2009 Spring Colloquium/Event Schedule

*All readings will be on electronic reserves, listed under UNIT 2009, Goodlad.


Monday January 26, 8:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center

"There is No Alternative"

Melissa Orlie, Political Science

Respondent: Eric Freyfogle, College of Law

A lecture on food, politics, and environmental sustainability.


Friday February 6, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center

Comparative Human Rights: Literature, Art, Politics

A symposium featuring:

Joseph Slaughter, Alexander Bain, Anustup Basu, Francis Boyle, Eleni Coundouriotis, Anouar Majid, Daniel Malachuck, Kimberly Nance.

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Friday February 20, 7:00 pm
IPRH Building

Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University
Book party.

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Monday March 2, 8:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center

Penelope Deutscher, Philosophy, Northwestern University.

"Biopoliticized Maternity and the Trope of Immunization: From Foucault to Esposito"

Respondent: Samantha Frost, Political Science, Gender and Women's Studies

Co-organized with the Department of Philosophy and co-sponsored by the Department of French; Dept. of Political Science; Dept. of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese; Gender and Women's Studies; and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

Readings:


Foucault, Michel; (Bertani, Mauro and Alesandro Fontana eds.). "Ch. 3: 21 January 1976." "Society Must Be Defended": Lectures at the College de France, 1975-76. Picador, 2003. 43-64.

Foucault, Michel; (Bertani, Mauro and Alesandro Fontana eds.). "Excerpt (Pages 252-264)." "Society Must Be Defended": Lectures at the College de France, 1975-76. Picador, 2003. 252-264.

Garcia, Alma M.. "The Development of Chicana Feminist Discourse, 1970-1980." Gender and Society 3.2 (1989): 217-238.


Friday, April 17, 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm.
Levis Music Room

Theories and Cultures of Media

Graduate student conference.


Monday, April 20, 8:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center

Richard T. Rodriguez, English & Latina/Latino Studies

"The Divorce of Mr. Macho and His Wife: Chicana Feminism and the Cultural Politics of Masculinity"

Respondent: Isabel Molina Guzman, Communications & Latina/Latino Studies

Readings:


Halberstam, Judith. "Ch. 14: The good, the bad, and the ugly: men, women, and masculinity." Masculinity studies & feminist theory : new directions. Gardiner, Judith Kegan. Blackwell, 2002. 344-367.

Wiegman, Robyn. "Ch. 1: Unmaking: men and masculinity in feminist theory." Masculinity studies & feminist theory : new directions. Gardiner, Judith Kegan. Blackwell, 2002. 31-59.


May 7-8
Levis Faculty Center

Feminist Futures

A conference featuring Patricia J. Williams, Aimee Cox, Mary Gray, Ranjana Khanna, Linda Martin Alcoff, Nadine Naber, Diane Negra