Pedagogy: The Question of the Personal
A Conference
April 15-17, 1993

Pedagogy: The Question of the Personal was a three-day conference which explored "the personal" as it appears in the theory and practice of teaching. Much of the work at the conference derived from and examined feminist pedagogy, both the practice and the theorizing. The conference resulted in a book, Pedagogy: The Question of Impersonation, edited by Jane Gallop.

Thursday, April 15  
1:00 - 3:30 pm

Kathleen Woodward

  Teaching Affect I
  George Otte (CUNY)
"The Reading of Self Behind the Reading of Voice"
  Arthur Clark (Calgary)
"Teaching, Therapy, and Transference"
3:30 - 4:00 pm Coffee
4:00 - 6:00 pm Teaching Affect II
  Miriam Wallace (UC-Santa Cruz)
"Beyone Love and Battle: Practicing Feminist Pedagogy"
  Joseph Litvak (Bowdoin)
"Discipline, Spectacle, and Melancholia in and around the Gay Studies Classroom"
6:00 pm


Miriam Wallace (UC-Santa Cruz) and Roger Simon (Ontario Institute)

Friday, April 16  
9:00 - 11:00 am Teaching Positions
  Susan Lowry (UWM)
"I Walk the Line: The Body of the Graduate Student TA in the University"
  Madeleine Grumet (CUNY)
"Scholae Personae: Masks for Meaning"
11:00 - 11:30 am Coffee
11:30 - 12:30 pm Re-Generating Science
  Sharon Traweek (Rice)
"Bodies in the Field: Remaking Physics and Anthropology in Japan and Texas"
12:30 - 2 pm Lunch
2:00 - 4:00 pm Taking Multiculturalism Personally I
  Cheryl Johnson (Miami University)
"Disenfecting Dialogues"
  Roger Simon (Toronto)
"Pedagogy and the Strategic Provision of Identity: Reflections of a Postmodern Diaspora Jew"
9 pm Screening
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Susan Miller (Utah) and Center director Kathleen Woodward

Saturday, April 17  
9:00 - 10:00 am Gendered Pedagogy I
  Jane Gallop (UWM)
"Gendered Pedagogy"
10:00 - 10:30 am Coffee
10:30 - 12:30 am Gendered Pedagogy II
  Kate Kramer (UWM)
"The Odd Woman Out: Collaborating with Feminism"
  Naomi Scheman (Minnesota)
"On Waking Up One Morning and Discovering We Are Them: Power and Privilege on the Margins"
12:30 - 2:00 pm Impressive Women
  Sylvia Schafer (UWM)
"Moralizing Contacts: Education and the Family in Third Republic France"
  Lynne Joyrich (UWM)
"'Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life': Jean Brodie as Pedagogical Primer"
4:00 - 4:30 pm Coffee
4:30 - 6:30 pm The Will to Pedagogy
  Jo Anne Pagano (Colgate)
"The End of Innocence"
  Susan Miller (Utah)
"In Loco Parentis: Addressing the Class"

Sharon Traweek (Rice) and Dick Blau (UWM)

Discussants Mary Louise Buley-Meissner (UWM), Pamela Caughie (Loyola), Susan Friedman (UW-Madison), Alice Gillam (UWM), Patrice Petro (UWM), Patrocinio Schweickart (New Hamshire), Lynn Worsham (UWM)

Susan Lowry (UWM)

Conference Organizer Jane Gallop
Conference Coordinator Carol Tennessen
Center Director Kathleen Woodward

Carmen Cavallo (UWM) and Kate Kramer (UWM)


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