Thinking Feminism at the Limits (Day 2)
"Thinking Feminism at the Limits" sets out to exami ne the finitude of feminism as an intellectual and political project and the way in which the critique of feminism has generated new political formations and lexicons. Many feminist and queer thinkers are addressing a range of political issues including war, incarceration, abandonment, terror, violence, stigma and precarity, thus extending feminism beyond the limits of "gender analysis," and, according to their detractors, making it unrecognizable as feminism. Feminist thought at the limits of gender, race, and sexuality has transformed notions of political practice, the form and language of critique, and conceptions of the future. As well, feminist thinkers have challenged the fundament! al terms of liberal and national political projects by analyzing ideas of secularism, tolerance, charisma, rights and consent. "Thinking Feminism at the Limits" will address the contemporary landscapes of feminist thought in a keynote address, featuring Judith Butler, and a day of panel discussions featuring: Lila Abu-Lughod, Hazel Carby, Erica Edwards, Avery Gordon, Rema Hammani, Heather Love, Elizabeth Povinelli, Robyn Wiegman, and Patricia Williams.