AN INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
CENTRE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY GENDER STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
23 - 25 JUNE 2000
Recent years have seen a growing interest in issues of ethics within
feminist scholarship. As faith in the grand narratives and
political projects of modernity has faltered, there has been a turn
towards situated, contingent ethical frameworks. Both the
philosophical basis and the political contours of these emerging
frameworks are the subject of intense debate among feminists.
Developments in science and technology raise new ethical dilemmas,
and the demands of subaltern groups disturb old moral certainties.
Across a wide range of disciplines questions of ethics are taking
centre stage. This conference will be the first major international,
interdisciplinary feminist conference in the United Kingdom to
address these issues.
Keynote Speakers include:
Seyla Benhabib, Harvard University (USA);Cynthia Cockburn, City University (UK); Lynette Hunter, University of Leeds (UK); Grace
Jantzen, University of Manchester (UK); Sabina Lovibond, University
of Oxford (UK); Lois McNay, University of Oxford (UK); Selma
Sevenhuijsen (University of Utrecht, Netherlands); Joan Tront Hunter
College, CUNY (USA); Nira Yuval-Davis, University of Greenwich (UK).
We welcome short papers for parallel sessions on a range of themes including:
Gender and moral subjectivity; the ethics of science and
technology; bodily integrity; the new ethics of the public sphere;
religious traditions and gender ethics; social policies and normative
frameworks; intimate ethics; gender, reason and rationality;
representation and ethics; violence, war and ethics; human rights,
universa sm and particularism; agency, autonomy and ethics; the
ethics of sex; gender, nature and animals; feminist ethical histories
- abolitionism, peace, prostitution, sexual violence; the ethics of
the market; postmodernism, ethics and politics; the ethics of ace and
space; ethics and the politics of difference; alternative moral
communities - historical, fictional, utopian.
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