Mystify: Michael Hutchence and Disability

Two of Melinda’s first posts on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY are film reviews, a review of both the depiction of (so-called) mental illness and use of blindness as metaphor in Bird Box and a review of representations of disability in Bird Box, Hush, and A Quiet Place. These reviews build upon Melinda’s earlier work on depictions of […]

MAP Bristol Conference: Postcolonial and Decolonial Reception of European Thought, University of Bristol, Jun. 6-7, 2019

Philosophers recently have become aware that there is a risk that Eurocentric biases in philosophical tradition may distort the scholarship of the broad academic theoretical work. To correct these biases — which have been critically denounced by the scholars from non-European continents — the postcolonial scholarship made an effort in deconstructing the European theoretical referents, […]

Multi-cultural Philosophy, Manchester, UK, Jul. 15-16, 2019

A conference to be held at Manchester Hall, Manchester, UK 15 – 16 JULY 2019.Organisers: Lloyd Strickland (MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY) and Crispen Sachikonye (UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER) Keynote Speakers:Professor Bryan William Van Norden (YALE-NUS COLLEGE, WUHAN UNIVERSITY, VASSAR COLLEGE)Professor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (LANCASTER UNIVERSITY) The conference will be held over two days in one meeting room at […]

Braille Transcription for Academic Materials and a New Scholarship for Disabled Students

Ohio State University’s Office of Student Life Disability Services (SLDS) now has an in-house Braille transcriber for students requesting textbook and other materials in Braille, providing a faster and more cost-effective way to serve the needs of students and university departments. SLDS’s Lisa Vogt recently became a certified Braille transcriber through the (U.S.) National Library […]

Dialogues on Disability Wants You!

Are you a disabled philosopher? Would you like to join the dozens of other dynamic and illustrious disabled philosophers I’ve interviewed in the Dialogues on Disability series that I run here on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY? If so, please contact me at s.tremain@yahoo.ca OR sltremain@gmail.com. I’m lining up and conducting interviews for the coming months!

Women in Modern Philosophy: An International Conference, Rio de Janiero State University, Jun. 17-20, 2019

Keynote speakers: ·       Ruth Hagengruber – Paderborn University ·       Marilena Chauí – University of São Paulo ·       Lisa Shapiro – Simon Fraser University ·       Ulysses Pinheiro – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ·       Sabbrina Ebbersmeyer – University of Copenhagen ·       Lia Levy – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ·       Sarah Hutton – University of York ·       Christine Lopes – Independent […]

Undergraduate Diversity Initiative for the British Society of Aesthetics Conference, Oxford, Sept. 6-8, 2019 (deadline: Jul. 1, 2019)

In an effort to increase diversity in British aesthetics and philosophy of art, the British Society of Aesthetics (BSA) is launching a new initiative to encourage UK undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider further study in the discipline. We will provide funding to a limited number of such students to attend the BSA Annual Conference, […]

Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability at Pacific APA This Thursday!

While many of you are preoccupied reading or listening to this Wednesday’s fourth-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability, Melinda and I will be en route to Vancouver for the Pacific APA where, on Thursday, from 1-4 p.m., the symposium on my book, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, will take place. The roster for the […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, Apr. 17th, at 8 a.m. EST

“I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. …  I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]