Motherhood in Literature and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Europe will be launched on Thursday, 26 October 2017, at the Freud Museum in London.
Edited by Gill Rye, Victoria Browne, Adalgisa Giorgio, Emily Jeremiah, and Abigail Lee-Six, and published by Routledge, the volume deals with a range of topics including pregnancy and birth, affect and ambivalence, and family and legacy. The volume grew out of an initiative developed at the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, and funded by the AHRC, and will provoke discussion and debate about that most crucial of human activities, mothering.
The event is open to anyone interested. Doors open at 7 pm and the event will start promptly at 7.15 pm. Co-editor Emily Jeremiah (Royal Holloway, University of London) will be joined by Carolyn Jess-Cooke (University of Glasgow), who founded the ‘Writing Motherhood’ project, and by Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck, University of London), a key thinker in contemporary motherhood studies. The discussion will be chaired by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and will be followed by drinks.The event is generously supported by Royal Holloway, University of London.