THURSDAY 06.04.2017

9.30 Registration, welcome with coffee and tea

10.00 Opening of the symposium

10.15 Session 1: The Aesthetic Body

Chair: Anu Korhonen (University of Helsinki)

Dorota Koczanowicz (Wroclaw University)

Art of Repast: Senses and the Fleeting Spirit of Memory

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Andrew Bennett (University of Bristol)

‘A death that one gives oneself sovereignly’: Embodiment, Emancipation, and Suicide in Philosophy and Literature

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Pieter Verstraete (University of Leuven)

The Great War and the pitiable blind:  Thinking about emancipation in Interwar France and Belgium, 1914-1940

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12.15 Lunch

13.30 Session 2: Gender and Sexuality

Chair: Kadri Aavik (Tallinn University/ HCAS)

Pawel Leszkowicz (Adam Mickiewicz University/ HCAS)

The Revolutionary Power of Male Nudity:  Queer Embodiment as Countercultural  Performance Art in Communist Poland

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Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir (University of Iceland)

The Torn Robe of Philosophy

From Mansplaining Lady Philosophy to Remembering her Wisdom

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Hanna Järvinen (University of the Arts Helsinki)

For modernity, against modernization: Dance, representation, and the early twentieth-century female body

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15.30 Coffee and Tea

16.00 Session 3: Embodied Rhetoric and Articulation

Chair: Anne Tarvainen (University of Tampere)

Naomi André (University of Michigan)

Embodying Race, Gender, and Performance on Stage

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Josephine Hoegaerts (HCAS)

An Abundance of Parrots: Vocally Articulating Humanity and Otherness

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Freya Jarman (University of Liverpool)

The Body at a Distance: What Singing High Notes Might Tell us About Gender

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19.00 Conference dinner (speakers, organizers and chairs only) in the restaurant Juuri


FRIDAY 07.04.2017

10.00 Welcome with coffee and tea

10.30 Session 4: Habit and Somaesthetics: Pragmatist Approaches to the Body

Chair: Tomek Kitlinski (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University)

Sami Pihlström (University of Helsinki)

Pragmatist emancipation and embodied subjectivity

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Richard Shusterman (Florida Atlantic University)

Somaesthetics of Freedom:The Dialectic of Spontaneity and Reflection

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Leszek Koczanowicz (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities)

Somapower and microphysics of emancipation

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12.30 Lunch in Common room

14.00 Session 5: Phenomenologies of the Body

Chair: Merja Polvinen (University of Helsinki)

Ulrika Maude (University of Bristol)

D. H. Lawrence, Merleau-Ponty, and the Phenomenology of Illness

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Steven Connor (University of Cambridge)

Ludicrous Inbodiment. Or, Manacled in Hands

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15.30 Closing remarks

16.00 Ending of the symposium – reception (speakers, organizers & chairs only)