Motherhood events in London – Senate House

Wednesday 4 February, 4-6 pm, room 243, Senate House, University of London 

IMLR Director’s Seminar:

Natalie Edwards (Adelaide and CCWW/IMLR Visiting Fellow): ‘Voicing voluntary childlessness: narratives of non-mothering in contemporary France’

http://events.sas.ac.uk/imlr/events/view/16443/Voicing+Voluntary+Childlessness%3A+Narratives+of+Non-Mothering+in+Contemporary+France

All welcome

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The Spring term meeting of the Contemporary  Women’s Writing in French seminar will be held on Saturday 21 February 2015, 2.30-4.30 pm 

Room G.34, Senate House, University of London

Topic: Non-motherhood in contemporary women’s writing in French

Speakers:

Natalie Edwards (Adelaide/CCWW Visiting Fellow): ‘Voicing Voluntary Childlessness in Contemporary French Women’s Writing’
[N.B. Natalie’s paper will be different from her 4 February IMLR seminar paper]

Julie Rodgers (Maynooth): ‘The Truth about Otherhood: Choosing to be Childfree’

[Texts for advance reading, if possible: Jane Sautiere, _Nullipare_ (Paris: Verticales/Phase deux (Gallimard), 2008) ; Lucie Joubert, _L’Envers du landau_ (Montreal: Triptyque, 2010); an extract from the latter will  be available in advance to attendees of the seminar]

http://events.sas.ac.uk/imlr/events/view/17196/Non-Motherhood+in+Contemporary+Women%27s+Writing+in+French

ALL WELCOME

Please advise Gill Rye (gill.rye@sas.ac.uk) if you wish to attend

N.B. A few postgraduate student travel bursaries are available for this seminar. Please contactgill.rye@sas.ac.uk by 8 February if you wish to apply, giving details of travel expenses (cheapest possible), institutional affiliation and name of supervisor.

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Wednesday 11 March 2015,  4-6 pm, room 246, Senate House, University of London

IMLR Director’s Seminar

Claudia Karagoz (Saint Louis/IMLR-CCWW Visiting Fellow): ‘New Perspectives on Motherhood in Italian Women’s Writing and Cinema’

ALL WELCOME

http://events.sas.ac.uk/imlr/events/view/16442/New+Perspectives+on+Motherhood+in+Italian+Women%27s+Writing+and+Cinema

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Friday 20 March 2015, 2-6pm, room G.34, Senate House, University of London

CCWW Cross-Cultural Seminar on New Perspectives on Mother-Daughter Relations in Contemporary Women’s Writing

Speakers:

Claudia Karagoz (Italian, Saint Louis/CCWW-IMLR): “The ‘Return of the Mother’ in Italian Women’s Writing: Elena Ferrante’s _La figlia oscura_ (2006) [The Lost Daughter]”

[N.B. Claudia Karagoz’s paper will be different from the one she presented at 11 March event]

Robert Payne (French, Leicester): “Reconfiguring Normative Mother–Daughter Relationships in Axelle Mallet’s _Le Choix de la reine_ (2009) [The Queen’s Choice]”

Katie Stone (German, University of Maynooth): “Memory as the Lynchpin of Mother-Daughter Relationships in Contemporary German Family Narratives”

Viola Parente-Čapková (Finnish, Turku: “‘Mother, Mother, Let’s Go Back’: Perspectives on the Mother–Daughter Relationship in Contemporary Prose by Finnish Women Writers”

For further information, including Programme and Abstracts, see  http://events.sas.ac.uk/imlr/events/view/17328/New+Perspectives+on+the+Mother-Daughter+Relationship+in+Contemporary+Women%27s+Writing

All welcome – please advise Gill Rye (gill.rye@sas.ac.uk) if you wish to attend

N.B. A few postgraduate student travel bursaries are available for this seminar. Please contactgill.rye@sas.ac.uk by 20 February if you wish to apply, giving details of travel expenses (cheapest possible), institutional affiliation and name of supervisor.

Motherhood events in London – Senate House