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Thursday, September 26 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Writing Through: The Mother-Daughter Relation

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According to some critics, including Irigaray and Cixous, the least represented relationship in Western culture is the bond between mother and daughter. Time and again across the ages, in philosophy, literature, and popular culture, elaborations of the relations between father and son, mother and son, and even fathers and daughters are common. But when mothers are present to daughters, it is usually as an obstacle, or even a life-threatening foe; just think of Cinderella and Snow White. Is this because women have been largely absent from the development of our symbolic culture? Does the relatively recent entry of women into active participation in networks of public discourse bring new perspectives to bear on the topic? This panel will explore how mother-daughter relations are presented in recent innovative literature, such as Toni Morrison’s “Beloved,” Janice Lee’s “Daughter,” and Sidebrow’s curated section on Mothers, as well as looking at how the absence of mothers in now portrayed. Participants will especially discuss the evolution in their own ability to talk about or even have a “mother” in a piece of writing talk, and the syntax of absence as a mode for addressing the mother-daughter relationship.

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Christine Wertheim

California Institute of the Arts
Christine Wertheim is author of mUtter-bAbel (Countertpath Press) and +|'me'S-pace (Les Figues), editor of the anthology Feminaissance, and with Matias Viegener co-editor of Séance and The n/Oulipean Analects. She organized the conferences, Séance (2004), Noulipo (2005), Impunities... Read More →

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Dodie Bellamy

California College of the Arts
Dodie Bellamy’s latest book is Cunt Norton, from Les Figues Press. Her chapbook Barf Manifesto was named best book of 2009 under 30 pages by Time Out New York. Other books include the buddhist, Academonia, Pink Steam, The Letters of Mina Harker, and Cunt-Ups, which won the 2002... Read More →
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Elizabeth Colen

Elizabeth J. Colen has lived in three dozen different houses in seven different states. She earned a BA from Georgia State University, a MA in Fiction from Western Washington University, and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Washington, where she was the recipient of the Nelson... Read More →
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Janice Lee

Assistant Professor, Portland State University
Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She writes about the filmic long take, slowness... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm MDT
UMC 425 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

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