The Motherlode: A Complete Celebration of Mothering

Date : October 26-29, 2006

Date : Courtyard Marriott Downtown, TORONTO, CANADA

Thursday, October 26, 2006

8:00am-9:00am – REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00am-11:00am – MOTHERHOOD, REPRESENTATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

PLENARY 1

CHAIR – Andrea Doucet (Carleton University)

Mothers of the Nation: Pronatalism or More?
Patrizia Albanese (Ryerson University, author of Mothers of the Nation)

What the Good Mother Says: Cultural Representations of Mothering in Twentieth Century Canada
Lorna Turnbull (University of Manitoba, author of Double Jeopardy)

Who is a “Mother?” How does it Matter? A Legal Perspective on Lesbian Mothering in Ontario
Joanna Radbord (Lawyer, Epstein Cole)

11:00am – 11:15am – BREAK
11:15am –1:15pm – MOTHERSELF

SESSION A1
CHAIR – Ivana Brown (Rutgers University)

The Ambivalence of the Motherhood Experience
Ivana Brown (Rutgers University)

Making Babies: Why Service Learning is Necessary for Undergraduates
Pamela V. Johnston (Mercer University)

Examining Ideologies of Mothering in Breastfeeding Promotion Programmes
Amy Middleton (University of Alberta)

For Whom is Breast Best?: Thoughts on Breastfeeding, Feminism and Ambivalence
May Friedman (York University)

The Cruelty of Breast is Best
Edith Kernerman (Director, Newman Breastfeeding Clinic)
**sponsored by the Zukerman Family Foundation**

MOTHERHOOD AND WORK / MOTHERWORK
SESSION A2
CHAIR – Linda Ennis (York University)

A Guide to Transition of Working Women to Motherhood
Ma.Cristina Esquivel-Saldivar (De La-Salle-College of St. Benilde, Phllippines)

Patterns of Exclusive Breastfeeding among Working Mothers in Eldoret, Kenya
Violet Naanyu Yebei (Indiana University Bloomington)

Changes in Conceptions of Motherhood and Mothering Practices in Rural Brazil
Mabel Cordini (Federal University of the Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valeys)

Motherhood and Work: Back Where We Started From?
Linda Ennis (York University)

MOTHERING IN LITERATURE
SESSION A3
CHAIR – Laura Miller-Purrenhage (Kettering University)

Playing with My Mother’s Dream: Angry Babies, Melanie Klein and Alice Munro
Marc Carver (York University)

Holy Mother! Contemporary Women’s Fiction and a Search for the Maternal Divine
Corine Coniglio (Kettering University)

Aching for the Amniotic – Mothers Real and Imagined in Sonya Harnett’s Of a Boy
Vivienne Muller (Queensland University of Technology)

MOTHERING AS VERBAL AND VISUAL PERFORMANCE
SESSION A4

Ceremonial Storying: “Karadahu Hororo Iatable” (Stirring together Earth web_images) where Mothering the Cosmic Orphan in Multicultural Contexts
M. Christine L. Provost (OISE/University of Toronto)
Machiste W. Quintana (Researcher/Writer)( in absentia)

MOTHERING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
SESSION A5
CHAIR – Jenny Jones (Queensland University of Technology)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Mothering the Child Who Can’t
Helen Hoy (University of Guelph)

Nothing ‘Special’: Discourse, Disability and Mothering
Marie Porter (University of Queensland)

Juggling: Raising My Special Needs Child While Negotiating the Ivory Tower
Elizabeth Greene (Queen’s University)

BECOMING A MOTHER/NEW MOTHERING
SESSION A6
CHAIR: Diana L. Gustafson (Memorial University)

Disentangling Nature and Nurture in Women’s and Men’s Narratives of Transition to First-Time Motherhood/Fatherhood
Tina Miller (Oxford Brookes University)

The Four Trimesters of Pregnancy: Narratives on Becoming a Mother
Katherine Pantinas (Purdue University)

Choices in Birthing: Feminism, Capitalism and the Medical System
Michelle Webb (Birth Activist)

REPRESENTATIONS OF MOTHERHOOD
SESSION A7
CHAIR – Jennifer Dawson (Aquinas College)

Motherhood in the Fifteenth Century: Paston Family Values
Rebecca Coogan (Aquinas College)

Redefining Motherhood on the Michigan Frontier: Writing as Condolence in Caroline Kirkland’s A New Home, Who’ll Follow?
Jennifer Dawson (Aquinas College)

Medicine, Race, and Motherhood in Fannie Hurst’s Imitation of Life
Rita Jones (University of Northern Colorado)

1:15pm-2:15pm LUNCH (on your own)
2:15pm-4:15pm MOTHERHOOD AND MEDIA
PLENARY 2
CHAIR – Rishma Dunlop (York University, poet, author of Metropolis
)

Modern Pregnancy: Doing it By the Book
Ann Douglas (author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books)

Yo’Mama: Publishing a Parenting Magazine for Young Moms
Yo’ Mama Magazine – Published by Literature for Life
Amy Spurway & Mauretia Holloway

Black Woman and Child Magazine (BWAC): The Rebirth of Culture
Nicole Osbourne James (Publisher, Black Woman and Child Magazine)

4:15pm-4:30pm BREAK
4:30pm-6:30pm MOTHERING AND HEALTH
SESSION B1
CHAIR – Deirdre M. Condit (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Mothers as Mediators of Reproductive Health
Diana L. Gustafson (Memorial University)

Post-physical Motherhood: Will Artificial Wombs Liberate Women?
Sarah Eaton (University of Melbourne)

WORKSHOP + FILM (SCREENING)
SESSION B2
CHAIR – Elena Taurke Joseph (Clinical Psychologies, Film Director)

Art-Based Inquiry into Motherhood
Amy Campbell-McGee (OISE/University of Toronto)

Martyred Moms: The Price of Sacrifice Movie Making as a Revolutionary Act
Elena Taurke Joseph (Clinical Psychologist, Film Director)

MOTHERING AND LITERATURE
SESSION B3
CHAIR: Gillian M. E. Alban (Dogus University)

A Vindication of Single Motherhood in Anne Bronte’s “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall”
Monika Lee (Brescia University College)

Mother Earth to Kali the Destructor in Angela Carter Gillian
M. E. Alban (Dogus University)

Idealized and Victimized Mothers in Contemporary Chinese Fiction
Xueqing Xu (York University)

WORKSHOPS
SESSION B4
CHAIR – Michelle Tichy-Reese (University of Minnesota)

Birth as a Spiritual Rite of Passage for Women
Marcie Macari (Author, Speaker and Workshop Facilitator)

Facilitating Transition to Motherhood
Maria Cristina R. Esquivel-Saldivar (De La-Salle-College of St. Benilde) Philippines

MOTHERS AS WRITERS
SESSION B5
CHAIR – Fiona Lam (Poet, Fiction Writer)

Mothering and the Muse: The Creative Challenges, Compromises and Synergies of Writing While Mothering
Fiona Lam (Poet, Fiction Writer)
Noreen Shanahan (Poet, Writer)
Elizabeth Greene (Writer)

MOTHERING PERFORMANCE
SESSION B6

The Motherlode/load: A Performative Praxis
Pam Patterson (CWSE/OISE/University of Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario)

6:30pm-7:30pm Dinner (on your own)
7:30pm-10:00pm GALA LITERARY EVENING
MC/MODERATOR/CHAIR – Rishma Dunlop (York University, poet, author of Metropolis)

Poetry Project: These are Not my Hands
Rosie Rosenzweig (Brandeis University)
*Alana Ruben Free (Founding Editor, The Mom Egg) will be presenting on behalf of Rosie Rosenzweig (Brandeis University)*

Bubble and Squeak from Left/Overs (a work in progress)
Linn Baran (Feminist Researcher, Writer, Community Activist and Facilitator)

Follow the Curve of Birth
Brenda Clews (Writer, Poet, Artist)

SUSU
Nan Byrne (Feminist Writer, Poet)

My Mother’s Gravy
Myrl Coulter (University of Alberta)

Trick, Syzygy, and Crash Courses
Michelle DeRose (Aquinas College)

Placentas and Other Hungers
Joanne Frye (The College of Wooster)

Banff 1991: A 5 Poem Sequence
Elizabeth Greene (Queen’s University)

The Milky Way and Other Poems
Monika Lee (Brescia University College)

Birthing the Muse
Fiona Lam (Poet, Fiction Writer)

My Baby, My Love: Pregnancy, My Baby, My Love: Birth; My Baby, My Love: Together and Apart.
Mitzi Mitchell (York University)

Three Poems: Embroidery/For the Child/First Born
Dorsia Smith Silva (University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras)

Learning How to Abort/excerpt from Beginner at Life/Real Romance
Alana Ruben Free (Founding Editor, The Mom Egg)

Friday, October 27, 2006 FULL DAY ON MOTHERING AND RESISTANCE!

8:00am-9:00am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION
9:00am-11:00am MOTHERWORK: CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO
PLENARY 3
CHAIR – Lorna Turnbull (University of Manitoba)

Do Men Mother? Fathering and Maternal Thinking
Andrea Doucet (Carleton University, author of Do Men Mother)

New Life Stirring: Mothering, Transformation and Aboriginal Womanhood
Kim Anderson (University of Guelph, author of A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood)

Queer Parenting in the New Millenium: Resisting Normal
(Rachel Epstein, LGBT Parenting Network)

Generations: Aboriginal Mothering Past, Present, Future
Jeanette Corbière Lavell (Ontario Native Women’s Organization (ONWA)
and
Dawn Memee Lavell Harvard (Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)

11:00am-11:15am BREAK
11:15am-1:15pm MOTHERING: NEW CHALLENGES
SESSION C1
CHAIR: Fiona J. Green (University of Winnipeg)

Mothering White Children: An African Canadian Woman’s Experience
Delores V. Mullings (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Terms of Connection: Mother-Talk about Female-To-Male Transgender Children
Sarah F. Pearlman (University of Hartford)

Mothers and Stepmothers: Can Coerced Connections Become Cooperative Coparenting?
Theresa Suart (University of New Brunswick)

SUPPORTING MOTHERS AND MOTHERWORK: AGENCY AND RESISTANCE
SESSION C2
CHAIR – Helen Pearman Ziral (OISE/University of Toronto)

Mothers’ Centers: Effects of Participation on Mothers and Families
Patrice DiQuinzio (Muhlenberg College)
and
Linda Lisi Juergens (National Assocation of Mothers’ Centers (NAMC))

Advocates, Contributors, or Dissenters? Feminist Mothers Doing Research on Fathers
Linda Hawkins (University of Guelph)
and
Andrea Doucet (Carleton University)

Mother Outlaws: Community Outreach in the Margins of Mother ‘Hood’
Linn Baran (Feminist Researcher, Writer, Community Activist and Facilitator)

WORKSHOP/MOTHER ACTIVISM
SESSION C3
CHAIR – Debra Levy (Director, Mothers & More)

Rehearsal for Activism Workshop
Beth Osnes (Co-Founder, Mothers Acting Up Non-Profit Advocacy Organization)

Tales from the Front: Mothers & More Shares Lessons Learned Working with Mothers as Activists Across the United States
Deby Levy (Director, Mothers & More)

Joanne Brundage (Founder and CEO, Mothers & More)
Kristin Maschka (Media Spokesperson, Mothers & More)(in absentia)

REPRESENTATIONS OF MOTHERHOOD
SESSION C4
CHAIR – Berkeley Kaite (McGill University)

Media web_images of the Jewish Mother
Rosie Rosenzweig (Brandeis University)
*Alana Ruben Free (Founding Editor, The Mom Egg) will be presenting on behalf of Rosie Rosenzweig (Brandeis University)*

The Media Construction of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as a Good Mother
Berkeley Kaite (McGill University)

Mothering and Editing a New Anthology –
Technologies of Mothering: New Conceptions, New Deliveries

Jocelyn Fenton Stitt (Minnesota State University)
Pegeen Reichert Powell (Aurora University) (in absentia)

MOTHERING IN LITERATURE
SESSION C5
CHAIR – Vivienne Muller (Queensland Unviersity of Technology)

This Thing I Call My Mother:’ (Un)Mothering in Jamaica Kincaid’s Texts
Dorsía Smith Silva (University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras)

“Her Own Vision of Life”: Sibilla Aleramo’s Una Donna and Mothering in 19th Century Italy
Ellen Zitani (CUNY Graduate Center)

The Motherhood Memoir: From the Political to the Personal
Andrea O’Reilly (York University)

MOTHERSELF
SESSION C6
CHAIR – May Friedman (York University)

Motherhood as a Journey to Explore, Not a Ladder to Climb
Amy Tiemann (Author; Founder, Mojo Center for Women’s Leadership)

“I Can Do This”: Predictors of Parental Self-Efficacy in First-Time Mothers
Lynn Loutzenhiser (University of Regina)

Daughter-Practice, Maternal Erotics, and Mothering as Relational Consciousness
Amber E. Kinser (East Tennessee State University)

Dispatches from a Displaced Mama: Mothering Through Disaster or Re-membering Home
Laura Camille Tuley (University of New Orleans)

1:15pm-2:15pm LUNCH (on your own)
2:15pm-4:45pm “YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION ?”: PANEL 1
MOTHERWORK, COMMUNITY AND AGENCY
PLENARY 4
CHAIR – Judith Stadtman Tucker (Mothers Movement Online)

If You’ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything
Ann Crittenden (author of The Price of Motherhood)

Mothers Acting Up
Beth Osnes (Co-Founder, Mothers Acting Up Non-Profit Advocacy Organization)

Mother Talk
Andrea Buchanan (Literary Mama Online Magazine, author of MotherShock)

4:45pm-5:00pm BREAK
5:00pm-7:00pm MAMA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BLOG: THE RISE OF THE WEBBLOG AND ITS IMPACT ON MOTHERING
SESSION D1
CHAIR – Ann Douglas (author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books)

Mothering in the Age of Blog
Ann Douglas (author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books)

Welcome to My Sandbox
Danielle Donders (Communications Strategist)

A Blog of One’s Own
Marla Good (Freelance Writer)

I’ve Been There, Too
Andrea McDowell (Editor, TheWholeMom.com)

Tool of Revolution or Online Shrine to Parental Self-Absorption
Jen Lawrence (Creator, T.O Mama)

BEING A MOTHER IN ACADEME
SESSION D2
CHAIR : Dorsía Smith Silva (University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras)

Initiation of Motherhood: The Journey from Young Passionate Graduate Student to a Feminist Mother with a Mission
Michelle Tichy-Reese (University of Minnesota)

“Please Knock, Lactation Device in Operation”: Experiences of a Graduate Student Mother
Laura Miller-Purrenhage (Kettering University)

The ‘Chilly’ Climate for Single Mother Students: Connecting Welfare Reform with Institutional Attitudes, Practices, and Policies
Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson (Texas Woman’s University)

MOTHERING, POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
SESSION D3
CHAIR -Catherine Connors (University of Toronto)

The Public Mother: Motherhood and Citizenship in Modern and Contemporary Political Thought
Catherine Connors (University of Toronto)

Political Labeling of Mothers: An Obstacle to Equality in Politics
Marsha Marotta (Westfield State College)

Mothering as a Transformational Political Practice
Rebecca Ellis (University of Western Ontario)

War Mothers: Patriotic Maternalism and American Culture
Rebecca Jo Plant (University of California, San Diego)

SUPPORTING MOTHERS AND MOTHERWORK: AGENCY AND RESISTANCE
SESSION D4
CHAIR – Marie Porter (University of Queensland)

Neighbors, Friends, Mothers, and Others: Motherhood and Resistance in a Neighborhood Welfare Reform Program
Heather M. Fitz Gibbon (College of Wooster)

“Halloween, Pumpkins, and Motherhood: Gender Differences in How We Nurture Students”
M. Louise Ripley (York University)

Gender Equity and the Politics of Care Within Families
Joan Garvan (Australian National University, Canberra)

The Fall of the “Unencumbered Worker” and the Future of the Mothers’ Movement
Amy Tiemann (Author; Founder, Mojo Center for Women’s Leadership)

RESISTING AND REVOLTING MOTHERS
SESSION D5
CHAIR – Sheryl Stevenson (University of Akron)

Mina Loy and Anna Wickham, Avant Garde Poets of Maternity
Sheryl Stevenson (University of Akron)

Giving Birth to a Feminist Awakening: Mina Loy’s ‘Parturition’ and the Empowerment of Women
Penelope Quade (University of Akron)

Maternal Ambivalence in Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield
Pamela Roeper (University of Akron)

MOTHERING AND POP CULTURE
SESSION D6
CHAIR – Fiona J. Green (University of Winnipeg)

Wife Swap: Reinforcing Female Competition and Patriarchal Ideals of Wife and Mother
Fiona J. Green (University of Winnipeg)

The Diegetic Presence and Temporal Absence of the Maternal in the Rock and Roll Film
Michael Kramp (University of Northern Colorado)

Dolls and Guitars: Subversion of Patriarchy through Rock ‘n’ Roll
Jessica Schwartz (New York University)

MOTHERING AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISM
SESSION D7
CHAIR – Arlene Campbell (York University)

Diasporic Mothering Spirits: Mentoring and Nurturing Female Successors
Arlene Campbell (York University)
and
Helen Pearman Ziral (OISE/University of Toronto)

Blog, Baby, Blog: A New Mama’s View of Mommy Blogging
Jessica Ashley ((Feminist Writer, Artist & Personal Biographer)

Ka-pow!! New Comic Book Superheroine: Rethinking the Value of Caregiving in the 21st Century
Diane Pagen (Caregiver Credit Campaign)
Theresa Funiciello (Social Agenda)(in absentia)

7:00pm-7:45pm Dinner (on your own)
7:45pm-9:45pm “YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION?”: PANEL 2
MOTHERING: RESISTANCE AND ACTIVISM
PLENARY 5
CHAIR – Nancy Mandell (York University)

Maternal Thinking For the Future
Sara Ruddick (Eugene Lang College, New School for Social Research, author of Maternal Thinking)

Between the Baby and the Bathwater: Some Thoughts on a Mother-Centred Theory and Practice of Feminist Mothering
Andrea O’Reilly (York University, author of Rocking the Cradle)

The Mother’s Movement as Coalition Politics: Six Challenges
Patrice Di Quinzio (Muhlenberg College)

The New Future of Motherhood: Rewriting the Script of Mothering as Maternal Activism
Judith Stadtman Tucker (Editor, the Mother’s Movement Online)

Women of Colour in the U.S.: Organizing for Reproductive Justice
Loretta Ross (Founder, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective)

Saturday, October 28, 2006 8:00am-9:00am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION
9:00am-11:00am PERFORMING MOTHERHOOD
PLENARY 6
CHAIR – Fiona J. Green (University of Winnipeg)

Mother/Child Papers
Alicia Ostriker (New England College, author of No Heaven)

White Ink: Fragments, Memoirs, and Genre Transgression
Rishma Dunlop (York University, author of Metropolis)

After.Birth.Scribology (excerpts)
Motion (Wendy Brathwaite) (Hip Hop Artist, MC, author of Motion in Poetry)

11:15am-11:30am BREAK
11:30am-1:30 pm MOTHERHOOD, PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW
SESSION E1
CHAIR – Rebecca Jo Plant (University of California, San Diego)

Maternity and Public Discourse
Lindal Buchanan (Kettering University)

Non-Custodial Mothering
Dara Taylor (Consultant, Educator)

Renewing Legal Feminism: A Third Wave Neo Maternalist Approach
Norma Buydens (University of Saskatchewan)

VISUAL ARTS / PHOTOGRAPHY
SESSION E2
CHAIR – Leslie Reid (University of Ottawa)

For a While…in Time: Closing the Cycle in Painting on Motherhood
Leslie Reid (University of Ottawa)

A Creative Exploration in the Visual Arts of ‘Loss’ as an aspect of the Mother/Adolescent Daughter Relationship
Sonia Donnellan (University of South Australia)

The Line of Pleasure, A Maternal Genealogy: Mother’s Photographs of Their Children Since the Nineteenth Century
Denise Ferris (Australian National University)

MOTHERING, RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY
SESSION E3
CHAIR – Marybeth White (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Spiritual Mothering and Positive Psychology
Rosie Rosenzweig (Brandeis University)
*Alana Ruben Free (Founding Editor, The Mom Egg) will be presenting on behalf of Rosie Rosenzweig (Brandeis University)*

Motherhood and the Nature of God
Faulkner Fox (Duke University)

Faith, Feminism, and Motherhood: Exploring Mothers’ Understandings of Identity and Moral Responsibility
R. Rebecca Hewitt (Elon University)
Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters (Elon University )(in absentia)

The Bodhisattva: The Key to the Integration of Buddhist Practice and Parenting
Marybeth White (Wilfrid Laurier University)

MOTHERING AND IDENTITY
SESSION E4
CHAIR -Helen Bowcock (University of Kent)

Cybermothering
Shelley Park (University of Central Florida)

Experiencing Mothering and Violence: The Shuttering of an Ideal and the Re-affirmation of Self-Identity
Einat Peled (Tel Aviv University)

This is So You Know You Have Options: Lesbian Grandmothers and the Mixed Legacies of Nonconformity
Serena Patterson (North Island College)

“Just the One?”: British Experiences of Having Only One Child
Helen Bowcock (University of Kent)

MOTHERING IN FILM
SESSION E5
CHAIR – Dominique Russell (University of Western Ontario)

Of Milk, Menopausal Mothers and the Abject: José Luis Borau’s Furtivos
Rosie Wager (University of Western Ontario)

(Un)usual Suspects: Mothers, Masculinities, Monstrosities
Sarah Trimble (University of Western Ontario)

Supermothers on Film, or Maternal Melodrama in the 21st Century
Adrienne McCormick (SUNY Fredonia)

1:30pm –2:30pm Lunch (on your own)
2:30pm-4:30pm MOTHER STORIES
SESSION F1
CHAIR – Mirna E. Carranza (McMaster University)

Reflecting On Being a White/Jewish Birth Mother of Mixed Race Children: Comparing My Experience with the Narratives of Jane Lazzare and Ruchel Zylska
Channa Verbian (OISE/University of Toronto)

Gib: Girl in box
Susan Facknitz (James Madison University)

Dancing with Jenny: An Applied Ethics Engagement with a Mother’s Story
Jennifer Jones (Queensland University of Technology)

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
SESSION F2
CHAIR – Marybeth White (Wilfrid Laurier University)

When Post-Partum Depression Hits Home: Does it Help to Talk?
Jessica Zuehlke (University of Hartford)

Etiology of Postpartum Depression: The Influence of Stress
Karine Bordua (CAAP)
Gina Wong-Wylie (CAAP)

The Role of Social Location in New Mothers Understanding of and Experiences with Postpartum Depression
Ingrid Johnston-Robledo (SUNY, Fredonia)
Caitlyn Caslin (SUNY, Fredonia) (in absentia)
Nicole Whitwood (SUNY, Fredonia) (in absentia)

MOTHERING IN ACADEME
SESSION F3
CHAIR – Lynn A. Hall (SUNY College at Potsdam)

Motherhood and College: Being a Non-Traditional Student in a Traditional Educational Environment
Lisa M. Hase (Kansas State University)

Kids and Classes: What Would Maternal Pedagogy Look Like?
Rachel Berman (Ryerson University)
Theresa Steger (Humber College)

Teachers’ Paradoxical Autobiographies of Mothering in Literacy Education
Lynn A. Hall (SUNY College at Potsdam)

REPRESENTATIONS OF MOTHERS
SESSION F4
CHAIR – Linda Hunter (University of Guelph)

Institutionalized Motherhood and Female Offending
LaTosha Traylor (University of Illinois)

The Case of the Missing Mother: Revisiting Rousseau’s Mom
Sonja Boon (Simon Fraser University)

From Veneration to Vilification: How Jewish Mothers Who Were Once Adored Came to be Caricatures.
Rosie Rosenzweig (Resident Scholar, Women’s Studies, Brandeis University)
*Alana Ruben Free (Founding Editor, The Mom Egg) will be presenting on behalf of Rosie Rosenzweig (Brandeis University)*

MOTHERING PERFORMANCE
SESSION F5
CHAIR – Beth Osnes (Co-Founder, Mothers Acting Up Non-Profit Advocacy Organization)

Babylove ; A Solo Performance on Maternal Sexuality
(Christen Clifford (New School University MFA student, Visiting Scholar at NYU)
“The most important piece of feminist theatre since The Vagina Monologues” -Kulturevermitterlin “Honest, Hilarious, and completely revealing” -Nerve.com
“As engaging as it is provocative”- San Francisco Chronicle

The Mother-Load: A One-Woman Show
Beth Osnes (Co-Founder, Mothers Acting Up Non-Profit Advocacy Organization)

4:30pm-6:30pm MOTHERING CHALLENGES
SESSION G1
CHAIR – Dara Taylor (Consultant, Educator)

Feminist Mothers and Attachment Parenting; The Truth About Carrying the Torch While Loving the Child Laura Shook (Professional Advisor, Educator, Advocate)

The Experience of Incarcerated Mothers
Efrat Nave (Tel Aviv University)
Einat Peled (Tel Aviv University)

Ms. Mermaid and Mister Seahorse: A Children’s Fable on Co-Parenting, Good Breeding , and the Work of Dorothy Dinnerstein
Linn Baran (Feminist Researcher, Writer, Community Activist and Facilitator)

CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON MOTHERING
SESSION G2
CHAIR – Marybeth White (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Multicultural Diversity: Mothering in a Foreign Land
Karine Bordua (CAAP)
Gina Wong-Wylie (CAAP)

An Exploration of Family and Family Planning in Thailand
Stephanie Kuiack (Brescia University College)

Salvadorian Mothers’ Experiences of Mothering Their Daughters in Canada
Mirna E. Carranza (McMaster University)

YOUNG MOTHERS
SESSION G3
CHAIR – Cheryl Gosselin (Bishop’s University)

Mothering through Prejudice and Stigma: A Strain on the Emotional Health and Well-Being of Teen/Young Mothers
Sandra Fonseca (University of Ottawa) and
Janice Ahola-Sidaway (University of Ottawa)

“Tools for Life”: Helping Young Mothers Break the Cycle of Despair
Cheryl Gosselin (Bishop’s University)

Celebrating Teen Mothering from Shame to Empowerment
Louise Moody (Humewood House) and
Mardi Ennis-Gregory (Humewood House)
Colleen Cho (Humewood House)

BEING A MOTHER IN ACADEME
SESSION G4
CHAIR – Shelley M. Park (University of Central Florida)

Motherhood Ideology, Role Balance, and Health Behaviours of Academic Women
Michele Vancour (Southern Connecticut State University) and
William M. Sherman (Southern Connecticut State University) (in absentia)

Family-Friendly Policies in American Colleges and Universities
Michelle DeRose (Aquinas College) and
Kelly Dittmar (Aquinas College)

MOTHERING MYTHS AND REPRESENTATION
SESSION G5
CHAIR – Dominique Russell (University of Western Ontario)

Obstetric Myths and Realities in Life’s Birth Stories
Dominique Russell (University of Western Ontario)

Where Have all the Young Girls Gone? The Representation and Lack of Presentation of Young Mothers in Canadian HIV/AIDS Health Promotion Campaigns
Linda Hunter (University of Guelph)

Motherhood Divided: Commander-in-Chief and Duality in the Presidency
Anne F. MacLennan (York University)

MOTHERING AND HEALTH
SESSION G6
CHAIR – Joanne Whitty-Rogers (St. Francis Xavier University)

Mothers Matter!: Opportunities and Challenges in Providing In-Home Support to Mothers and their Families
Sherry Chisholm (Extra Support for Parents Volunteer Service, IWK Health Centre)
Susan DeWolf (Extra Support for Parents Volunteer Service, IWK Health Centre)
Maura Donovan (Extra Support for Parents Volunteer Service, IWK Health Centre)

Revisiting the Contemporary Concept and Practice of Motherhood in the Context of HIV and AIDS: Lessons from Practical South African Experiences
Thenjiwe Magwaza (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Bridging the Gaps: Reducing Barriers for First Nations Women and Families Receiving Health Care
Joanne Whitty-Rogers (St. Francis Xavier University)

6:30pm-8:30pm RECEPTION AND LAUNCH
Launch of ARM double journal issue on Mothering and Feminism, Vol. 8.1&2 AND
ARM launches DEMETER PRESS and our new, edited landmark collection,
Until Our Hearts are on the Ground: Aboriginal Mothering, Oppression, Resistance and Rebirth
(Fall 2006) (Dawn Memee Lavell-Harvard & Jeanette Corbier Lavell, eds)

8:30-? *Optional cultural event, TBA

Sunday, October 29, 2006 9:00am-9:30am REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:30am-11:30am LITERARY MAMAS REWRITING MOTHERHOOD
PLENARY 7
CHAIR – Andrea O’Reilly (York University)

Personal and Political-The Mothering Memoir as Example
Faulkner Fox (Duke University, author of Dispatches from a Not So Perfect Life)

The Escalation of Cool
Andrea Buchanan (Literary Mama Online Magazine, author of MotherShock)

Making Stories of Our Lives: Memoirs from Mothering
Joanne Frye (College of Wooster, author of Biting the Moon: A Single Mother’s Memoir)

Hope Resistance and Renewal: Engaging Black Boys in a Historical, Social and Cultural Critique of Rap
Dolana Mogadime (Brock University)
Alexis Scott (Brock University)

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch (on your own)

12:30pm-2:15pm MATERNAL BODY/ MOTHER SELF
SESSION H1
CHAIR – Denise Ferris (Australian National University)

How Can We Be Different And The Same?
Brenda Clews (Writer, Poet, Artist)

Reproducing Possibilities: Androgenesis and Mothering Human Identity
Deirdre M. Condit (Virginia Commonwealth University)

The Line of Pleasure, A Maternal Genealogy: Mother’s Photographs of Their Children Since the Nineteenth Century
Denise Ferris (Australian National University)

MOTHERING PERFORMANCE
SESSION H2
CHAIR – Carole Groobman (Stories Unlimited)

Force of Nature – One- Woman Theatrical Performance
Carole Groobman (Stories Unlimited)

“THIS SHOW ABOUT WOMEN GIVING BIRTH….IS AN UNEXPLORED FRONTIER IN FEMINISM.”
Kathleen Edwards, Director

Force of Nature, a one-woman theatrical show and educational program, brings to light the social, political and cultural issues of childbird through the voices and perspectives of thirteen women.

Milky Way: A Short Story About a 21st Century Wet Nurse
Anne Panning (SUNY-Brockport)

MOTHERS AS WRITERS
SESSION H3
CHAIR – Jillian Graham (University of Melbourne)

A Creative Look at Creative Motherhood
Lisa M. Hase (Kansas State University)

Travels to “Uncertain Territory”
Nan Byrne (Feminist Poet/Writer)

Poetic Mothering: How One Woman Defines Motherhood Through Her Poetry
Denise Stodola (Kettering University)

Comparing Notes: Motherhood, Music and Maternal Feminism in the Lives of Australian Composers Ann Carr-Boyd and Katy Abbott
Jillian Graham (University of Melbourne)

HERSTORICAL MOTHERS
SESSION H4
CHAIR – Margaret Hillyard Little (Queen’s University)

Motherhood from the Perspective of Four Generations: a Heuristic Study
Jan Marijaq (Technical Writer/Trainer)
Susie Gonzales (Early Childhood Educator)

Battling the Expectant Mother Racket: Anna Jarvis and the Defense of Mother’s Day in the United States
Katharine Antolini (West Virginia Wesleyan College)

Militant Mothers Fight Poverty: The Just Society Movement, 1968-1971
Margaret Hillyard Little (Queen’s University)

WORKSHOP
SESSION H5
CHAIR – Deborah Byrd (Lafayette College)

Mothering Teenaged and Low-Income Mothers: A Successful Town-Gown Collaboration
Deborah Byrd (Lafayette College)
Kay Stocker (Easton Hospital; Family Development Research Program)
Danielle Bero (Lafayette College)
Rachel Gallagher (Lafayette College)

CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON MOTHERING
SESSION H6
CHAIR – Susan Schalge (Minnesota State University)

Mothering and Motherhood in Tanzania
Susan Schalge (Minnesota State University)

Using Photography to Tell Stories of Mothers in Rural Uganda: Bearing Witness
Sharon Abbey (Brock University)

Mothers of the Global Welfare State: How Neoliberal Globalization Affects Working Mothers in Sweden and Canada
Honor Brabazon (York University)

Thank you to our York University conference sponsors for their generous support:

Office of the VP, Academic
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Department of History, York University
Faculty of Education, York University
ORU-Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS)
ORU – Institute for Social Research
Masters Office, Stong College