Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
November 1, 2016
Location: 
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Popular Culture Studies, American History / Studies, Humanities, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The 38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 15-18, 2017

Proposals are now being accepted for the Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture area! We are looking for papers/presentations/performances that address mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering as seen within popular culture, such as through:

  • representations (via TV, film, magazines, online media, literature, etc.) of mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering including pregnancy, comparison to fathers,
  • experiences of mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering and variances by race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, class, age, ability, etc.
  • theories related to mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering,
  • studies about/with mothers, and
  • pedagogical applications of research/writing relating mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering.

Please keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, as motherhood studies is a rich and fertile (hah!) ground for research and discovery.

Papers/presentations/performances incorporating intersectionalities of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, age, ability, citizenship, nationality, and/or class are particularly encouraged. Papers from graduate students are welcomed!

QUESTIONS?  Contact Kathleen Lacey, Area Chair, at klacey@southwestpca.org

Submission Information

  • Submit proposals of up to 500 words to http://conference2017.southwestpca.org/
  • Individual Presentation: Each presentation will last approximately 15 minutes.
  • Panel: If you want to propose a panel with multiple papers, please put each person’s individual paper abstract on a separate proposal form in the database.  Each abstract should also contain information such as panel title, panel chair, etc.
  • Deadline for submission: November 1, 2016
Contact Info: 

Kathleen Lacey, Awards Coordinator & Area Chair for Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

klacey@southwestpca.org

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