Past News

Filming the Absent Mother

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Birkbeck Institute for Social Research in collaboration with Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and MaMSIE (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics) Filming the Absent Mother Saturday 14 June 2014   9.30pm – 5.45pm  Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square This symposium is designed around the juxtaposition of two films, both about the disappearance of the director’s mother: Liseli Marazzi when Alina was 7, Clotilde Vautier…

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Call for Submissions

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Studies in the Maternal Open Issue Deadline: 1.7.2014 Publication Date: Autumn 2014 Studies in the Maternal invites submissions from academic researchers, activists, clinicians and artists who work on any topic relating to the maternal. We welcome contributions in feminism, psychology, psychoanalysis, literature, sociology, performance, philosophy, film studies and creative writing. Alongside written submissions of short…

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Studies in the
 Maternal 5(2) is now out!

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We are delighted to announce that the 10th issue of Studies in the
 Maternal is now out. You can access it at http://www.mamsie.bbk.ac.uk. Many thanks to everyone involved in putting this issue together. The next issue (May 2014) will be a special one on Non-Reproduction: Politics, Ethics, Aesthetics edited by Harriet Cooper, Sophie Jones (PhD candidates, Department…

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Membership to MaMSIE

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We are currently building a Membership page that will include the names of all of our current members, their institutional affiliation, and links to their academic/professional websites. This is a great opportunity for members to showcase their own work and to interact with other members. If you would like to join MaMSIE, please have a…

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Launch for Maternal Aesthetics: The Surprise of the Real’, issue 5(1) of Studies in the Maternal

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Studies in the Maternal Call for Submissions

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Studies in the Maternal Open Issue Deadline: 1.8.2013 Publication Date: Autumn 2013 Studies in the Maternal invites submissions from academic researchers, activists, clinicians and artists who work on any topic relating to the maternal. We welcome contributions in feminism, psychology, psychoanalysis, literature, sociology, performance, philosophy, film studies and creative writing. Alongside written submissions of short…

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MaMSIE Blog Call for Contributions

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MaMSIE (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics) is an online interdisciplinary research network based in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. MaMSIE endeavours to create a space for critical debates about the maternal, and explore the unique site it occupies at the potent intersection between scientific possibilities, psychosocial practices and cultural…

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Forthcoming Special Issue of Studies in the Maternal, May 2013

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Maternal Aesthetics: The Surprise of the Real Guest Curator: Andrea Liss, California State University, San Marcos Maternal Aesthetics: the Surprise of the Real is a special issue of Studies in the Maternal, aiming to bring together a vibrant intermingling of work by visual artists, scholars of visual culture and feminist theory, poets, writers, activists and…

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New Special Issue of Studies in the Maternal, January 2013

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New Special Issue of Studies in the Maternal, January 2013 Austerity Parenting: new economies of parent-citizenship Guest editors: Tracey Jensen (University of Newcastle) and Imogen Tyler (Lancaster University) Parents have long been a significant economic category for policymakers, governments, employers, social workers and public health officials, requiring answers to difficult questions around value, labour, care…

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Non-reproduction: Politics, Ethics, Aesthetics

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Non-reproduction: Politics, Ethics, Aesthetics MaMSIE is supporting a two-day interdisciplinary Humanities Symposium on Non-reproduction: politics, ethics, aesthetics, organised by Fran Bigman (Cambridge), Harriet Cooper (Birkbeck) and Sophie Jones (Birkbeck). Confirmed speakers include Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck, University of London) and Nina Power (Roehampton University). The Symposium explores critical perspectives on the idea of ‘non-reproduction’. The Symposium…

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