"Quickening: Mothers, Matrons, and Midwives; or, Pregnancy in the Long Eighteenth Century"

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
February 7, 2020 to February 8, 2020
Location: 
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Black History / Studies

CFP: Annual conference of the South Central Society of Eighteenth Century Studies. St. Augustine, Florida. 7-8 February 2020.

Proposals are invited for presentations on any aspect of pregnancy or childbirth, or the interactions among mothers, matrons, or midwives during or after pregnancy in the long eighteenth century. Topics may include detection of pregnancy, the "policing" of pregnancy by the community, pregnancy loss or termination, the postpartum period, the use of traditional or folk remedies, the medicalization of pregnancy, the representation of pregnancy in written or visual media, the rhetoric of pregnancy, or other pertinent topics. Diverse geographic areas are welcome. 200-word proposals should be sent to broomej1@wpunj.edu by December 10, 2019.

Contact Info: 

Judith Broome, Department of English, William Paterson University

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