MOTHERLOVE

Date : February 16, 2002

Date : Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson College York University, Toronto, Canada

8:00-9:00am Coffee, Registration and Welcome
9:00-10:30am Session 1

MOTHERLOVE IN ART AND LITERATURE

Chair: Brenda Clews (York University) “The Maternal Body in Paint”
Jodi Vandenberg-Daves (University of Wisconsin – La Crosse) “Changing Perceptions of Motherlove in Children’s Literature, 1960-2000”
Nicole Didicher (Mount Allison University) “Models of Motherlove in Winnie-the-Pooh”
Leanne Lloyd (artist, Vancouver) “my skin is where we meet very often – this kind of mother.”

10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-12:30pm Session 2

CONTRADICTORY AND COMPLEX CONCEPTIONS OF MOTHERLOVE

Chair: Andrea O’Reilly (York University)
Hester Vair (University of New Brunswick) “Challenging Assumptions about Motherlove”
Norma Buydens (University of Saskatchewan) “Motherlove in the Transition to the 20th Century: Motherpower vs. Motherpurity in Maternal Feminisms, C. 1880s-1930s”
Ed Beach (University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire) “The Divine Goddess Kali: Ultimate Paradox of Mother Love”
Diana Duncan and Lori Rowlett (University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire) “Rape in the Garden of Zeus: On the Mother of Love”

12:30-1:30pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:45pm Session 3

WRITING THE MOTHERLINE: Critical Narratives of Women Educators and Their Daughters

Chair: Leigh O’Brien (Nazareth College) “My daughter, my self: On being a teacher educator and the mother of a daughter with special needs”
Sue Novinger (SUNY-Brockport) “Being Hannah’s Grandma: Negotiating the Intersections between Grandmothering and Teaching”
Rishma Dunlop (York University)”White Writing for Cara”

2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:00pm Session 4

MOTHERLOVE: OPPRESSION AND RESISTANCE

Chair: Christina Halliday (York University)
Lynn Gehl (York University) “Scavenger for Love or Reconciliation in Black Mother Love”
Shane Trudell Verge (University of Florida) “Motherlove and Multiracial Identity”

4:00-4:15pm Break
4:15-6:15pm Session 5

MOTHERLOVE’S LESSONS

Chair: Rose Barg (OISE/University of Toronto) “Loving is Learning to Let Go: An Art-informed Inquiry into the Experience of Mothering Children into Self-sufficiency”
Dawn Zinga (OISE/University of Toronto) “The Development of Motherlove throughout Pregnancy and the Postpartum”
Ardra Cole and Maura Mcintrye (OISE/University of Toronto) “Loving Mothers: Enactment of Love in Illness and Health”

6:30-9:30pm Reception and Creative Evening

Featuring readings by Galia Ben-Mordechai Hart, Cornelia Hoogland, Rishma Dunlop and Kelly Young