CSWIP 2019: Feminism and Food, draft program

Okay, it’s still a work in progress but here’s a draft program.

More details about accommodation here. Registration info soon to come!

University of Guelph, October 25-27, 2019

The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. Room numbers, locations, and accessibility and AV information will be available soon.

Friday, October 25

12:00-1:00        Registration and Coffee (Location: TBA)

1:00-2:30          Sessions 1A and 1B

Session 1A: The Social Dimension of Eating

(This session will run from 1:00-2:00)

Chair: TBA

Whitney Ronshagen (Emory University), “Disgusting Food, Disgusting People: The Social Significance of Affect and Eating”

Emilie Dionne (McGill University), “Becoming-Mother/Becoming-Matter: The Agency of Food in Performances of the Good Mother, Good Person, Good Citizen”

Session 1B: Consumption, Production, and Access: Feminist Politics of Food

Chair: TBA

Cressida Heyes (University of Alberta), “From Fast Food to Sleep Deprivation: Toward a Feminist Political Philosophy of Time Poverty”

Vanessa Lehan-Streisel (York University), “Bread Engineering vs Intuitive Baking: Gender and the Resurgence of Sourdough”

Jennifer Szende (McMaster University), “Food Justice and Emancipatory Framing.”

2:30-2:45          Break

2:45-3:45          Sessions 2A and 2B

Session 2A:      Interrogating Diet Culture Past and Present

Chair: TBA

Celia Edell (McGill University) and Sarah Clairmount (McGill University), “Medieval Eucharistic Devotion and Modern Diet Culture.”

Nadia Mehdi (University of Sheffield), “Eat Like a Caveman! A Philosophical Analysis of the Rise in Clean Eating, Paleo and Other Nutritional Trends.”

Session 2B:      Understanding Non-Human Animals

Chair: TBA

Letitia Meynell (Dalhousie University) and Andrew Lopez (Queen’s University), “(En)gendering Animals”

Naomi Scheman (University of Minnesota), “How Thinking About Pork Can Help Us Think About Pigs”

3:45-4:00          Break

4:00-6:00          2019 Jean Harvey Award Presentation and Keynote Address

Chair: TBA

Ileana Szymanksi (University of Scranton), ““Womanhood and Anorexia Nervosa Through a Feminist Reading of Aristotle’s Category of Relation”

6:00-7:30          Reception (Location: TBA)

Saturday October 26

8:30-9:00          Registration and Coffee

9:00-10:30        Sessions 3A and 3B

Session 3A       With Apologies: Analyzing Microaggressions

*This session will run from 9:00-10:00

Chair: TBA

Emma McClure (University of Toronto), “Microaffirmations, Privilege, and a Duty to Redistribute”

Heather Stewart (University of Western Ontario), “The Concept of Microaggressions: A Family Resemblance Account”

Session 3B        To Consume and Be Consumed

Chair: TBA

Molly Dea Stephenson (University of Toronto), “Eating Flesh and Fleshy Eaters.”

Jovian Parry (York University), “Human Cattle and Vegan Purity: Feminist Engagements with the Science Fiction of Meat Eating.”

Jasmine Gunkel (University of Southern California), “Pleasures of the Flesh”

10:30-11:00     Break

11:00-12:00     Sessions 4A and 4B

Session 4A       Bioethics in Medical Practice

Chair: TBA

Patricia Marino (University of Waterloo), “Moral Pluralism, Bioethics, and the Complexities of Informed Consent.”

Suze Berkhout (University of Toronto), “Embodiment, Psychosis, and Frictions in the First Episode Clinic: Divergent Bodyminds; the Implications for Bioethics in Psychiatry”

Session 4B        Disordered Eating in Diet Culture

Chair: TBA

Kat Huybregts (Carleton University), “How to Challenge Diet Culture without Perpetuating Ableism: Intersections of Fat and Disability Studies”

Megan Dean (Hamilton College), “Vegetarianism and Eating Disorders: An Ethical Analysis of an Uncertain Hypothesis”

12:00-1:30        CSWIP AGM and Lunch

1:30-3:30          Sessions 5A and 5B

Session 5A       PANEL: Eating One’s Words: From Kitchen Tables to Comment Sections

Chair: TBA

Shannon Dea (University of Waterloo), “When Eating our Words Means Feeding the Trolls”

Alice MacLachlan (York University), “‘YOU GUYS, I AM SOOO SORRY!!!11’: Apologies on Social Media”

Barrett Emerick (St. Mary’s College of Maryland), “One Problem with Apologizing for Who You Are”

Jennifer M. Saul (University of Waterloo), “Figleaves, Apologies, and Cancellations”

Session 5B        Culinary Arts: Food, Feasts, and Rebellion

Chair: TBA

Ada Jaarsma (Mount Royal University), “What is a Good Tomato? Pedagogy, Perspective, Praxis”

Anna Mudde (Campion College at the University of Regina), “The Real Food of Dreams: Cooking, Companions, and Lorde’s Poetic Practice”

Catherine Hundleby (University of Windsor), “Arguing Over Dinner”

Fumina Hamasaki (Lancaster University), “Feminist Artists’ Culinary Rebellion: Women as Discursive Food in the Philosophical Tradition”

3:30-4:00          Break

4:00-5:30          Sessions 6A and 6B

Session 6A       PANEL, Freaked Foods and Freaky Eaters

Chair: TBA

Chloë Taylor (University of Alberta), “Vegan Madness: Han Kang’s The Vegetarian

Alison Suen (Iona College), “Cannibalism and Reproductive Freedom”

Kelly Struthers Montford (University of British Columbia, Okanagan), “Phreaked Foods Meet Colonial Ontologies”

Session 6B        Injustice, Food Labour, and Food Activism

Chair: TBA

Shannon Boss (University of Guelph), “To Be Against Purity by Becoming Dirt”

Amanda Corris (University of Cincinnati), “Ecofeminism in the Field: The Role of Women in Small-Scale Sustainable Agriculture”

Ann Levey (University of Calgary), “Sharing Food, Creating Community”

5:30-5:45          Break

5:45-6:45          Sessions 7A and 7B

Session 7A       Relational Accounts: Autonomy, Ethics, and Entanglements

Chair: TBA

Margaret Toye (Wilfrid Laurier University), “What Donna Haraway’s Relational Ontology and Relational Ethics Can Offer Feminist Food Studies”

Jane Dryden (Mount Allison University), “Relational Autonomy and the Messiness of Ethical Eating”

Session 7B        Facial Recognition

Chair: TBA

Lisa McKeown (The New School), “Invisible Intentions, Why Maitra’s Intentionalism Misses the Mark”

Carla Fehr (University of Waterloo), “Who the computer sees: Visions of bias in artificial intelligence”

7:00-9:00          Banquet (Location TBA)

Sunday October 27

8:30-9:00          Coffee

9:00-10:00        Sessions 8A and 8B

Session 8A       Ethics and Intoxication

Chair: TBA

Lindsey Porter (University of Bristol), “What to Drink: Is Intoxication Morally Wrong?”

Sarah Hoffman (University of Saskatchewan), “Kantian Self-Perfection and Drug Use.”

Session 8B        Food Ethics, Hunger, and the Moral Responsibility of Food

Chair: TBA

Alida Liberman (Southern Methodist University), “Food Ethics, Obligation, and Non Hinderance.”

Ann Murphy (University of New Mexico), “Bread and Roses: Gender, Hunger, and Dignity”

10:00-10:15     Break

10:15-12:15     Sessions 9A and 9B

Session 9A       BOOK PANEL, Chloë Taylor’s Foucault, Feminism and Sex Crimes

Chair: Ada Jaarsma

David Scott (Open University), “Food for Abolitionist Thought: Questioning the Penal Appetite and the Quenching Thirst for Justice,”

Kelly Struthers Montford (University of British Columbia, Okanagan), “Carceral normalization: Agribusiness, incarcerated vegetarians, and pathologized activists”

Suze Berkhout (University of Toronto), “Suppression, Carceral Appetites, and Food Refusal in Prisons”

Hasana Sharp (McGill University), “Appetite for Abolition: Prisons and Genders”


Chloë Taylor (University of Alberta)

Session 9B        The Ecology and Ethics of Eating

Chair: TBA

Katharine Wolfe (St. Lawrence University), “On Being Food: The Ecology and Ethics of Matrotopy”

Tracy Isaacs (Western University), “Is an Imperfect Vegan Just a Vegetarian?”

Charlotte Figueroa (University of Southern California), “Do Feminists Have an Ethical Duty to be Vegans?”

Jaclyn Meloche (Independent Scholar), “Food, Feminism and Kitchen Culture”