What: 36th Annual Conference of Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico
When: February 11-14, 2015
Deadline for abstracts: 1 November 2014
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
In this inaugural session, we are looking for papers that address mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering, as seen within popular culture, such as seen through:
• representations of mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering including pregnancy, comparison to fathers,
• experiences of mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering and variances by race/ethnicity, genders, class, age, etc.
• theories related to mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering,
• studies about/with mothers, and
• pedagogical applications of research/writing relating to the topic.
• Mother: the time period from when one becomes pregnant throughout childrearing years (Williams, 2005),
• Motherhood: refers to the sociocultural/historical construction—the social norm, sometimes referred to as the “institution” of motherhood,
• Mothering: the experiences and beliefs of being a mother (See O’Reilly, 2004; Rich, 1995, 1976 for discussion on the distinction between motherhood and mothering).
* Papers incorporating intersectionalities of gender/sex, race/ethnicity, age, ability and/or class are particularly encouraged. Papers from graduate students are welcomed!
• Submit proposals of up to 300-400 words tohttp://conference2015.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, 2014