Wollapalooza II! Daughters, Dissenters, Democracies, Discontents APSA Boston - 1 September 2018
Sat, September 1, 8:00am to 5:30pm, Sheraton, Republic Ballroom B
This mini-conference (hereafter, WOLLAPA-2-ZA!) to be held at APSA 2018 in Boston showcases further work in preparation for The Wollstonecraftian Mind, the first comprehensive philosophical compendium on Wollstonecraft and her legacies, and also directly engages the themes of the broader conference--democracy and its discontents--from various historical, feminist, republican, intersectional, and critical race perspectives. WOLLAPA-2-ZA! also celebrates two major bicentennials for feminist political theory in 2018: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (London, 1818) and Hannah Mather Crocker’s Observations on the Real Rights of Women (Boston, 1818) The work of these intellectual daughters of Wollstonecraft provide a frame for thinking about how Wollstonecraft’s work as a writer, mother, philosopher, and advocate of women’s and other human rights has shaped discourses and practices of dissent among discontented creatures of modern democracy, including women, slaves, racial, ethnic, gender, and religious minorities, the disabled, and children.
Sandrine Berges (Bilkent) Eileen Hunt Botting (Notre Dame) Alan Coffee (King’s College London)
FRANKENSTEIN’S CREATURE AT 200: WOLLSTONECRAFT’S DAUGHTERS, DEMOCRACY’S CHILDREN, & THEIR DISCONTENTS
Format: Presenters speak for 15 minutes each, followed by discussion with audience adjudicated by chair.
Eileen Hunt Botting (Notre Dame), Chair
Emily Dumler-Winckler (St. Louis University), “Science and Virtue in Frankenstein.” Michael Lamb (Wake Forest), “Frankenstein on Trial.” Emma Planinc (University of Chicago), “On ’the unnameable’: universals and particulars in Frankenstein.” Eileen Hunt Botting (Notre Dame), “Hearing the Creature: Articulating the Child’s Right to be Genetically Modified.”
DISSENTING LIKE A GIRL: FEMINIST MODES & DEMOCRATIC ORDERS
Format: Authors present papers (12 minutes) followed by comments from discussant (8 minutes). Chair adjudicates discussion with audience for remaining time.
Sandrine Bergès (Bilkent University), Chair
Spyridon Tegos (University of Crete), “Wollstonecraft's Appropriation of Adam Smith.” Emily Dumler-Winckler (St. Louis University), “Wollstonecraft, Religious Dissent, and Democracy.” Alea Henle (Miami University), “Hannah Mather Crocker’s Inclusion in the Archives.” Helen McCabe (University of Nottingham), “Harriet Taylor Mill as a Dissenting--and Probably Discontented--Daughter of Wollstonecraft.”
Discussant: Ruth Abbey (Notre Dame)
NOON-2PM LUNCH BREAK IN BOSTON
COMPARATIVE FEMINIST REPUBLICANISMS
Format: This session format incorporates a handful of topic clusters engaging the comparative study of feminist republicanisms, past and present, each staffed with a scholar in the field who has successfully used new methods and epistemological frameworks to engage the justification and import of feminist approaches to republican politics. Attendees group together at tables to discuss research processes, methodologies, ask questions, and brainstorm together around issues in this growing field in the history of political thought, feminist theory, and political theory more broadly.
Chair: Alan Coffee (King’s College, London)
Wendy Gunther-Canada (University of Alabama-Birmingham) on Catherine Macaulay and Mary Wollstonecraft Sandrine Bergès (Bilkent University) on Republican Women of the French Revolution Lisa Pace Vetter (University of Maryland-Baltimore County) on Frances Wright’s civic republicanism and socialism Alan Coffee (King’s College London) on Mary Wollstonecraft and Frederick Douglass Helen McCabe (University of Nottingham) on Harriet Taylor (Mill) and John Stuart Mill
BROOKINGS FORMAT PANEL
DEMOCRACY’S DISCONTENTS: SLAVERY, RACE, AND GENDER
Format: Each discussant presents analysis of paper (12 minutes) followed by response by author (8 minutes). In remaining time, the chair adjudicates discussion with the audience.
Chair: Wendy Gunther-Canada (University of Alabama-Birmingham)
Laura Brace (University of Leicester), “The 1792 Debates on Slavery.” Discussant: Nancy Kendrick (Wheaton College, MA)
Alvin B. Tillery (Northwestern), “Black Readers of the Declaration of Independence.” Discussant: Alan Coffee (King’s College London)
Jack Turner (University of Washington), "Empire and Equal Opportunity: Audre Lorde on the U.S. Invasion of Grenada." Discussant: Madeline Cronin (Santa Clara University)
Garrett FitzGerald (Notre Dame), “A Wollstonecraftian Theory of Restorative Justice.” Discussant: Penny Weiss (St. Louis University)
WOMEN AND DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, 1630-2018: CELEBRATING THE BICENTENNIAL OF AMERICA’S FIRST BOOK ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS
The Hannah Mather Crocker Society and The Wollstonecraft Philosophical Society are co-hosting an American Political Science Association Pre-Conference Short Course at the Massachusetts Historical Society on Wednesday August 29, 2018 from noon-4pm, followed by a reception for registered participants at the Colonial Society of Massachusetts from 5pm-7pm. This exciting interdisciplinary short course, which will bring together over 20 scholars from political science, political theory, literature, philosophy, and history to examine the enduring significance of Hannah Mather Crocker’s Observations on the Real Rights of Women (Boston, 1818), the first book-length treatise on women’s rights by an American. We will situate this understudied classic in the context of Crocker’s life (1752-1829) as a woman political actor and writer who bridged the colonial, revolutionary, and post-revolutionary eras in Boston. We will also examine the question of why the Observations and other political work by women in the early American republic mattered for later iterations of republican, democratic, and feminist theory and practice in the United States. This APSA pre-conference short course will be held at the Massachusetts Historical Society (1151 Boylston Street), a short walking distance from the APSA meeting at the Hynes Convention Center. We will have name tags for you on site. Noon-2pm Brownbag lunch and roundtable on “Why Hannah Mather Crocker’s Observations on the Real Rights of Women Matters at 200.” Constance Post (English, Iowa State) Alea Henle (History, Miami University) Sarah L. Houser (Political Theory, American University) Eileen Hunt Botting (Political Theory, Notre Dame) Sandra Gustafson (English, Notre Dame) Penny Weiss (Political Theory and Women’s Studies, St. Louis University)
Roundtable panelists will each give 10 minute presentations followed by approximately 45 minutes of discussion with the audience. Chair: Eileen Hunt Botting (Notre Dame) Lunch catered by Whole Foods care of The Hannah Mather Crocker Society
2pm-3pm. Keynote by Sandra Gustafson (English, Notre Dame), author of Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early Republic (2011), on “Women and Democracy in the 19th Century.”
Response by Lisa Pace Vetter (Political Science, University of Maryland-Baltimore County), author of The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists (2017).
30-minute discussion with participants to follow the short keynote lecture (20 minutes) and response (10 minutes). Chair: Eileen Hunt Botting (Political Theory, Notre Dame)
3pm-4pm. 200th birthday party for Crocker’s Observations on the Real Rights of Women. Cake and refreshments followed by a tour of MHS and its special exhibit on women in the early American republic, in honor of Crocker. Cake and refreshments catered by Whole Foods care of The Hannah Mather Crocker Society.
4pm-5pm. Break to explore Boston and its historical sites related to Crocker, the American Revolution, and the early republic.
WOLLAPALOOZA! Making the Wollstonecraftian Mind San Francisco APSA 31 August 2017
Coorganizers: Sandrine Bergès (Bilkent University, Turkey) Eileen Hunt Botting (University of Notre Dame, USA) Alan Coffee (King's College London, UK)
As coeditors of THE WOLLSTONECRAFTIAN MIND (under contract, Routledge), we are bringing together 21 of its 40 contributors—all leading Wollstonecraft scholars from around the world—to present their contributionsinprogress for the first philosophical compendium centered on the work of Mary Wollstonecraft. Open to all APSA attendees, this mini-conference will offer a chance for participants to inform each other’s work, but more importantly, it will bring Wollstonecraft and feminist theory more broadly into dialogue with the discipline of political science and the subfields of political theory and women and politics research. We have planned 4 events for a single day of the conference: a conferencetheme roundtable discussion on “Ain’t I Legit? Wollstonecraft and the Problem of Political Exclusion,” a full panel on “Negotiating the Canon with Wollstonecraft: Philosophical Interlocutors and Feminist Interventions,” a teaching café on “Teaching Wollstonecraft in 21st Century Political Science," and a Brookings format panel on "Reason, Passion, Wrath: New Work on Wollstonecraft." These sessions will bring the most recent currents of Wollstonecraft scholarship into broader dialogue with major trends of contemporary political science and political theory: concepts and theories of legitimacy, political inclusion and exclusion, civil and human rights, marriage, family, gender, citizenship, and democracy. They will also share pedagogical insights into bringing Wollstonecraft more centrally into political science curricula, undergraduate and graduate.
Program: WOLLAPALOOZA! Making the Wollstonecraftian Mind Thursday August 31, 2017 Mini Conference Agenda:
ROUNDTABLE: “Ain’t I Legit? Wollstonecraft and the Problem of
Abstract: This roundtable, as part of the mini conference "WOLLAPALOOZA! Making the Wollstonecraftian Mind," engages the theme of the conference by examining the concept of legitimacy and its relationship to issues of inclusion and exclusion. Following Mary Wollstonecraft and Sojourner Truth, the panelists will each answer the perennial feminist political question, "Ain't I Legit?" Put differently, who counts as “legitimate” in politics? Speakers will address this question from the perspective of various schools of contemporary political theory and feminist theory (critical, democratic, liberal, republican, etc.). From these different perspectives, they will engage the philosophical legacies of Wollstonecraft for the meaning of legitimacy in relation to a range of political concepts. Each of the 8 short presentations—on the central political concepts of democracy, progress, justice, independence, women's rights, family, gender, and masculinity—will be based on the authors' contributions to the book THE WOLLSTONECRAFTIAN MIND (under contract, Routledge), the ultimate product of our mini conference. The final goal of this roundtable is to bring Wollstonecraft and feminist theory into more prominent conversation with broader trends in political science, political theory, and women and politics research.
Format: Short (10 minute) presentations will be followed by group discussion and interaction with audience (20 minutes). Chair will introduce topic of roundtable and participants, present, and adjudicate discussion.
Chair: Alan Coffee (King's College London, UK)
Participants: 1. Elizabeth Frazer (University of Oxford, UK)—“Democracy” 2. Ruth Abbey (University of Notre Dame)—“Masculinity” 3. Daniel O’Neill (University of Florida)—“Progress” 4. Laura Brace (University of Leicester, UK)—“Family” 5. Eileen Hunt Botting (University of Notre Dame)—“Justice” 6. Alan Coffee (King's College London, UK)—“Independence” 7. Lisa Pace Vetter (University of Maryland Baltimore County)—“Women’s Rights” 8. Lorna Bracewell (University of Nebraska Kearney)—“Gender”
9:45am-10am: 15 minute break between sessions
II. FULL PANEL:“Negotiating the Canon with Wollstonecraft: Philosophical Interlocutors and Feminist Interventions.” 10AM-11:45AM
Abstract: As part of the mini conference "WOLLAPALOOZA! Making the Wollstonecraftian Mind," this panel will (re)negotiate the territory of the Western canon of political theory through the lens of the work of Mary Wollstonecraft, her philosophical interlocutors, and feminist interventions on her (and other women's and marginalized thinkers') behalf. Themes of the papers include Wollstonecraft's revision of Aristotle in her theory of friendship; her theology and metaphysics; her political approach to aesthetics; her response to patriarchy; her theory of freedom; and her feminist republicanism.
Format: Traditional panel with 6 pre circulated papers, with brief (10 minute) presentations by panelists, followed by comments by discussant (10-15 minutes). Chair introduces panelists and adjudicates discussion among panelists and audience (30 minutes), and may contribute to discussion of papers as well.
Chair: Sandrine Bergès (Bilkent University, Turkey) 1. Nancy Kendrick (Wheaton College, MA)—“Aristotle and Friendship” 2. Emily Dumler Winckler (St. Louis University)—“Theology and Metaphysics” 3. Angela Maione (Harvard University)—“Aesthetics and Politics” 4. Wendy Gunther Canada (University of Alabama Birmingham)—"Patriarchy" 5. Nancy Hirschmann (University of Pennsylvania)—“Freedom” 6. Lena Halldenius (University of Lund, Sweden)—"Feminist Republicanism" Discussant: Natalie Taylor (Skidmore College)
III. TEACHING CAFÉ: “Teaching Wollstonecraft in 21st Century Political Science" 2pm-3:45pm
Abstract: As part of the mini conference "WOLLAPALOOZA! Making the Wollstonecraftian Mind," this teaching café affords attendees the opportunity to learn the latest pedagogical approaches to teaching Wollstonecraft in relationship to the major questions and issues of 21st century political science, political theory, and women and politics research. Presenters will show Wollstonecraft's relevance to contemporary theories of intersectionality, gender and performativity, republicanism and legitimacy, democracy, capabilities, equality and difference, human rights, and the politics of childhood. Presenters will show how Wollstonecraft's visionary arguments relate to other major feminist and political thinkers, such as Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, John Stuart Mill, Judith Butler, Philip Pettit, Carole Pateman, Martha Nussbaum, and Amartya Sen.
Format: Short, informal, simultaneous presentations at separate “café” tables and small group discussions with audience members. Speakers may bring handouts, syllabi, teaching materials, or books to distribute. Chair will present in addition to briefly introducing topics and participants at beginning of session. Audience members will have chance to move freely from table to table and topic to topic in small group discussions.
Chair: Eileen Hunt Botting (University of Notre Dame)
Madeline Cronin (Santa Clara University)—“Teaching Intersectionality
with Wollstonecraft and Austen.”
Virginia Sapiro (Boston University)—“Teaching Gender as Performance
with Wollstonecraft and Butler.”
Alan Coffee (King's College London, UK) —“Teaching Republicanism
and Legitimate Government with Wollstonecraft and Pettit.”
Approaches with Wollstonecraft, Sen, and Nussbaum.”
Laura Brace (University of Leicester, UK)—"Teaching Equality and
Difference with Wollstonecraft and Pateman."
Eileen Hunt Botting (University of Notre Dame)—“Teaching Human
Rights with Wollstonecraft, Shelley, and Mill.”
Penny Weiss (St. Louis University)—"Teaching the Politics of
Childhood with Wollstonecraft."
Martina Reuter (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)—“Teaching Gender and
Reason with Wollstonecraft”
3:45-4pm: 15 minute break between sessions
IV. BROOKINGS FORMAT PANEL: “REASON, PASSION, WRATH: NEW WORK ON WOLLSTONECRAFT.”
Abstract: As part of the mini conference "WOLLAPALOOZA! Making the Wollstonecraftian Mind," this Brookings format panel will address three important themes emerging at the forefront of Wollstonecraft scholarship: the relationship between reason and passion in her epistemological, educational, moral, and political theory; the relationship between wrath and reasoning in her approach to addressing injustice; and her legacies for feminists and other political theorists, such as Harriet Taylor, Cornel West, and Amartya Sen. Format: This panel will follow the “Brookings format” which means there is a designated discussant for each of the 3 papers and a chair. There will be 30 minutes allotted for each paper, with the discussant presenting first for about 15 minutes and the author responding to the comments and any audience questions for about 15 minutes. The chair will facilitate a final round of audience questions in the last 15 minutes of the session. The chair will introduce panelists, keep track of time, and adjudicate discussion. This panel brings together contributors to the volume THE WOLLSTONECRAFTIAN MIND alongside new work on Wollstonecraft by doctoral students, to encourage mentoring in the field and profession.
Chair: Virginia Sapiro (Boston University)
Paper 1: Tyler Thomas (University of Notre Dame), “An Education to Virtue: Epistemology in Wollstonecraft’s Political Theory.” Presenter/discussant for Paper 1: Daniel O’Neill (University of Florida) Response by author: Tyler Thomas (University of Notre Dame)
Paper 2: Helen McCabe (University of Warwick, UK) “Mary Wollstonecraft, Harriet Taylor, and the Question of Sexual Passion.” Presenter/discussant for Paper 2: Lisa Pace Vetter (University of Maryland Baltimore County) Response by author: Helen McCabe (University of Warwick)
Paper 3: Garrett FitzGerald (University of Notre Dame, “‘Wrath and Reasoning’: Wollstonecraft's and West's Prophetic Politics." Presenter/Discussant for Paper 3: Emily Dumler Winckler (St. Louis University) Response by author: Garrett FitzGerald (University of Notre Dame)
9:30 Welcome and introductory remarks 9:45 Alan Coffee (KCL) and Sandrine Bergès (Bilkent): "'Cocks on Dunghills': the Women's Revolution" Respondent: Bensu Arican 11:00: Tea & Coffee for speakers (Old Committee Room)
11:30 Panel 1 - Minority and Philosophers of Colour 11:30 Valeria Stabile (Bologna) - " This is not a love poem. The contribution of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to the philosophical debate about love" 12:00 Serena Vantin (Pisa) "From moral equality to legal equality. Sarah Moore Grimké's 'Letters on the Equality of Sexes'. 12:30 Tess Payongayong (U of the Philippines) " Filipino Women’s Philosophy throughout History" 13:00 Lunch for speakers – Old Committee Room 14:00 Panel 2 - Wollstonecraft and Friends 14:00 Martina Reuter (Jyvaskyla) "Did Women Contribute to the Invention of Autonomy?" [14:30 Spyridon Tegos (Crete) "Petrifying Sympathy; Wollstonecraft and Adam Smith"] 14:30 Arman T. Niknam (Aarhus) ‘Extreme Credulity’ and Open Eyes: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Sense of Distrust and Trust'
15:00 Break – Tea & Coffee for speakers (Old Committee Room) 15:30 Helen McCabe (Nottingham) "Harriet Taylor Mill and On Liberty" 16:00 Ross Caroll (Exeter) " “I’m More Political Than Alexis Himself”: Mary Mottley, Madame de Tocquevil" 16:30 Serena Mocci (Bologna)"Education as a social reform in Margaret Fuller’s thought" 17:00 Short break 17:15 Penny Weiss (St Louis) (respondent İkrime Yıldırım (Canakkale 18 Mart): " Toward a History of Feminist Epistemology" 18:30 Wine Reception
Panel 1: Premoderns (River room) 11:45 Julia Lerius (Paderborn)“The soul in the body is like sap in a tree” – reconsidering Hildegard of Bingen’s philosophical perspective on the body and soul relation. Some impulses for future discussions” 12:15 Mary Anne Case (Chicago Law) " Medieval Women’s Contributions to Ongoing Debates in Theological Anthropology" 12: 45 Hadley Cooney (Wisconsin-Madison) "Christine de Pizan and the Possibility of Virtue". Panel 3: Logic, Science and Metaphysics (S3.05) 11:45 Olivia Brown (Husserl Archives) "Sense and Sensibility: Mary Shepherd on Sensible Objects" 12:15 Tricia Van Dyk (Lithuania) " Inside/Outside the (Philosophy of) Sciences" 12:45 John Hanson (Notre Dame) "Du Châtelet on Divisibility" 13:15 Lunch for speakers (Old Committee Room) 14:15 Parallel sessions Panel 2: Early modern (River room) 14:15 Allauren Forbes (Penn) " Astell on Bad Custom and Epistemic Injustice" 14:45 Simone Webb (UCL) " Philosophy as a Way of Life : Damaris Masham, Mary Astell and the Art of Living for Women across Time" 15:15 Manjeet Ramgotra (SOAS) " The critical voice of women in eighteenth-century western political thought" Panel 4: Early Analytic (S3.o5) 14:15 Frederique Janssen-Lauret (Manchester) "Founding Mothers of Analytic Philosophy: The Early Influence of Female Logicians and Metaphysicians" 14:45 Sophia Connell (Birkbeck) " Alice Ambrose and early analytic Philosophy" 15:15 Rafal Kur (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)" Women’s contributions to the achievements of the Lviv-Warsaw School." 15:45 Coffee Break (River Room) 16:15 Marguerite Deslauriers (McGill) "The Conceptualization of Masculine Power as Unjust: Tyranny in 17th C Venice" 17:15 Event to close. External dinner for speakers.
Thursday 1 June 10:00 Welcome: Wollstonecraft in the world Sandrine Bergès (Bilkent). 10:40-11:30 Patrick Fessenbecker (Bilkent) "What do you have to do to get read philosophically? On Wollstonecraft and philosophical readings of the history of philosophy." Respondent Zacharus Gudmunsen. Chair: Banu Helvacioğlu 11:40-12:30 Alan Coffee (KCL) “Wollstonecraft’s Idea of Independence as Relational Social Freedom” Respondent: Bill Wringe Chair: Rina Tzinmann 13:40-14:30: Laura Brace (Leicester) "The Unhappy Marriage of Gender and Slavery: Wives as Slaves, Wives and Slaves" Respondent: Gizem Kavas Chair: Istvan Aranyosi
14:40-15:30 Roberta Wedge "Mary the life, Wollstonecraft the legacy. Engaging with undergrads online and neighbourhood groups on the ground." Chair: Tuğba Sevinç 15:40-16:30 Zübeyde Karadağ Thorpe (Hacettepe)"Turkish Women from Late Ottoman Empire to Early Turkish Republic" Respondent: Saniye Vantansever Chair: Ayşe Çellikol 16:40-18:30 Keynote: Sarah Hutton (York) Becoming a feminist philosopher: Mary Wollstonecraft and the history of philosophy'. Chair: Alan Coffee Friday 2 June 10:40- 11:30 Özlem Duva (Dokuz Eylül) Rethinking Hegemonic Masculinity with Mary Wollstonecraft" Respondent: Sena Yalçın Chair: David Butcher 11:40- 12:30 Burcu Gürkan (Independent scholars) Swimsuits and Chocolate Chip Cookies: Women's Bodies, Self-Knowledge, and Moments of Erasure. Respondent: Mustafa Yıldız Chair: Will Day 13:40-14:30 Saniye Vatansever (Işık and Yediteipe) and Bensu Arican (Bilkent) : Presentation of SWIP-TR 14:40-15:30 Lucas Thorpe (Boğazici): "Is virtue relative? A problem with Wollstonecraft's argument against 'sexual virtues'." Respondent: Sandrine Berges Chair: Heather Yeung 15:40-16:30 Gözde Yıldırım (Boğaziçi) Is Wollstonecraft’s Republican Freedom from Domination Justified? – A Kantian Answer. Respondent: David M. Kovacs Chair:Tuğba Sevinç
16:40 - 18:30 Keynote: Hatice Nur Erkızan (Muğla) The Psychology of Capabilities: A journey from Wollstonecraft to Nussbaum. Chair: Sandrine Berges.
Saturday 3 June
19:30 - 21:00 : debate on Republicanism and the Family at the Holiday Cave Hotel in Göreme, Cappadocia.
WHY FRANKENSTEIN MATTERS AT 200: RETHINKING THE HUMAN THROUGH THE ARTS AND SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME ROME GLOBAL GATEWAY 3-6 JULY 2018 CO-ORGANIZERS: Eileen Hunt Botting (Political Theory, University of Notre Dame) Agustín Fuentes (Anthropology, University of Notre Dame) Greg Kucich (English, University of Notre Dame) Tuesday July 3 3-5pm Registration at Global Gateway. Please bring presentations on jump drives to load onto computer terminal for conference sessions. Wednesday July 4 8-8:30am Coffee and Registration at Global Gateway 8:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks by Co-organizers, Heather Hyde Minor, Professor of Art History, and Faculty Director of Rome Global Gateway, & Giuseppe Albano, Director, Keats-Shelley House, Rome 9-10:30am PANEL “It was on a dreary night of November”: AESTHETICS AND IMAGINATIONS Joyce Carol Oates (Creative Writing, Princeton University) “Frankenstein and ‘Monstrous Imagination’” David Archard (Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast) “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Evil and Monstrosity” Steven B. Smith (Political Theory, Yale University) “Rousseau, Shelley, and Houellebecq on Science and the Post-Human” Chair: Eileen Hunt Botting (Political Theory, University of Notre Dame) Format: Three 20-minute papers followed by 30-minute discussion with audience 10:30-11am Coffee Break in Global Gateway 11am-12:30pm PANEL “The accomplishment of my toils”: SCIENTISTS AND THE (NON)HUMAN Anne K. Mellor (English, UCLA) “Mothering Monsters: Frankenstein and Genetic Engineering” Peta Katz and Jonathan Marks (Anthropology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte) “Frankenstein and the moral dimension of life science” Tracy Betsinger (Anthropology, SUNY-Oneonta) “Frankenstein’s Creature and Vampires: Embodiments of Fear” Chair: Greg Kucich (English, University of Notre Dame) Format: Three 20-minute papers then 30-minute discussion with audience 12:30-2:30pm Lunch Break in Rome 2:30-5pm PANEL AND FILM SCREENING “I collected the instruments of life around me”: RACE, GENDER, AND (RE)PRODUCTION Elizabeth Young (English and Film Studies, Mount Holyoke College) “Black Frankenstein at 200” Alan Coffee (Political Theory, King’s College London) “Slave Narrative and (or in) Frankenstein” Serena Baiesi (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Bologna) “Strange, Supernatural, and Necromantic Adventure”: Mary Shelley’s Gothic Stories and the Inheritance of Frankenstein” Chair: Devi Snively (Independent Filmmaker) Format: Three 20-minute papers followed by 30 minutes of discussion with the audience 4-4:15pm Break 4:15-5pm SCREENING OF “BRIDE OF FRANKIE” (2017), an independent film directed by Devi Snively and produced by Agustín Fuentes Format: screening of short film “Bride of Frankie,” followed by 25 minutes of discussion with director, producer, and audience. 5-6:30pm Rooftop Reception in Global Gateway Thursday July 5 8:30-9am Coffee at Global Gateway 9-10:30am PANEL “The lifeless thing that lay at my feet”: THE CORPOREAL IN THE ANTHROPOCENE Timothy Morton (English, Rice University) “What Was That Again about Frankenstein and Ecology?” Lilla Crisafulli (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Bologna) “From the Physiognomic Body to the Problematic Self in Frankenstein” Gudrun Grabher (American Studies and Medical Humanities, University of Innsbruck) “Levinas and the Ethical Challenges of Frankenstein’s Monster” Chair: Essaka Joshua (English and Disability Studies, University of Notre Dame) Format: Three 20-minute papers followed by 30 minutes of discussion with audience 10:30-11am Coffee Break in Global Gateway 11-12:30pm PANEL “The detested shore”: RACE AND THE IRISH FRANKENSTEIN ~~ Keough Global Seminar Session ~~ James Chandler (English, University of Chicago) “A race of devils”? What to Make of the Irish Episode Julie Kipp (Independent Scholar) “Frankenstein, the Shelley Circle, and Radical Politics in Ireland” Claire Connolly (Modern English, University College Cork) “Archipelagic Frankenstein? Sea Crossings, Scale, and National Culture” Chair: Chris Fox (University of Notre Dame, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies) Format: Three 20-minute papers followed by 30 minutes of discussion with audience 12:30-2:30pm Lunch Break in Rome 2:30-4pm ROUNDTABLE “That I might infuse a spark of being”: ELECTRICITY, LABOUR, MACHINES, AND AI Charles Gross (Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton University) “Electricity and Biology in Frankenstein” Sylvana Tomaselli (History and Political Thought, University of Cambridge) “Labour of Love” Aku Visala (Theology, University of Helinski) “Where Does the Buck Stop? On the Responsibility of Artificial Beings and their Creators” Scott Reents (Data Analytics and E-Discovery, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP) “Frankenjustice: Artificial Intelligence, Reason-Giving, and the Transparency of Law” Chair: Agustín Fuentes (Anthropology, University of Notre Dame) Format: Four 15-minute papers followed by 30 minutes of discussion with audience 4-5:30pm STUDENT POSTER SESSION AND RECEPTION Chair: Eileen Hunt Botting (Political Theory, University of Notre Dame) Format: Undergraduate and graduate students from Notre Dame will be available to discuss their research posters on Frankenstein and its legacies Anthony Stoner Isabel Weber Alicia Cristoforo Amber Grimmer Sidney Simpson Ryan Klevens David Phillips Garrett Fitzgerald Joel Kempff Matthew Schoenbauer Ellen Pil Friday July 6 8:30-9am Coffee in Global Gateway 9-10:30am ROUNDTABLE “I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open”: (RE)ANIMATION, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION Eileen Hunt Botting (Political Theory, University of Notre Dame) “Hearing the Creature: Articulating the Child’s Right to be Genetically Modified.” Eben Kirksey (Anthropology, University of New South Wales, Australia) “CRISPR Trans-Migrations: Gene Editing and Consumer Choices” Blaine Maley (Anthropology and Anatomy, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine) “The Chimeric Human: Identity, Culture, and Evolution in the Age of Transplantation and Genetic Engineering” Agustín Fuentes (Anthropology, University of Notre Dame) “We are all composite creatures: evolution, genetics, ancestry, and false narratives of lineage purity in human becoming ” Chair: Holly Goodson (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame) Format: Four 15-minute papers followed by 30 minutes of discussion with audience 10:30-11am Coffee Break in Global Gateway 11-12:30pm PANEL “I am a traveller”: REFUGEES AND HUMAN RIGHTS Mary Jacobus (English, University of Cambridge) “Translating Inhospitality: Migration, Monstrosity, and the Other” Franca Dellarosa (Letters, Languages, and Arts, University of Bari Aldo Moro) “Frankenstein and the ‘perplexities of the rights of man’” Marina Calloni (Social and Political Philosophy, University of Milano-Bicocca) “Protecting Unaccompanied Minors.” Chair: Monika Nalepa (Political Science, University of Chicago) Format: Three 20-minute papers followed by 30 minutes of discussion with audience 12:30-2:30pm Lunch Break in Rome 2:30-4pm ROUNDTABLE “I had no choice but to adapt my nature”: PRESUMPTION, ADAPTATION, AND NEW PERSPECTIVES Greg Kucich (English, University of Notre Dame) “Peake’s Presumption of 1823” Jeffrey N. Cox (English, University of Colorado-Boulder) “Melodramatic Frankenstein: Radical Content in a Reactionary Form” Stuart Curran (English, University of Pennsylvania) “Frankenstein and the Monstrosity of Literary Criticism” David Punter (English, University of Bristol) “Frankenstein in Baghdad” Anton Juan (Film, Television, and Theatre, University of Notre Dame) “Staging Presumption: Contemporizing the Creature” Chair: Yasmin Solomonescu (English, University of Notre Dame) Format: Five 12-minute papers followed by 30 minutes of discussion with audience 4-5:30pm Closing Reception in Courtyard of Global Gateway