26 July 2011

Call for Submissions - Maternal Aesthetics: The Surprise of the Real

Post date: 26 July 2011
Deadline: 1 December 2011

Maternal Aesthetics: the Surprise of the Real is a special issue of Studies in the Maternal, aiming to bring together a vibrant intermingling of work by visual artists, scholars of visual culture and feminist theory, poets, writers, activists and more, who are engaged in thinking about new conceptualizations of the maternal.

I am seeking contributions that articulate such transformations: what sorts of ruptures, continuities, resistances, discomforts or other responses are experienced in domestic spaces, public workplaces and other cultural spheres by mothers and articulated as mothers (biological or otherwise). Maternal Aesthetics: the Surprise of the Real will create a forum to represent how feminist artists and writers understand, embrace, resist, live and perform the act of mothering in and throughout their lives. Reflections and analyses addressing such experiences of transformation between the mother and her adult child(ren), as well as intergenerational perspectives are also welcome.

Artwork in all genres can be submitted, including video art and digital work made specifically for web format. Writing can be maximum of sixteen (16) manuscript pages. Submissions will be blind peer-reviewed in collaboration with the guest curator.

Submit work to: aliss7@roadrunner.com
Special Issue of the on-line journal Studies in the Maternal
Birkbeck, University of London
Publication Date: Spring 2013

Contact Information:

For inquiries: aliss7@roadrunner.com

For submissions: aliss7@roadrunner.com

Website: http://www.mamsie.bbk.ac.uk/index.html
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