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Levinas and the Maternal Psyche: How Feminist Theory Informs Our Encounter with the Other (Sat., Nov. 10th)

Okay, so maybe not everyone geeks out over the intersection of French philosophy, feminist theory and existential psychology, but for those who do, well I’ve got great news for you!  On November 10th, at Seattle University, you can hear Professor Claire Katz, an awesome philosopher from Texas A&M, speak on “Levinas and the Maternal Psyche: How Feminist Theory Informs our Encounter with the Other.”

Katz focuses her scholarship on feminist theory, philosophy of religion, philosophy of education, and Emmanuel Levinas. Emmanuel Levinas, a 20th century French philosopher and Talmudic scholar, emphasized personal ethical responsibility to others as the starting point and primary focus for philosophy. He died in Paris in 1995.

Katz will speak at 10am, Saturday, Nov. 10th, while the rest of the conference takes place from November 9 -11 on the Seattle University campus. The complete schedule and registration information is available at this link.

The Levinas Seminar is held annually by the Psychology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University. In addition to a broad undergraduate program, the college offers 7 master’s degrees, including an M.A. in Psychology based on the existential, phenomenological, therapeutic approach.

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She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.
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