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Conference Schedule 2016

Conference Program

THEORIZING MOTHERHOOD IN THE ACADEMY

(The Conference is Free and Open to the Manhattan Community Public)

 

 

Thursday May 5, 2016

Motherhood Hall of Fame & Special Events Columbia Teachers’ College 6:30-9:30PM

Friday May 6th, 2016

Bronx: Manhattan College, O’Malley Library, Alumni Room,

4513 Manhattan College Parkway

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome Gathering, On-site Registration, and Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 M.O.M. Welcome and Keynote Speaker Series

Laura Tropp, “Motherhood and Feminism; a year in review”

10:00 – 11:30 SESSION: MOTHERS AND THE ACADEMY

Lynda Ross & Shauna Wilton, “The challenges facing mothers and fathers parenting with/in academia”

Renata Ferdinand, “I am not your mammy: The penalty for refusing to be a stereotype”

Matthew Oware & Angela Castaneda, “Bringing mothers and fathers together: Bridging a disciplinary divide in Anthropology and sociology discourse”

Martha Joy Rose, “Making Motherhood Visible”

11:30 – 11:45 DISCUSSION & BREAK
11:45 – 1:00 SESSION: MOTHER DEFINED; MOTHER REFORMED

Gina Wong, “Exploring the mother-daughter relationship of bicultural mothers who engage in matroreform”

Hadara Scheflen Katzav, “’Abjection’ as a springboard for maternal subjectivity” (Hakibbuzim College of Education)

Dayna Kurtz, “Birth of a discipline: The maternal-care practitioner”

Roberta Garrett, “This won’t affect my reference will it?’ Attachment parenting, mothers and ‘others’ in Edward St. Aubyn’s “Mother’s Milk”

1:00 – 2:00 LUNCH
2:10– 3:15

 

SESSION: ART AND PERFORMANCE AS TRANSFORMATION (PART 1)

Alla Goldburt, “A mother’s art marathon”

Sarah Irvin, “Mother making: Artistic practice and the formation of mother”

Natalie Morning, “Shared bodies: Motherless daughters and autobiographical performativity through memorial tattoo art”

3:15 – 3:30 DISCUSSION & BREAK
3:30-4:50

 

SESSION: ART AND PERFORMANCE AS TRANSFORMATION (PART 2)

Aphra Behn– UnMasked, a preview on her feminist, activist life as a Guerrilla Girl

Megan Wynne, “Exposing The Maternal Body: Confronting personal history and cultural attitudes through artistic practice”

Emily Underwood-Lee & Lena Simic: “Performance and the maternal”

4:50-5:00 DISCUSSION & BREAK
5 – 5:30 PANEL: TEACHING MOTHER STUDIES- CLASSROOM EXPERIENCES

Joy Rose, Laura Tropp, Gina Wong, Lynda Ross

5:30-6:00 Talk Back
6-6:30 WRAP UP

Conference Program

THEORIZING MOTHERHOOD IN THE ACADEMY

Saturday May 7th, 2016

Bronx: Manhattan College, O’Malley Library, Alumni Room,

4513 Manhattan College Parkway

9:00- 9:30 Welcome Gathering, On-site Registration, and Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 WELCOME AND KEYNOTE SERIES

Kimberly Seals Allers, “The Big Let Down- How Medicine, Big Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding”

10:00 – 11:30

 

SESSION: MOTHERHOOD, IDENTITY, ATTACHMENT

Lynda Ross & Cheryl Kier, “Attachment theory: Too far gone/gone too far?”

Carolyn Fraker, “Building the ‘good’ mother in disciplinary welfare’

Natasha White, “Maternal subjectivity: Nurturing a sense of self”

Brenda Martin-Tousignant, “Maternal engagement in child mental health treatment: The influence of the intersection of motherhood ideology and mother blame”

11:35 – 11:45 DISCUSSION & BREAK
11:45 – 1:00 SESSION: TRANSISTIONS TO MOTHERHOOD

Catherine Ma, “Mother knows best: What first time mothers teach us about breastfeeding pedagogies”

Rosalind Howell, “Maternal experiences”

Gina Wong, “Being with and without: The intergenerational patterns of mothering & fathering”

Sarah Black and Andrew Frizell, “Mother as Curator”

1:00 – 2:00 LUNCH
2:00 – 3:15 SESSION: MATERNAL EXPERIENCES

Sierra Schnable, “Making room for gayby: Lesbian women and the communal navigation of conception and pregnancy

Gay Wilgus, “Cinematic constructions of mothering disability: The Miracle Worker, My Left Foot, David’s Mother, and Forrest Gump”

Lili Shi, “On politics of diasporic belonging and authenticity: A transnational feminist inquiry on New York Chinatown women’s transnational birthing experiences”

3:15- 3:30 DISCUSSION & BREAK
3:30 – 4:50 SESSION: THEORIZING MOTHERS, MOTHERHOOD AND THE FAMILY

Najoua Stambouli, “Mothering reflections on the traditional ideological constructions of motherhood in Sylvia Plath’s and Adrienne Rich’s modern poetry”

Paula Chambers, “Transcendental housework”

Amy Marga, “M/otherness in Islam Judaism and Christianity: ‘Otherness that is imposed and the ‘m/otherness’ that is chosen” (#10)

Diane Bartlow, “Judicial Response to Court-Assisted Child Murders”

4:50- 5:00 DISCUSSION & BREAK
5:00-5:30 “Theorizing Motherhood in the Academy ROUNDTABLE SESSION: HOW TO FIRMLY ESTABLISH MOTHER STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS”
5:30-6:00 WRAP UP

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