2001 Graduate Research Conference—Spring

Friday March 30th, 2001

8:30-9:00 am Breakfast

9:00-9:15 am Opening Remarks

  • Lisa Cartwright, Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute; Associate Professor of English and of Visual and Cultural Studies

9:15-10:45 am Panel I: Work in Progress: Susan B. Anthony Dissertation Fellows

  • Mara Amster, English "'Stirring Up Men to Lust': Bewitching the Body, Discovering Disease, and Studying the Siren"
  • Narin Hassan, English "Fictional Inoculations: Women Writers, Colonial Medicine and the Literature of Sensation" 
  • Lynn Wemmett Nichols, Nursing "Women and Adherence to Health Care Regimens"

11:00-11:55 am Panel II: Gender Performance and Visual Culture

  • Daniel I. Humphrey, Visual & Cultural Studies "Gender Skammen: Notes for an Inquiry into Performativity and Subjectivity"
  • Elizabeth Wells, Musicology, Eastman School of Music: "'Me and Velma Ain't Dumb': The Women of West Side Story"

12:00-12:45 pm Roundtable: Dissertation Group

  • Margot Bouman
  • Edward Chan
  • Narin Hassan
  • Jennifer Klein Hudak
  • Joanna Mitchell, Kirsi Peltomaki
  • Lisa Soccio

12:45-2:00 pm Lunch

2:00-3:20 pm Panel III: Historicizing Gender

  • Jomarie Alano, History "Lessons in Resistance: Ada Gobetti's Early Correspondence and Writings, 1918-1926"
  • Catherine Higginson, English, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada "Reading Rape, Empire, and Domestic Femininity in the 'Captivity' Narrative of Gowanlock and Delaney"
  • April Miller, English "Reproducing the Vampire: Women, Criminality and Monstrosity in Early-Twentieth-Century Culture"

3:30-4:50 pm Panel IV: Reading Culture, Representing Bodies

  • Barbara Brickman, English "'Delicate' Cutters: Self-Mutilation and Attractive Flesh in Popular and Psychoanalytic Discourses"
  • Joanna Grant, English "The Andrometer Strain: Towards a Brief Cultural History of Pelvimetry
  • Dawn Roy, '99 UR; English, SUNY Buffalo, "Watching Women, Watching Weight: Representations of Fat Women in Popular Television

Conference Planning Committee:
Jennifer Ailles, Tatyana Bakhmetyeva, Anne Birien, Lucy Curzon, Narin Hassan Carmen Reyes, and Lisa Soccio