Giving Life to Politics: The Work of Adriana Cavarero

deadline for submissions: 
April 25, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
CAPPE | Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, & Ethics
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CAPPE (Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, & Ethics)University of Brighton, UK Giving Life To PoliticsThe Work of Adriana Cavarero19th June - 21st June 2017 Keynote SpeakersAdriana CavareroJudith ButlerBonnie 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•Biopolitics•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 EuropeThis 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: <>.  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: Date and Venue: 19th-21st June 2017, University of Brighton, City Centre CampusDeadline for abstract submission: 25th April 2017Conference Fee: £200 / £100 (concession/unwaged - limited places)