Mothering, Motherhood, and the Ideal of the Mother in Victorian Literature, NeMLA, Boston, March 21-24, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin A. Le Veness, SUNY-Nassau Community College
contact email: 
Kristin.LeVeness@ncc.edu

This panel invites papers on Victorian motherhood: the literal figure and/or its literary incarnations. What is the evolution of this role, its ideals and their practicality? What is the intersection between literature and these concepts? Topics to consider include but are not limited to: philosophical constructs of motherhood, societal expectations and realities, idealizing the Victorian mother, radical motherhood, and literary mothering. Please email 250-500 word abstracts to Kristin.LeVeness@ncc.edu.

cfp categories: 
gender_studies_and_sexuality
victorian