Archive for the 'Mama Ph.D. News' Category
Thanks to the technology folks at the University of Richmond, those of you who missed our recent reading and panel discussion can now watch it on YouTube. Jennifer Cognard-Black, Della Fenster, Caroline Grant, and Libby Gruner all read from their essays and answered questions. Check it out:
May 20th, 3-6 PM
Room 367 of the HUB (Highlander Union Building, formerly known as the commons)
Join Dana Campbell, Caroline Grant and Aeron Haynie for a reading and panel discussion.
The presentation will be followed by pizza, book signing, and information booths on campus resources for parents (child development center, student health center insurance, counseling center, TA [...]
The Feminist Review has published a short piece on Mama, PhD; check it out:
But make no mistake: this collection is an unequivocal critique of the infrastructure—or lack thereof—in place for women who want to explore their identities as both mothers and intellectuals. The joint essay “Nontraditional Academics” issues a call for women who leave the [...]
Tune in Thursday, March 19th, at 10:30 AM (EST) to listen to coeditor Caroline Grant speaking about Mama, PhD with radio host Binnie Klein on WPKN, or via iTunes’ Public Radio.
Did you know that you can get a Mama, PhD t-shirt, onesie, mug, bag, or even beer stein? Show the world you’ve got it going on, body and brain, with some Mama, PhD gear in your life.
Esther Wyss-Flamm has reviewed Mama, PhD for Literary Mama; here’s an excerpt:
My first reaction to Mama, PhD, a provocative collection of 35 personal essays and commentaries by 42 women about motherhood and academic life, was a powerful desire to do just what I’ve begun to do here: tell my own story. Edited by [...]
We’re sad to hear that after several years of publishing great writing (including this piece of Elrena’s), Mamazine is shutting down to focus on other projects. We’re pleased that before stopping publication they had time to read Mama, PhD ; here’s an excerpt from Amy Anderson’s review:
Fortunately, while Mama, PhD has many stories like mine, [...]
Writer Kris Underwood recently interviewed Elrena and Caroline for MotherVerse; here’s an excerpt from the interview:
MV: In culling through the essays, was there any one in particular that affected you personally?
Caroline: When people ask me how we chose the essays, I always say that we chose the essays that made us cry, and the [...]
It was wonderful to attend the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Chicago recently and meet some more fans of and contributors to Mama, PhD. Here are some pictures:
Last fall, Elrena and Caroline had the opportunity to talk with Andrea O’Reilly (director of the Association for Research on Mothering) in a conversation for The Mothers Movement Online, moderated by Professor Heather Hewett, Coordinator of Women’s Studies and an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at SUNY New Paltz. Here’s a brief excerpt: