Lanei Rodemeyer


Lanei Rodemeyer is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, PA (USA). She has published one book on Husserl's phenomenology of inner time-consciousness, entitled Intersubjective Temporality: It's About Time, wherein she argues an intersection of temporalizing consciousness and the structures of intersubjectivity in Husserl's work. She is currently working on her second book which integrates the edited diaries of a male-to-female transsexual, Lou Sullivan, with her own analysis of the body's relation with the discourses that surround it, including the body's own voice as part of, or trying to resonate with, those discourses.


"From the Diaries of Lou Sullivan: Intersubjective Discourse and the Intersection of Embodiment"

For this paper, I refer to the diaries of Lou Sullivan, a female-to-male transsexual, as a basis for my analyses of the intersection of his embodied experiences with the intersubjective discourses within which he lived. I argue that, as seen through Sullivan's experiences, the body is not simply experienced through the medium of intersubjective discourse, but rather, that the body contributes to that discourse as we try to write the narratives of our own identity. Ultimately, I argue, the "voice" of one's own embodied being seeks a resonance between discourse and the body.