Event Date: 26 October 2017
Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
London NW3 5SX
Motherhood in Literature and Culture
This event celebrated the launch of Motherhood in Literature and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Europe (Routledge). Dealing with a range of topics including pregnancy and birth, affect and ambivalence, and family and legacy, this book – edited by Gill Rye, Victoria Browne, Adalgisa Giorgio, Emily Jeremiah, and Abigail Lee Six – provokes discussion and debate about that most crucial of human activities, mothering. 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, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Co-editor Emily Jeremiah (Royal Holloway, University of London) was 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 was chaired by leading journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
Photos by Andrew Mitchell