Past RWWP Conference 2008

Regulating Bodies Colloquium

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January 18, 2008
SFU Halpern Centre
Preliminary Program
(as of January 17, 2008)

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Click here to learn more about "Constellation" and the artist, Bettina Matzkuhn.

Colloquium Chair: Mary Lynn Stewart


9:00-10:30am - Panel 1: Contested Bodies (Room 126)


“Understanding, Embracing, Rejecting: Women’s negotiations of disability constructions and categorizations after the onset and embodiment of chronic illness'

Valorie Crooks (Geography)


“Constructing Penitent Bodies: The Russian Orthodox Church's adaptation of western anti-abortion discourse'

Sonja Luehrmann (Antrhopology and History, University of Michigan)


“The Drugged Body: Women, drug use, and the DTES'

Jackie Levitin (Women’s Studies/Contemporary Arts)


“Distance from the Suffering Body: Exploring the Intersections of Transgender Theory and Disability Studies'
Trish Garner (Women’s Studies)


10:30-10:45 am - Break
10:45 am-12:15 pm - Panel 2: Contesting Bodies (Room 126)


“Sex Segregated Sports and Gender Injustice'

Ann Travers (Sociology and Anthropology)


“Draft Resistance and Embodied Activism'

Lara Campbell (Women’s Studies)


“Self-transformation through disciplinary body practices'

Helen Loshny (Women’s Studies)


“The Body in Transformation in Larissa Lai's Salt Fish Girl'

Ranbir Banwait (Department of English)


12:15-1:45 pm - LUNCH AND PANEL 3 (Room 126)

Panel 3: Fashioning Bodies


“Consuming or Consumed: Gender, Consumption and Body Politics in Urban China'

Jie Yang (Sociology and Anthropology)


“Commodification, Gender Anxiety, and Men's Fashion'

Clint Burnham (Department of English)


“Transsomatechnics'

Susan Stryker (Women’s Studies)


1:45-3:15 pm - Panel 4: Bodies in Cultural Spaces (Room 126)


“Disciplining the Body to Save the Mind'
Marina Morrow (Health Sciences)


“The Quilting Body'

Meredith Kimball (Women’s Studies)


3:15-3:30 pm - Break

3:30-5:00pm - Panel 5: Bodies in/and Visual media/ Popular Culture


Chair: Jen Marchbank

“Granny and Zoe: How watching All My Children has influenced my Grandmother’s perception of queer identity'

Mary Shearman (Women’s Studies)


“Interrupted Transsexual Bodies in Contemporary Films'

Jorge Calderon (French)


“Body Genres and the Poetics of Violence'

Helen Leung (Women’s Studies)


'Body Worlds and a New Body Regime'

Rebecca Scott (Communications)


5:00-5:15 pm - Wrap Up