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<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>There are still a couple of
places available at the following seminar. Please email <a
href="mailto:noreen.giffney@ul.ie">noreen.giffney@ul.ie</a> if you would like
to attend.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'>Gender,
Culture &amp; Society Seminars @ UL Present:<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'>POSTHUMANISM
&amp; ENHANCEMENT: BIOETHICS IN THE AGE OF NEW MEDIA<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'>DR JOANNA
ZYLINSKA (Goldsmith&#8217;s College, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType>
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">London</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>)<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2009,
2-4.30 pm<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>Room F1030, <st1:PlaceName
w:st="on">Foundation</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Building</st1:PlaceType>,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName></st1:place><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'>This seminar
is hosted by Women&#8217;s Studies @ UL<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'>Description:</span></font></b><font
size=4 face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>The problem of human
enhancement occupies a prominent place not only in various academic disciplines
&#8212; philosophy, sociology, media and cultural studies &#8211; but also in
wider public debates about &#8216;our human futures&#8217; and the direction of
their transformation. Mobilising, unsurprisingly perhaps, experts and
non-experts alike, this problem is usually articulated via two sets of
questions: moral questions over the permissibility, extent and direction of
enhancement, and technical questions over of the feasibility of different forms
of alterations to human bodies and minds. My presentation postulates that none
of the dominant positions on enhancement within the field of bioethics is
entirely satisfactory due to a limited, monadic, pre-technological and
non-cultural model of the human in these models. It takes on both critics of
extension (e.g. Habermas) and their proponents (Harris, Agar, Bostrom,
Savulescu, Dworkin). Developing further some of the ideas raised in my
monograph, <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Bioethics in the Age of New Media</span></i>
(MIT Press, 2009), it proposes in response a new non-normative bioethics that
sees its human and non-human subject as always already enhanced, and hence
dependent, relational and co-evolving with technology. This position will not
be used to justify the &#8216;anything goes&#8217; approach to biological or
technical intervention into the human or animal body &#8211; but rather to
outline a more responsible ethics of enhancement. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><br>
My focus in this presentation is not therefore on how much we can or should
enhance, and by what means. Instead, I pose the following questions: <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:54.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><font size=4
face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>(1)<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=4 face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>What
kind of ethical framework would we need to adopt if we were to concede that
enhancement is inherent, rather than external, to human existence?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:54.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><font size=4
face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>(2)<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=4 face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>Even
if enhancement as such is inherent to humans, are all kinds of enhancement to
our bodies and minds equally desirable from the perspective of cultural and
gender politics? <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'>Chapter for
Discussion:<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>Delegates should read the
following chapter in preparation for this seminar. Copies are available from <a
href="mailto:noreen.giffney@ul.ie" title="mailto:noreen.giffney@ul.ie">noreen.giffney@ul.ie</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify'><font size=4
face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>Joanna
Zylinska, &#8216;Bioethics: A Critical Introduction&#8217; in <i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Bioethics in the Age of New Media </span></i>(<st1:City
w:st="on">Cambridge</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">MA</st1:State> and <st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">London</st1:City></st1:place>: The MIT Press
2009), pp. 3-34.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'>Seminar
Schedule:<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>2.00 <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Posthumanism &amp; Enhancement </span></b>(<b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Dr Noreen Giffney</span></b>, Women&#8217;s Studies,
Department of Sociology, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType>
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>)<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>2.30 <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Posthumanism &amp; Enhancement: Bioethics in the Age
of New Media</span></b> (<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Dr Joanna Zylinska</span></b>,
Goldsmiths, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType>
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">London</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>)<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>3.00 <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Informal response </span></b>by <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Dr Eoin Devereux </span></b>(Head of Department of
Sociology, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType>
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>)<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>3.10 <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Informal response </span></b>by <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Odette Clarke </span></b>(Women&#8217;s Studies,
Department of Sociology &amp; Department of History, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>)<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>3.20 <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Short break<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>3.30 <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Discussion of presentation and required reading<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>4.30 <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Thanks and end of seminar<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'><br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Speaker:<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 color=black
face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";
color:black;font-weight:bold'>Joanna Zylinska</span></font></b><font size=4
color=black face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";
color:black'> is a cultural theorist writing on new technologies and new media,
ethics and art. She is a Reader in New Media and Communications at <a
href="http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk" title="http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/"><font
color=black title="http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/"><span
title="http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/"><span title="http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/"><span
style='color:black;text-decoration:none'><span
title="http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/"><span title="http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/">Goldsmiths</span></span></span></font></span></a></span>,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">London</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>. The author of <i><span
style='font-style:italic'><a
href="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/ethics.htm"
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/ethics.htm"><font color=black
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/ethics.htm"><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/ethics.htm"><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/ethics.htm"><span
style='color:black;text-decoration:none'><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/ethics.htm"><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/ethics.htm">The Ethics of
Cultural Studies</span></span></span></font></span></a></span></span></i>
(Continuum 2005) and <a
href="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/spiders.htm"
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/spiders.htm"><i><font
color=black title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/spiders.htm"><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/spiders.htm"><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/spiders.htm"><span
style='color:black;font-style:italic;text-decoration:none'><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/spiders.htm"><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/spiders.htm">On Spiders, Cyborgs
and Being Scared: the Feminine and the Sublime</span></span></span></font></span></i></span></a>
(Manchester University Press 2001), she is also the editor of <i><span
style='font-style:italic'><a
href="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/cyborgs.htm"
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/cyborgs.htm"><font color=black
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/cyborgs.htm"><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/cyborgs.htm"><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/cyborgs.htm"><span
style='color:black;text-decoration:none'><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/cyborgs.htm"><span
title="http://freespace.virgin.net/j.zylinska/cyborgs.htm">The Cyborg
Experiments: the Extensions of the Body in the Media Age</span></span></span></font></span></a></span></span></i>,
a collection of essays on the work of performance artists Stelarc and Orlan
(Continuum 2002) and co-editor of <a
href="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx"
title="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx"><i><font
color=black
title="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx"><span
title="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx"><span
title="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx"><span
style='color:black;font-style:italic;text-decoration:none'><span
title="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx"><span
title="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx">Imaginary
Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust</span></span></span></font></span></i></span><font
color=black
title="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx"><span
title="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx"><span
title="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx"><span
style='color:black;text-decoration:none'><span
title="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx"><span
title="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Imaginary-Neighbors,671921.aspx">
</span></font></a></span></span></span></span>(University of Nebraska Press
2007). Zylinska&#8217;s&nbsp;third monograph is <a
href="http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&amp;tid=11759"
title="http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&amp;tid=11759"><i><font
color=black
title="http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&amp;tid=11759"><span
title="http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&amp;tid=11759"><span
title="http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&amp;tid=11759"><span
style='color:black;font-style:italic;text-decoration:none'><span
title="http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&amp;tid=11759"><span
title="http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&amp;tid=11759">Bioethics
in the Age of New Media</span></span></span></font></span></i></span></a> (The
MIT Press 2009). This project is informed by the philosophy of Levinas,
Derrida, Stiegler, Focault, Agamben and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Butler</st1:City></st1:place>,
&#8216;cyberfeminist&#8217; approaches to technology as well as the latest
experiments in robotics, biotechnology, bioart and aesthetic surgery. She is
Reviews Editor for <a href="http://www.culturemachine.net"
title="http://www.culturemachine.net/"><i><font color=black
title="http://www.culturemachine.net/"><span
title="http://www.culturemachine.net/"><span
title="http://www.culturemachine.net/"><span style='color:black;font-style:
italic;text-decoration:none'><span title="http://www.culturemachine.net/"><span
title="http://www.culturemachine.net/">Culture Machine</span></span></span></font></span></i></span></a>,
an international open-access journal of cultural studies and cultural theory.
Zylinska also combines&nbsp;her philosophical writings with <a
href="http://photos.joannazylinska.net/"
title="http://photos.joannazylinska.net/"><font color=black
title="http://photos.joannazylinska.net/"><span
title="http://photos.joannazylinska.net/"><span
title="http://photos.joannazylinska.net/"><span style='color:black;text-decoration:
none'><span title="http://photos.joannazylinska.net/"><span
title="http://photos.joannazylinska.net/">photographic art practice</span></span></span></font></span></a></span>.
She brings together old and new photographic techniques with a view to creating
images that creatively remediate the history of photography as well as its yet
uncertain future.<b><span style='font-weight:bold'> <o:p></o:p></span></b></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 color=black
face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";
color:black;font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

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face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";
color:black;font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 color=black
face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";
color:black;font-weight:bold'>Respondents:<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=4 color=black face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";color:black;font-weight:bold'>Eoin
Devereux</span></font></b><font size=4 color=black face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";color:black'> is Senior
Lecturer and Head of Department in the Department of Sociology University of
Limerick. He is the author of <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Understanding
The Media</span></i> 2<sup>nd</sup> edition (2007) and the editor of <i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Media Studies: Key Issues and Debates</span></i>
(2007) &#8211; both published by SAGE (<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">London</st1:City></st1:place>).
&nbsp;His current research projects include work on Morrissey&#8217;s Latino
fans and he has recently published an essay&nbsp;</span></font><font size=4
face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>&#8216;I'm
not the man you think I am: Authenticity, Ambiguity and the cult of
Morrissey&#8217; in <st1:place w:st="on">E. Haverinen</st1:place>, U. Kovala
and V. Rautavuoma (eds) <strong><b><i><font face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:normal;font-style:italic'>Cult,
Community, Identity</span></font></i></b></strong>. <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Research</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType> for Contemporary Culture of the
University of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Jyväskylä</st1:City>, <st1:country-region
 w:st="on">Finland</st1:country-region></st1:place> (2009). <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:"Agency FB"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:
14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'>Odette Clarke </span></font></b><font
size=4 face="Agency FB"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>is
a PhD candidate in gender history and a teaching assistant in Women&#8217;s
Studies at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType>
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>. Her PhD
research is on the ego-documents of Caroline Wyndham-Quin, countess of Dunraven
(1790-1870) and her research interests are nineteenth-century constructions of
gender, emotions in history, religion as a constitutive discourse and
intra-familial power relationships. Her pedagogical interests include feminist
and gender theory and historiography. Odette has a BSc in Applied Biological
Sciences from Manchester Met where her final year project was in computational
chemistry.<br>
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<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Registration:<br>
</span></b>Everyone is welcome but pre-registration is necessary. Please note
there are a limited number of places available so early registration is
advised. To register and for further information, contact Dr Noreen Giffney,
Women&#8217;s Studies, Department of Sociology: noreen.giffney@ul.ie<font
color=black><span style='color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";color:black;font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

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style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";color:black;font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB";font-weight:bold'>GENDER,
CULTURE &amp; SOCIETY SEMINARS @ UL<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=4 face="Agency FB"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Agency FB"'>This event forms part of the
new Gender, Culture &amp; Society seminar series at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>.
The Gender, Culture &amp; Society (GCS) seminar series runs in tandem with the
new MA in Gender, Culture and Society, convened by Women&#8217;s Studies in the
Department of Sociology. GCS aims to revisit debates within gender and
sexuality studies in order to celebrate, challenge and rethink them by pushing
the field in new directions. GCS is committed to supporting highly theoretical
work and pioneering efforts in the areas of gender and sexuality. All speakers
are invited and include thinkers whose work has had or will have a formidable
influence on the development of critical theory and gender and sexuality.
Seminar themes include: posthumanism and bioethics, intersex, theories of
embodiment, queer theory, theories of the image, masculinities, gender and
sexuality in clinical psychoanalysis, and critical theory and the maternal. The
emphasis is on discussion. For further details, contact Dr Noreen Giffney,
Women&#8217;s Studies, Department of Sociology: <a
href="mailto:noreen.giffney@ul.ie" title="mailto:noreen.giffney@ul.ie">noreen.giffney@ul.ie</a>
See <a href="http://www.ul.ie/womensstudies"
title="http://www.ul.ie/womensstudies">http://www.ul.ie/womensstudies</a> for a
list of upcoming events in the series.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoAutoSig><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>Noreen Giffney, PhD (NUI)<br>
Junior Lecturer in Women's Studies<br>
Room F2024, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Foundation</st1:PlaceName>
 <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Building</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><br>
Department of Sociology <br>
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName></st1:place><br>
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region></st1:place><br>
Tel: +353-61-213128<br>
Email: noreen.giffney@ul.ie<br>
Web: www.ul.ie/womensstudies, http://www.ul.ie/sociology </span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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