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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Something for me to mull over

I caught the below listing first at A Mama's Rant. The text is taken from here

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press is seeking submissions for the edited collection
Mothering and Blogging: Practice and Theory

Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2007
Publication Date: Spring 2008
Editors: May Friedman, Shana L. Calixte

Critical mothering and writing about motherhood have, in the last few years, begun to engage with a new form of communication. All over the Internet, mommy bloggers are commenting on the radical act of being mothers and women within a world hostile to both of these identities. What are some of the questions posed by this new context for motherhood? What are the implications for sites of marginalization and diversity within the blogosphere? This new book by Demeter Press will seek to interrogate some of the complexities of the mamasphere through both creative and scholarly submissions. We encourage applicants from a range of experiences, in both community and academic contexts.

Abstracts/Proposals (250-300 words) due March 1, 2007
Acceptances will be made by May 1, 2007
Accepted submissions due September 1, 2007

Completed papers should not exceed fifteen pages (3750 words) and should be formatted according to MLA guidelines.

Please send inquiries and abstracts/proposals to:
May Friedman and Shana L. Calixte
mayf@yorku.ca, shana@yorku.ca
Graduate Programme in Women's Studies
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
M3J 1P3
Canada

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Now, I find this subject both intellectually plausible and interesting. I'd love to get something together, but I'm not sure what to write about. And even if I came up with an idea, to crank my brain back up into academic jargon-land will be hard.

Still, the word count is extremely doable.

What do you all think?

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Comments on "Something for me to mull over"

 

Anonymous Shelly said ... (10:03 am) : 

Go on, give it a go! The proposal is only 300 words- it will give you an idea about what the rest of the paper you write will be about. A new challenge...

 

Blogger strauss said ... (1:40 pm) : 

Thanks for sharing that. I say go for it. I might even give it a go myself...I certainly need a new challenge!

 

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