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Graduate conference 2021

"History of the self"

april 16, 2021

via Zoom—REGISTRATION:
https://northwestern.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g_KY9EbnTESc9rDl1KelXg

Keynote speaker: Professor Judith Coffin (University of Texas, Austin), author of Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir, 1949-1972 (2020)

Convener: T.H. Breen Graduate Fellow Ruby DAILY

PROGRAM

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Chair: Mian Chen (Northwestern)

Abudul MAHAJUBU  (Makerere University)—“Being a Nubi in Idi Amin’s Uganda: Beyond Military Mercenaries (1971-1979)”

Shahana MUNAZIR (University of Wisconsin-Madison)—“Life after School: Self-hood and Muslim Womanhood in Contemporary India”

Emily PEIRSON-WEBBER (University of Reading)—“Superterranean Selfhoods: British Mineworkers’ Search for Identity Following Pit Closures”

          Respondent: Haydon CHERRY (Northwestern)

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10:30-11 a.m. Break

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Chair: Eunike Setiadarma (Northwestern)

Arthur CLEMENT (University of Chicago)—“The ‘Sciences of Religion’ as a Technology of the Secular Self in Fin-de-Siècle France”

Gabriel LAWSON (QMUL)—“‘Barbed Wire Disease’: Captivity and the Loss of Selfhood in the P.O.W. and Internment Camps during the Second World War”

Laura NOBOA (Northwestern University)—“An Obedient and Dedicated Consort: Consortship, Gender and the Limits of Self-Fashioning in 16th-Century Ferrara”

         Respondent: Robin BATES (Northwestern)

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12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch Break

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1:15-2:45 p.m. Professor Judith COFFIN (UT-Austin), author of Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir, 1949-1972 (2020), awarded the Pinkney Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies—best book in French history 2020.

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2:45-3 p.m. Break

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Chair: John Pollard (Northwestern)

Ruby DAILY (Northwestern)—“‘If you stuck on all the labels you would look like a cabin trunk’: The Politics of Sexual Identity in Alex Comfort’s Joy of Sex and 1970s Britain”

Marcus LEE (U Chicago)—“Black Gay Everyman: The Subject of Aids

Febi R. RAMADHAN (Northwestern)—“The Will to Hijrah: Transnational Heterosexuality and the Unmaking of Gay Selves in Indonesia, 2001-2009"

         Respondent: Lauren STOKES (Northwestern)

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