Deadline: Nov. 30, 2013. “We welcome abstracts (of up to 500 words) for 30-minute presentations on the theme of feminism in/and philosophy.” See the conference website for details!
Feminism, Materialism, Critical Theory:
A Symposium to Celebrate and Engage with the Work of
The University of Liverpool and the Society of Women in Philosophy (SWIP UK) are pleased to announce this one-day symposium, to be held at the University of Liverpool on Monday 16th December 2013, with a drinks reception and dinner in the evening.
Speakers will include:
Professor Howie was a long-standing member of SWIP UK, and taught philosophy at the University of Liverpool from 1995-2013. Her research interests were extremely wide-ranging, including:
Critical theory, especially the thought of Theodor Adorno
Existentialism, especially the thought of Jean Paul Sartre
Feminist theologies and spiritualities, especially the thought of Luce Irigaray
Her most recent monograph, Between Feminism and Materialism: a Question of Method (Palgrave 2010), covers a huge amount of philosophical ground, with chapters on ‘Production’, ‘Objectivity’, ‘Reason’, Essentialism’, ‘Identity’, ‘Non-Identity’, ‘Sex and Gender’ and ‘Patriarchy’.
Details about formal registration will be coming soon. In the meantime, to register interest or make further enquiries, please send an email to Victoria Browne at v.r.browne AT liv.ac.uk.
To find out more about Professor Howie’s publications, see here.
And to see her lecture on the philosophical significance of life-limiting illness, see here.
Isn’t the Onion (sometimes) wonderful? Here’s a half charitable thought: think of the men who will read this satire and cringe, because they know they’ve said or thought something along these lines at least once. And a not so charitable one: share the article with selected colleagues or students and watch them cringe!