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>From: "Ilse Schrynemakers" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World (9/15/07; NEMLA, 
>3/1/07-3/4/07)
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>What's a Woman to Do: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World : By its 
>cultural definition, motherhood is a role that requires one to act 
>as a caretaker, to provide a safe and sustaining environment, to 
>enable the next generation's well-being. But to live in a 
>post-apocalyptic world suggests that the environment has become 
>hostile to life, destroying the possibility of a future and hope of 
>regeneration.
>   
>   This panel explores how does post-1950s fiction present the mother 
>figure within the conditions of a post-apocalyptic world? Potential 
>approaches may include: Ecocritical Readings, Feminist Theory, 
>Psychoanalytical Theory, and Cultural Studies.
>
>   By September 15th,.submit a one page abstract with a brief CV to 
>Ilse Schrynemakers, Fordham University,  [log in to unmask]

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