Writing Maternity: Medicine, Anxiety, Rhetoric, and Genre

Join Dara Rossman Regaignon, Dylan B. Dryer, Perri Klass,Talia Schaffer, & Joseph Mclaughlin as they explore the origins of maternal anxietyWhen 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…

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Doing the Work Together

Exploring Community-University Partnerships Centering Social Justice & Equity with New City KidsThis seminar will explore ways that community organizations and university partners can collaborate toward socially just aims in public humanities spaces. The panel discussion will feature Karis Jones (university researcher and Public Humanities Fellow) in conversation with partners from the local non-profit organization New City Kids, including Josh Echeverria (Families for Literacy Director), Soo Kim (Teen Program Director) and Genis Espinal (Student Ambassador). The discussion will feature topics such as how the university partner entered the community in a relational way, ways that project scope and goals were collaboratively…

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Possessed: A Cultural History of Hoarding

Join Rebecca Falkoff, Raymond Malewitz & Bradley Lewis as they discuss the cultural history of hoardingJoin the NYU Center for the Humanities and the NYU Medical Humanities Working Group as we celebrate the publication of Possessed: A Cultural History of Hoarding (Cornell University Press), which asks how hoarding, once a paradigm of economic rationality, became a picture of madness. Rebecca Falkoff brings a hoardicritical approach to this question, convening eclectic texts and tools to conduct an archeology of the fraught materiality of the present at cluttered sites of modernity. Image Description: A book, Possessed: A Cultural History of Hoarding by…

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