Session Title

Working Mothers Medieval/Modern (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS)

Organizer Name

Meghan Nestel

Organizer Affiliation

Arizona State Univ.

Presider Name

Meghan Nestel

Paper Title 1

Working Mothers: What Margery Kempe and the Holy Virgin Had That We Do Not

Presenter 1 Name

Nicole Sidhu

Presenter 1 Affiliation

East Carolina Univ.

Paper Title 2

Mothers/Detectives in Medieval Crime Series

Presenter 2 Name

Candace Robb

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 3

"The Womb of Here That Was Your Wyfe": Sovereignty and the Fluid Maternal Body

Presenter 3 Name

Katharine W. Jager

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Houston-Downtown

Paper Title 4

Working Motherhood, Margaret of Cortona, and the Academic Dream

Presenter 4 Name

Andrea Boffa

Presenter 4 Affiliation

York College, CUNY

Start Date

12-5-2018 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 158

Description

In this roundtable session, panelists discuss what it meant to be a working mother in the Middle Ages, how modern concepts of motherhood and work/life balance can assist our study of medieval motherhood, and/or how the study of medieval working mothers can provide insight into challenges faced by working mothers today. It aims to further interdisciplinary dialogues about issues and solutions for modern working mothers, particularly in academia. Signed: Meghan Nestel, 9/19/2017

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May 12th, 1:30 PM

Working Mothers Medieval/Modern (A Roundtable)

Bernhard 158

In this roundtable session, panelists discuss what it meant to be a working mother in the Middle Ages, how modern concepts of motherhood and work/life balance can assist our study of medieval motherhood, and/or how the study of medieval working mothers can provide insight into challenges faced by working mothers today. It aims to further interdisciplinary dialogues about issues and solutions for modern working mothers, particularly in academia. Signed: Meghan Nestel, 9/19/2017