From the FLP mailbox, this call for contributions to an edited volume:
Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited anthology, edited by Andrea O’Reilly and Lynn O’Brien Hallstein, to be published in 2011. The idea for the collection emerges from recent conversations at the ARM and Brandeis symposium, ”The Maternal Wall in Academe: Academic Mothers and Strategies of Resistance and Empowerment.” This volume will explore academic mothers’ experiences from both narrative and theory. While previous collections such as PhD Mama and Parenting and Professing examined being a mother academic from narrative or”lived experience”and others, Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering issue on Mothers in the Academe, explored mother academics’ experiences from a theoretical perspective, this is the first collection to do so incorporating both narrative and theory. The anthology will explore how both research and narrative can inform contemporary understandings of academic motherhood, particularly in regard to strategies of resistance and empowerment.
Proposals should strengthen the dialogue among academic motherhood, intellectual ideas, and personal narrative. The anthology will explore the topic of Being a Mother Academic from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. We welcome submissions from scholars across disciplines. Articles will be 15-18 pages long, while narratives will be 8-12 pages long.
Topics can include (but are not limited to): the maternal wall, “opting out”, mentoring and modeling, being a professor mother, work-life balance, negotiating or resisting the maternal wall, single mothers and academic work, graduate student mothering, being a mother on the tenure track, being a pregnant professor, maternity leave and academic mothering, poverty and academic mothering, juggling mothering and academic expectations, intersections between feminism and academic mothering, being an academic artist and mothering, race and academic mothering, academic job searches and mothering, teaching and mothering, sexuality and academic mothering, male organizing principles and academic mothering, the academic schedule and mothering, fertility and academic mothering, challenging assumptions about academic mothers, ethics and academic mothering,”having it all”as academic mothers, adoption and academic mothering, networking, strategies for surviving academic mothering, class and academic mothering, race and academic mother mentors, social reproduction and academic mothering,motherhood closet; being out as a mother, second/third shift in the home,academic culture and mothering, maternal pedagogy, myth of ideal worker/ideal mother, intensive mothering and academe, unboundedness of mother work and academic work, childcare, fathering, trailing spouses, academic couples, biological clock, university policies and mothering, timing and spacing of children, perceptions of mothers in academe, discrimination avoidance, discrimination against mothers in academe, motherhood penalty,”price of motherhood”, adjunct work, benefits of motherhood on teaching and research.
Abstracts due by June 01, 2009. Final accepted submissions due June 01, 2010.
Potential contributors interested in submitting abstracts to this edited volume are invited to submit proposals to Lynn O’Brien Hallstein at firstname.lastname@example.org and Andrea O’Reilly at email@example.com