Rachel Jackson
Women's Studies

ARM Conference on Mothering and Feminism (03/02/04)

Call for Papers:

The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) invites submissions of abstracts for our 8th annual conference on

Mothering and Feminism
October 22-24, 2004
York University, Toronto, Canada

This conference will explore, from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, the intersections between mothering, motherhood and feminism. It will also examine developments in the field of maternal feminist scholarship, the experiences and perspectives of feminist mothers, and representations of mothering and feminism. We welcome submissions from students, activists, scholars, artists and others who work or research in this area. Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged. We encourage a variety of types of submissions including academic papers, workshops, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts and other alternative formats.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:
  • Christina Bobel, author of The Paradox of Natural Mothering
  • Andrea Buchanan, author of Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It
  • Patrice Diquinzio, author of The Impossibility of Motherhood
  • Ariel Gore, author of Breeder and The Mother Trip
  • Sharon Hays, author of The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood
  • Susan Maushart, author of The Mask of Motherhood
  • Andrea O’Reilly, editor of Mothers and Daughters and Mothers and Sons, author of Toni Morrison and Motherhood

    If you are interested in being considered as a presenter, please send a 250 word abstract and a 50 word bio by March 1, 2004 to:

    Association for Research on Mothering
    726 Atkinson College, York University, 4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3
    Call us at (416) 736-2100 x 60366, or email us at arm@yorku.ca

    One must be a member of ARM to submit an abstract.