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          A Conference Sponsored by the Barnard College Women's Center

THE SCHOLAR AND THE FEMINIST IX:
TOWARDS A POLITICS OF SEXUALITY

Funded by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation

Saturday, April 24, 1982

Recognizing that sexuality has been a topic of debate within the feminist community, the conference will address
women's sexual autonomy, choice and pleasure, acknowledging that sexuality is simultaneously a domain of re-
striction, repression and danger as well as exploration, pleasure and agency. Giving consideration to the politi-
cal, social, historical and psychological dimensions, we will look at 19th and 20th century feminist attitudes,
women's right to sexual pleasure apart from reproduction and the implications of New Right attacks on feminism.

PROGRAM

Check-in at Barnard Hall—9-9:45 am

Morning Session—9:45 am—12 noon

Welcoming Remarks
Ellen V. Futter, President, Barnard College

How Feminists Thought About Sex: Our Complex Legacy
Ellen Carol DuBois, SUNY—Buffalo

Linda Gordon, University of Massachusetts—Boston

Interstices: A Small Drama of Words

Hortense Spillers, Haverford College

The Taming of the Id: Feminist Sexual Politics 1965-1981

Alice Echols, University of Michigan

Moderator, Carole S. Vance, Columbia University

Lunch—12 noon-1 pm

Afternoon Workshops—1:15—3 pm

. Power, Sexuality and the Organization of Vision

Mary Ann Doane, Brown University
Barbara Kruger, artist

. Lacan: Language and Desire

Maire Kurrik, Barnard College

. Political Organizing Around Sexual Issues

Cheryl Adams, Lesbian Feminist Liberation
Noreen Connell, NYC Planned Parenthood
Brett Harvey, No More Nice Girls

. Pornography and the Construction of a Female

Subject
Bette Gordon, Hofstra University
Kaja Silverman, Simon Fraser University

. Teen Romance: The Sexual Politics of Age

Relations
Camille Bristow, The Center for Public Advocacy Research
Sharon Thompson, The Center for Open Education

. Everything They Always Wanted to Know:

Popular Sex Literature
Meryl Altman, Columbia University

. Beyond the Gaylstraight Split: Do Sexual

"Roles” (Butch/Femme) Transcend Sexual
Preference?

Esther Newton, SUNY-Purchase

Shirley Walton, Djuna Books

. Sexuality and Creativity—A Theatre Workshop

Shirley Kaplan, Barnard College

. Aggression, Selfhood and Female Sexuality:

Rethinking Psychoanalysis
Dale Bernstein, psychotherapist
Elsa First, psychotherapist

18. Sex and Money

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Class, Cultural and Historical Influences on
Sexual Identity in the Psychotherapeutic
Relationship

Oliva Espin, Boston University

Pat Robinson, clinical social worker

Beyond Politics: Understanding the Sexuality
of Infancy and Childhood

Mary S. Calderone, M.D., Sex Information and
Education Council of the US. (SlECUS}

Kate Millett, writer

The Defense of Sexual Restriction by Anti-
Abortion Activists

Faye Ginsburg, Graduate Center—CUNY

Susan Hill, National Women's Health Organization

Politically Correct, Politically Incorrect Sexuality
Dorothy Allison, Conditions

Muriel Dimen, Lehman College-CUNY

Mirtha N. Quintanales, Ohio State University

Ivan Nestle, Lesbian Herstory Archives

The Myth of the Perfect Body: Age, Weight,
and Disability

Roberta Galler, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
Carol Munter, Council on Eating Problems

The Forbidden: Eroticism and Taboo
Paula Webster, Institute for the Study of Sex in Society
and History

Sexual Purity: Maintaining Class and Race
Boundaries
Diane Harriford, SUNY—Stony Brook

Concepts for a Radical Politics of Sex
Gayle Rubin, University of Michigan

Arlene Carmen, ]udson Memorial Church

Closing Session—3:30—4:3O pm

Desire for the Future: Radical Hope in Passion and Pleasure
Amber Hollibaugh, Socialist Review

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