organized interdisciplinary conferences related to this topic. Among her publications is a special volume on “To Be or Not to Be a Mother: Choice, Refusal, Reluctance and Conflict. Motherhood and Female Identity in Italian Literature and Culture” (intervalla 1, 2016) and Trauma and Motherhood in Contemporary Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan 2021). She is currently working on a textbook on Reproductive Justice and Literature for Palgrave Macmillan.
My work during the residency will focus on autobiographical accounts of miscarriage and stillbirth in contemporary literature. My project will highlight how recurrent topics emerge across different languages and cultures, as well as how the authors aim at breaking taboos by acknowledging, validating, and normalizing personal experiences of loss and grief from a feminist standpoint.