ASSOCIATION FOR
FEMINIST ETHICS AND SOCIAL THEORY


2003 Conference
Clearwater Beach, Florida

Thursday, October 16:

7:00-9:00 Roundtable Discussion (Sand Key Ballroom)
Title: “Philosophical Methods and Feminism”
Chair: Ann Garry (California State University, L.A.)
Participants: Lorraine Code (York University), Heidi Grasswick (Middlebury College), Hilde Nelson (Michigan State University), Ofelia Schutte (University of South Florida), Nancy Tuana (Pennsylvania State University).

Friday, October 17:

8:00-10:00 Coffee, tea & lemonade (provided in foyer)

9:00-11:40 Concurrent Sessions:
Session A: On Theory and Method (Madeira/Indian Shores Rooms)
Chair: Peg O’Connor
9:00-9:40 Sara Ferguson (Cornell University), “Beauvoir, Subjectivity and the Failures of Method”
9:40-10:20 Ann Ferguson (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), “Butler, Sex/Gender and a Postmodern Gender Theory”
10:20-11:00 Gaile Pohlhaus (Miami University of Ohio), “Wittgenstein as a Resource for Thinking about Understanding Across Difference”
11:00-11:40 April Flakne (Collegium Budapest), “Interpretation and Ethical-Political Validity: Arendt, Kristeva, Moody-Adams”

Session B: Ethics of Reproduction (Belleair/Redington Rooms)
Chair: Jean Keller
9:00-9:40 Sarah Conly (Bates College), “Do We Have a Right to as Many Children as We Want?”
9:40-10:20 Rebecca Hanrahan (East Tennessee State University), “Mothers, Fathers and Fetuses”
10:20-11:00 Inmaculada de Melo-Martín (St. Mary’s University), “Procreative Beneficence: Paying Attention to Context”
11:00-11:40 Shelley Tremain (University of British Columbia), “Bio-politics and the Generative Capacity of Discourse on Prenatal Testing and Screening”

12:00-2:00 Lunchtime Workshop (Sand Key Ballroom) (sandwiches/salads available for purchase in foyer outside ballroom, beginning at 11:40):
Title: “A Difficult Conversation Between Disabled Women and Women, Disabled or Non-Disabled, Who Care for Persons With Disabilities”
Chair: Eva Kittay (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
Participants: Anita Allen, Marilyn Martone, Sandra McClennen, Jennifer Park, Alexa Schriempf, Jackie Scully, Anita Silvers, Sophia Wong.

2:10-5:30 Concurrent Sessions:
Session C: Race and Culture: Crossing, Mixing, and Erasing (Madeira/Indian Shores Rooms)
Chair: Robin Fiore
2:10-2:50 Margaret McLaren (Rollins College), “Feminism, Liberalism and Multiculturalism”
2:50-3:30 Desiree Melton (Binghamton University), “Erasing difference: The True Color of American Democracy”
3:30-4:10 Marilyn Friedman (Washington University), “Diversity and Trust”
4:10-4:50 Christopher LaBarbera (State University of New York, Stony Brook), “Insider Charity and the Necessity of Conflict in Moya’s Realist Proposals for Multicultural Education”
4:50-5:30 Anna Stubblefield (Rutgers University, Newark), “Whose Ideal? Which Human Family? Othermothering and Community or Contract and the ‘Family of Man’”

Session D: On Selves (Belleair/Redington Rooms)
Chair: Julie McDonald
2:10-2:50 Hilde Nelson (Michigan State University), “Particularism and Personhood”
2:50-3:30 Lisa Tessman (Binghamton University), “The Burden of Political Resistance”
3:30-4:10 Diana Tietjens Meyers (University of Connecticut, Storrs), “Narrative and the Moral Subject”
4:10-4:50 Andrew Schwartz (State University of New York, Buffalo), “The Importance of Discerning Normal and Normative Autonomy”
4:50-5:30 Kimberly Leighton (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), “‘Searching’ without Truth: Adopting Self-knowledge as a Foucauldian Technique of Self”

5:30-5:45 Break (refreshments provided in foyer)

5:45-7:00 Keynote Address (Sand Key Ballroom)
Title: “Why Privacy Isn't Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability in Private Life”
Chair: Margaret Urban Walker
Speaker: Anita Allen, University of Pennsylvania Law School

9:00-10:00 Business Meeting (open to all: location to be announced)

10:00-11:00 Reception (Cedarwood Terrace and Cedarwood Rooms, adjoining pool area)


Saturday, October 18:

8:00-10:30 Continental Breakfast (provided in foyer outside ballroom)

9:00-10:15 Keynote Address (Sand Key Ballroom)
Title: “Identity Politics and the Possibility of Universalism”
Chair: Joan Callahan
Speaker: Linda Martín Alcoff, State University of New York, Stony Brook

10:30-11:50 Concurrent Sessions:
Session E: Labor and Work (Madeira/Indian Shores Rooms)
Chair: Elizabeth Wakeman
10:30-11:50 Falguni Sheth (Hampshire College), “Community: The Missing Dimension of Arendt’s Analysis of the Social”
Andrea Veltman (University of Wisconsin, Madison), “The Sisyphean Torture of Housework: Simone de Beauvoir and Inequitable Divisions of Domestic Work in Marriage”

Session F: Compassion (Belleair/Redington Rooms)
Chair: Mariana Ortega
10:30-11:50 Laura Cannon (Arizona State University), “Necessities of Compassion: A Rebuttal of Nussbaum”
Chris Frakes (Binghamton University), “Compassion in Action: Responding to Suffering”

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:50 Concurrent Sessions:
Session G: War (Belleair/Redington Rooms)
Chair: Jim Nelson
1:30-2:50 Claudia Card (University of Wisconsin, Madison), “Making War on Terrorism in Response to 9/11”
Bat-Ami Bar On (Binghamton University), “Just War?”

Session H: Global Justice (Madeira/Indian Shores Rooms)
Chair: Allison Weir
1:30-2:50 Alison Jaggar (University of Colorado at Boulder), “Global Responsibility and Western Feminism”
Hye-Ryung Kang (University of Colorado at Boulder), “Women’s Transnational Collectivities as Agents of Global Justice Claims”

3:00-4:15 Keynote Address (Sand Key Ballroom)
Title: “Reclaiming the Ideal of Equality”
Chair: María Pía Lara
Speaker: Michele Moody-Adams, Cornell University

4:15-4:30: Break (refreshments provided in foyer outside meeting rooms)

4:30-7:10 Concurrent Sessions:
Session I: Love and Care (Longboat Key Room)
Chair: Peggy DesAutels
4:30-5:10 Sarah Clark Miller (State University of New York, Stony Brook), “The Duty to Care: Kant’s Duty of Beneficence, Need, and Dependency”
5:10-5:50 Julie White (Ohio University) and Joan Tronto (Hunter College), “Political Practices of Care: Needs, Rights and Democracy”
5:50-6:30 Anca Gheaus (Central European University, Budapest), “Care, Justice and Moral Luck”
6:30-7:10 Marguerite La Caze (University of Queensland), “Love, that Indispensable Supplement: Irigaray and Kant on Love and Respect”

Session J: (Cedarwood Room)
Chair: Louise Collins
Part I: Disability and Dependence
4:30-5:50 Alison Kafer (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Hiking Boots and Wheelchairs: Ecofeminism, The Nature/Culture Dualism, and Physical Disability”
Monique Lanoix (Concordia University), “Vulnerability and Dependency”
Part II: Free Speech?
5:50-7:10 Ryan Musgrave (Rollins College), “Feminist Political Strategies, from Law to Art: The Impact of Feminist Jurisprudence on Feminist Aesthetics”
Tricha Shivas (Michagan State University), “Virtual Child Pornography: A Tool for Sexual Dominance of Children in our Society”

8:30-11:00 Reception (Cedarwood Terrace with rain back-up in Harbor Lounge)

Sunday, October 19:

8:00-10:00 Coffee, tea & lemonade (provided in foyer)

9:00-11:40 Concurrent Sessions:

Session K: An Ethics of the Body (Madeira/Indian Shores Rooms)
Chair: Jennifer Manion
9:00-9:40 Suzanne Jaeger (University of Central Florida), “Repetition, and the Ethics of Embodiment”
9:40-10:20 Wendy Lynne Lee (Bloomsburg University), “Confessions of the Flesh: The Ubiquity of Violence at the Heart of (the) Matter (Philosophy and Tattoo)”
10:20-11:00 Lisa Cassidy (Ramapo College), “Feminists Debate Orlan: Davis, Bordo, Meyers”
11:00-11:40 Amy Mullin (University of Toronto), “Pregnancy, Phenomenology, and Ethics”

Session L: (Belleair/Redington Rooms)
Chair: Ranjoo Herr
Part I: On Liberalism
9:00-10:20 Lisa Schwartzman (Michigan State University), “A Feminist Critique of Nussbaum’s Liberalism: Towards an Alternative Feminist Methodology”
Shelley Wilcox (Temple University), “Culture, National Identity, or Political Participation: Toward a Feminist Immigrant Integration Policy”
Part II: Thinking with Onora O’Neill
10:20-11:40 Theresa Weynand (University of Colorado at Boulder), “The Reasonableness of Reasons”
Alison Crane (Michigan State University), “Who Does the Work of Justice: The Just Pursuit of Justice in a Global Context”