Disturbing Differences. Feminist Readings of Identity, Location and Power - conference
Centre for Women's Studies, University of Turku, Finland
May 18-19, 2007
This two-day conference offers nine workshop sessions and four keynote lectures. The conference calls for discussions of identities as asymmetrical and permeated by power-relations, asking how to address simultaneous but distinct axes of subjectification, and to analyse them interactively. Within the overall framework of feminist knowledge production, we wish to address issues of positionality and location, investigating how intersectional knowledge production necessarily foregrounds certain identities while others are pushed into the background. In what ways may the intersectional perspective challenge hegemonic positions within feminist knowledge production, decentring normative knowing subjects?
The Disturbing Differences -conference is based on the research project "Disturbing Differences. Feminist Readings of Identity, Location and Power", funded by the Academy of Finland and headed by Professor Marianne Liljeström at the Centre for Women's Studies, University of Turku. The research project (2004?2007) examines in the field of art and culture, and within a feminist frame of reference, how differences connected to gender and other ? racial, sexual, national, ethnic, religious and embodied ? identities are produced through various intersecting discourses.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
The conference is organised by:
The research project: "Disturbing Differences. Feminist Readings of Identity, Location and Power"
The participants for the conference workshops have already been selected. The conference has no participation fee or pre-registration. However, every participant is responsible for her/his own travel, accommodation etc. expenses. The final conference programme with abstracts has been announced on 25 April and can be downloaded from these pages in a PDF-format. Audience is warmly welcome to attend plenaries as well as the workshops.
Centre for Women's Studies
20014 University of Turku
Ms. Päivi Valotie
Office for Women's Studies / phone: +358-2-333 5691