Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology, Western University, May 23-25, 2013

May 22, 2013 May 31, 2013

Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology Western University Women’s Studies and Feminist Research/ Department of Philosophy Thursday May 23rd to May 25th, 2013 David Chu International Centre, WSS 2130 SSHRC sponsored conference


Thursday, May 23, 2013

9:00 Coffee and Refreshments

9:15 Welcome and Introductions

Nandi Bhatia, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

            Helen Fielding, Chair, Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, Conference Organizer

9:30 Christine Daigle, Philosophy, Brock University A Phenomenological-Existential Understanding of Our Being-in-the-World: Intersubj(obj)ectivity

10:20 Gail Weiss, Philosophy, The George Washington University, Washington D.C. Beauvoir, Irigaray, and the Ambiguities of Desire

11:10 Refreshments Break

11:30 Kyoo Lee, Philosophy (Gender Studies, Justice Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies), John Jay College, City University of New York If Descartes Menstruated . . . A Post-Beauvoirean Note

12:20 Silvia Stoller, Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria What is Feminist Phenomenology: Looking Backwards and Into the Future

1:10 Lunch

1:30 Veronica Vasterling, Philosophy/Institute for Gender Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Feminist Phenomenology, Embedded Embodied Cognition, and [Pseudo] Scientific Gender Claims

2:20 April Flakne, Philosophy, New College of Florida Critical Intercorporeity: A Feminist Response to Direct Perception

3:10 Refreshments Break

3:30 Marie-Christine Nizzi, Philosophy, Harvard University From armchair to wheelchair: How patients with a locked-in syndrome integrate bodily changes in experienced identity

4:30 Dorothea Olkowski, Philosophy, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Feminist Neo-materialism and the Future of Phenomenology

Friday May 24, 2013

9:00 Coffee and Refreshments

9:30 Jenny Slatman, Department of Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University, The Netherlands Body Talk I: Habituation to bodily changes after breast surgery in women

10:20 Annemie Halsema, Philosophy, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Body Talk II: Narratives of the Body 11:10 Break

11:30 Christina Schües, Philosophy, Institute for the History of Medicine and Science Studies, University of Luebeck Feminist Bio-phenomenology

12:20 Lunch

1:30 Katy Fulfer, Philosophy, Western Hannah Arendt and Pregnancy in the Public Sphere

2:20 Rachel McCann, School of Architecture, Mississippi State Universitiy Flesh as Hinge

3:10 Break

3:30 Alia Al-Saji, Philosophy, McGill University A Phenomenology of Hesitation: Interrupting Racializing Habits of Seeing

4:20 Emily Lee, Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton Identity-in-Difference

5:10 Break

5:20 Eva-Maria Simms, Psychology. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh Hyper-dialectic: Methodological Considerations for an Ontological Feminist Phenomenology

Saturday May 25, 2013

9:30 Coffee and Refreshments

10:00 Rita Gardiner, WSFR, Western Hannah Arendt’s Concept of Uniqueness and the Discourse of Authentic Leadership

10:50 Bonnie Mann, Philosophy, University of Oregon, Eugene Sovereign Masculinity and the Problem of Justification in Simone de Beauvoir’s Second Sex

11:40 Break

12:00 Marieke Borren, Philosophy, University of Groningen, The Netherlands Feminist Phenomenology and Democratic Citizenship

12:50 Lunch

2:00 Lyat Friedman, Philosophy/Gender Studies, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv Transformative Phenomenology: Deleuze’s Lines of Flight

2:50 Linda Fisher, Gender Studies. Central European University, Budapest Gender, Voice, and Intersubjectivity

3:40 Break

4:00 Beata Stawarska, Philosophy, The University of Oregon Unhappy speech, and hearing well: feminist phenomenology and feminist speech act theory

4:50 Helen Fielding, WSFR/Philosophy, Western. The Cultivation of Perception

Thanks to our supporters: SSHRC, The Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, The Office of the VP Research, The Department of Philosophy, The Rotman Institute of Philosophy, The Faculty of Health Sciences, The Centre for Theory and Criticism, The Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

Abstracts will be available at ir.lib.uwo.ca/fp


Western Student Residences Western. Ask for “Women’s Studies May Conference”. The rates are $55 - 65 a day or a group of 4 can get together and pay $155 a day.

Rooms are also available at The Station Park Inn 18005614574, StationPark. Quote code 362290 or “Women’s Studies May Conference”.

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