I’m getting a better idea of how this project is going to unfold. I originally posted my paper for Hester Eisenstein’s Sociology of Gender class, GC, CUNY here.
Then I started reflecting on the meaning and purpose (theory and praxis) of DH and realized it would be good to post my project for the digital humanities class here too.
Now, I can see the blog might be a good place to archive progress notes as my “Mapping American Motherhood” project shapes up for the spring DH praxis class. Especially since it helps me visualize a project after I play with it in a public space. That must be the artist in me? Just like theater has staged readings, or a musical production plays a small concert before the big one, I find posting things helps me process whether I like what I’ve written or not? Its become part of my process, even if the first posting isn’t “perfect.”
I will post my finished thesis here as it develops.
While I’m at it, relevant stories, books, and speakers on some of the topics I address might be a nice addition too. I’ll add extra resources to the bottom of the “resources” list of of the “Electric Mommyland” page as they come up. Like this article today from Mary Trunk, What Happens to Our Lives After Motherhood? I’m including a trailer for her film which she brought to the Museum of Motherhood’s MOM Conference last year (2014)