Sex and the Body Politic: Schedule
THURSDAY, MARCH 4TH:
Sex and Masculinity: Thursday, March 4, 1:00-2:15 p.m. Union 206
- "Prince and the Transformation of Misogyny," Matt Groneman, Kansas State University
- "Jewish (E)Masculinity as Sexual Pathology: Portnoy's Complaint," Lisa K. Nelson, Columbia University
- "Turning Latino: Of (Filipino) American Sons and Mexican Gangsters," Harrod J. Suarez, University of Minnesota
Sex and Violence: Thursday, March 4, 1:00-2:15 p.m. Union 207
- "Patriarchy Innit: Martin Amis, the Role of the Author, and the Gendering of Violence," Hugh O'Connell, Kansas State University
- "The Tortured and Raped Feminine Body: Violent Practices in the Literary Works of 'Chicanas'," Maria T. Melgarejo, Kansas State University
- "Sex, American Style," Donna L. Potts, Kansas State University
Sex and Performance: Thursday, March 4, 2:30-3:45 p.m. Union 206.
- "Performativity-for-pay and amateur sex in A Midsummer Night's Dream," Don Hedrick, Kansas State University
- "Subversive Literary Performativity: Narrative Constructions of Gender Identity," Nadyne Stritzke, University Giessen, Germany
- "Performing Gender without a Stage: The Failure of Cooperative Household Reform," Susan Stanfield, Kansas State University
Sex in School in Frankfurt: Thursday, March 4, 4:00-5:15 p.m. Union 206.
- "Profane Illumination? Screwing Around with Social Critique," Kat McLellan, University of Chicago
- "Sexing the Signifier: Desire, Economy, and the Romance Novel," Harvey Partica, University of Chicago
- "Repressive Desublimation Reconsidered: Libidinal Excess Energy in Late Capitalism," Mathias Nilges, University of Chicago
Sex and Power: Thursday, March 4, 4:00-5:15 p.m. Union 207.
- "Rape and Black Masculinity in Native Son and Iron City," Kate Egging, Emporia State University
- "Intimidating Myself': Male Desire and Female Aggression in Philip Roth's The Dying Animal," Mark K. Fulk, Buffalo State College
- "Mother, Missus, Mate: Bisexuality in Tatamkhulu Afrika's Bitter Eden," Cheryl Stobie, University of Natal, South Africa
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 8 p.m., K-State Student Union, rm. 212: Carl Phillips, Washington University, St. Louis,
FRIDAY, MARCH 5TH:
Sex and Rebellion: Friday, March 5, 9:00-10:15 a.m. Union 206.
- "Stitching the Self through Rebellious Acts: Sex, Work, and Political Agency in Monica Ali's Brick Lane," Karin Westman, Kansas State University
- "No Need to Wrap It: HIV Gift-giver Newsgroups, Gift Theory and Exchanging HIV as a Gift," Michael E. Graydon, Carleton University, Canada
- "A spectre is haunting Eastern Europe: the spectre of sexual dissidence. Women and Gays against the Body Politic," Tomasz Kitlinski, University Lublin, Poland; and Pawel Leszkowicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Sex and Religion: Friday, March 5, 9:00-10:15 a.m. Union 207.
- "Protestant Sex: Sexual Development in American Christian Culture," Rebecca Barrett, University of Kansas
- "Sexuality in Early Biblical and Pre-biblical Times," Anne Nunes
Sex and Ethics: Friday, March 5, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Union 206.
- "The Signifying Body: Towards an Ethics of Sexual and Racial Difference," Penelope Ingram, Auburn University
- "Sex, Ethics, and the Field," Harvest Moon, University of Texas at Arlington
- "Guilty/Not Guilty: Augustine's Transformation of Stuprum," Jennifer Thompson, Embry-Riddle University
Sex in Nineteenth Century England: Friday, March 5, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Union 207.
- "Adultery, Bigamy, and Homosexuality: Sex as the Enemy to Reform of British Convicts," Dorice Williams Elliott, University of Kansas
- "The Cultural Work of Pornography: Victorian Erotica and Birth Control," Emily Wictor, University of Kansas
- "Sexuality and the Family: A Re-examination of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South," Kelly O. Secovnie, University of Kansas
Sex and Empire: Friday, March 5, 1:00-2:15 p.m. Union 206.
- "Queen and Country James: Gendering Empire in the James Bond Series," Sarah Hamblin, Kansas State University
- "Achebe's Fiction: Subverting Sex as Empire Building?", Shreya Bhattacharji, Umes Chandra College, India
- "Cleansing the Nation in Yeats's 'Easter 1916'," Margot Gayle Backus, University of Houston
Sex and Texts: Friday, March 5, 1:00-2:15 p.m. Union 207.
- "The Textual Effects of Sex in 1850s Overland Trail Diaries," Tamara Linse, University of Wyoming
- "Liber Est A Cul (The Book Is To The Bum)," Ross Moore, Monash University, Australia
- "Bloody Bodies: Female Representation in Contemporary Irish Women's Literature," Kelly J.S. McGovern, Boston College
Queer Sex: Friday, March 5, 2:30-3:45 p.m. Union 206.
- "Looking for Langston's Queer Communist Body," Alice Bardan, University of Southern California
- "Queer African American Male Identity in Home to Harlem and Romance in Marseille," Alina Arabei, Emporia State University
- "Bored Among the Tyrants': Building a (Queer) Nation in Summer Will Show," Lara Chetkovich, University of Houston
Sex, Food, and Identity: Friday, March 5, 2:30-3:45 p.m. Union 207.
- "Desire in The Book of Salt," Michele Janette, Kansas State University
- "Chile, Sex, and Texas Nationalism," Suzanne Bost, Southern Methodist University
- "On Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton's Who Would Have Thought It?", Rachael Deagman, University of Colorado
Trans/Sex: Friday, March 5, 4:00-5:15 p.m. Union 206.
- "The Delicious Confinement of My Wife's Pretty Clothes': Male-to-Female Transvestism, Marriage, and the Rhetoric of Hyper-Heterosexuality in the Early Writings and Publications of Virginia Prince," Michael David Franklin, University of Minnesota
- "A Queen with Male Organs: Gendered Rhetoric in Elizabeth Tudor's Speeches," Tim Bogner, Kansas State Unviersity
- "Between the Inane and the Monstrous: Transformation in the Doubly Negative Conception of Female Sexuality in the Nineteenth Century English Culture," Min-tser (Jesse) Lin, Cheng-kung University, Taiwan
Prostitution: Friday, March 5, 4:00-5:15 p.m. Union 207.
- "Sex Commerce, Agency and the Boundaries of Belonging," Julia O'Connell Davidson, University of Nottingham, England; & Laura Brace, University of Leicester, England
- "The Performativity of Prostitution Practice in Taiwan," Yenwen Peng, Rutgers University
- "The Prostitute as Sexual Predator and the Case of Aileen Carol Wuornos," Jules Odendahl, Southwest Missouri State University
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 8 p.m. Little Theatre, K-State Student Union: "The Future of Female Sexuality," Elizabeth Grosz, Rutgers University.
SATURDAY, MARCH 6TH:
Sex, Public Discourse, and the Law: Saturday, March 6, 9:00-10:15 a.m. Union 205.
- "Bawdy Talk: On the Law, Male Bodies and the LGBT Community," Ger J.Z. Zielinski, McGill University
- "Sex and the City (govt.)in the Wild Wild West," Richard Selcer, City University, Slovak Republic
- "Porno-logical Reflexions: Eroticism, Body, and Writing in Une Passion Simple and Se Perdre of Annie Ernaux," Sulagna Mishra, Purdue University
Sex and its controls: Saturday, March 6, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Union 205.
- "Kansas Flunks Biology, Again!: Transsexuality, Heteronormativity, and the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas," Isaac West, Indiana University
- "Sex, Addiction Cinema, and the "New" War on Pleasure," Gordon Coonfield, Villanova University
- "What would you like to do? Gay Sex and the Politics of interaffectivity," Jonathan Bollen, University of New England, Australia; and David McInnes, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
"What is Sexy?": Saturday, March 6, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Union 204.
- "Subtly Sexing Up Sita: the Role of Pleasure in the Novels of Shashi Deshpande," Dr. Bonnie Zare, University of Wyoming
- "The De-Sexualization and Re-sexualization of Motherhood," Rachel A. Zare, Midwifery Service at Stanford
- "Fat Pornography: A Legitimizing Force?," Laura Gladney-Lemon, University of Texas at Austin
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 1 p.m., K-State Student Union 212: "Queer Bodies: Failures of Instrumentality," Donald Hall, California State University, Northridge.
Sex Ed.: Saturday, March 6, 3:30-4:45. Union 203.
- "The Gendered Body in Education," Tara Star Johnson, University of Georgia
- "More than an Injection: Menstruation Ed," Anika Stafford, York University, Canada
- "Parents, Young Adult Fiction and Surveillance: Sex and the Control Society," Beth Younger, Drake University
Sex, Race, and Nation: Saturday, March 6, 3:30-4:45. Union 204.
- "The Spy Who Loved Him: Spies, Informers, and Sexual Dissidence in Great Britain and Northern Ireland," Kathryn Conrad
- "Dream Interpretations: Redefining the Heterosexual Romance and the American Dream in Another Country," Jeylan Yassin, University of Houston
- "Sex, Gender and Public Life in Botswana: The Writing of Unity Dow," Nobantu Rasebotsa, University of Botswana, Botswana
- "The Risks of Seeing Heterosexism in a Color-Blind World: The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Denial," Kathryn Kane, Hamline University
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