Conference 2006: The Body: Ethos and Ethics

The Body: Ethos and Ethics
October 6 – 7, 2006

The New School and Hunter College
In Association with the Foucault Society

present

An International Symposium
The Body: Ethos and Ethics
6-7 October 2006

Program

Friday, October 6:
Hunter College
The Ida K. Lang Recital Hall
424 Hunter North
(Lexington & 69th Street)

Welcome: 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

David Lee Carlson, Hunter College, CUNY

Session I: 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Conceptualizing the Body in Law, Art and Medicine

Victoria Pitts, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, Chair

Joe Rollins, Queens College, CUNY and Fellow, Center for Law and Society, University of California at Berkeley, Sacred Profanities: Transubstantiating Law and the Body of Christ

Patricia Ticineto Clough, CUNY, Rereading the Order of Things: Is there a New Episteme for the Body?

Susan Bell, Bowdoin College, Bodies of Art and Regimes of Disease

Session II: 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

The Bio-Medical Body

Daniel Lee Carlson, founder, HIV Forum, New York, Chair

Daniel Lee Carlson, founder, HIV Forum, Crystalmeth, AIDS and Queer Bodies

Paola Ferruta, University of Bielefeld, Germany, Michel Foucault and Judith Butler’s Critical Confrontation about the Hermaphrodite. Does the “Happy Limbo of a Non-Identity” Exist?

Kathryn Morgan, University of Toronto, From Ugly Duckling to TechnoSwan: A Foucaultian Analysis of Biomedicalized Aesthetics

Melissa Sklarz, Political Activist, Trans-Identity and the Culture at-large

Lunch Break

Session III: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Behind the Veil

Karen Kachra, Northwestern University, Chair

Karen Kachra, Northwestern University, ‘I am Fighting:’ A Genealogical Analysis of L’affaire foulard, France 2003-2004

Ruti Teitel, New York Law School, Through the Veil, Darkly

Yaffa Schlesinger, Hunter College, The Body in Jewish Law

Coffee break 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Session IV: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The Aesthetics of the Body

Angela Krewani, University of Marburg, Chair

Katharine Conley, Dartmouth College, Francesca Woodman: A Swimmer Between Two Images

Angela Krewani, University of Marburg, Germany, Masculinities & Contemporary Combat Films

Wine reception: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 7:
The New School
Wollman Hall
65 W. 11th Street, 5th Floor
(Entrance at 66 W. 12th Street)

Welcome: 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Terri Gordon, The New School

Session I: 9:30-11:15

Foucauldian Feminists on Normalization and Freedom

Dianna Taylor, John Carroll University, Chair

Dianna Taylor, John Carroll University, Monstrous Women

Cressida Heyes, University of Alberta, Canada, Psychopathology and Normalization: The Case of Cosmetic Surgery and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Ellen Feder, American University, The Dangerous Individual(‘s) Mother: Biopower and the Production of Race

Karen Vintges, University of Amsterdam, The Final Foucault’s ‘Oriental Subtext’ and the Emerging Discourse of Islamic Feminism>

Session II: 11:30-12:45

Domestic Institutions: Kinship and “Care for the Self”

Ann Stoler, The New School for Social Research, Chair

Miri Rozmarin, Tel Aviv University, Mothering and the Ethos of ‘Care for the Self’

Jacqueline Stevens, University of California at Santa Barbara, The End of Marriage

Lunch Break

Session III: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Gendered Violence

Jay Bernstein, The New School for Social Research, Chair

Johanna Oksala, University of Helsinki, Gender and Violence: Foucaultian Interventions

Dominque Grisard, University of Basel, Switzerland, “Gendered Terrorism in Mass Media: The Intertwining of Terrorist and Gender Discourses in Swiss Mass Media”

Coffee break 3:30-4:00 p.m.

Session IV: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Rethinking Foucauldian Ethics

Catherine Mills, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, ‘Normal Life’

Catherine Mills, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, ‘Normal Life’

Jana Sawicki, Williams College, Foucault and Sexual Freedom: Should We Embrace an Ethics of Pleasures?

Karmen MacKendrick, Le Moyne College, “Thus to Kneel:” Will and the Obedient Body

Keynote Address, “In Perpetual Disintegration”: 5:30 p.m.

Ladelle McWhorter, Professor of Philosophy and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Richmond, Virginia

Author of Bodies and Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Sexual Normalization (Indiana University Press, 1999)

Dinner at Café Loup: 7:00 p.m. 105 W. 13th Street