Governing the Body: 20th Century Legislation on Abortion and Sexual Reproduction
2003 is the 30th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Legislation concerning the female body has a long, international history of controversy. Crucial moments of this history in Germany range from Friedrich Wolf's provocative play on abortion, "Cyankali," and his subsequent 1931 trial with his physician colleague Else Jacobowitz to changes in abortion law in the new German States after reunification to contemporary debates on stem cell research and fertilization technology. We invite papers that explore this history of legislation on abortion and sexual reproduction as well as its intersection with literature and film. We encourage proposals from all relevant disciplines.
Please email proposals (no attachments please) to both panel organizers by January 15, 2003.
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