The Body Figures the Denial of Matter of the Polis

Please join us this week for a talk by Dr. Emily Parker, ‘The Body Figures the Denial of Matter of the Polis.’ A flyer with full information is attached. Dr. Parker is a long time friend of the WGS program, and we are delighted to host her for this event.

The talk will take place on Wednesday, March 30th at 4:15pm (EDT). The event will be run in a hybrid format—either in person in Gilman 17 on JHU’s Homewood campus, or via Zoom. All are welcome! For those who wish to join remotely, you can receive Zoom details by emailing [email protected].

Please, share information about the event with those who may be interested, but refrain from circulating the Zoom details publicly, so we can avoid disruptions. If you know anyone who would like to be kept appraised of this or future events, have them email [email protected] to be added to this listserv.

  • Dr. Emily Parker is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Towson University. She is the author of Elemental Difference and the Climate of the Body (Oxford 2021), and co-editor of Differences: Rereading Beauvoir and Irigaray (Oxford 2017). Elemental Difference and the Climate of the Body engages with a diverse body of contemporary thinkers—including Fanon, Irigaray, Latour, and Wynter—in order to interrogate the way in which the polis separates the political from the ecological, and divides its subjects into ‘genres’ of body. Dr. Parker’s work on contemporary francophone and feminist philosophy has appeared in a wide variety of journals, including philoSOPHIA, the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, English Language Notes, Political Theory, and Hypatia.