Society for Disability Studies 2013

Looking forward to this year’s SDS meeting, held in Orlando this week! Events begin on Wednesday, and I will present a paper about transhumanism and disability rights on Thursday afternoon. Check out the whole program


women in philosophy – when do they disappear?

I’ll definitely be thinking of the findings connected with this study while planning and executing my Intro to Phil courses this fall.

“Adleberg and Thompson noted that we don’t know exactly why women leave philosophy, but thanks to SPP-supported research by Molly Paxton, Carrie Figdor and Valerie Tiberius, we have some idea of when: the biggest drop in the proportion of women in the philosophy pipeline seems to be from enrollment in an introductory philosophy class to becoming a philosophy major. At Georgia State, for example, women make up about 55 percent of Introduction to Philosophy students but only around 33 percent of philosophy majors.”

Read more: Tania Lombrozo, “Name Five Women in Philosophy. Bet You Can’t.”

Kelly Oliver’s Technologies of Life and Death – out now!

Kelly Oliver’s new book, Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment, is out now with Oxford University Press.

The book takes a Derridean approach to questions raised by new technologies, including reproductive technologies and techniques of capital punishment. Oliver resists and complicates the misleading binaries of chance and choice, sex, nature and nurture, death and life, and other dualisms at play in typical discussions of these technologies.

Read more about it here!

Kelly's book cover

new entry on Disability and Justice, SEP

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy recently published a new entry entitled “Disability and Justice” co-authored by David Wasserman, Adrienne Asch, Jeffrey Blustein and Daniel Putnam. It includes all kinds of important information and insights, including discussions of models of disability and disability identity.

Find it here.

JFFP publishes new issue on Kristeva


Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy
Vol 21, No 1 (2013)
Table of Contents

Stockholm: Going Beyond the Human through Dance (1-12)
Julia Kristeva

Kristeva’s Sadomasochistic Subject and the Sublimation of Violence (13-26)
Kelly Oliver

Julia Kristeva and the Politics of Life (27-42)
Sarah K. Hansen

Narrative Ethics and Vulnerability:  Kristeva and Ricoeur on Interdependence
Elizabeth Purcell

On Kristeva’s Fiction (60-82)
Benigno Trigo

Julia Kristeva’s Voyage in the Thérèsian Continent: The Malady of Love and
the Enigma of an Incarnated, Shareable, Smiling Imaginary (83-104)
Maria Margaroni

Kristeva’s Thérèse:  Mysticism and Modernism (105-115)
Carol Mastrangelo Bové

Julia Kristeva’s The Severed Head (116-119)
Pleshette DeArmitt

Kenosis, Economy, Inscription (120-126)
Elaine Miller

Keeping it Intimate: A Meditation on the Power of Horror (127-131)
Sara Beardsworth

Hume’s Correlationism: On Meillassoux, Necessity and Belief (132-160)
Paul O’Mahoney

Review Essays
Review Essay: Daniel W. Smith, Essays on Deleuze (161-172)
Kenneth Noe

Review Essay:  Ann Murphy, Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary
Erinn Gilson

Review Essay: Suzanne Césaire, The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent
(1941-1945) (183-192)
Chike Jeffers

Book Review: Julia Kristeva, The Severed Head: Capital Visions (193-195)
Matthew R McLennan

Book Review: Tamsin Jones, A Genealogy of Marion’s Philosophy of Religion:
Apparent Darkness (196-198)
N. N. Trakakis

Book Review: Benoît Peeters, Derrida: A Biography (199-204)
John Thomas Brittingham

Scott Davidson and John E. Drabinski, co-editors
Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy