Programme: Saturday, June 7th 2008



Tea / Coffee


10:30 –12:00

Session 4
Embodied Ethics

Chair: Dermot Moran, UCD Philosophy  



Institutional Affiliation

Talk Title

Mette Lebech

National University of
Ireland, Maynooth
Stein's Phenomenology of the Body: The Construction of the Human Being Between Description of Experience and Social Construction

Eva Maria Korsisaari

University of Helsinki,

The Touch of the Caress: Luce Irigaray and Eugene Guillevic on Love, Intercorporeality and Ethics

Hugh Cummins

University College Dublin

The Ontological Body and the Ethical Body: Levinas's Reading of Merleau-Ponty
12:00 – 1:00


Catered by Insomnia Café


1:00 – 2:30

Session 5
Gender and Feminism
Chair: Prof. Gail Weiss, George Washington University


Institutional Affiliation

Talk Title

Ann Cahill

Elon University, USA

Feeling Bodies: Material Intersubjectivity
and the Problem of Objectification

Marta Diaz

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Islamic Journeys of the Soul expressed in European Female Bodies: Religious Conversion as Bodily Enactments

Lanei Rodemeyer

Duquesne University, USA From the Diaries of Lou Sullivan: Intersubjective Discourse and the Intersection of Embodiment

2:30 – 3:00

Tea / Coffee Break


3:00 – 4:00

Keynote Speaker
Prof. Gail Weiss, George Washington University

“Intertwined Identities: Challenges to Bodily Autonomy”
Chair: Prof. Stephen Mennell, UCD Sociology



Closing Remarks
Dr. Tim Mooney, UCD Philosophy



Courtyard Restaurant, Donnybrook