Archive for the 'Reading List' Category
We’re delighted to announce that Papa, PhD: Essays on Fatherhood by Men in the Academy is now available from Rutgers University Press.
The anthology, edited by Mary Ruth Marrotte, Paige Martin Reynolds, and Ralph James Savarese, is a terrific and varied collection of essays by men at different stages of their fatherhood and academic careers. [...]
Readers who loved Irena Smith’s essay, Failure to Progress, in Mama, PhD won’t want to miss her new piece this month in Literary Mama. Here’s an excerpt:
So there we were, my husband David and I, on a road trip with our thirteen-year-old late last July, and I hadn’t a thing to wear. And when I [...]
Today we’re running the second part of our interview with Crossing Washington Square author, Joanne Rendell; read the first part here.
Mama, PhD: If you weren’t a writer, what else would you do?
JR: I can’t get enough of the book world so I’d probably choose to be an editor or agent. I’m sure its hard and [...]
Back in the spring, Joanne Rendell contacted us about the possibility of reviewing her new book, Crossing Washington Square. As it turns out, Caroline’s mom had just recommended Joanne’s first book, The Professors’ Wives’ Club to us, and so we were primed to read her popular novels about the personal lives of academics.
After reading her [...]
My friend and fellow mama-writer, one of the most savvy internet book marketing women I know, Christina Katz, is once again running her Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway where she gives away one book or magazine subscription every day in September. On September 25th, I’m delighted that Mama, PhD will be included in a trio [...]
Robin Wilson’s recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education asks, Is Having More Than 2 Children an Unspoken Taboo? She interviews Mama, PhD contributors Libby Gruner, Nicole Cooley, Leslie Leyland Fields (mother of six), and others for their opinions and advice about raising a big family along with a career in academe:
“‘Every day I [...]
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 [...]
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:
UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE APRIL 15, 2009
Mothers Creating/Writing Lives: Motherhood Memoirs
As memoir continues to expand in popularity, motherhood memoir has become an increasingly prominent and lucrative subgenre for contemporary authors. As Michelle Herman points out in The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood, if forced to choose between her daughter and her writing, she would [...]
Mama, PhD has been listed as one of the Top 100 Gender Studies blogs in a terrific list of resources:
Whether you’re pursuing a degree from a top-tier college in women’s studies or taking a few online courses to slowly work towards a degree focused on gender, you can find a number of great blogs online [...]