Adrienne Rich's path-breaking book, Of Woman Born (1976), argues for the social construction of motherhood in that mothering practices, constraints, and feelings take shape in a particular historical and political context. The (Un) Gendering Motherhood conference invites proposals addressing all the possible meanings of the expression, including analyses both of motherhood as an institution and of the varied experiences of people who mother, regardless of gender, sexuality, etc.
The Women's and Gender Studies Conference Committee invites abstracts from all members of the Truman and Kirksville communities, including Truman graduates now residing elsewhere. Please send abstracts to WGSTconference@truman.edu. Be sure to include your name, abstract title, return address, phone number, and e-mail address. Deadline: November 16, 2012.