CFP: British Gynaecology, 1500-2000 (7/31/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
A Shellard
contact email: 
A.Mangham@sheffield.ac.uk

CFP: Gynaecology and British Culture, 1500 - 2000

Proposals are currently being sought for a collection of essays exploring the
history of British gynaecology between 1500 and 2000. The collection will be
edited by Andrew Mangham (University of Sheffield) and Greta Depledge (Birkbeck
College, University of London). We are particularly interested in essays with
an interdisciplinary approach. Possible subjects include, though are not
limited to:

The birth of gynaecology
Midwifery
Use of the speculum
Oophorectomy
Clitoridectomy
The relationship between gynaecology and psychology
Childbirth
Use of anaesthesia
Gynaecological malpractice
Literary representations
Abortion
Contraception
The development of foundling/women's hospitals
Moral Abiguities surrounding women's diseases
Controversial gyaecologists

Abstracts should be 500-1000 words in length and submitted no later than 31 July
2006.

Abstracts should be send to:

a.mangham_at_sheffield.ac.uk and/or g.depledge_at_english.bbk.ac.uk

Or by post to:

Dr Andrew Mangham
Department of English Literature
University of Sheffield
Sir William Empson House
Shearwood Road
Sheffield
S10 2TN
UK

Greta Depledge
School of English and Humanities
Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX
UK

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