The purpose of this panel is to bring together scholars whose work analyzes representations of emerging 21st century reproductive practices in popular culture. Particular attention will be paid to exploring the potential of technologies such as egg donation, IVF, and cloning, and practices such as surrogacy, open adoption, and gay parenting to "queer" the hegemonic boundaries of the family. Participants will address a wide range of cultural texts including science-fiction novels, films, television, and news articles from the popular press in order to theorize the inter-relationships among cultural representations, reproductive practices, and reconfigured families of the future.
Send one-page abstracts with current institutional affiliation/contact information.NB: All panel participants must be NEMLA members and registered for the convention by 1 December 2002. Further information about NEMLA and the 2003 convention can be found on our web site. The conference will take place from 3/6/03 to 3/9/03 in Boston, MA.
Allyson D. Polsky
Department of English
63 High Street, Room 109
P.O. Box 208302
New Haven, CT 06520-8302
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