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Call for Papers: Flower Power (11-13 May, Munich)

Did you know that there are over 138 identified plant species depicted in Botticelli's Primavera? What do flowers mean to you? And what have they meant to different people, in different places, in the past?


On this note, we're delighted to share that a conference co-organised by Women Latinists 2022 alumna, Sophie Emilia Seidler, has now released a call for papers! Find out everything you need to know below.


Flower Power: Blossoms and Petals between Beauty, Classification, and Dominance.


Date: 11-13 May 2022

Location: Munich, Germany


"The graduate conference invites junior scholars (doctoral candidates, postdocs, early career researchers) to explore the literary, cultural, and philosophical implications of flowers, following the vegetal turn in the humanities. Seeking an interdisciplinary dia­logue between literary and cultural studies, we welcome research from collaborative fields such as gender studies, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, postcolonial/decolonial stu­ dies, critical plant studies, posthumanities, and environmental humanities"


If you're interested in taking part, send the following to flower-power@germanistik.uni-muenchen.de:

  • An abstract for a twenty-minute presentation in English or German (c. 300 words).

  • A brief biographical note

Deadline: 31 December 2022



Detail from Botticelli, Primavera (The Uffizi / Florence)

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