CFP – Museum of Motherhood & Journal of Mother Studies
March 18-19, 2022
St. Petersburg, Florida (In-Person & Via Zoom)
Early Submissions Dec 15/ Notification January 15 (Attendance fees posted online conferences); Late Submissions by Jan 15 / Notifications sent by Feb. 1
Creativity for a Cause- theory & practice; navigating systems, styles, and academic approaches to motherhood
Conference will focus on the concept of creativity through theory and practice within the experience and study of women, mothers, and families. Conference presenters and participants will share presentations about the creative process and how this impacts their academic, artistic, and professional identity and experience.
We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, artists, community agencies, service providers, journalists, mothers 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 from all disciplines, workshops, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts, film, music, audio and other alternative formats. Topics include (but are not limited to):
Representing Maternal creativity in Film, Video, Art, Music, and Theater; Motherhood and Representation; Race, Representation and Motherhood and mobilizing voices through creativity; Maternal Ambivalence in visual culture; Maternal Loss, Depression, and Domestic Violence; Performing Feminist Mothering in Practice and Expression; Mother Writer: Writing Motherhood; Facilitating the Creative Family; A Culture of Creative Children; Imaging LGBT Mothers and Maternity; “Late Bloomer” Art: Post-Maternal Artists & Non-Procreators by Choice; Representing Motherhood on the Internet; Motherhood, Art, and Creativity; Healing and Creativity; Mothering and Disability: Motherhood in the News: Mothers as Creative Cultural Force; Photography; Behind the Camera: Mothers as Filmmakers, Directors, Producers; Mother Musicians across Musical Genres: Rock, Rap, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Country Narratives of Creative Mothers: Women who “Rock,” Expressing: Imaging Breastfeeding Mothers, Mommy Bloggers: Re-Writing Motherhood, etc.; Dealing with (Post-partum) Depression by Making Creative Work; Pregnant moms; Celebrity mothers; How images of fathers impact representation; News media coverage of foster moms; Moms in politics; teen mothers in film or television; Mothers as consumers; Mothering and the representation of Class and Transformation Through Creative Empowerment, Dance, Sports, and Literature.
All submissions are considered for publication at the Journal of Mother Studies (JourMS).