Essentialism: Adventism and Questions of Race and Gender
October 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
Join us for our fourth annual symposium as we consider the issue of essentialism and its implications for questions of race and gender.
Dates: November 21-22, 2013
Keynote address: George Yancy (Duquesne University)
November 21, 2013
8:30am – Welcome and Introductions
9:00-10:30am – Session 1: Race
“Adventist Philosophy of Race and John Harvey Kellogg”
– Aleksandar S. Santrac (University of the Southern Caribbean)
“Tracing the Story of Race in the Story of Faith”
– Matthew Burdette (University of Aberdeen)
10:30-12:00pm – Session 2: Gender
“Conceptualizing and Performing Gender”
– Trisha Famisaran (La Sierra University)
“Judith Butler and E.G. White on Sex, Gender, and Personal Identity”
– Hans Gutierrez (Italian Adventist College)
12:00-1:30pm – Lunch
1:30-3:00pm – Session 3: Ways Forward?
“Do it Yourself: Epistemic Humility, Hermeneutics, and the Problem of Race”
– Timothy J. Golden (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)
“Communion With Difference”
– Daryll Ward (Kettering College of Medical Arts)
3:00-5:00pm – Session 4
“Speaking From Behind the Veil: Whiteness as Anti-Theological”
– George Yancy (Duquesne University)
Response: G. Russell Seay (Oakwood University)
5:30pm – Dinner followed by casual after dinner discussion of papers
November 22, 2013
3:30pm – Business meeting*
*Meeting will take place at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, Whitehall Ballroom South.
Registration: Please register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration fee is $50 for non-society members and $25 for members. Payments can be made here or at the conference, but please register by sending us an e-mail. (Space is limited and priority will be given to society members.) The fee is waived for conference presenters and those who have already made a contribution to the organization of the conference.
Accommodations: Conference participants are responsible for their own meals, lodging, and transportation.