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Book Launch: ‘Writing Maternity: Medicine, Anxiety, Rhetoric and Genre’. (Online)

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dylan Dryer, associate professor of English, will be a respondent at an NYU Press book launch next Wednesday, April 21. The event celebrates the publication of Dara Rossman Regaignon’s Writing Maternity: Medicine, Anxiety, Rhetoric and Genre.

When did mothers start worrying so much? Why do they keep worrying so? Writing Maternity answers these questions by identifying the nineteenth-century rhetorical origins of maternal anxiety, inviting readers to think about worrying not as something individual mothers do but as an affect that since Victorian times has defined middle-class motherhood itself. In this book, Rossman Regaignon offers the first comprehensive study of child-rearing advice literature from early-nineteenth century Britain and argues that the historical emergence of that genre catalyzed a durable shift in which maternal care was identified as maternal anxiety.

This event is co-sponsored by The Medical Humanities Working Group

Dylan Dryer, associate professor of English, will be a respondent at an NYU Press book launch next Wednesday, April 21. The event celebrates the publication of Dara Rossman Regaignon’s Writing Maternity: Medicine, Anxiety, Rhetoric and Genre.

The event, which takes place from 6–7:30 p.m. is free but registration is required here.

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Date:
April 21
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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