Feminism, Materialism, Critical Theory:

A Symposium to Celebrate and Engage with the Work of Gillian Howie

The University of Liverpool and SWIP UK are pleased to announce this one-day symposium, to be held at the University of Liverpool on Monday 16th December 2013, with a drinks reception and dinner in the evening.  

Speakers will include:

  • Christine Battersby
  • Kimberly Hutchings
  • Stella Sandford
  • Margrit Shildrick
  • Alison Stone  

Gill Howie was a long-standing member of SWIP, and taught philosophy at the University of Liverpool from 1995-2013. Her research interests were extremely wide-ranging, including: Feminist materialisms;Critical theory, especially the thought of Theodor Adorno; Existentialism, especially the thought of Jean Paul Sartre; Feminist theologies and spiritualities, especially the thought of Luce Irigaray   Her most recent monograph, Between Feminism and Materialism: a Question of Method (Palgrave 2010), covers a huge amount of philosophical ground, with chapters on ‘Production’, ‘Objectivity’, ‘Reason’, Essentialism’, ‘Identity’, ‘Non-Identity’, 'Sex and Gender’ and ‘Patriarchy’.  

To register interest or make further enquiries, please email Victoria Browne

To find out more about Professor Howie’s publications, see her profile and see her lecture on the philosophical significance of life-limiting illness


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