The schedule is now available for FEMMSS 4, the fourth biennial conference of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies, to be held at Penn State (Nittany Lion Inn) May 10-12, 2012. The program includes a 2 1/2 hour plenary session on feminism and argumentation, plus a concurrent session on narrative and testimony, both on the last day. (These themes occur periodically throughout the conference.) See session details below.
Registration is active on-line and the fee is fairly comprehensive, including a late continental breakfast and lunch on-site each of the three days, plus a dinner reception at Nancy Tuana’s house on Friday night. Please see http://femmss.org. It is also possible to register for just one day. We recommend paying by cheque or electronic transfer, but if you prefer then for an extra fee Paypal will be available shortly.
On-line you will also find travel and accommodation information.
Saturday May 12
10:30-1 Plenary in Ballroom C
Feminism and Argumentation
Catherine Hundleby (Windsor). Feminist Epistemology and Argumentation Theory.
Moira Howes (Trent). Poisoning the Well, Community Intellectual Virtue, and Feminism.
James C. Lang (Toronto). The “Will to Ignorance” as a Block to Engagement with Feminist Theory.
Khameiel Al Tamimi (York). A Feminist Critique of the Universal Audience.
Maureen Linker (Michigan-Dearborn). Whose Argument? Whose Credibility?: Challenging Bias in the Context of Debate.
Linda Carozza (York). (Emotional) Arguments and Feminist-friendly Resolution Mechanisms.
2-3:50 Concurrent Sessions
What She Said: Communication, Narrative and Testimony (Ballroom C)
Sara Hottinger (Keene State College). Visualizing Rationality: An Examination of Portraits in History of Mathematics Textbooks.
Shari Stone-Mediatore (Ohio Wesleyan). Ignorance and Oblivion: A Decolonial Perspective on the Epistemologies of Ignorance.
Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor (Pennsylvania State) and Deborah Tollefsen (Memphis). “Falling Off the Roof”: Menstruation, Body Illiteracy, and Epistemic Injustice.
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