Program

XII Interuniversity Workshop

Language and Power

Faculty of Philosophy
Philosophy Seminar (4th Floor)

22 May
09:30 – 11:00 Matthew Chrisman (University of Edinburgh) and Graham Hubbs (University of Idaho)  “The Speech Act of Protest”

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Deborah Mühlebach  (University of Basel)  “The Linguistic Relevance of Social Meanings”

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch at En Ville

15:00 – 16:00 Amanda McMullen (University of Miami)
“Synecdochical Utterances Targeting Women as Objectifying Speech Acts”

16:00- 16:10 Short break

16:10 – 17:10 Patrick O’Donnell (Johns Hopkins University)
“When Code Words Aren’t Coded: Racialized Terms, Norms of Racial Equality, and Identity Politics”

17:10 – 17:30 Coffee break

17:30 – 18:30 Isidora Stojanovic (Institut Jean Nicod), Bianca Cepollaro (University Vita Salute San Raffaele), and Filippo Domaneschi (University of Genoa)
“When Is It OK to Refer to People as “Bastards”? Pejoratives and the Strong Contextual Felicity Constraint”

20:00 Dinner at En Ville

23 May
09:30 – 11:00 Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield) -“Dogwhistles and Figleaves: Techniques of Racist Political Manipulation”

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Tim Sundell (Auburn University) and David Plunkett (Dartmouth College) -“Meaning and Blame”

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch at En Ville

15:00 – 16:00 Laura Caponetto (Vita Salute San Raffaele University)
“Undoing Things with Words”

16:00- 16:10 Short break

16:10 – 17:10 Bryan Pickel (University of Edinburgh)
“Potted Thinking”

17:10 – 17:30 Coffee break

17:30 – 18:30 Nils-Hennes Stear (University of Southampton) and Robin Zheng (Yale-NUS College)
“Imagining in Oppressive Contexts, or, What’s Wrong with Blacking Up?”

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