Bodies in Crisis

The Nordic Network Gender, Body, Health
in collaboration with
RIKK – Center for Women’s and Gender Research
and
EDDA – Center of Excellence at the University of Iceland

2-4 November, 2011
University of Iceland, Reykjavik

Conference abstracts 

 

Wednesday, November 2

 

Location: Askja 132, University of Iceland

17.00 Conference registration opens
 
17.30 Welcome
Keynote address
Robin May Schott, Danish Institute for International Studies
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll
 
19.15 Reception
 

Thursday, November 3

9-10.30 Parallel Session I
 

Location: Stanford I, Saga Hotel

I A. Violence Vulnerability and Trauma
Chair: Dagný Kristjánsdóttir
“The Body, Violence and Memory”
Rashmika Pandya, The American University in Cairo
“Women war narratives in Kosova: an ideological trap?”
Kassia Aleksic
“An Unsafe Body: The Precarious Threads of an Akratic Subject”
Julia Horncastle, Murdoch University
 

Location: Stanford II, Saga Hotel

I B. Governing Bodily Integrity
Chair: Ingrid Young
“Sexual Rights: The rights of the human body and bodily integrity”
Sólveig Anna Bóasdottir, The University of Iceland
“Addiction: Science Proves It’s All in Your Head (Brain Actually)!”
Peg O’Connor, Gustavus Adolphus College
“Sadean Bodies in Crisis: Torturous Bodily Encounters as the Symptom of a Decisive Biopolitical Regime in the Writings of Marquis de Sade”
Alexandra Claudia Manta, Central European University
 

Location: Harvard I, Saga Hotel

I C. Representations and Discourses of Bodies in Crisis
Chair: Jenny Björklund
“Chronic diseases: processes of objectifying illness and gender”
Ulrike Manz, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
“Heroin withdrawal: a body in crisis”
Ian Walmsley, University of the West of England
“‘A fearful physical, social and moral wretchedness’: 150 years of vulvovaginal pain in medicine”
Ulrika Nilsson, Stockholm University
 
 
11-12.30 Parallel Session II
 

Location: Stanford I, Saga Hotel

II A. Intersubjective Understandings of Bodies in Crisis
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll
“Global Bodies: Rethinking World-Travelling through Lukas Moodysson’s Mammoth
Jenny Björklund, Uppsala University
“‘It doesn’t hurt to cut myself, but it hurts like hell not to’: When suffering becomes invisible, mute and constant – how to detect and describe it?”
Anita Moe, University of Oslo
“Bodies in crisis: lived emotions and interpersonal space”
Hildur Kalman, Umeå University
 

Location: Stanford II, Saga Hotel

II B. Body Weight I: The Body and the State
Chair: Jill Trenholm
“Visible and Invisible Bodies in the U.S. Financial Crisis”
Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University
“Job loss in economic crisis: The leverage of gender and body weight”
Tinna L. Ásgeirsdóttir, Harpa H. Berndsen, Bryndís Þ. Guðmundsdóttir,
Bryndís A. Gunnarsdóttir and Hugrún J. Halldórsdóttir, University of Iceland
“Neoliberal Bodies and Fatness”
Hannele Harjunen, University of Jyväskylä
 

Location: Harvard I, Saga Hotel

II C. Bodily Experience of Organ Donation
Chair: Gunn Engelsrud
“Fertility in Crisis, Reproduction in Transition: Cross-Border Egg Donation in Post-Socialist Europe”
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne, Södertörn University
“Exceptional Sub-Humans, Murderous Carers and the Ethics of Organ Donation in Contemporary Dystopian Fiction”
Donna McCormack, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
“Myopic eyes, transplanted hearts: from the suffering body to the hybrid discourses of contemporary theory”
Apostolos Lampropoulos, University of Cyprus
 
14-15.30 Parallel Session III
 

Location: Stanford I, Saga Hotel

III A. “Possibilities for a vulnerable citizen: rethinking ethics, politics and agency in the wake of the welfare state”
Ingeborg Svensson, Maria Jönsson, Sara Edenheim and Katarina Andersson, Umeå University
 

Location: Stanford II, Saga Hotel

III B. Body Weight II: Producing the Perfect Body
Chair: Donna McCormack
“Erasing embodied text: A Critical feminist analysis of the surface text and embodied flesh of ‘anorexic’ bodies”
Helen Malson, University of the West of England
“‘Today work is beauty is body is thinness’: Unattainable perfect body in Finnish eating disorder novels”
Hanna Mikkola, University of Eastern Finland
 

Location: Harvard I, Saga Hotel

III C. Categorizations of Risky Bodies
Chair: Gunn Engelsrud
“Ageing and disabled bodies in women-only sports events”
Karin S. Lindelöf, Stockholm University
“Experience of HIV and access to the physical and sport practice: are “the women” an homogeneous group?”
Julie Thomas, Université Montpellier 1
“HIV, Sexual Practice and Biological Citizenship: Exploring Embodied Understandings of Risk and Responsibility”
Ingrid Young, Newcastle University
 
 
16-17.30 Parallel Session IV
 

Location: Stanford I, Saga Hotel

IV A. Mini-workshop
“From suffering to Symposiums: Healing Trauma while Raising Community Consciousness”
Genevieve Brackins, Florida State University
 

Location: Stanford II, Saga Hotel

IV B. Self-injury and Shame
Chair: Jenny Björklund
“Self-injury and Interpellation: The Case of Ellie Nash”
Hans T. Sternudd, Linnaeus University
“Body Shame and Gender: The Shameful Experience of Female Embodiment”
Luna Dolezal, University College Dublin
 

Location: Harvard I, Saga Hotel

IV C. Reproductive Technologies and Bio-Ethics
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll
“Gendered bodies, gendered subjectivities and regenerative medicine”
Julie Kent, University of the West of England
“Challenging a ‘Panoptics of the Womb’: Phenomenological Responses to the Problem of Diminished Epistemic Authority in Pregnancy”
Lauren Freeman, Concordia University
 
20.00 Conference dinner at Veislusetrið 
 

Friday, November 4

 
9-10.30 Parallel Session V
 

Location: Stanford I, Saga Hotel

V A. Vulnerable Bodies
Chair: Donna McCormack
“The Transgender Narrative of a Wrong Body, a Body in Crisis?”
Ulrica Engdahl, Linköping University
“Crisis of Intercorporeal Exposure: The Case of David Cronenberg’s M. Butterfly
Lisa Folkmarson Käll, Uppsala University
“Bioethics: a Crisis of Human Vulnerability”
Eva de Clercq, University of Pisa
 

Location: Stanford II, Saga Hotel

V B. Sexual Health Perspectives on Bodies in Crisis
Chair: Jenny Björklund
“Tolerant, affirming and equal: Youthrelated sex, health and relationship clinics (UMOs) in multicultural environments – a tool for sexual integration?”
Maria Bäckman, Stockholm University
“Experiences of Non-Consensual Sex Among Students of the Polytechnic Ibadan, Nigeria”
Oladipupo Samuel Olaleye, University of Ibadan
“Challenged sexuality: how women suffering from vulvar pain try to reshape their sexual practice”
Renita Sörensdotter, Stockholm University
 

Location: Harvard I, Saga Hotel

V C. Sharing Experience of Bodies in Crisis
Chair: Kristín Björnsdóttir
“The Body with Alzheimer’s Disease: Individual and Social Crisis?”
Chung-yi Chu, Ntl. Chung-Hsing University
“Feeling at home: Men with chronic pain and their stories about being in rehabilitation”
Birgitte Ahlsen, Anne Marit Mengshoel, Kari Nyheim Solbraekke, University of Oslo
“Breast, hair, sweat, and tears: Discussion on identity in the wake of breast cancer”
Anna Morval, Linköping University
 
11-12.30

Location: Stanford I, Saga Hotel

Keynote Address
Ingunn Moser, Diakonhjemmet University College Oslo