Scholar and Feminist Conference XV program, 1988

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The Scholar and the Feminist XV:

Motherhood Versus Sisterhood

CKYHERINE Davy New

 

Saturday, March 26, 1988 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

A conference sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women

PROGRAM Check-in at Barnard Hall 8:30-9:00 am MORNING SESSION 9 am-12:30 pm

Welcoming Remarks

Ellen V. Futter, President of Barnard College

Conference Opening:

Temma Kaplan, Director of The Barnard Center for Research on Women

Paula Giddings, Author, historian ”Black Women in the Progres- sive Era”

Sylvia Law, New York University Law School

”Non-traditional Employment for Women”

Rosi Braidotti, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

”Everlasting Knots: Feminism and Critical Theory”

Barbara Christian, Afro-American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

”Somebody Forgot to Tell Some- body Something: The Historical Novels of Contemporary Afro- American Women”

Lunch 12:30-2:00 pm

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS: 2:30-4:30 pm

1. ”POETRYAND RESISTANCE

IN GREECE AND CHILE”

Marjorie Agosin, Poet, Depart- ment of Spanish, Wellesley College

Eleni Fourtouni, Poet and writer

2. ”MINING THE DANCE-

FIELD: SPECTACLE, MOVING

BODIES, AND FEMINIST

THEORY"

Ann Cooper Albright, Perfor- mance Studies Department, New York University

Carol Martin, Performance Stu- dies Department, New York University

3. "I-"EMINISM AND ECOLOGY"

Asoka Bandarage, Writer and activist, Cambridge, Massachusetts I

Christine Di Stefano, Univer- sity of Washington, Seattle

Ynestra King, University of Southern Maine

4. ”THE OUTRAGED MOTHER

FIGURE IN CONTEMPORARY

AFRA—AMERICAN WRITING”

Joanne M. Braxton, Depart- ment of English, College of William and Mary

5. ”RETHINKING LOVE, ADO-

LESCENCE AND THE FAMILY”

Jane Brown, Gannett Center for Media Studies, Columbia University; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Francesca Cancian, Depart- ment of Sociology, Univer- sity of California, Irvine

]anie Kritzman, Psychology and Women's Studies, Ohio State University

Annette Lawson, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University; Institute of Human Develop- ment, University of Califor- nia, Berkeley

6. ”IMAGES AND IDEOLO—

GIES OF THE BODY”

Terri Cafaro, CUNY Graduate Center, ”The Rebellious Body: Some Responses to Figural Transgression in 20th Century Art”

Maud Lavin, CUNY Graduate Center, ”Androgyny, Pho- tography, and Spectatorship in Weimar and Contempo- rary Culture”

Terry Lichtenstein, CUNY Graduate Center, ”The Pol- luted Body: The Politics of Degeneracy in Nazi Ger- many, 1933-38"

Kathy O’Dell, CUNY Graduate Center, ”The Performance Artist as Masochistic Woman”, Chair

7. ”l-"EMINISM, GENDER, AND

THE STAT ”

Victoria de Grazia, History Department, Rutgers Uni- versity, Chair

Anne Showstack Sasson, School of Economics and Politics, Kingston Polytech- nic, Great Britain, ”Gramsci and Women”

Hamideh Sedghi, Political Sci- ence, Vassar College, ”Femi- nism and the State in Iran”

8. ”WOMEN AND MUNI- TIONS WORKERS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR”

Laura Lee Downs, Mellon Fel- low, Columbia University; University of Michigan

]ane Bond—Howard, Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College; Lincoln University

Florence Anna Fisher, Presi- dent of ALMA (Adoptees’ Liberty Movement Association)

10. ”LISES AND MISUSES OF

MATERNALISM AND THE

LAW”

Kristin Booth Glen, Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York

11. ”CREATING FAMILIES:

THE EXPERIENCE OF

LESBIANS”

Claire Riley, CUNY Graduate Center

12. ”WOMEN AND POLITICAL

ACTION IN ASIA”

Hei Soo Shin, Sociology, Rutgers, New Brunswick, ”Women and the Political Situation in South Korea"

]ayne Werner, Southern Asian Institute, Columbia Univer- sity, ”Women in Viet Nam”

Marilyn Young, History, New York University, Chair

13. ”THE EFFECTS OF DESTA—

BILIZATION ON WOMEN IN

9. ”SEALED ADOPTION SOUTHERN AFRICA" RECORDS CONTROVERSY: Stephanie Urdang, New York THE SEARCH FOR REUNION journalist, affiliated with the BY ADOPTEES AND NATURAL American Committee on PARENT " Africa.

CLOSING SESSION:

5:00 pm-6:30 pm Deb Pardes, New York City based folk singer The Columbia Metrotones, an all—women a cappella singing group

Academic Coordinator Temma Kaplan

Conference Coordinators Ruth Farmer Robin Ferguson Temma Kaplan