Scholar and Feminist Conference XIV program, 1987

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The Scholar and the Feminist XIV:

WOMEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY: Looking Forward and Looking Back

 

am: DOW M97

Saturday, March 21, 1987 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

A conference sponsored by The Barnard Women's Center

PROGRAM Check-in at Barnard Hall 8:30-9:00 am

MORNING SESSION

9 AM-12: 30 PM

Welcoming Remarks Ellen V. Futter, President, Barnard College

Conference Opening: Temma Kaplan, Director of the Barnard Women's Center Rayna Rapp, New School for Social Research, "The Presence of the Past in the New Reproductive Tech- nologies: A Feminist View” Bell Hooks (Gloria Watkins), Yale University, ”Toward a Revolu- tionary Feminist Pedagogy” Sara Evans and Barbara Nelson, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota, ”Comparable Worth: the Paradox of Technocratic Reform" Louise Meriwether, Author, "Rereading the Past: Segments from a New Historical Novel"

Lunch 12130-2200 pm

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS:

2:30-4:30 PM

1. WRITING AS A SOUTH ASIAN

IMMIGRANT WOMAN POET

Meena Alexander, Fordham University

2. WOMEN AND THE PASSAGE TO

CIVILIAN RULE IN LATIN

AMERICA

Sonia Alvarez, University of California, Santa Cruz

Patricia Chuchryk, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Jane Iacquette, Occidental College

3. STUDENT ORGANIZING NOW

AND IN THE FUTURE

Danisa Baloyi, Teachers College, Columbia University

Tanaquil Jones, School of General Studies, Member of the Steering Committee of the Coalition for a Free Southern Africa

Barbara Ramsby, University of Michigan

4. QUANTUM MECHANICS AND

FEMINIST SCIENCE

Karan Barad, Barnard College

Elisabeth Friedman, Centennial Scholar, Barnard '88

5. FEMINISM IN INDIA: ISSUES AND IDEOLOGY, PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

Amrita Basu, Amherst College Leslie Calman, Barnard College

6. DISABLED WOMEN IN FICTION: LIMITS AND EMPOWERMENT Christopher Baswell, Barnard College

Ruth Kivette, Barnard College Timea Szell, Barnard College

7. CRISES IN THE CONSTRUCTION

OF FEMALE SUBIECTS: THE

COUCH, THE NEGATIVE, AND

OTHER NARRATIVE SURFACES

Page Baty, University of California, Santa Cruz, ”The Post-Mortem Condition: Re-membering Marilyn Monroe”

Lisa Bloom, University of California, Santa Cruz, ”Mapping the Male Subject"

Susan Gevirtz, University of California, Santa Cruz, "Pilgrimage as Poetics: Dorothy Richardson"

Thyrza Goodeve, University of California, Santa Cruz, "Frances Farmer and the Legacy of Hysteria”

8. GENDER POLITICS OF HONOR

AND SHAME

Elizabeth Cohen, University of Toronto

9. BLACK FAMILIES

Marsha Jean Darling, Wellesley College and Hunter College, CUNY

10. THE FEMINIZATION OF

POVERTY AMONG WOMEN IN

PUERTO RICO

Carmen Gautier, University of Puerto Rico

1]. THE NUDE: PAST, PRESENT

AND FUTURE

Mary Gibbon, Hunter College, CUNY

Barbara Winslow, Hunter College, CUNY

12. WOMEN AND THE STATE IN

THE 20TH CENTURY: COM-

PARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON

IAPAN, THE SOVIET UNION, AND

WEST GERMANY

Wendy Goldman, University of Pennsylvania, ”Women and the Family in the Russian Revolution"

Robert Moeller, University of California, Santa Cruz, "The State and Women's Lives in Post-World War 11 West Germany"

Katherine Uno, Temple University, "State and Motherhood in

Pre-War Iapan”

13. NEW DIRECTIONS IN FEMINIST

LAW

Janice Goodman, Cardozo Law School, ”Future Employment Issues of Women”

Isabel Marcus, SUNY/Buffalo Law School, "New Family Law”

Nadine Taub, Rutgers University Law School, "Legal Ramifications of the New Reproductive Technologies”

14. THE FUTURE OF FEMINISM IN

THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College

15. MILESTONES OF PROGRESS:

THE LESBIAN ISSUE AND THE

FEMINIST/GAY MOVEMENT

Lee Hudson, Office of the Mayor, New York City

Ginny Vida, New York City Com- mission on the Status of Women

16. THE FUTURE OF U.S. FEMINIST POLITICS AND FAMILY POLICY

Ethel Klein, Columbia University

12 CRITICAL FUTURES: WOMEN/

LANGUAGE/THEORY

Nancy K. Miller, Moderator, Barnard College

Mae G. Henderson, Rockefeller Fellow, Rutgers University, and Wellesley College

Mary Russo, Hampshire College

Patricia S. Yaeger, Harvard University

18. WOMEN'S STUDIES AND

FEMINISM IN THE FUTURE

Barbara Omolade, City College, CUNY

19. CHANGING REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN: THREE ARTISTS’ CRITICAL VIEWS Andrea Fraser, Artist/Writer, New York City Aimee Rankin, Artist/Writer, New York City Leslie Thornton, Film & Semiotics, Brown University Marianne Weems, Curator, New York City

20. WOMEN CREATING THE

OPPOSITE OF WAR

Vera Williams, Author, Illustrator, Member of War Resisters League

CLOSING SESSION 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

RECEPTION AND FEMINIST COFFEEHOUSE: ”T HE UGLY-OUT AND OTHER OUTRAGES”

In the spirit of Emma Goldman (”If there's no dancing, I won't come to your revolution.”), Ms. Magazine columnist Mary Kay Blakely and Claudia Davis, Linda Sheets, and Joan Uebelhoer from Fort Wayne, Indiana, present songs, drama, and comedy to raise the spirits and extinguish the brushfires among battle-weary

feminists.