Mothering in Contemporary Ireland: Issues, Images and Actions.
Saturday June 9th, 2007
Venue: O’Rahilly Building, UCC, Room 123
9.30 - 10.10 Registration and coffee
10.15 -10. 30 Poetry: Liz Willows
10.30 – 11.30 Keynote Address and discussion:
Dr Andrea O’Reilly: Associate Professor in the School of Women’s Studies at YorkUniversity, Toronto, Ontario.
11.30 – 11.45 Coffee
11.45. – 1.15 Session I
Patricia Kennedy (Senior Lecturer in Social Policy UCD)
Woman-centered Childbirth in the North East of Ireland
Clare Boyle RGN, RM, BSc(Nursing)
Breastfeeding in Ireland – Teaching the Converted.
Clare O’Hagan (UL, IRCHSS Scholar)
The Elephant in the Corner: the influence of normative constructions of motherhood on working mothers in Ireland
1.15 -2.10 Lunch
2.10-2.40 Session II
Hazel O’Brien (WERRC, UCD) Living in the Shadow of a Marriage: the effects of divorce on lesbian parents and their children.
2.40-3.10 Session III
Anna Kingston (UCC)
Becoming Resilient Agents: Exploring the lives of Mothers of Children with Special Needs.
3.10-4.10 Session IV
Niamh Hehir (UL)
Remote Madonnas, Caves and Wrenching Meditations: Representations of Maternity, and Jouissance as Inspiration in Medbh McGuckian’s The Book of the Angel.
Barbara Dunne (Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology)
Mother Mary; Representations of the Black Madonna in Ireland.
4.20 - 5.00 Plenary session and close of conference