Quickening: Mothers, Matrons, and Midwives; or, Pregnancy in the Long Eighteenth Century

February 7-8, 2019, St. Augustine, FL

Call for papers

CFP: Annual conference of the South Central Society of Eighteenth Century Studies. St. Augustine, Florida. 7-8 February 2020.

Proposals are invited for presentations on any aspect of pregnancy or childbirth, or the interactions among mothers, matrons, or midwives during or after pregnancy in the long eighteenth century. Topics may include detection of pregnancy, the “policing” of pregnancy by the community, pregnancy loss or termination, the postpartum period, the use of traditional or folk remedies, the medicalization of pregnancy, the representation of pregnancy in written or visual media, the rhetoric of pregnancy, or other pertinent topics. Diverse geographic areas are welcome. 200-word proposals should be sent to Judith Broome by December 10, 2019.

Contact Info:

Judith Broome, Department of English, William Paterson University



Deadline: December 10, 2019

Posted: November 08, 2019