SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All events will be held in the Raintree Room at the Scarritt-Bennett Center
unless otherwise noted.
Friday, MAY 2, 2008
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. GRADUATE CONFERENCE
Video Conference with Andrew Dobson (Keele, UK), "Politics and the Silence of Nature"
Randi Gladwell (Anthropology, Vanderbilt)
Gerson Levi-Mendes and Amy McLachlan(Anthropology,
Spencer Hawkins (Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Katharine Loevy (Philosophy, Vanderbilt)
Chelsea Harry (Philosophy, Hawaii)
“Supplanting Western Anthropocentrism with the Daoist Reverence for All Beings”
Kenneth Faber (Philosophy, Vanderbilt)
Chair: Gay Welch
Bryan Bannon (Philosophy, Memphis)
"Voices of Stone: Andy Goldsworthy"
End of Graduate Student Conference
Conference Registration Opens
Keynote Address - Furman 114
Saturday, MAY 3, 2008
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Chair: David Wood
"The Spirit of Ecological Democracy"
"Animals and Truth: At the Limits of Humanism Marxism, and Deconstruction"
"The Man who Mistook his Meal for a Hotdog"
Chair: Rohan Quinby
"The Case for Critical Animal Studies"
"Tongue Tied: How Non-human Animals Lose their Voice in Habermas's Discourse Ethics"
"On the Animal Question"
Chair: Lisa Guenther
"Auto-Affection and Becoming: Following the Rats"
"The Trace of God in the Face of the
"Understanding the Intelligence of Other Species"
Chair: Ellen Armour
"Dead River Talking"
"Inventionist Ethology: Sustainable Designs for Reawakening Human-Animal Interactivity"
"The Aesthetics of Attunement or Looking at Animals Looking "
Art Exhibit and Reception at the Parthenon
Dinner - Ballroom, Alumni Hall
Sunday, MAY 4, 2008
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Chair: Jonathan Lamb
"Flesh and Finitude: Diamond, Derrida, Coetzee"
"Animality and the Aesthetic: Coetzee, Grosz, and A Dog's Voice"
"Compassion and Metamorphosis in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace"
End of Conference
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