future NO future: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on the Future of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Conference Schedule!
September 7, 2010, 1:03 pm
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An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on the Future of Gender and Sexuality Studies

September 16th & 17th, 2010

Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall

University of Pennsylvania, 249 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Experimental Historiography

Faculty Respondent: Dr. Melissa Sanchez, UPenn, English

Chair: Sarah Nicolazzo, UPenn, Comparative Literature

Arminta Fox (Drew)

“Coming Up with the Women: A Re-Creative Writing of Mark 15:40-41”

Julie Beaulieu (University of Pittsburgh)

“Fielding’s The Female Husband and the Circulation of Queer Knowledge”

Courtney Rydel (UPenn)

“The Future Middle Ages: Please Touch the Transvestite Monk”

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Queering Technological Spaces

Faculty Respondent: Dr. Gordon Gray, Temple, Anthropology

Chair: Lisa Rand, UPenn, History and Sociology of Science

Alexander Cho (UT Austin)

“Queer Temporality, Sexy Machines, and the Closet: Public Anonymity and Self-Exposure on GuysWithiPhones.com and ChatRoulette.com”

Megan Skanse (CUNY Graduate Center)

“The real political potential of a queer approach to technology, to a queering of technology”

Solomon Traurig (Simmons College)

“Virtual Belonging: The Politics of Inclusion in an Imagined Transnational Transgender Male Community”

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunchtime Roundtable

Chair: Melanie Adley, UPenn, German

“Whose Time Is It?”:  The Future of a Gender Analytic in Women’s Studies

Dr. Michelle Rowley, Bettina Judd, Tiffany Lethabo King, and Ana Perez (all University of Maryland)

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Reevaluating Embodiment: Sex, Virginity, and Reproduction

Faculty Respondent: Dr. Kathy Brown, UPenn, History

Chair: Kamila Alexander, UPenn, Nursing

Elvira Pichardo-Delacour (UNM)

“Gendered Reproduction and the Embodied Capital Theory: Reproduction in Dominican Women in New York City and in Dominican Republic”

Tugce Ellialti (UPenn)

“The Social Construction of Women’s Sexual Morality: Narratives about Virginity Loss and Premarital Sex in Contemporary Turkey.”

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Theological Encounters

Faculty Respondent: Dr. Liliane Weissberg, UPenn, German

Chair: Kerry Wallach, UPenn, German

Kathryn Malczyk (UPenn)

“Nothing Like a Virgin: Reevaluating Mary, the Bride, and the Brides in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons on the Song of Songs

Scott Larson (George Washington University)

“The Stranger and the Lord: Queer Theological Encounters with Tim Dean’s ‘Ethics of Alterity’”

5:00 p.m. KEYNOTE

Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. LISA DUGGAN, NYU, Professor, American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis

“Feeling Neoliberal: Utopia, Affect and the Future of Queer Politics”

7:00 p.m.

Reception for Conference Participants at the LGBT Center


9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Futures of Activism and Global Gay Rights

Faculty Respondent: Leonore Carpenter, J.D., Temple, Law

Chair: Tugce Ellialti, UPenn, Sociology

Erez Aloni (UPenn)

“Is a Post-Marriage America a Post Sexuality America?: Same-Sex Marriage and the Future of LGBTQ Activism”

Crystal Biruk (UPenn)

“The Time of Tolerance: Developing Malawi’s future(s)”

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Discursive Masculinities

Faculty Respondent: Dr. Anastasia Hudgins, Temple, Anthropology

Chair: Scott Poulson-Bryant, Harvard, History of American Civilization

Alfred L. Martin, Jr. (UT Austin)

“Representing the Gay Black Man on TV: How Masculinity, Blackness and Homo Sex are Represented on the Television Show Greek

Oyman Basaran (UMass Amherst)

“Militarized Medical Discourse on Homosexuality and Hegemonic Masculinity in Turkey”

Stephen Mann (University of South Carolina)

“Speaking Gay Without Sounding Gay: Future Directions in Research on Gay American English”

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH Q&A WITH LISA DUGGAN

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pop Politics

Faculty Respondent: Dr. Katherine Sender, UPenn, Communications

Chair: Greta LaFleur, Upenn, English

Jos Lavery (UPenn)

“There’s No Future in America’s Dreaming: Queer Theory and British Racism”

Jillian Hernandez (Rutgers)

“Race, Raunch, and Queer Pedagogies in Peaches and Yo Majesty”

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sexed Spaces, Gendered Geographies

Faculty Respondent: Dr. Simon Richter, UPenn, German

Chair: Adrian Khactu, UPenn English

Danielle J. Lindemann (Columbia University)

“Eroticism as Play: Role Enactment and Make-Believe in the Dominatrix’s Dungeon”

Natalie Williams (Drew University)

“Women’s Space: Safe Places and Gendered Geographies”

4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

The Masochist’s Cookbook: Futurity and Refusal

Faculty Respondent:  Dr. David Copenhafer, BHSEC, Literature

Chair: Kate Aid, UPenn, Comparative Literature

Carolyn J. Trench (UPenn)

“Masochism in Flight: Kara Walker’s Cut as Radical Unbecoming, or: What Happens When We Land?”

Jessica Hurley (UPenn)

““The only confidence I ever gave was given twice”: Repetition and Futurity in The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook

Sam McBean (University of London)

“Mourning the Future:  Woman on the Edge of Time and Feminist Futurity”


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