Symposium for Gill Howie

Feminism, Materialism, Critical Theory:
A Symposium to Celebrate and Engage with the Work of
Gillian Howie

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:

Christine Battersby

Kimberly Hutchings

Stella Sandford

Margrit Shildrick

Alison Stone

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:
Feminist materialisms
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

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.