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Symposium) Biopolitics, Health, and Sexualities

Friday, September 5, 1-5:45pm

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (341 Delaware Avenue)


“Biopolitics, Health, and Sexualities:
An Interdisciplinary Symposium with Rosalyn Diprose, WBFO/Silvers Visiting Scholar in the Arts and Humanities”

Introduction and Welcome: Erik R. Seeman, HI Director

Keynote Session

Moderator: Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, COL

1:00 Rosalyn Diprose, Philosophy, University of New South Wales, Australia
“Biopolitics and Plain Packaging (of) Public Health”

Response: James Bono, History and Department of Medicine

2:45-3:00 coffee

3:00-4:15 Panel I

Moderator: Kari Winter, Transnational Studies and Gender Institute

Graham Hammill, English,
“Drugs and Pornography, ca. 1593.”

Rámon Soto-Crespo, Transnational Studies, “When Sex is All I Got: The Biopolitics of Male Sexuality in the Caribbean.”

4:15-4;30 coffee

4:30-5:45 Panel II

Moderator: Michael Rembis, History and the Center for Disability Studies

Susan Cahn, History,
“Borderline Personality Disorder and the Politics of Diagnosis”

Tim Dean, English
“Should Gay Men Go on the Pill?”