CALL FOR PAPERS
FLUID ENCOUNTERS | RENCONTRES FLUIDES
April 19-20, 2024
Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island
In Sylvie Germain's 1985 novel, Le Livre des Nuits, bodily fluids serve as potent metaphors for the transmission of trauma from parent to child. Tears, milk, and blood become powerful symbols of familial relations. The exchange of bodily fluids has long represented human relationships, where substances like breastmilk, saliva, and sexual fluids metonymically represent the bodies they originate from and the relationships they form and sustain.