Organization: Chapman University
Motherhood to motherhoods: Ideologies of ‘The Feminine’ is a free, intergenerational conference to be held at Chapman University in Orange, California on April 28-30, 2023. The conference will explore the construct of motherhood as it evolves beyond a function of biology to a way of being in the world, mothering open to all genders and ages. The conference provides a space for community interactions considering how motherhoods are represented in art, literature, film, and social institutions. The discussions and workshops encompass issues of caregivers’ labor and health, gender identities, and the socio-ideological construction of both singular and plural motherhoods.
We invite submissions that explore how the concept of motherhood is constructed and shaped and how it can be contested and negotiated through art, discourse, and social institutions. We are interested in the ways in which the concept of motherhood is evolving beyond the biological to a way of being in the world, an attitude toward the existing order.
Presentations might address, but are by no means limited to, the following themes:
- Representation of mothers or motherhood in:
- Politics of Motherhood
- Motherhood and Gender
- Motherhood and Race
- Femininity and Motherhood
- Intersectionality and Motherhood
- Motherhood and Health
- Motherhood as Labor in the Community, Academy, Workplace, and World
See full conference schedule here: https://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/about/events/motherhood-to-motherhoods-ideologies-of-the-feminine.aspx
How to Submit:
Submission should include an abstract (250 words) and a short bio, emphasizing work related to the conference themes.
Deadline: February 28, 2023
Abstracts reviewed on a rolling basis
On-line submission link: https://chapmanu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgr3nJ8bYuqTWzs