A chat with Jane Lazarre. The mother figure in American literature.

The mother figure in literature reflects changes in society. Professor Anna Casablancas’ talk will give an overview of the evolution of this concept in relation to the first three waves of feminism and recommend reading on the topic.

The second part of the seminar will focus on the second wave in which Jane Lazarre wrote The Mother Knot (Beacon Press, 1986). Anna Casablancas will establish a dialogue with the American author and journalist about motherhood.

Jane Lazarre is an American author and essayist who has written many fiction and non-fiction books, including The Mother Knot (Beacon Press, 1986).

Anna Casablancas is a professor of American literature at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Online – Monday April 26, 2021 – 6 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
The session will be in English with interpretation into Catalan and Spanish.



Suggested readings on The mother figure in US literature

Of Woman Born
Adrienne Rich
WW Norton & Co
ES: See book

Every Body Has a Story
Beverly Golorgorsky
Haymarket Books

The Yellow Wallpaper
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Wisehouse Classics
CAT: See book

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Jacobs
Penguin Classics
ES: See book

Beyond The Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons
Jane Lazarre
Duke University Press

The mother knot
Jane Lazarre
Duke University Press
ES: See book

The Awakening
Kate Chopin
Wisehouse Classics
ES: See book

The Woman Warrior
Maxine Hong Kingston
Random House LCC US

Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir
Natasha Trethewey
Harper Collins Publ. USA

The Madwoman in the Attic
Susan Gubar and Sandra Gilbert
Yale University Press

Tell me a Riddle
Tillie Olsen
ES: See book

Toni Morrison
ES: See book

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