CfP: “Human Reproduction and Parental Responsibility: New Theories, Narratives, Ethics”. Phenomenology and Mind (Dec 2020)
CfP: Human Reproduction and Parental Responsibility: New Theories, Narratives, Ethics
Phenomenology and Mind invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to “Human
Reproduction and Parental Responsibility: New Theories, Narratives, Ethics”. We welcome
contributions that are related – but not limited – to the following questions:
How do conceptions and cultural representations of parental responsibility
inform bioethical, legal and political approaches towards the introduction and
use of reproductive technologies?
Conversely, to what extent have new reproductive technologies been altering
the concepts of parenthood and parental responsibility?
What are the emergent transformations and moral challenges associated with
new forms of parenting?
How can artistic practice create a space for political and bioethical reflection,
and what is the role of specific forms, genres and media (e.g. performance and
video art; Science Fiction; life writing etc).
How have stories about parents and children evolved? How will they evolve in
What is the impact of advanced reproductive technologies on legal and
philosophical debates about biological and social parenthood, gender, and the
rights of the unborn?
How do planetary environmental pressures affect theories and narratives of
parenthood? What is the meaning of procreative liberty, parental responsibility
and procreative beneficence on a warming planet?
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2020
Notification of acceptance: May 2020
Publication of the issue: December 2020
Guest editors: Simona Corso (Università degli Studi Roma Tre) firstname.lastname@example.org
Florian Mussgnug (UCL) email@example.com
Virginia Sanchini (San Raffaele University; University of Milan; KU Leuven)firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmed invited authors: Rachel Bowlby (UCL); Carmen Dell’Aversano (Università di
Pisa); Roberto Mordacci (Università San Raffaele); Laura Palazzani (Università di Roma Lumsa)
Zoe Papadopoulou (visual artist, London); Aarathi Prasad (UCL); Maria Russo (Università San