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Call For Proposals: Mothering and Popular Culture

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CFP: Mothering and Popular Culture (collection)

I am looking for papers for an edited collection, under provisional contract with McGill-Queen's University Press, tentatively called Mediated Moms: Mothering and Popular Culture.

The proposed scholarly volume will examine the topic of mothers, mothering, and motherhood within and across all forms of twentieth and twenty-first century popular cultures. Possible areas to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

-TV shows, including talk shows, family dramas, sitcoms, and cartoons;
-print and electronic journalism and celebrity rags;
-Internet sites including blogs and homepages;
-advertising;
-visual art including photography and mixed media;
-film;
-music;
-graphic fiction;
-magazines;
-best-selling literatures.

Please send 1-2 page abstracts via email to Liz Podnieks (Ryerson
University), lpodniek@ryerson.ca by November 1, 2006. Please
include your affiliation as well as nationality (for govt of Canada
funding purposes). Contributors will be notified by December 20, 2006;
completed papers (20 pages) will be due by April 1, 2007.

Enquiries welcome.


Jen Lawrence is an MBA and former banker who left the world of finance for the world of sippy cups and goldfish crackers. She writes about her experiences on her blog MUBAR (Mothered Up Beyond All Recognition). She is an Editorial Assistant for Literary Mama’s Reviews section and also contributes to the Literary Mama blog. Her work has appeared in The Philosophical Mother. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children.


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