06/12 – Intersections: Feminist Care Ethics and Disability Studies

Philosophies of Difference & PHI Research Group (Deakin) present INTERSECTIONS: FEMINIST CARE ETHICS AND DISABILITY STUDIES Guest Lecturer – Distinguished Prof. Eva Kittay (Stony Brook University, USA) Respondents – Dr. Mariko Konishi (Osaka University, Japan) and Dr. Martin Leckey (University of Melbourne) Abstract ‘Care and Disability’  A number of prominent disability scholars and activists have worked to free […]

05/12 – Manus Prison Theory: Engaging with the Thought of Behrouz Boochani

  Since 2013, the Kurdish writer and artist Behrouz Boochani has been incarcerated on Manus Island by Australia’s immigration detention industry. In his recent book, No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison, Boochani argues that ‘Manus Prison Theory’ or the ‘Kyriarchal System’ is foundational to the Australian state. This seminar explores this idea with […]

29/11: A Panel on Trans + Queer Theory @RMIT City Campus

Philosophies of Difference Seminar Thursday 29th November 2018 2:00-4:30pm RMIT CITY CAMPUS Building 80 Level 10 Room 17     A Panel on Trans and Queer Theory     ABSTRACTS “The Queer Rituals of Neoliberalism”  Yannik Thiem (Villanova University) With the rise of neoliberalism, identities have also become more fluid and the practices and meanings of identifications […]

In Relation to Indigenous Sovereignty – Seminars in August

The Philosophies of Difference group are delighted to announced that there will be two PoD seminars in August in relation to Indigenous Sovereignty: WEDNESDAY 1/08/18 6-7:30pm Mark McMillan (RMIT) & Juliet Rogers (Melbourne): Beyond Refusal: White Fragility and Preemptive White Trauma WEDNESDAY 8/08/18 6-7:30pm Peter West (RMIT): The ‘lean in’ and ‘lean out’ on sovereignty. Reflections on […]

In Relation to Indigenous Sovereignty – seminars in May-June

Please join us for 2 seminars in May-June 2018. All are welcome! In Relation to Indigenous Sovereignty SEMINAR 1:  TUESDAY 29/5/18, 6PM-7:30PM The hypothetical nation: Indigenous sovereignty and white Australian philosophy Toula Nicolacopoulos (La Trobe) and George Vassilacopoulos (La Trobe) Suggested reading: Indigenous Sovereignty and the Being of the Occupier <http://re-press.org/book-files/9780980819717-The_Being_of_the_Occupier.pdf&gt;   SEMINAR 2:  TUESDAY […]