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PROGRAMME

24th & 25th June

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THURSDAY 24TH JUNE
TIME ZONE: GMT+1

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09.00-09.15 AM

CONFERENCE OPENING

Introduction and welcome from Professor Valerie Heffernan, Maynooth University

09.15-10.15 AM

PANEL: MATERNAL SUBJECTIVITIES AND WORK

Chair: Sarah Arnold

  • Anne O’Brien, Maynooth, Liminal Mothers: Inequality, Subjectivity and film and television work

  • Daiva Skuciene and Greta Skubiejute, Vilnius University, Mothers’ work-to-family strain in single mother families

  • Eglė Kačkutė, Vilnius University, Subjectivity and Coping Strategies of Educated Expatriate Mothers in Geneva

  • Marian Crowley-Henry, Maynooth University,  Skilled migrant mothers’ career crafting responses to liminality

10.15-10.30 AM

BREAK

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10.30-11.30 AM

PANEL: MOTHERHOOD, WORK AND COVID

Chair: Valerie Heffernan 

  • Daisy May Barker, Lancaster University, Mothering the Crises: An exploration of the experiences of mothers working from home in UK Lockdown during the Covid 19 pandemic

  • Lucy Grimshaw, Northumbria University representing Home(pre)schoolers Utd, The power of peer support during a pandemic: Working parents and grandparents in academia 

  • Heather Sutherland, Northumbria University,  ‘Just a student’ - Reflections on Mothering and Studying During the COVID19 Pandemic

11.30-12.30 AM

PANEL: MOTHERHOOD AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Chair: Anne O'Brien 

  • Ganiyat Tijani-Adenle, Lagos State University, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Broadcast Women Journalists between a Patriarchal Society and a Gender-Blind News Media 

  • Dr Sheree Gregory, Western Sydney University and Professor Deb Verhoeven, University of Alberta, Motherhood, Caring and Careers in the Australian Screen Industries

12.30-13.10 PM

LUNCH

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13.10-14.10 PM

PANEL: CREATIVE MOTHERHOOD

Chair: Anne O'Brien 

  • Emilie Baganz, Western Sydney University,  Creative women: navigating self-actualisation and modern motherhood 

  • Katarzyna Kociołek, University of Warsaw, Working mothers in the British advice literature of the 1990s

  • Ana Jorge, Research Coordinator at CICANT, and Associate Professor at Lusófona University, Lidia Marôpo, Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Ana Margarida Coelho, PhD Student at Catholic University of Portugal, Lia Novello, Independent Scholar, Mummy influencers: work-life and motherhood in post-austerity 

  • Qingru Wang, University of East Anglia, How to keep the balance of formal working and mothering: challenges and possibilities

14.10-14.25 PM

BREAK

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14.25-15.25 PM

PANEL: REPRESENTING MOTHERHOOD AND WORK

Chair: Sarah Arnold ​

  • Tsz Lam Ngai, University of Michigan, The Mother of a Famous Child: The Media Representation of Shirley Temple’s “Mother” in Hollywood, 1934-1940 

  • Justyna Wierzchowska, University of Warsaw, The intimate is political: The significance of mothering for the academic practice

  • Clare Bowen, City, University of London, From self-actualisation to survival: Single motherhood and work in contemporary TV dramedies 

  • Virgínia Jangrossi, Independent Scholar, “I have a career and a family, and I’m going to do it all”1: motherhood and career issues in Grey’s Anatomy

15.25-16.10 PM

KEYNOTE TALK BY AIDA VILLANUEVA, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

“A lot has changed but a lot remains”: Key Social and Demographic Trends shaping Motherhood and Work in middle-income Latin American countries

16.10-16.25 PM

BREAK

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16.25-17.10 PM

KEYNOTE TALK BY CAITLYN COLLINS, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST LOUIS

Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving

17.10-17.50 PM

BOOK LAUNCH AND VIRTUAL WINE RECEPTION

Join us for the launch of edited collection Media Work, Mothers and Motherhood
Negotiating the International Audio-Visual Industry
 (2021, Routledge), which is co-edited by Anne O'Brien and Susan Liddy and features contributions from some of our conference speakers including Sheree K. Gregory & Deb Verhoeven; Tsz Lam Ngai;  and Rowan Aust.

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PROGRAMME

Friday 25th June

 

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FRIDAY 25TH JUNE

TIME ZONE: GMT+1

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09.00-09.15 AM

OPENING REMARKS

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09.15-10.00 AM

KEYNOTE TALK BY SHANI ORGAD, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Heading Home: Fantasies and Injuries of Motherhood and Work

10.00-10.15 AM

BREAK

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10.15-11.15 AM

PANEL: MOTHERNET ON MOTHERHOOD

Chair: Sarah Arnold 

  • Linara Bartkuvienė, Vilnius University, Far from the Motherhood, Far from the Mother, Far from the Motherland in Laura Esther Wolfson’s For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors 

  • Rūta Šlapkauskaitė, Vilnius University, (S)Mothered with Care: Engaging Crisis in Richard Flanagan’s The Living Sea of Waking Dreams  

  • Orlagh Woods, Maynooth University  “This creature, this woman, this elf, this sorceress, this forest sprite”: Reconfiguring Motherhood in Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet (2020)

11.15-11.30 AM

BREAK

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11.30-12.30 PM

PANEL: MOTHERHOOD, WORK AND COVID II

Chair: Anne O'Brien

  • Dr Ciara Bradley, Maynooth University, Lynsey Kavanagh, Maynooth University and Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and Stephanie McDonald, Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, Pavee Mothering during Covid-19

  • Sara Bonfanti, University of Trento, On (in)dispensability: experiences of labour and care work for migrant mothers in times of pandemic   

  • Dr. Ketoki Mazumdar, Tata  Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai,  Ms. Isha Sen, Clinical Psychologist, Ms. Sneha Parekh, Clinical Psychologist, Ms. Pooja Gupta, Clinical Psychologist, Motherhood and the triad of work - Narratives of Indian mothers during Covid-19 

  • Dr Rowan Aust, University of Huddersfield, Natalie Grant, SMTJ, Professor Helen Kennedy, University of Nottingham, Natalie Wreyford, King's College London, and Dr Jack Newsinger, University of Nottingham,  Early conclusions from the survey Locked Down and Locked Out? The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mothers working in the UK Television Industry

12.30-12.45 PM

BREAK

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12.45-13.45 AM

PANEL: REPRESENTING MOTHERHOOD AND WORK II

Chair: Valerie Heffernan

  • Loic Bourdeau, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Irony, Care, and Women’s Work in François Ozon’s Potiche 

  • Julie Rogers, Maynooth University, The Work of Making a Mother: Representing Midwifery in Voir le jour/Into the World (2020) 

  • Isabel Treviño, University of Zaragoza, Mothers on the Move: Work-related Mobilities and Motherhood in Contemporary Films 

13.45-14.30 PM

LUNCH

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14.30-15.30 PM

PANEL: MOTHERHOOD AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES II

Chair: Sarah Arnold

  • Rowan Aust, University of Huddersfield,  British television production and women without children: exclusionary practice in the turn to care, and the potential of a data-led address to practices of care 

  • Anne O Brien, Maynooth University,  Motherhood and Media Work: problems, strategies and solutions 

  • Christa van Raalte, Bournemouth University, The motherhood penalty in the UK television industry

15.30-15.45 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

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