Scholar and Feminist VI registration form, 1979

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THE WOMEN’S CENTER Barnard College New York, NY 10027


A conference sponsored by The Barnard College Women's Center

Saturday, April 21, 1979

Our sixth annual academic conference will explore and attempt to define those structures which organize and determine our concepts of sexual identity and difference. The future of difference and the meaning of difference will be examined from psychoanalytic, political and linguistic perspectives through such questions as: What do we mean by difference as a theoretical construct? What are the logics and politics of difference? Is there an accepted notion among feminists of difference (difference between men and women, among women)? A critical component of the conference will be a consideration of how the theories of difference which have emerged from contemporary French feminist thought might inform our own understanding of feminist theory.


Check—in at Barnard Hall — 8:45-9:30 am

Morning Session — 9:30 am — 12 noon

Welcoming Remarks facquelyn Anderson Mattfeld, President, Barnard College

Difference, Relation and Gender in Psychoanalytic Perspective Nancy Chodorow, University of California, Santa Cruz

The Powers of Difference Iosette Feral, University of Toronto

The Straight Mind Monique Wittig, writer: The Opoponax, Les Guérilleres, The Lesbian Body

Moderator, Alice Iardine, Columbia University


Lunch 12:00 — 1:00 pm

Panel Discussion - 1:15-2:30 pm

Difference and Language

Audre Lorde, poet, john ]ay College of Criminal justice, CUNY Christiane Makward, Pemisylvania State University

Sally McConnell-Ginet, Cornell University

Moderator, Domna Stanton, Rutgers University and Signs

Afternoon Workshops —— 2:45-4:30 pm

1. Mothers and Daughters 9. Sexual Difference and Artistic Production: jane Flax, Howard University The Debate over a Female Aesthetic Rachel Blau Du Plessis, Temple University

2. The Dialectical Treatment of Difference

Alice Kessler—Harris, Hofstra University 10. Mothers/Daughters/Sisters:~ Separation and Survival

3'. The Anxiety of Difference: Rereading Mme Bovary Clare Coss, Sondra Segal, Roberta Sklar,

Naomi Schor, Brown University The Women's Experimental Theatre 4. Lesbianism and the Social Function of Taboo 11. Women in Power and Politics

Pamella Farley, Brooklyn College, CUNY; Ruth W. Messinger,

and Barnard College (spring '79) The Council of the City of New York 5. Women and the Uses of Power 12. Differences in Women's Thinking about

Elizabeth Ianeway, author of Man's World, Self and Morality

Women's Place and Between Myth and Morning Carol Gilligan, Harvard University Graduate School

of Education and Wellesley Center for Research on

6. Black Women and Feminism Women

Barbara Omolade, Women's Action Alliance .13. Visibility and Difference:

7. Androgyny and the Psychology of Sex Differences Black Feininisrn in History and Literature Carolyn Heilbrun, Columbia University Quandra Stadler, Barnard College

8. Psychoanalysis and Feminism in France 14. Domination and Difference: Carolyn G. Burke, University of California, Santa Cruz the Roots of Rational Violence Iane Gallop, Miami University Iessica Benjamin, The New York Institute for the

Humanities, New York University

15. The Sociobiological Rationale for Women's Oppression Eleanor Leacock, The City College, CUNY


Reception - 4230-6 pm

The conference will be limited to 400 participants and registration will be accepted in order of receipt. To reserve your place, please return the attached form with your fee no later than April 6, 1979. Each participant will attend one afternoon workshop. Please list four choices; we will do our best to honor your preference. You will receive your workshop assignment when you check in on the morning of the conference. For further information write or call the Women's Center, Barnard College, 117th and Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (212) 280-2067.


NAME Enclosed is my registration fee of_._

$12.50 (regular) $6.50 (student ADDRESS or limited income) which includes



Please make check payable to the TELEPHONE Barnard Women's Center. Detach this

form and return no later than April 6, AFFILIATION FIELD T. 1979 to: Workshop choices Women's Center

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