Colloquium Series Fall 1995
Levis Faculty Center Monday 8.00 pm

11 September Leigh Star Library and Information Science and Women's Studies
Ambiguity of Things and the Multiplicity of People:
Feminism, Experience, and Information Technology
Respondents: Nicholas Burbules, Educational Policy Studies
Patricia Jones, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Background Reading: Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera, chapter 7
Kathryn Henderson, "Flexible Sketches and Inflexible
Data Bases"
Susan Leigh Star and James Griesemer, "Institutional Ecology, 'Translations' and Boundary Objects"
9 October Simon Joyce English :
"The Limits of Panopticism: Foucault and the Crime Wars"
Respondents: Liz Bohls English and Women's Studies
Eliza Steelwater Urban and Regional Planning
Background Reading: Phil Cohen, "Policing the Working-Class City"
Charles Dickens, "On Duty with Inspector Field"
Michel Foucault, "On Attica: An Interview"
9 October Amanda Anderson English and Women's Studies:
Dabatable Performances:
The Staging of Contemporary Feminist Theory
Respondents: Natasha Levinson Educational Policy Studies
Joseph Valente English
Background Reading: Seula Benhabib, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornel, and
Nancy Frazer, Feminist Contentions: a Philosophical Exchange
4 Decenber Cheshire Calhoun Philosophy, Colby College:
"Family Out-Laws: Rethinking the Connection between
Feminism, Lesbianism, and the Family"
(Cosponsored by the Department of Philosophy, College of Law, Humanities
Council, and Women's Studies
Respondents: Andrea Rundell Philosophy
David Hirsch English
Background Reading: Chashire Calhoun, "Separating Lesbian Theory from
Feminist Theory
Nancy D. Polikoff, "We Will Get What We Ask For"
Kath Weston, "Exiles from Kinship"