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TheÂ Center for the Study of Women in SocietyÂ and theÂ Committee on Interdisciplinary Science StudiesÂ at the Graduate Center are organizing a conference onÂ Feminism, Science & Materialism, taking place at theÂ Graduate Center, City University of New York, from Feburary 14-15, 2013.
The conference will focus on looking with feminist perspectives on the onto-epistemological questions raised by the materialist turn. Keynote speaker will be Karen Barad.
Papers from varying disciplines are invited, addressing a wide range of issues. Some possible examples to focus on might be:
- The intellectual and scientific context of the new turn toward materialism
- The relation of matter â€” including the biological body â€” to the social.
- The relation between new materialism and previous materialisms (such as Marxism and phenomenology) and particularly their feminist elaborations. What are the continuities and discontinuities between feminist materialisms from the 1970s through the current moment?
- The insights, knowledge and methodologies offered by the new materialist studies of science. What new frontiers have they opened? What can the new sciences offer for feminist theory?
Space for paper presentations is limited. To apply, please send an extended abstract of 1000 words and a short bio toÂ feminism [dot] science [at] gmail [dot] comÂ byNovember 1, 2012.
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