WHEN: May 25-26, 2015, starting Monday, 10.30 hours; ending Tuesday 17.00 hours
WHERE: Tema Genus, Linköping University - venue: TEM 21, Tema building
Organized by Nina Lykke, Magda Gòrska and Desireé Ljungcrantz (Tema Genus) and GEXcel Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies research strand Cancer Cultures as Lens to Critical Intersectional Patienthood Studies.
As an activity of the GEXcel strand on Cancer Cultures as Lens to Critical Intersectional Patienthood Studies, the workshop will facilitate discussions and possibilities further networking on issues of Critical Patienthood Studies, Cancer and HIV Cultures and Changed Ontologies of Life/Death.
With a focus on cancer and HIV, it will, firstly, explore questions such as: What does it mean to become a patient? Which kinds of power differentials, institutional regimes and embodied encounters are implied in the entering of the ’kingdom of the sick’ (Sontag 1977)? Which kinds of changed bodily assemblages and subjectivities are emerging out of these encounters? Is patienthood (and un/healthy bodies) a dimension which it makes sense to include in intersectional feminist theorizations? If so, how do issues of patienthood/(un)health, for example, intraact with issues of dis/abilities? Which overlaps, and which distinctly separate dynamics and political perspectives should in this case be taken into account? Secondly, the workshop aims at exploring feminist materialist, postconstructionist frameworks for changed understandings of ’illness’ and un/healthy bodies, life/death, living/dying, among others questions such as: Can life/death, living/dying be understood within a feminist materialist framework, based on a flat ontology of radical immanence, which sustains the argument that even the so called lifeless corpse is made up of vibrant matter? Is a changed ontology of death possible? How to rethink death and the corpse beyond existing religious, philosophical and scientifically produced dualisms?
Prof. Lochlann Jain, Stanford University, USA
Prof. Gillian Einstein, Univ of Toronto, Canada, and Linköping University
Prof. Jackie Stacey, University of Manchester, UK
And Tema Genus scholars:
, Jami Weinstein
, Magda Gòrska, Desireé Ljungcrantz
and Nina Lykke
For further questions please contact Desireé Ljungcrantz at firstname.lastname@example.org.