Welcome to the blog for 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 Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London. It was launched on 1 March 2012 and will continue until 30 November 2013.
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.
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.
This blog will serve as a forum for discussion, and for spreading information about the Network's events and publications, as well as other events or articles related to the study of motherhood and mothering.