‘Myths of Motherhood: Other (Adoptive) Mothers’: Screening & Discussion

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Giedrė Beinoriūtė’s film “Kvėpavimas į marmurą” (Breathing into Marble) tells a story of a middle-class family with three members that is profoundly changed by the adoption of a shy 6-year-old boy. This is an adaptation of Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė’s eponymous novel.

Participants of the discussion:

Giedrė Beinoriūtė – the director of the film“Kvėpavimas į marmurą” (Breathing into Marble)

Lina Buividavičiūtė – a poet and literary critic

Lijana Gvaldaitė – Associate Professor in Social Work (Vilnius University) with a deep academic interest in adoption and child welfare

Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė – writer, author of the novel “Kvėpavimas į marmurą” (Breathing into Marble)

Eglė Kačkutė – researcher in motherhood, literature and culture (Vilnius University)

The discussion will be moderated by researcher and literary critic Dovilė Kuzminskaitė (Vilnius University)

Programme of the event:

17:30-19:30 Viewing the movies

19:30 – 19:45 Break & snacks

19:45 – 21:00 Discussion & banquet

The event was funded by AHRC Networking Grant “Salt Babies: Narrating Maternity in East European and Comparative Literature” (the University of Exeter, 2021-22) and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 952366.

After the event: read the reflection of Project Coordinator Eglė Kačkutė