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Giving Life to Politics | The Work of Adriana Cavarero

Organization: CAPPE | Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics
Event Date: 2017-06-19 to 2017-06-21 Abstract Due: 2017-04-25

CAPPE (Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, & Ethics)
University of Brighton, UK

Giving Life To Politics
The Work of Adriana Cavarero
19th June - 21st June 2017

Keynote Speakers
Adriana Cavarero
Judith Butler
Bonnie Honnig

Adriana Cavarero has been at the forefront of political and feminist philosophy for the past four decades. She works at the interstices of political philosophy, sexual difference theory, post-structuralism, literature and classical thought. Her books have addressed a range of themes, including feminist political philosophy, vocality, horrorism, ethics and relationality.

She has engaged in ongoing dialogue with among others Judith Butler and Bonnie Honig fellow keynote speakers at Common to all of Cavarero’s work is a concern with uniqueness, an insistence on the vulnerability of the human condition and a careful critique of western metaphysics.

We welcome papers addressing both the specific concerns arising from Cavarero’s work, as well as wider debates - in particular with Judith Butler and Bonnie Honig.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

Rethinking Metaphysics

Feminist Inclinations


Political Narratives

The Politics of Voice

The Politics of Sex and Gender

Terrorism and Horrorism

Arendt's Politics

Post-structuralism and after

Democracy and the Body Politic

Democracy and the 'Foreigner'

Delimiting Europe
This conference marks the publication of Cavarero’s most recent text Inclinations: A Critique of Rectitude (Stanford University Press, 2016).

Abstracts of up to 500 words should be submitted by no later than 25th April 2017 to Ian Sinclair: <I.A.Sinclair@brighton.ac.uk>.

There are a limited number of places at this conference.

The University of Brighton’s City Campus is in the centre of Brighton, a ten minute walk from Brighton railway station. Brighton is thirty minutes by train from Gatwick Airport and around an hour from central London. The campus is near many hotels, guest houses, restaurants, bars and pubs. Brighton and Hove is a major tourist destination in the south-east of England. Consider staying longer to see more of the city if you are able to.

For any queries please contact Ian Sinclair: I.A.Sinclair@brighton.ac.uk

Date and Venue: 19th-21st June 2017, University of Brighton, City Centre Campus
Deadline for abstract submission: 25th April 2017
Conference Fee: £200 / £100 (concession/unwaged - limited places)