17 de diciembre de 2015

Family in Medical and Legal Discourse German Studies Association panel

Type: Call for Papers
Date: September 29, 2016 to October 2, 2016
Location: California, United States
Subject Fields: German History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Law and Legal History, Literature, Women's & Gender History / Studies


The GSA Family and Kinship Network is organizing a number of panels on "Family in Medical and Legal Discourse" for the 2016 Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, September 29th-October 2nd in San Diego, CA. We invite proposals for individual papers and pre-formed panels (normally consisting of three papers) treating the topic of family and kinship and medical and legal interventions in our understanding of these groupings. Some considerations might be: How are families formed and recognized under either or both of these lenses? To what extent do blood ties and law constitute families and to what extent do they constitute themselves in opposition to these forces? What changes occur when medical/genetic and legal assumptions prove to be false or misleading? We welcome papers from a wide variety of perspectives, whether literary, historical, cultural, philosophical or theological on the formation (or dissolution) of family groups and the disciplines that sanction these formations.
Deadline February 1, 2016
Send proposals to:
Susan Gustafson  susangustafson@rochester.edu
Gail Hart  gkhart@uci.edu