2024 Anderson Fellows Philosophy Lecture: “Rebels, Romantics, and Revolutionaries: The Radical Legacy of Nineteenth-Century Women Philosophers”
Anderson Fellows Lecture | Rebels, Romantics, and Revolutionaries: The Radical Legacy of Nineteenth-Century Women Philosophers
Prof. Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University) | 30 October, 5:30pm doors for 6:00pm start
Rebels, romantics, and revolutionaries – the women in nineteenth-century philosophy were ready to cause trouble. In this presentation, Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University) examines the often-overlooked works of women in this period and beyond. She shows how these women, who were at the time excluded from academia, established a philosophical platform of their own, one that challenged the status quo of the dominant academic discourse. As she retells the history of modern philosophy, there is room for the well-known figures of Kant, Hegel, Marx, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche, but also Germaine de Staël, Karoline von Günderrode, Bettina Brentano von Arnim, Hedwig Dohm, Anna Julia Cooper, Clara Zetkin, Rosa Luxemburg, and others.
Anderson Fellowships are bestowed through a bequest of the estate of John Anderson (1893-1962), an influential Australian philosopher and Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney from 1927 to 1958. They fund travel to the University of Sydney for up to two distinguished fellows in philosophy each year with the aim of promoting collaboration between members of the philosophy department and leading researchers around the world.
About the speaker:
Kristin Gjesdal is professor of philosophy at Temple University. Her scholarship covers modern European philosophy. Her monographs include Gadamer and the Legacy of German Idealism (CUP 2009), Herder’s Hermeneutics (CUP 2017/2019), and The Drama of History: Ibsen, Hegel, Nietzsche (OUP 2021). With Dalia Nassar (Sydney), she is the co-editor of Women Philosophers in the Long Nineteenth Century: The German Tradition and the forthcoming The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Women Philosophers in the German Tradition. Kristin Gjesdal’s present work includes a study of nineteenth-century women philosophers, preliminary entitled “Unruly Women,” a short monograph on Germaine de Staël (under contract with CUP) and a more focused study of Staël’s theory of selfhood (under contract with OUP).
To be held on Campus at the Chau Chak Wing Museum. All welcome. Please click here for CCW map.
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Please join us after the Lecture at Sounds Café at the Museum.