CFP: [20th]

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Moravec
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Call for Panelist, Performing Feminist Motherhood:
Outlaw Mothers in Music, Media, Arts and Cultural Expression
May 16, 2008 in New York City

We have two papers, seeking a third for Performing Feminist Motherhood:
Outlaw Mothers in Music, Media, Arts and Cultural Expression, which will
take place
May 16, 2008 in New York City.

In exploring change and continuity in women’s communities, it is essential
to explore and interrogate the world of the internet. The emerging
scholarship thus far has privileged blogs over online communities. Our
papers deal with online groups of women in various phases of motherhood.
One paper explores the use of the internet by expectant mothers by
following a group of women on the public website The
second paper suggests a new way to understand motherhood culture, one that
recognizes the strong role of the internet in certain women’s everyday
lives while concurrently recognizing the role of friendship in the
experience of motherhood. I will introduce one small, private, group of
online friends and mothers and discuss how, for this group, motherhood is a
lived experience not only in real-life interactions between mothers and
their children, but also, intriguingly, between online friends.

We are seeking a third paper that explores other uses of internet
communities by mothers.

Interested panelists should contact by February 1.
The CFP deadline is 2/15.

Michelle Moravec, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Rosemont College

Sarah Leavitt, Ph.D.
Project Director, House and Home
National Building Museum

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