March 09, 2005

24th Annual Gender Studies Symposium

Taking Liberties:  Power, Change, and Expression
March 9-11, 2005
Wednesday, March 9 - Friday, March 11, 2005


Art Exhibit, March 9-11, Stamm

Curated by Barbara Bartholomew, LC Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, LC student Jill DeCoursey, and the Gender Studies Symposium Art Committee.


Wednesday, March 9

9:00-10:30 A.M., Stamm
Roundtable: Why Johnny Lives With Jane: Decoupling Gender, Sex, and College Housing
Moderator: Michael Ford, LC Associate Vice President for Campus Life
David Rosengard, LC Resident Director
Jon Eldridge, LC Dean of Students
Kestryl Lowrey, LC student and coordinator of United Sexualities

9:00-10:30 A.M., Thayer
Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Feminism in the Hierarchies of Identity
Moderator: Deborah Heath, LC Associate Professor of Anthropology
Susan L. Glosser, LC Associate Professor of History, “’Forced to Sell Our Liberty’: The Struggle Between Feminism and Patriotism in China’s War of Resistance, 1937-1945”
Amy Caldwell de Farias, LC Visiting Assistant Professor of History, “Capitalism, Class, and Cannibalism in Brazil: A Feminist Response to Modernity”
Abi Kurfman, LC student, “On Her Shoulders – Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Our Modern World”

10:45 A.M.-12:15 P.M., Stamm
The Seen and the Unseen: Views from the Edge
Moderator: Rima DasGupta, LC Assistant Professor of Sociology
J.M. Fritzman, LC Associate Professor of Philosophy, “Queer Eye for the Geist Guy: Hegel’s Gay Science”
Nora Simmons, LC student, “’This Way to the Exhibition’: Women and the Mechanics of Visibility in the Fiction of Jean Rhys”
Ekua A. Quansah, graduate student, University of Toronto, “In Our Presences We Are Absent, In Our Visibility We Are Invisible: Women of African Ancestry’s Scholarship in the Academy” This paper has been cancelled.

10:45 A.M.-12:15 P.M., Thayer
Making Their Way and Standing Their Ground
Moderator: Jane Hunter, LC Professor of History and Director of Gender Studies Program
Kristin Aaker, LC student, “Suspended in Animation: The Story of the Cheryl James Case”
Jake Thomas, LC student, “Feminist Reactionaries?: Equality and Reaction in the Oregon People’s Party”
Amy Chesbrough, LC student, “Midwives v. the Man: The Counterculture, Midwives, and the Medical Establishment in California, 1974-1976”
Aili Schreiner, LC student, “Lessons in Domesticity, Lives of Autonomy: The Authoritative Voices of Field Matrons, Civilizers of the United States Indian Service”

12:30-1:45 P.M., Thayer
Roundtable: 60/40: Men, Athletics, and Gender Identity at Lewis & Clark College
Moderator: Judy McMullen, LC Associate Director of Physical Education and Athletics
Todd Anckaitis, LC head coach of women’s soccer, and LC students Nate Kabanuck, Jarrod Murrieta, Zach Mann

12:30-1:30 P.M., Council Chamber
Performance: The Gyrl Grip, Surgemony I: Loving the Alien
This performance explores the body in transition in order to investigate the search for identity.

2:00-3:15 P.M., Stamm
Poetry Reading: Fast Speaking Women and Their Call to Transformation
Featuring Joan Maiers, Jane Glazer, Kay Reid, and Leah Stenson

2:00-3:15 P.M., Thayer
Girls at Play

Moderator: Kurt Fosso, LC Associate Professor of English
Jane Hunter, LC Professor of History, “The Meaning of Walking: Play and Work for Victorian Girls”
Rishona Zimring, LC Associate Professor of English, “Modernism at Play”

2:00-3:15 P.M., Council Chamber
Performance: LC student Meghan French, soprano, “Mary Queen of Scots, In Her Own Words”

3:30-5:00 P.M., Thayer
Roundtable: Teenage Sexuality: Unheard Voices
LC student Emily Webb and teens from Planned Parenthood Teen Council Program and Cascade
AIDS Project Teen 2 Teen Program

3:30-5:00 P.M., Council Chamber
Featured Event: “A Woman’s Journey: Perspectives from India.”
Sharada Nayak , Founder and director of the Educational Resources Centre Trust, and former executive director of the U.S. Educational Foundation in India. Introduced by Dell Smith, former LC Registrar.

7:30 P.M., Council Chamber
Keynote Address: “Striptease: From Bumping and Grinding to the New Burlesque, An American Story.”
Rachel Shteir, Associate Professor and Head of the Dramatic Criticism Program, the Theatre School, DePaul University, and author of Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show.

Introduced by Rishona Zimring, LC Associate Professor of English
Followed by a reception and book signing in the lobby

Thursday, March 10

9:00-10:15 A.M., Stamm
Informal Discussion with Rachel Shteir
Introduced by Kristin Aaker, LC student and Symposium co-chair

9:00-10:15 A.M., Thayer
From A to Zine

Moderator: Nikki Williams, LC Access Services/Technology Specialist, Watzek Library
Carly Hope of webzine
Elle McKay, LC student, “This Car Driven By a Lewis & Clark Feminist: Buy a Car, By Yourself”
Zine Workshop by Pablo de Ocampo and Nicole Georges of Independent Publishing Resource Center

10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Stamm
Roundtable: Comparative Experiences of Gender in Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Moderator: Elliott Young, LC Associate Professor of History
LC students Annaliese Calhoun, Karen Hooper, Sierra Jenkins, Liz Lewis, Jenny Rettig, and Shey Yearsley

10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Thayer
The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence: Helping and Understanding Male, Gay and Lesbian Victims

Moderator: Kate Rubick, LC Reference Librarian, Watzek Library
Philip Cook, author of Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence and program director, Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE)
Sheila Smith, social worker and SAFE secretary/treasurer
Jack Turteltaub, clinical psychologist, and SAFE board member

10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Council Chamber
Video and Vice

Moderator: Peter Christenson, LC Professor of Communication
Suzanne Freyjadis-Chuberka, graduate student, University of Texas at Austin, “The Battle for Screen Time: Women’s Resistance Efforts in the Video Games Arena”
Sam Pollach, LC student, “From Mario to Metal Gear: The Face of Masculinity in Video Games”
Trina Chiasson, LC student, “Marilyn Monroe and American Sexuality”

12:15-1:45 P.M., Stamm
Taking Liberties with the Enlightenment?

Moderator: Matt Levinger, LC Associate Professor of History
Isabelle C. DeMarte, LC Assistant Professor of French, “Taking Liberties with Literary Tradition: Olympe de Gouges’ Playful Sequel to Beaumarchais’ Marriage of Figaro”
Will Pritchard, LC Assistant Professor of English, “Sexual Consent in British Eighteenth-Century Literature”

12:15-1:45 P.M., Thayer
Fighting Words: Family, Marriage, Victim, and Choice

Moderator: Kristi Williams, LC Coordinator of Academic Advising and Instructor of English
Rebecca Hyman, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Oglethorpe University, “Queers, Culture, and Wedding Bells: The Rhetoric and Politics of the Gay Marriage Fight”
Meg Garvin, National Crime Victim Law Institute, “Reclaiming Victimhood: The Rhetorical Turn of the Crime Victims’ Rights Movement to Re-Empower the Term ‘Victim’”
Nicole RuizdeLuzuriaga, student, Reed College, “Third Wave Feminism and the Problem with ‘Choice’”

12:15-1:45 P.M., Council Chamber
Gender Images in Magazines for Teens

Moderator: Jean Ward, LC Professor of Communication
Juliane M. Smith, student, University of Idaho, “Poisonous Images: Self-Esteem. Body Image, & Visual Media”
Sally Colwell, LC student, “Backward Messages in YM Magazine”
Ariel Kazunas, LC student, “Gender Messages in Teen Magazines: Teen Vogue”
Sarah Griggs, LC student, “Gender Images in Teenage Girl Magazines”
Kestryl Lowrey, LC student, “What Every Cosmo Girl Needs to Know About College”

2:00-3:15 P.M., Stamm
Gender and the Art of Excess Through Theatrical Expression

Moderator: Linda Angst, LC Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Sarah Nelson, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Idaho, with University of Idaho students Ketti Boyce, Chris Chandler, Krysta Schell, Katie Scott, Gabe Shaddy-Farnsworth, Tiffany Thompson,
Students from an interdisciplinary course called “Sex & Culture: Women and Men in the 21st Century” will stage three performance pieces written by class members for a festival of “very, very, very short plays” held each year at the University of Idaho. The students will then discuss the plays with the audience to explore gender issues through the lens of performance.

2:00-3:15 P.M., Thayer
Women in Higher Education: Professor, Professional, Pupil

Moderator: Jessica Dennison, LC student
Adonica De Vault, LC Director of Career Advising
Jessica Dennison, LC student
Aaron Beck, LC Professor of Music

3:30-5:00 P.M., Thayer
Causing Trouble: Challenges to a Gendered Order in German Texts and Images

Moderator: Dinah Dodds, LC Professor of German
Brian Chandler, LC student, “The Upside-Down Family in Heinrich Von Kleist’s Marquise of O”
Maggie Reilly, LC alumnae, “Men and Women in Sixteenth-Century German Broadsheet Images”
Nichole Kennedy, LC student, “Kriemhild and Her Quest for Power”
Katja Altpeter-Jones, LC Assistant Professor of German, “Taming Hybrid Bodies: Inscribing Gender in Sixteenth Century Texts and Images”

3:30-5:00 P.M., Council Chamber
Featured Event: “Men of Color and Masculinities in the United States.”

José M. Alamillo, Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies and Affiliate Faculty in Women’s Studies, Washington State University, “ Solos: Mexican Immigrant Men, Working-Class Masculinity, and Leisure Culture in the American West, 1900-1930”

Martin Summers, Associate Professor of History and Director of Ethnic Studies Program, University of Oregon, “Fruit and Flower of a Loyal Race: Patriotism, Citizenship, and Black Middle-Class Masculinity During World War”

Introduced by Andrew Bernstein, LC Assistant Professor of History

7:30 P.M., Council Chamber
Keynote Lecture: “Gender, Sexuality, and Civil Liberties.”

Nadine Strossen, President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Professor of Law at New York Law School, and author of numerous publications addressing free speech and civil rights.

Introduced by Stuart Kaplan, LC Associate Professor of Communication
Followed by a reception in the lobby

Friday, March 11

9:00-10:15 A.M., Stamm
Informal Discussion with Nadine Strossen
Introduced by Brian Federico, LC student and Symposium co-chair

9:00-10:15 A.M., Thayer
Mapping Trans Movements

Moderator: Jenny Bornstein, LC Interlibrary Loan Specialist, Watzek Library
Ryka Aoki, Santa Monica College, and Sumi Braun, CSU Long Beach, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Mixed-Race, Bisexual/Pansexual, Genderqueer, and Intersex Experiences (And What They Could Mean for the Rest of Us)”
Christa-Margaret Nelson, Basic Rights Oregon Trans Advisory Group Education Coordinator, “Transvestites and Sex Changes: Trans Representation in Print Media”

10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Stamm
“With Liberty and Justice for All”: A Historical Overview of the Stonewall Riots and the Ensuing Birth of the Gay Rights Movement

Moderator: Jennifer Hubbert, LC Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
LC students and members of United Sexualities Kestryl Lowrey, Melia Tichenor, Matt Savage, and Laura Wright

10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Thayer
The Power of Expression and Inhibition: A Curriculum for School-Age Boys’ Counseling Groups

Moderator: Peter Mortola, LC Assistant Professor of Counseling and School Psychology
Peter Mortola, LC Assistant Professor of Counseling and School Psychology
Stephen Grant, Licensed Professional Counselor
Howard Hiton, Portland Impact Coordinator at Buckman Elementary School

12:15-1:45 P.M., Stamm
Debating the Islamic Legal Treatment of Women

Moderator: Paul Powers, LC Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
LC students Timothy Brown, Hannah Bryant, Melissa Busch, Katherine Larson, Erin Levenick, Ian Lyles, Daniel Rhamey, Ingrid Timboe

12:15-1:45 P.M., Thayer
The Missing Peace

Moderator: Bruce Podobnik, LC Assistant Professor of Sociology
Tom Hastings, Adjunct Professor of Conflict Resolution, Portland State University, “Peace and Justice Leadership: Women and the Next Level”
Katrina Light, LC student, “Difficulties in Creating Social Cohesion in Bosnia-Herzegovina”
Brandon W. Berg, LC student, “Der Kampf —Women of East and West Germany Against a Nuclear State: A Comparative Examination of the German Women’s Antinuclear Movement”

12:15-1:45 P.M., Council Chamber
Performance: The Language of Paradox

Trans and gendervariant youth performing about the paradoxes in their lives

2:00-4:00 P.M., Fir Acres Black Box Theatre
Performance: Carole Groobman, “Force of Nature”

This one-woman show captures the voices of 14 individuals speaking about childbirth.
Roundtable to immediately follow performance, featuring:
Vicky York, Postpartum Doula and Lactation Consultant
Barbara Harper, director/founder of Waterbirth International
Linda Glenn, midwife and Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Sciences University
Shafia Monroe, President, International Center for Traditional Childbearing

2:00-3:30 P.M., Stamm
Reading: sts and Dexter

sts and Dexter will be reading from their recent works based on their lives as queer women.
Followed by discussion and open microphone.

7:30 P.M., Council Chamber
Featured Event: Film: Live Nude Girls Unite!

A documentary by Julia Query and Vicky Funari chronicling the unionization of exotic dancers in San Francisco.
Followed by discussion with director Julia Query
Introduced by Elliott Young, LC Associate Professor of History
Followed by a reception in the lobby

Kimberly Brodkin, Faculty Director
Student Organizers: Kristin Aaker, Brian Federico and Heather Wilkinson

Sponsors: Associated Students of Lewis & Clark College and Lewis & Clark’s Gender Studies Program

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