 200-word abstract and short bio to Laura Lazzari: lazzari.laura@gmail.com.

https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html

lazzari.laura@gmail.com

Dr. Laura Lazzari