Adverse events: On bad affects and the antidepressant wars (Public lecture, Henry Wellcome Auditorium, 7 June 2016)

The Feminist Theory Annual Lecture, organised this year in collaboration with Hubbub, aims to promote feminist theory and to bring together cutting edge thinkers in order to encourage lively, high level debate on topical issues within the academy and beyond. Previous speakers have included Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney), Kathy Davis (VU University Amsterdam) and Robyn Wiegman Read the full article…

‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ reviewed by Dr Emily Cock

‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ by Luna Dolezal (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) In The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body, Luna Dolezal provides a clearly-written discussion of the key philosophical approaches to shame arising from the body. Dolezal considers body shame from the sometimes conflicting Read the full article…

Dialectics of Liberation (A Verso Radical Thinkers Event, London, 15 July 2015)

DIALECTICS OF LIBERATION A contemporary revisiting of the now legendary 1967 Congress, with guest speakers including Selma James and Lynne Segal 15th July, 7pm, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH The Dialectics of Liberation Congress was held at the Roundhouse in July 1967. The now legendary meeting of minds was a unique expression of the politics of modern Read the full article…

The Body and Shame: Luna Dolezal (Book Launch, Trinity College Dublin, 25 May 2015)

The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism and the Socially Shaped Body Luna Dolezal Book Launch, Monday 25 May 2015, 6pm Ideas Space, 3rd Floor, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin RSVP via email by Friday 22 May, 2015 Luna Dolezal is an Irish Research Council ELEVATE Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Department of Philosophy, Read the full article…

Introducing IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.

IJFAB, edited by Mary C. Rawlinson, is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to sustaining and expanding the latest scholarly research in feminist bioethics. It is the official publication of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB) and provides a new forum within bioethics for feminist thought and debate on ethical issues related to Read the full article…

Women’s Bodies (Society for Women in Philosophy – Ireland, Conference, 21-22 Nov 2014)

Society for Women in Philosophy – Ireland Annual Conference and General Meeting The theme for this year’s conference is Women’s Bodies November 21 and 22 Newman House, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland The conference, with over 45 speakers, examines philosophical and socio-political issues relevant to the gendered body. Topics covered will include ‘the social Read the full article…

Women’s Bodies (CfP, Conference, Society for Women in Philosophy, Dublin, 21-22 Nov 2014)

Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland Annual Conference and General Meeting 21st – 22nd November 2014, Newman House, Dublin 2, Ireland Conference Theme: Women’s Bodies Recent decades have seen unprecedented scholarly interest in the body, particularly the gendered body. This interest has been fostered by critical work emanating from the fields of philosophy, sociology, gender studies, cultural Read the full article…

‘Sleep / Agency / Activity’ Roundtable Discussion, Durham University, 8th May 2014 – Review

Patrick Levy, Philosophy PhD Candidate at Sussex University, writes: There is a certain degree of irony in a student of the philosophy of sleep sacrificing a substantial slice of sleep in order to attend a workshop on, amongst other things, sleep. With varying degrees of sleep deprivation (confessions of such abounded throughout the day) those Read the full article…

Feminism, Materialism, Critical Theory: A Symposium in Honour of Gillian Howie (1965–2013) (Conference, Liverpool, 16 December 2013)

As many of you know, Prof Gill Howie was, right up until the moment of her untimely and deeply mourned death earlier this year, an inspirational contributor to the medical humanities, philosophy, feminist theory, and many other fields. Please find below details of a symposium to celebrate her work. Feminism, Materialism, Critical Theory: A Symposium to Read the full article…

Designer Vaginas and the ethics of labia surgery (British Science Festival Event, 10 September, Newcastle)

Tuesday 10th September, 6pm-8pm Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG Map As part of the British Science Festival, this event explores the ethics of plastic surgery in the UK, with particular focus on the increasing trend for women to undergo labia surgery (labiaplasty) to neaten the appearance of their genitals. Centrefold Read the full article…