CFP: Women’s Bodies, Society for Women in Philosophy, Dublin

Feminist Philosophers

Call for Abstracts
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 studies, medical humanities, and politics. Traditional concepts such as sex and gender have also come under scrutiny outside of the academy, where feminists and LGBT activists have drawn attention to the conceptualisation of the body in social and political milieus.

Given this widespread appeal of theorisations on the body, the Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland is organising a conference on the topic of Women’s Bodies. Papers might address, but are not limited to, the philosophical considerations arising from the following topics:

–       biological and social constructions…

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