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Vulnerable Bodies/Embodied Boundaries - A Symposium

Please join us for an interdisciplinary presentation by members of the
Uppsala and Northeastern Universities’ Research Cluster. Taking inspiration from the works of thinkers such as Butler, Merleau-Ponty, Weiss, Foucault, we explore the ambiguities of bodily borders and vulnerabilities as sources of value and significance. Guests include scholars from the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden, and Dr. Leigh Gilmore, Visiting Scholar, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University.

This symposium is FREE and OPEN to the public.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Dr. Lihua Wang at l.wang@neu.edu.



1.00-1.15 Welcome and Introduction

Linda Blum, Northeastern University

Fredrik Palm, Uppsala University

Chair: Ann Grenell, Northeastern University 


1.15-2.00 Uta Poiger, Northeastern University: “Beauty, Business, and Vernacular Ethnology in Germany”

Chair: Ann Grenell, Northeastern University


2.00-3.00 Roundtable 1: Questions of Bodily Boundaries and Vulnerabilities

Linda Blum, Northeastern University

Fredrik Palm, Uppsala University

Lisa Folkmarson Käll, Linköping University

Moderator: Jacob Bull, Uppsala University


3.00-3.15 Pause


3.15-4.00 Lisa Folkmarson Käll, Linköping University: “Exposure to Epistemophilia: Exposure of Flesh: The Case of Mike Nichol’s Wit

Chair: Linda Blum


4.00-5.00 Roundtable 2: Collaborative Practices and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Embodiment

Jenny Björklund, Uppsala University

Jacob Bull, Uppsala University

Anne Fleche, Northeastern University

Lihua Wang, Northeastern University

Moderator: Ann Grenell, Northeastern University


5.00-5.45 Leigh Gilmore, Visiting Scholar, Northeastern University: “Life with Pain: Chronic Pain Memoirs and Embodied Life Writing”

Chair: Jenny Björklund, Uppsala University


5.45 Concluding remarks and closing discussion followed by reception

Chair: Ann Grenell, Northeastern University

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Egan Research Center, 440
120 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA, Boston

Event Type

Lecture, Panel/Roundtable Discussion







Sponsoring Organization

Co-sponsored by the Northeastern Humanities Center, the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

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