RELIGION/SEXUALITY: POLITICS/AFFECT

 

Location:       CafÈ Conference Room, Azafran. 

1st Floor, Space Telescope Building

 

 

Saturday September 19

 

Session One

10:00-10:30   Naveeda Khan: Riotous Images and the Proliferation of Sin: Another Look at the Danish Cartoon Controversy

 

10:30-11:00   Sumathi Ramaswamy: Nursing the nation into being: The visual ambivalence of the maternal breast in bourgeois India

 

11:00-11:15   Comments

 

11:15-12:15   Discussion

 

Lunch

12:30-1:45

 

Session Two

2:00-2:30       Ludger Viefhues-Bailey: Holiness Sex: Conservative Christian Sex Practices as Acts of Sanctification

 

2:30-3:00       Eric Fassin: Celibate Priests, Abstinent Homosexuals.  What the Exclusion of Gay (and Gay-Friendly) Men from Priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church Does to Chastity.

 

3:00-3:15       Break

 

3:15-3:45       Francois Sebbah: Levinas: God, the Father, and Sexual Difference

 

3:45-4:10       Comments

 

4:10-5:30       Discussion

 

7:00 Onward Dinner

 

 

Sunday September 20

 

Session One

11:00-11:30   Deepak Mehta: Self-Dissolution, Politics and the Work of Affect: The Life and Death of Sufi Baba

 

11:30-12:00   Bhrigupati Singh: Sensuality and Morality in Rural Central India

 

12:00-12:15   Comments

 

12:15-1:15     Discussion

 

Lunch

1:30-2:45

 

Session Two

3:00-3:30       Michael Moon: Sexual Sovereignty (What Can That Mean?):† Some Autoethnographic and Alloethnographic Perspectives

 

3:30-4:00       Veena Das: Religion, Sexuality and Sovereignty: The Case of Divine Marriage

 

4:00-4:15       Comments

 

4:15-5:15       Discussion

 

7:00 Onward Dinner