Program of the Annual Meeting of U.S. Midwest SWIP 2013

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (North Campus)Park Hall, Room 280

Saturday, November 2

Fictions and the Self
9:00-9:50    “Freud on Femininity: Between Theory of Penis Envy and Theory of Identification,” Jingchao Ma, Villanova University

9:50-10:00    Break
10:00-10:50    “LOST Stories, Rāmāyaṇa Stories, and Fan Fiction as Disruptive Genre,” Brooke Schueneman,  University of Georgia

10:50-11:00    Break
11:00-11:50    “A Roiling Madness:  Normalizing the Muddle of Resistant Subjectivity,” Jennifer Benson, Washington College

11:50-1:50    Lunch Break

Feminist Analysis of Bioethics and Reproduction
2:00-2:50    “Reasons to Prefer a Consent-as-Relational-Autonomy Model of Informed Consent,” Pamela J. Lomelino, Loyola University Chicago

2:50-3:00    Break
3:00-3:50    “Social Reproduction, Economic Value, and Fair Wages in Transnational Gestational Surrogacy,” Gillian Crozier, Laurentian University, Canada

3:50-4:00     Break
4:00-4:50    “Disciplined Birth,”  Allison B. Wolf, Simpson College

4:50-5:00      Break

5:00-6:00    Business Meeting

Sunday, November 3

9:00-9:50    “Talking about the Lived Experience of Violence,” Paula Popovici, York University

9:50-10:00    Break
10:10-11:00    “Firestonian Futures and Trans Affirming Presents,” Loren Cannon, Humboldt State University

11:0-11:10    Break
11:10-12:00    “Theorizing Trans Identities using Lugones’ Logic of Curdling,” Crista Lebens, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Travel Information:

Hotel Information:
DoubleTree by Hilton Buffalo-Amherst
10 Flint Road
Amherst, New York 14226-1047
(716) 689-4414

The rate is $100/per night and must be made by October 14. In order to make reservations you must call the number provided and indicate that you are attending the SWIP conference. Problems? Check with the Local arrangements team.

Also, just an FYI the hotel does offer a free shuttle service to/from the airport. They also provide a shuttle service in the  neighboring areas as long as it is within a 5 mile radius of the hotel. They do not have breakfast, but we will be providing food throughout the conference.

For questions about local arrangements, please contact our team at SUNY Buffalo:  Stephanie Rivera-Berruz and Jessica Otto

For questions about Midwest US SWIP membership or travel grants, please contact Jennifer Benson.