Thursday February 6
Colloquium with Dwayne Tunstall
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Non-Peirce Editor, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
Co-editor, APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience
Executive Director, Philosophy Born of Struggle
Secretary, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy at Grand Valley State University
“Idealism in Black: Reclaiming William H. Ferris’s Idealism and Philosophy of History”
Contact: Erin McKenna
On January 30, Philosophy Graduate Student Jane Nam will present a noon talk entitled, “Escape the Corset: Radical Korean Feminism.” Nam received a 2019-20 graduate student research award for her work from the Center for the Study of Women in Society. The talk will be held 12-1:30 p.m. in the CSWS Jane Grant Room, 330 Hendricks Hall, 1408 University Street.
South Korea is often deemed the beauty capital of the world, as the cosmetic surgery hub and home to one of the largest beauty industries in the world. The faces of female K-pop idols and K-drama celebrities have come to symbolize the K-beauty standard: perfection.
Beginning in the summer of 2018, however, young Korean women began posting pictures of themselves on social media, with shaved heads, androgynous clothing, and smashed makeup products. “Why do I want to be pretty?” “Do I want to be pretty?” These are the questions young women are asking themselves as they partake in what they call, the Escape-the-Corset Movement, or Tal-Corset (in Korean). The goal? Freedom to be human, and not “woman.”
Nam connected with over fifty women following the #escapethecorset movement. Her research brings to light, the strength, intelligence, and courage of Korean women who have demonstrated not just their potential but also a capacity for activism through concrete acts of feminism.
More upcoming Center for the Study of Women in Society events can be found on the CSWS Events page.
Thursday January 16
Colloquium Panel I: Environmental Philosophy
*Nicolae Morar / Barbara Muraca
*Rebekah Sinclair (poststructuralism, animal studies, deconstruction)
*David Craig Baumeister (ethics, environmental philosophy, Kant)
Contact: Panel I Coordinator & Moderator Barbara Muraca
Thursday-Saturday October 3-5
14th Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics
Keynotes by Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University) Charles Scott (Penn State) James Risser (Seattle University)
- Thursday October 3, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
EMU Miller Room
- Friday October 4, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Knight Library Browsing Room 106
- Saturday October 5, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Lounge (SCH 111)
- Saturday October 5, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Knight Library Browsing Room 106
The Oregon Humanities Center’s second Wine Chat will feature biologist Brendan Bohannan and philosopher Nicolae Morar. Their talk, “Thinking about the Human Microbiome: From Concepts to Therapy and Human Nature,” will take place on Thursday, October 10th at 6 p.m. at Civic Wines and Winery, 50 E. 11th Ave. in Eugene.
Doctoral Candidate Paria Akbar Akhgari will defend her dissertation “Feminism, Secularism, and the (Im)possibilities of an Islamic Feminism” on Wednesday July 31 at 9:00am in the Philosophy Department Conference Room (250C Susan Campbell Hall) on the University of Oregon campus.
This Defense is free of charge and open to the public.