CfP/CfA Veranstaltungen

GSA 2023 panel: “Reproductive Tales”, Montreal

Deadline Abstract

GSA 2023   |    October 5-8, 2023   |    Montréal, Québec, Canada

Panel “Reproductive Tales”: This panel welcomes proposals on the representation of reproductive issues in literature, cinema, and media of the German-speaking countries in the 20th and 21st centuries.

We would like to explore textual, cinematic, and visual narratives about reproduction-related matters (fertility, infertility, motherhood, contraception, abortion, miscarriage, loss of a child, adoption, and so on). Possible questions to address might include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • How do people construct their individual reproductive narratives, and how are these narratives connected with the notions of trauma, social and religious restrictions, racial discrimination, and LGBTQ+ rights?
  • What distinguishes fictional works dealing with reproduction from personal reproductive narratives?
  • How do these narratives change over time, and what role do law, state, religion, and ideology play in establishing specific narratives?
  • How can reproductive narratives contribute to the advancement of reproductive justice?

Please send a brief abstract (approximately 350 words) and a short bio to Olesya Ivantsova ( and Waltraud Maierhofer ( by March 10, 2023. We consider publishing a volume of collected articles; if you are interested in contributing to this publication, please indicate it in your proposal.

Quelle der Beschreibung: Information des Anbieters


Literatur aus Deutschland/Österreich/Schweiz, Gender Studies/Queer Studies, Literatur und Visual Studies/Bildwissenschaften, Literatur und Medienwissenschaften, Intermedialität, Stoffe, Motive, Thematologie, Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, Literatur des 21. Jahrhunderts



Datum der Veröffentlichung: 10.03.2023
Letzte Änderung: 17.03.2023