Scholarship

Books

Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity, ed. with Charles Reeve. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2019.

Alice Lex-Nerlinger 1893-1975: Fotomonteurin und Malerin / Photomontage Artist and Painter. Exhibition catalogue, with Das Verborgene Museum. Berlin: Lukas Verlag, 2016.

Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures in Breastfeeding, ed. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2013.

Mothering Mennonite, ed. with Kerry Fast. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2013.

Reconciling Art and Mothering, ed. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2012; reissued by Routledge in paperback, 2016.

Co-author and art editor, Patterns in Western Civilization. Volumes I & II. 4th edition. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2006.

Journal Articles and Essays in Books/Catalogues (selected)

“Caring for our Futures through Epistolary Praxis.” In Kate Aughterson and Jessica Moriarty, eds., Performing Maternities: During and After Covid 19. Bristol, UK: Intellect Press. [forthcoming 2022]

Guest editor, Artlines journal. Women’s Caucus for Art. Special issue: Slow. Summer 2021.

“Words Rewritten for After the End of the End of the World, or, ‘I have long imagined a grand adventure made by badgers.’” With Derek Owens. In After the End of the End of the World, exhibition catalogue, Regier Art Gallery (North Newton, KS: Bethel College, 2021): 6-29.

“Activism, Art, and Design: Bringing Social Justice to Life in the Higher Education Curriculum.” Art Education journal, vol. 74, no.1 (January 2021): pp. 31-39.

“Lessons in Care Curriculum.” In Jorge Lucero and Laura Shaeffer (eds.), The Compound Yellow Manual of Prompts, Provocations, Permissions, and Parameters for Everyday Practices. Chicago: Compound Yellow, 2020, pp. 61-2.

“Maternal Time Travel: Epistolary Praxis as Intergenerational Care Work.” In Elena Marchevska and Valerie Walkerdine, eds., The Maternal in Creative Work: Intergenerational Discussions on Motherhood and Art. London / New York: Routledge, 2019, pp. 97-110.

“The Body in Letters: Once Again, Through Time and Space.” With Lena Simic and Emily Underwood-Lee. In Buller and Reeve (eds.), Inappropriate Bodies: Maternity, Art, and Design. (Demeter Press, 2019): pp. 331-344.

“’our hopes lie in a time of alliances’: epistolary praxis and transdisciplinary composing.” With Derek Owens. Something Other journal, special issue On Correspondence. (December 2018).

“The Social Discomfort of Mother’s Milk.” In Roman Charity: Paintings by Heather Passmore exhibition catalogue. White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario, Canada. September 2018, pp. 1-6.

“Traveling Across Time with Gesine Janzen.” Exhibition catalogue essay. Memory Matters: works by Gesine Janzen. (North Newton, KS: Kauffman Museum, 2018), pp. 7-15.

“On Developing Relationships in the Anthropocene: The Art of Jill Miller.” In Natalie Loveless, ed., New Maternalisms Redux (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2018), pp. 54-77.

“Beyond the Martyrs Mirror: The Prints of Jan Luyken.” Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage journal of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, vol. 41, no.1 (January 2018): 10-29.

“Experimental Wanderings: A Few Thoughts on Traversing Borders and Boundaries.” Crossing the Line exhibition catalogue. EMU Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery, 2017, np.

“Performing the Breastfeeding Body: Lactivism and Art Interventions.” Studies in the Maternal, special issue on The Everyday Maternal Practice: Activist Structures in Creative Work, 8 (2) 14 (2016): 1-15.

With Natalie Loveless et al, “Contemporary Mamactivist Artists: A Forum on Maternal Activist Art,” Studies in the Maternal special issue on The Everyday Maternal Practice: Activist Structures in Creative Work, 8 (2) 15 (2016): 1-63.

“Paternal Loss and Anticipation: An Artist’s Perspective.” In Natal Signs: Cultural Representations of Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting, edited by Nadya Burton. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2015: 321-34.

“Birthing the American Absurd: Maternal Humour in Contemporary Art.” n.paradoxa: international journal of feminist art, vol. 36 (July 2015): 50-58.

“Primary Concerns.” Exhibition catalogue essay for Kevin Mullins: Primary Concerns. Onondaga College Art Gallery, Syracuse NY. 2013, np.

“Visualizing Motherhood: The ‘Memory Work’ of Mother-Artists.” In Motherhood Memoirs: Mothers Creating / Writing Lives, edited by Justine Dymond and Nicole Willey. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2013: 33-47.

“Visual Literacies of Mothering.” In Mothering and Literacies, edited by Amanda Richey. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2013: 135-44, plus front cover artwork.

“The Milk Trucker: The ‘Controversy’ of Breastfeeding and an Artist’s Response.” Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, vol.3, no.2 (Fall/Winter 2012): 84-92.

“Food: The Medium and the Message.” Museums and Social Issues, vol. 6.2 (Spring/Summer 2012): 91-94.

“Controlled Chaos: A Case Study of Photomontage in Weimar.” In Reworking the German Past: Adaptations in Film, the Arts, and Popular Culture, edited by Jenifer K. Ward and Susan Figge. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010, pp.39-56.

“Adriane Herman’s Lists.” In Adriane Herman: Checking It Twice. Monuments to Intention / Inquiries into Action. Exhibition catalogue. Rockport, Maine: Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 2008, pp.29-31.

“Representing Motherhood: Reading the Maternal Body in Contemporary Art.” In Amber Kinser (ed.), Mothering in the Third Wave. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2008, 186-198.

“Pregnant Women and Rationalized Workers: Alice Lex’s Anonymous Bodies.” In Michael Cowan and Kai Marcel Sicks (eds.), Leibhaftige Moderne: Körper in Kunst und Massenmedien 1918 bis 1933. Bielefeld: transcript-Verlag, 2005, pp.339-353.

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