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7th Annual Conference and General Meeting of SWIP-Ireland

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SWIP Ireland are delighted to announce that registration for our 7th Annual Conference on Gender and Philosophy in DCU is now open.

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7th Annual Conference and General Meeting of SWIP-Ireland

26-28 April, 2019Dublin City University, St Patrick's Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland

Gender and Philosophy

SWIP Ireland looks forward to welcoming you all to our 7th Annual Conference on the theme of Gender and Philosophy, in DCU, St Patrick's Campus. The full programme featuring a range of excellent papers is listed below.

The conference features keynotes from Charlotte Witt(University of New Hampshire), Christine Battersby(University of Warwick), and Katherine O’Donnell (University College Dublin).

Conference Programme

Friday 26th April 2019

9.15-9.45 Registration

9.45-10.00 Welcome address by Dr Maeve O’Brien

10.00-11.30 Panel 1

Paul Giladi, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK ‘Facing Up to the Harder Problem of Social Ontology: Sundering Identity’

Valeria Venditti, University College Cork, Ireland ‘Anamnesis of Gender: Reminiscence, Emergence and the Relational Way’

Joanna Hodge, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 'Temporality: Feminist Critique, Time, and Materialization’

11.45-13.15 Panel 2

Luke Elson, University of Reading, UK ‘Mansplaining in (Feminist) Philosophy’

Johanna Kavanagh, University College Galway, Ireland Binaries: Not Teaching Sappho versus Plato

Charlotte Knowles, University of Groningen, the Netherlands ‘Beyond Adaptive Preferences: Rethinking Women’s Complicity in Their Own Subordination’

14.30-16.00 Panel 3

Abigail Klassen, University of Winnipeg, Canada ‘How Very Queer: Asexuality in the Age of Sex Positivity’

Vidya Venkatesh, King’s College, University of Cambridge, UK ‘Paranoia and the Performativity of Consent: Queering McKinnon’s Feminist Jurisprudence’

Riin KÕiv, University of Tartu, Estonia ‘Philosophical (De)construction of Genetic Causes’


Keynote: Charlotte Witt, University of New Hampshire, USA

“What is Gender Essentialism?”

Saturday 27th April 2019

9.45-11.15 Panel 4A

Sarah Gorman, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA ‘Prenatal Testing and Selective Abortion: Maintaining a Future for Disability’

Noirin McNamara, Queen’s University Belfast, UK ‘Judith Butler’s Embodied and Interdependent Concept of Political Subjectivity: Contesting Abortion Stigma Based on Archetypal Constructs of the Feminine’

Nicole Miglio, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy and Andrea Raimondi, Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium, Italy ‘Male Pregnancy, Gender, and Body as Situation’

9.45-11.15 Panel 4B

Zuzanna Jusińska, University of Warsaw, Poland ‘Grammatical Gender Trouble’

Alissa MacMillan, University of Antwerp, Belgium ‘Hobbes, Milton, Gender, and Hierarchy’

Siobhan Doyle, UCD School of Philosophy, Ireland ‘Gender and the Practical Dimensions of Philosophy’

11.30-13.00 Panel 5

Laura Nicoara, University of Southern California, USA ‘Pornography, Speech Acts and Fiction’

Mary Gregg, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA ‘License-like Fragmentation: The Bad Behavior of Visual Propaganda’

Piyali Mitra, University of Calcutta, India ‘The Other Sex: the Missing “Feminine Voice” in Judaism’

13.00-14.30 Lunch Break and AGM

14.30-16.00 Panel 6

EL Putnam, NUI Galway, Ireland ‘Milk Drunk: From Mother as Metaphor to a Feminist Aesthetics of the Maternal’

Suki Finn, University of Southhampton, UK ‘Methodology for the Metaphysics of Pregnancy’

M. Laurel-Leigh Meierdiercks, University of South Florida, USA ‘Relational Ontology and Ecofeminist Liberation’


Keynote: Christine Battersby

‘Cavarero, Kant and “Somebody to Lean On”: Verona, Königsberg and the Relational Self’

18.30-20.30 Conference Dinner (Full details to be announced shortly)

Sunday 28th April 2019

10.00-11.30 Panel 7

Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco, United States Naval Academy, Stockdale Centre for Ethics ‘Intimate Partner Violence and Moral Damage’

Emily McWilliams, Duke Kunshan University, Jiangsu, China ‘Testimonial Injustice: Beyond Credibility Deficits’

Valentina Surace, University of Messina, Italy ‘Judith Butler and the Fiction of Gender’


Keynote: Katherine O’Donnell

‘Confessions of a Feminist Misogynist: What Do We Think About Women?’

13.15-13.30 Awarding of Maria Baghramian Prize and Close of Conference

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