UPDATE: Women and Mothering (3/15/06; MLA '06)
CFP for MLA 2006, Philadelphia
EXTENDED DEADLINE: MARCH 15
Pregnant Bodies and Other Mothers in the Academy -
Chair, Cynthia Tompkins
Papers addressing the full range of mothering: women of color, mommy
queers, white, adoptive and mentor mothers; explorations of biological,
cultural, economic, and institutional expectations and experiences.
Abstracts by 15 March; to Cynthia Tompkins, cynthia.tompkins_at_asu.edu.
"In the gloating, enormous strangeness and solitude of the real world, where I am so often inconsolable, marooned, utterly dizzied -- all I need do is pick up a pen and begin to write -- safe in the shelter of the alphabet."