Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, September 16th, at 8 am 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 […]

CFP: Representations of Disability in Science Fiction (deadline: Oct. 1, 2020)

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals for a forthcoming scholarly volume on representations of disability in science fiction, a peer-reviewed collection of essays that will examine how disability identity and experience have been shaped through the science fiction genre. Science fiction texts—defined broadly to include written text as well as newer media—typically grapple with concepts […]

Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change (December 2020)

Jonathan Wolff (Oxford) and I will be running an online conference in December, over three consecutive weekday afternoons (U.K. time), on the theme of “Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change.” The full conference program, which will comprise the hottest names in philosophy of disability and provide details about dates and times, will be posted on BIOPOLITICAL […]

New Journal: Indian Journal of Critical Disability Studies (deadline for inaugural issue: Oct. 15, 2020)

I am pleased to be a member of the editorial board of this new interdisciplinary journal. The Indian Journal of Critical Disability Studies (InJCDS) is an open-source, online, international peer-reviewed journal published twice a year (January and July). InJCDS focusses on bringing forth original research on disability issues that emerge from examining both the political and the personal […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Emily R. Douglas

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the fifty-eighth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers […]

CFP: Phenomenology and Its Worlds: Critical and Applied Phenomenologies, Villanova, Mar. 27-28, 2020 (deadline: Dec. 15, 2019)

Featuring Keynote Addresses by Alia Al-Saji (McGill University) and Megan Craig (Stony Brook University) Phenomenology takes “the world” as one of its central themes. It is variously conceived as the intersubjective horizon of all experience, as the environment which surrounds and envelopes consciousness, and as the flesh into which bodies are interwoven. Yet, these conceptions are consistently interrogated by […]

CFP: Routledge Companion to Art and Disability (deadline: Dec. 15, 2019)

The editors of The Routledge Companion to Art and Disability seekproposals for a peer-reviewed volume of essays that approach art from acritical disability studies perspective. Throughout history many artistseither had disabilities themselves, included representations of disabilityin their work, or explored an aesthetics of disability, but theconstruction of dis/ability in the history of art has not […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, November 20th 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 […]

The Bioethics of Enhancement – Now In Paperback!

Melinda’s book, The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics, is now available in paperback and will be on display at SPEP! Here is a description of the book: In a critical intervention into the bioethics debate over human enhancement, philosopher Melinda Hall tackles the claim that the expansion and development of human capacities is […]

CFP: Intellectual Ability and Disability: New Questions for Philosophy of Education (deadline: Dec. 1, 2019)*

Special Issue of Philosophical Inquiry in Education (PIE)Co-edited by Ashley Taylor (Colgate University) and Kevin McDonough (McGill University) Intellectual Ability and Disability: New Questions for Philosophy of Education Although philosophy and disability studies have often been regarded as disparate fields, philosophers have become increasingly interested in applying the insights from disability studies scholarship and activism to debates […]