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“The New Cult of Motherhood: From Rosemary’s Baby to Twilight Breaking Dawn” talk by Kelly Oliver

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“The New Cult of Motherhood: From Rosemary’s Baby to Twilight Breaking Dawn”
Dr. Kelly Oliver
W. Alton Jones Chair of Philosophy and Professor of Women’s Studies, Vanderbilt University

Friday May 10th
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm in the Jacqua Academic Center Auditorium

Kelly Oliver is one of the leading and most prolific contemporary American philosophers. She published ten monographs and edited eleven collected volumes in the last two decades. A number of Oliver’s books deal with French feminism in general (Recent French Feminism, 2004; The French Feminism Reader, 2000) and Julia Kristeva’s work in particular (Reading Kristeva, 1993; The Portable Kristeva, 2002). She is a co-editor of Feminist Interpretations of Nietzsche (1998), and author of Womanizing Nietzsche: Philosophy’s Relation to the “Feminine” (1995).

Kelly Oliver’s most recent work focuses on film representations of gender, race and sexuality (Noir Anxiety: Race, Sex and Maternity in Film Noir, 2002), women in war (Women as Weapons of War: Iraq, Sex and the Media, 2007), as well as philosophical perspectives on animality (Animal Lessons: How They Teach Us to Be Human, Columbia University Press, 2009).

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For more information about this event please contact Beata Stawarska at stawarsk@uoregon.edu



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