Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

04 January 2010

URGENT: Music and Mothers entry needed for Encyclopedia on Motherhood....

Andrea O'Reilly, general editor of the first ever encyclopedia on motherhood is in need of a replacement entry for the topic "music and mothers."

The entry is needed by February 1, 2010 and is to be 2500 words including a work cited of approx 5 titles. The entry is to provide an overview of the topic historically but most of the entry should focus on the following: motherhood as a topic/theme in various musical genres of the 20th/21st centuries; rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, country etc; contemporary popular mother musicians such as Courtney Love, Britney Spears, Dixie Chicks etc. (their music, how treated/perceived in the industry); the contemporary motherhood rock movement with special attention to Mamapalooza.

The encyclopedia is being published by Sage Press and will out in April 2010.

Please email aoreilly@yorku.ca directly asap.

2 comments:

I would love, and I mean LOVE to do this, but I have no idea where I'd find the time - and I'm really no expert on music and mothering. I stopped playing music when I became a mother. Couldn't fit it all in. Plus, school starts in a week and I'll be up to my ears in math again (yes, I'm taking MacroEcon and Stats at the SAME TIME - clearly asking to lose my 4.0 GPA.)

Don't forget how the world ground to a halt to observe the birth of Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon. Heh.