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SWIP Ireland Annual Conference 2014 Programme

21-22 November, 2014
Newman House, Dublin, Ireland

 

Friday 21 November, 2014

Morning Sessions
9.00 - 9.30 Registration and Welcome
9.30 - 10.30

Plenary Address I 
Chair: Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin)
Lillian Alweiss (Trinity College Dublin) 
'Why the Self is not Embodied'

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 13.00 Parallel Session 1: New Developments in Feminist Philosophy
11.00- 11.30 

Clara Cecilia Fischer (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
'Turning to Affect: Shame and Embodiment in Feminist Philosophy'

11.30-12.00

Emily Jones (SOAS, London UK)
'Towards a feminine morphology of/in international law'

12.00- 12.30

Matthew Cull (University of St Andrews, UK)
'Anti-Essentialism and the Intelligibility Problem'

12.30-13.00

Janelle Pötzsch (Ruhr –Universitat Bochum, Germany)
'Liberating for whom? Biotechnologies and women’s status'

11.00 - 13.00 Parallel Session 2: The Body Politics
11.00- 11.30

Caroline Glorie (University of Liège, Belgium)
'A body’s narrative: appropriation of abortion, between decision and legal abnormality'

11.30- 12.00

Amy L. McKiernan (Vanderbilt University, USA)
'Hate Silence and Abortion: Do Women Deserve Better?'

12.00- 12.30

Roja Fazaeli (Trinity College Dublin)
'Women's bodies in Islam: narratives of life and death'

12.30- 13.00

Dianna Taylor (John Carroll University, USA)
'Militant Feminism'

13.00 - 14.30

Lunch Break

Afternoon Sessions
14.30-16.30

Parallel Session 3: Pornography and Power

14.30- 14.30

Daisy Dixon (Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, UK)
'Through Thick and Thin: Silencing and the Illocutionary Act of Refusal'

 15.00- 15.30

Natalie Nenadic (University of Kentucky, USA)
'Heidegger, Pornography, and Technology: Rethinking Freedom in the Age of the Internet'

 15.30- 16.00

Lillian O’Brien (University College Cork, Ireland)
'Pornography and Propaganda'

 16.00-16.30

Nicolle Hall (University of Edinburgh, UK)
'Sexiness, Film and Porn'

14.30-16.30

Parallel Session 4: Pregnancy/Surrogacy 2

14.30-15.00

Sara Cohen Shabot (University of Haifa, Israel)
'Laboring with Beauvoir: In Search of the Embodied Subject (lost) in Childbirth'

15.00-15.30

Hannah Carnegy (University College London, UK)
'The Body as a Commodity – What is Special About Surrogacy or Prostitution?'

15.30-16.00

Carlotta Cossutta (University of Verona, Italy)
'Motherhood and Biopolitics. Knots of power between science and naturalization'

 16.00-16.30

Ursula Del Aguila (Paris 8, Saint Denis, France)
'From the Homunculus to the Artificial Womb: Erasing the
Maternal Body'

16.30-17.00 Coffee Break
17.00-18.00

Plenary Address II Chair: Aisling Crean (St Andrews)
Rae Langton (University of Cambridge, UK)
'Speech and the accommodation of women’s bodies'

18.00-19.00

Wine Reception

19.00

Dinner: O’Callaghan Stephens Green

 

Saturday 22 November, 2014

Morning Sessions

9.30-13.00

Parallel Session 5: The Social Construction of the Female 

9.30- 10.00

Kate Phelan (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)
'What is a Woman?'

10.00- 10.30

Sophia Pavlos (Michigan State University, USA)
'Strategic Knowledge: Property Models of the Body'

10.30- 11.00

Mindi Torrey (Michigan State University, USA)
'Creative Knowing: Fleshing Epistemic Subjects'

11.00-11.30 

Coffee Break

11.30- 12.00

Roma Hernández (Rice University, USA)
'Gendered Bodies and Inferences to Neuro-Essentialism'

12.00- 12.30

Abigail Klassen (York University, Canada)
'The Social Construction of 'Woman’: Emancipation or Snafu?'

12.30-13.00

Mona Gerardin-Laverge (Sorbonne, France)
'Performativity of language, gendered bodies and feminist empowerment'

9.30-13.00

Parallel Session 6: Themes from History of Ideas and Literature

9.30- 10.00

Susan Gottlöber (NUI Maynooth, Ireland)
'Same Same but Different? Perspectives on Gender Differences in Renaissance Thought'

10.00- 10.30

Katherine O’Donnell (University College Dublin, Ireland)
'For she was both a man and a woman: Constructions of the Lesbian Body in Dublin 1732-1736'

10.30- 11.00 

Clemence Saintemarie (University College Dublin, Ireland)
'Resisting Dis-Embodiment: Ambiguous Bodily Imaginaries and Female Desire in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale'

11.00- 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30-12.00

Alice Podkolinski (University College London, UK)
'Becomings and Goings: Mapping the Transgression of Public and Maternal Spaces in Doris Lessing’s Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five'

12.00- 12.30

Jessie Patella (Duquesne University, USA)
'The Mystical Writings of Hadewijch as Ecriture Feminine'

13.00- 14.30

Lunch Break

13.10- 14.30

AGM Of SWIP Ireland (Ivey Room)
Sandwiches and coffee will be provided for the participants of the AGM.
Those not attending the AGM will have lunch break until 2.30.

Afternoon Sessions
14.30-16.30

Parallel Session 7: Pregnancy and Surrogacy 2
Chair: Meline Papazian (UCD)

14.30- 15.00

Luna Dolezal (TCD, Ireland/Durham, UK)
'Embodied Hospitality in the Case of Commercial Surrogacy: Welcoming the Other'

15.00- 15.30

Emily Lauren Putnam (Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, USA)
'Reflective Trans-subjectivity: An Aesthetic Investigation of Pregnancy'

15.30- 16.00 

Maeve Kelly (University College Dublin, Ireland)
'Mother and Infant as a Combined and Complementary Physical and Mental Identity'

16.00-16.30

Lauren Freeman (University of Louisville, USA)
Saray Ayala (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid/MIT)
Andrea Smith (McMaster University)
Via Skype
'The Placental Microbiome and the Risk of (more) Policing of Women’s Bodies'

14.30-16.30

Parallel Session 8: Rape and Violence
Chair: Clara Fischer (LSE)

14.30- 15.00

Alasia Nuti (Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK)
'Sharing responsibility for Intimate Partner Violence Prevention: The Social Connection Model and the Bystander Approach'

15.00- 15.30 

Diana Tietjens Meyers (University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA)
'Victims of Trafficking, Reproductive Rights, and Asylum' 

15.30- 16.00 

Cristina Amoretti & Nicla Vassallo (University of Genoa, Italy)
'Intersexuality as a threat against sex dualism'

16.00-16.30

Bonnie Mann (University of Oregon, USA)
'Gendered Play and Gendered Torture: The Paradoxes of Gender in U.S. Nationalism After 9/11/2001'

14.30-16.30 

Parallel Session 9: Beauty

14.30-15.00 

Carla Milani Damião (UvA – The Netherlands/UFG – CAPES - Brazil)
'How can women be sublime? Feminist Aesthetics concerning matters of taste'

15.00-15.30

Barbara J. Lowe (St. John Fisher College, USA)
'Slathered, Zapped, Nipped, and Tucked: Bioethics and the Medical Practice of Advertising and Offering Cosmetic Treatments in a Dermatological Practice'

15.30-16.00 

Alison Ainley (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)
'Simone de Beauvoir on Old Age'

16.00-16.30 

Jen Rinaldi (Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
Andrea Lamarre (University of Guelph, Canada)
Carla Rice (University of Guelph, Canada)
'Recovering Bodies: The Production of the Recoverable Subject in Eating Disorder Treatment Regimes'

16.30-17.00

Coffee Break

17.00-18.00

Plenary Address III 
Chair: Luna Dolezal (Trinity College Dublin/ Durham)
Gail Weiss (George Washington University, USA)
'A Genealogy of Women’s (Un)Ethical Bodies'

18.00-19.30

Dublin Pubs

19.30

Dinner: Carluccio’s Restaurant, 52 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

7th June 2013

There will be a SWIP mentoring session in Newman House, St. Stephen's Green on 7 June 2013. It will be an opportunity for women philosophers to get together to discuss issues facing women in philosophy. It will also be an opportunity for postgraduates and postdocs to get advice about issues like publishing, careers, applications, conferences and teaching.

The timetable for the day will be as follows:

2.30-3pm Tea
3-5pm Mentoring Session
7pm Dinner at Maria Baghramian's House (Rathmines)

It is essential to RSVP to this event. Please send  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  an email if you would like to attend the mentoring session and/or the dinner. All are welcome.

SWIP-I Conference and General Meeting Programme

1-2 March, 2013, Newman House, Dublin

Friday 1st March, 2013
1.45pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks

2pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Birgit Schippers (St. Mary’s University College/ Queens University)
“Affective States: Rethinking Violence, Ethical Responsibility, and the Social Ontology of the Human”

2.45pm

Dr. Áine Kelly (University College Dublin)
“Marriage and Moral Perfectionism in Siri Hustvedt and Stanley Cavell”

3.30pm Tea/Coffee
4pm

Dr. Clara Fischer (Trinity College Dublin)
“Epistemic Injustice: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking”

4.45pm

Dr. Luna Dolezal (Trinity College Dublin)
“The Malleable Body and the Case of Aimee Mullins”

6pm Drinks / Dinner

 

Saturday 2nd March

 

Session on Edith Stein


 

9.30am

Dr. Mette Lebech (NUI Maynooth)
“Stein's Philosophy of Mind in her Earliest Published Works" 

10.15am

Tim Burns (University College Dublin)
“Communal Experiences: Edith Stein's Theory of Group Experiences in Light of a Spanish Fire-Walking Ritual”

10.45am

Pegah Lashgarlou (University College Dublin)
"Empathy: Facing the Broken Mirror of Meaning”

11.15am Coffee/Tea 

 

Dedicated Postgraduate Work in Progress Session


 

11.30am

Nuala Walsh (University College Dublin)
“Ayn Rand, Individualism and Feminism”

12pm

Meline Papazian (University College Dublin)
“Is Empathy Necessary to Understand the Other's Point of View?”

12.30pm

Siobhan Doyle (University College Dublin)
“The Philosophy of Self: Reflections of Plotinus’ Metaphysics in the Philosophical Ideas of Søren Kierkegaard”

1pm – 2.30pm

Lunch

2.30pm

Discuss and Vote on SWIP Constitution

3.30pm

Election of Interim Committee (if agreed)

4pm

Tea/Coffee

4.15pm

Mentoring Session and Discussion

6pm

Dinner

 

 

All WELCOME

Hosted by the School of Philosophy,
University College Dublin

November 9-11, 2012 Gresham Hotel, Dublin

 

Topic: Politics and Women Across Philosophical Traditions

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