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Engendering Dialogue III

Pedagogical Encounters: Feminist Philosophy and Education

University of Dundee, 22-23 June 2012


To register for this event, please complete the registration form here

Friday 22nd June

12.00-1.30 Arrival and Registration

1.30-2.45 Welcome & Keynote 1: Educational Relations in the Long Shadow of Rousseau
Morwenna Griffiths (University of Edinburgh)

2.50-3.50 Feminist Philosophy Workshop
Rachel Jones Luce Irigaray (University of Dundee) & Aislinn O’Donnell Moira Gatens (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick) [Short texts to be distributed in advance]

3.50-4.10 Coffee

4.10-5.00 Crossing Cultures in Fleshy Metaphysics: A Dialogue
Ranjana Thapalyal (Glasgow School of Art)
Christine Battersby (Reader Emerita, University of Warwick)

5.00-5.15 Short Break

5.15-7.00 Philosophy, Pedagogy and Practice 1: Education, Gender & Community
‘Feminist Philosophy and Women’s Community Education’
Ann Louise Gilligan (Director, Centre for Progressive Change, Dublin)
Introduction and Screening: ‘Behind the Vale’
Jim King (Head of Offender Learning & Skills Services, Scottish Prison Service)

7.30pm Conference Dinner (optional): Encore, Bar & Brasserie, Dundee REP

Saturday 23rd June

9.00-9.15 Registration

9.15-10.15 Keynote 2: Friendship
Amy Shuffelton (Department of Educational Foundations, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

10.15-10.30 Coffee

10.30-11.30 Philosophy, Pedagogy and Practice 3: Philosophy for Children
Kath Jones (‘Blooming Minds’ & University of Greenwich)

11.30-11.45 Short Break

11.45-1.00 Pedagogical Interventions: Fostering Love, Learning and Silence
‘Love, Pedagogy and Browne’
Alison Assiter (University of the West of England)
‘The Undoing of Gender Concerns in Education through Silence as Experience’
Helen Lees (University of Stirling)

1.00-2.30 ‘Ladies who Lunch’ – hosted by Merlyn Riggs

2.30-3.45 Philosophy, Pedagogy and Practice 4: Philosophy and the Prison
Jim King (Head of Offender Learning & Skills Services, Scottish Prison Service)
Jonathan Cummins (University of Ulster)
Aislinn O’Donnell (Philosophy of Education at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick)

3.45-4.00 Coffee

4.00-5.00 Keynote 3: Mindfulness
Graeme Nixon (University of Aberdeen)

5.00 Closing Remarks

Engendering Dialogue: this conference is the last of three events being organised as part of a Royal Society of Edinburgh funded Network in the Arts and Humanities hosted by the Philosophy Programme at the University of Dundee. The Network’s aim is to engender dialogue between feminist philosophers and other key areas of contemporary philosophical debate. The first event focussed on feminist philosophy and philosophy of cognitive science, and the second on art, gender, and the futures of feminism.


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Engendering Dialogue II

Seeing Things Differently: Art, Philosophy, and

the Futures of Feminism


Friday 30th & Saturday 31st March 2012

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) & the University of Dundee



Provisional Programme

Friday 30th March

1 – 2pm Registration: DCA

2 – 3.30pm Opening Remarks DCA Seminar Room

Keynote 1: Christine Battersby (Reader Emerita in Philosophy, University of Warwick)

By a Woman Wrought: Do We/Should We Still Care?


3.45 – 5.15pm Panel 1: Feminist Materialities: Bodies, Spaces and Performances

Rosa Nogués (Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University)

The Female Body in Feminist Art Practice: New Approaches

Lynne Heller (Ontario College of Art and Design University & University College Dublin)

Mother/Daughter Twinning ; -) Cyborg Imagining

Katie Lloyd Thomas (Newcastle University)

Sandbags, Upholstery and Building Regulations: Feminist Materiality in Architecture

5.45 – 7.15pm Dalhousie Lecture Theatre 4

Keynote 2: Tina Chanter (Professor of Philosophy, DePaul University, Chicago)

The Sensibility of Art

7.15 Wine Reception (sponsored by the AHRI) Dalhousie Foyer

8.15 Conference Dinner  DCA (optional)

Saturday 31st March

9am: Registration: DCA

9.15 – 10.30am DCA Seminar Room

Keynote 3: Kerstin Mey (Professor & Director of Research and Enterprise, University for the Creative Arts)

Women, Obscenity and the f-word


10.45 – 12.20pm Artists’ Panel: Visual Research Centre

Artists: Beth Fisher, Ingrid Pollard, Gina Wall (Moray College)

Chair: Mary Modeen (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design)

12.30 – 1pm Janet McKenzie (Editor, Studio International)

 Drawing on Two Worlds

1 – 2pm Buffet Lunch (DCA)

2 – 3pm Panel 2 Relational Practices in Art and Curation

Marina Kassianidou (Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts)

In-between Marks and Surfaces: Relating to the Self and to the Other

Sibyl Fisher (University of Leeds)

The Articulation and Manifestation of Relationality in Curatorial Practice: Inside the Visible (1996)

3.05 – 4.05pm Panel 3 Re-appropriating the Space-Time of Portraiture

Kate Ince (University of Birmingham)

The Time(s) of Looking Back: Ciné-Portraiture in Cléo de 5 à 7 and the Films of Agnès Varda

Redi Koobak (Linköping University)

Elsewhere, Otherwise: Writing Feminist Imaginaries in Non-Western Europe


4.20 – 5pm Mo Throp and Maria Walsh: The Subjectivity & Feminisms Research Group (Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts)

5pm Closing Remarks


Funding for this event has been generously provided by:

The Royal Society of Edinburgh; The Scots Philosophical Association;

The Arts & Humanities Research Institute, University of Dundee.

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