Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine

Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine
May 18-21, 2011
Uppsala, Sweden


 
The Humanities Forum:                                  The Body/Embodiment-group,
Gender and Health,                                           GenNa,
Dept of Medical and Health Sciences,           Centre for Gender Research,
Linköping University                                            Uppsala University

 

Wednesday, May 18

University Main Building
9.00-9.30 Registration

Lecture Hall X
9.30-9.45 Welcome
Kristin Zeiler, Linköping University & Lisa Folkmarson Käll, Uppsala University
Margaretha Fahlgren, Director, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala Univresity

9.45-11.00  Samantha Murray, Macquarie University
“Subjugated Fat Knowledges: Ambiguities in the Lived Experience of Weight Loss Surgery”. Commentary by Ellen Feder, American University.
Chair: Kristin Zeiler

11.00-12.15 Margrit Shildrick, Queens University Belfast
“Visceral phenomenology: organ transplantation, identity and sexual difference”
Commentary by Gail Weiss, George Washington University.
Chair: Kristin Zeiler.

12.15-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-15.30 Parallel session 1

English Park Campus 7-0042
1A Exclusions and erasure
Chair: Lisa Guntram
• Ulrica Engdahl, Linköping University
“Recognition of the lived experience of identity”
• Brenda Beagan, Lisa Goldberg and Ami harbin, Dalhousie University
“A feminist phenomenological approach to the health care encounters of queer women and providers in Eastern Canada”
• Jessica Cadwallader, University of Groningen
“Stopping Suffering: Rape, PTSD and the potentials of 'therapeutic forgetting'”

English Park Campus 7-0043
1B Social biology
Chair: Fredrik Svenaeus
• Alexander Edmonds, University of Amsterdam
“Bare sex”
• Denise Malmberg, Uppsala University
“The gender of bodily fluids and odours”
• Astrida Neimanis
“Morning sickness”

15.30-16.00 BREAK

English Park Campus 7-0042
16.00-17.15 Kristin Zeiler and Lisa Guntram, Linköping University
“Female embodiment reconsidered: "Alienation, resistance and style - life with no vagina or womb"
Commentary by Linda Fisher, Central European University.
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll.

Thursday, May 19

University Main Building
Lecture Hall X
9.00-10.15 Fredrik Svenaeus, Södertörn University
“The Body Uncanny: Alienation, Illness and Anorexia”
Commentary by Dorothée Legrand, École Polytechnique.
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll

10.15-10.30 BREAK

Lecture Hall IX
10.30-11.45 Linda Fisher, Central European University
“The illness experience: a feminist phenomenological perspective”
Commentary by Samantha Murray, Macquarie University. Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll

11.45-13.00 Abby Wilkerson, George Washington University
“Wandering in the Unhomelike: Chronic Depression, Inequality, and the Recovery Imperative” Commentary by Marja-Liisa Honkasalo, Linköping University.
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll

13.00-14.30 LUNCH

English Park Campus 7-0042
14.30-15.45 Lanei M. Rodemeyer, Duquesne University
“Feminism, phenomenology, and hormones”
Commentary by Fredrik Svenaeus, Södertörn University. Chair: Kristin Zeiler.

15.45-17.00 Paul Qualtere-Burcher and Sarah LaChance Adams, University of Oregon “The communal push and its implications for Merleau-Ponty’s theory of intersubjectivity”
Commentary by Cressida J. Heyes, University of Alberta. Chair: Kristin Zeiler

17.00-17.30 BREAK

English Park Campus Ihre
17.30-18.45 Nikki Sullivan, Macquarie University
“" BIID? - Queer (Dis)Orientations and the Phenomenology of ' Home'”
Commentary by Lisa Folkmarson Käll, Uppsala University. Chair: Kristin Zeiler.

19.00 Reception, Centre for Gender Research.


Friday, May 20

University Main Building

Lecture Hall X
9.00-10.15 Dorothée Legrand, École Polytechnique
“Mafalda a-voiding soup: anorexia and the hollowed female body”
Commentary by Erik Malmqvist, Université Paris Descartes.
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll

10.15-10.30 BREAK

Lecture Hall IX
10.30-11.45 Cressida J. Heyes: “Anaesthetics of existence”, University of Alberta
Commentary by Lanei M Rodemeyer, Duquesne University.
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll

Lecture Hall IX

11.45-13.00 Lisa Folkmarson Käll, Uppsala University "An ethics of exposure"
Commented by Abby Wilkerson, George Washington University. Chair: Kristin Zeiler

13.00-14.30 LUNCH

14.30-16.00 Parallel session 2

English Park Campus 16-0043
2A Knowledge production
Chair: Lisa Guntram
• Wilhelm Kardemark, Karlstad University “Knowledge and responsibility”
• Kamilla Peuravaara, Uppsala University
“Entering the field and becoming the other for oneself as a researcher - a phenomenological approach”
• Christa Binswanger, University of Basel & Lotta Samelius, National Swedish Police Academy
“Tranquilized Bodies and Suffering in Intersubjective Meaning-Making”

English Park Campus 7-0043
2B Norms and resistance: Illness, aging and dying
Chair: Erik Malmqvist
• Caitríona Ní Dhúill, Durham University
“Engaging biography: Feminist approaches to reading illness in life narratives”
• Linn Sandberg, Linköping University
“Touch me, I want to feel your body!: Old age, masculinity and meanings of touch”
• Michael Lundblad, Colorado State University
“The female animal at the end of life: Terry Tempest Williams and the biopolitics of terminal cancer”

18.00 CONFERENCE DINNER

Saturday, May 21

English Park Campus Ihre

9.00-10.15 Gail Weiss, George Washington University
“Un-cosmetic surgeries in an age of normativity”
Commentary by Nikki Sullivan, Macquarie University
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll

10.15-10.30 BREAK

English Park Campus 7-0042
10.30-11.45 Ellen Feder, American University
“Reassigning Ambiguity: Intersex, biomedicine, and the question of harm”
Commentary by Kristin Zeiler and Lisa Guntram, Linköping University
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll

11.45-13.00 Erik Malmqvist, Université Paris Descartes
“Towards a phenomenology of complicity with dubious social norms: The case of cosmetic surgery”
Commentary by Margrit Shildrick, Queens University Belfast
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll

13.00-14.30 LUNCH

English park Campus 7-0042
14.30-15.30 Closing discussion
Lisa Folkmarson Käll & Kristin Zeiler


Direct any questions you might have to Kristin Zeiler (kristin.zeiler@liu.se) or Lisa Folkmarson Käll (lisa.kall@gender.uu.se).

Register here!

Most welcome!


The conference is a co-arrangement between the Body/Embodiment group within the framework of the GenNA-program at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, and the research network Humanities Forum: Gender and Health, based at the Division of Health and Society, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden.

Financed by FAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research and RJ, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.