Matters of Life and Death, Workshop Schedule

Tuesday March 4th, 2008
Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto

8:45-9:15: Welcome and Wake-Up

9:15-10:45: Whose Lives are Valued?
Moderator: Scott Prudham, Geography, U of T

1. Violence and the Expulsion of Aboriginal Women from the “Role of the Living”- Or, Understanding that my life has no value in Canadian Society- Robyn Bourgeois, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, OISE/UT
2. The experience of Iranian Bahá’í women, imprisonment and the intersections with death and autonomy (Formal Title TBA- Donna R.S. Hakimian, McGill University
3. Bodies, Viruses and Power (Formal Title TBA) -Claire Major, Geography, York University

10:45-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:30: Encounters with Death
Moderator: Sebastian Gil-Riano, History and Philosophy of Science, U of T

1. Life and Death: The Philosophical View By the Eyes of Children- Tatiano O. Novikova. Institute of Special Pedagogic and Psychology, Faculty of Special Psychology, St.Petersberg, Russia
2. From L’échange symbolique et la mort to Oublier Foucault: A consideration of Jean Baudrillard’s twofold conception of death in relation to his response to Foucault’s La volonté de savoir. – Rosalind Cooper
3. Medical Students’ First Clinical Encounters with Death- Emily Kelly, MD HBSc, University of Western Ontario
4. Mediating Bodies of Pain and Techniques of Repulsion: Physician Subjectivity and Engagement in the War on Terror- Daisy Fung , Anthropology, U of T

12:30-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2:45: Representations of Life and Death
Moderator: Vasuki Shanmuganathan, German Studies, U of T

1. (Not) Human Enough? Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go- Shital Pravinchandra, Comparative Literature, Cornell University
2. Life, Death and the Living Dead in Between- Andrea Subissati, Carleton University
3. Life from the Position of Survival- Irene Loughlin, Visual Studies, U of T
4. RX from Beyond the Grave: Cinematic Representations of Undeath and Its Medical Equivalences- Kevin Conway, Sociology, Carleton University

3pm-5pm: Roundtable
Facilitator: Lisa Freeman, Geography, U of T

Mariana Valverde, Criminology, U of T
Natasha Myers, Anthropology, York University
Sue Ruddick, Geography, University of Toronto
Ken Kawashima, Department of East Asian Studies, U of T

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