Pedagogy: The Question of the Personal

April 15-17, 1993

with Arthur Frank, Jane Gallop, Madeleine Grumet, Gregory Jay, Cheryl Johnson, Lynne Joyrich, Indira Karamcheti, Kate Kramer, Joseph Litvak, Susan Lowry, Susan Miller, George Otte, Jo Anne Pagano, Sylvia Schafer, Naomi Scheman, Roger Simon, Sharon Sharon Traweek, Miriam Wallace, Sandra Bartky, Pamela Caughie, Alice Gillam, Lynn Worsham, Mary Louise Buley-Meissner, Susan Stanford Friedman, and Patrocinio Schweickart

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.

Original conference flyer and description.

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”

Original conference flyer and description (cont’d).

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”

photo of Miriam Wallace and Roger Simon

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”

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Re-Generating Science

Sharon Traweek (Rice)
“Bodies in the Field: Remaking Physics and Anthropology in Japan and Texas”

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”

9:00 pm

Screening: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

photo of Susan Miller and Kathleen Woodward

Susan Miller (Utah) and Center director Kathleen Woodward

Saturday, April 17

9:00 – 10:00 am

Gendered Pedagogy I

Jane Gallop (UWM)
“Gendered Pedagogy”

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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”

4:30 – 6:30 pm

The Will to Pedagogy

Jo Anne Pagano (Colgate)
“The End of Innocence”
Susan Miller (Utah)
“In Loco Parentis: Addressing the Class”

photo of Sharon Traweek and Dick Blau

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 photo

Susan Lowry (UWM)

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

photo of Carmen Cavallo and Kate Kramer

Carmen Cavallo (UWM) and Kate Kramer (UWM)