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Monday, 28 December

278. Birth Mothers: Reclaiming Missing Voices in the Literature of Adoption

3:30–4:45 p.m., 402–403, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Emily Hipchen, State Univ. of West Georgia

1. “The Too-Embodied Voice: Reading Trauma in Surrendered Child: A Birthmother’s Journey,” Emily Hipchen

2. “Mothers Global and Local: Representations of Birth Parents in Transnational Adoption Narratives and the Politics of Social Exclusion,” Marina Fedosik, John Jay Coll. of Criminal Justice, City Univ. of New York

3. “When Birth Mothers and Adoptees Speak Together,” Margaret Homans, Yale Univ.

Respondent: Marianne L. Novy, Univ. of Pittsburgh

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