Giving life to politics: the work of Adriana Cavarero – University of Brighton

19th June – 21st June 2017

Keynote Speakers

Adriana Cavarero

Judith Butler

Bonnie Honig

Adriana Cavarero has been at the forefront of continental feminist philosophy for the past four decades. She works at the interstices of sexual difference theory, post-structuralism, political philosophy, literature and classical thought. Her books have addressed a range of themes, including feminist political philosophy narrativity, the voice and vocality and contemporary forms of violence. Common to all of Cavarero’s work is a concern with uniqueness, an insistence on the vulnerability of the human condition and a careful critique of western metaphysics.


Call for Papers

We welcome papers which explore these and other themes arising out of Caverero’s work, as well as her interlocutors Judith Butler and Bonnie Honig. Topics may include:

  • The Politics of Gender
  • Rethinking Metaphysics
  •  Feminist Inclinations
  •  Biopolitics
  •  Political Narratives
  • The Politics of Voice
  • Terrorism and Horrorism
  •  Arendt’s Politics
  •  Post-structuralism and after
  • Democracy and the Body Politic
  • Democracy and the ‘Foreigner’
  • Delimiting Europe

This conference also marks the publication of her most recent text Inclinations: A Critique of Rectitude (Stanford University Press, 2016).

Abstracts of up to 500 words should be submitted by no later than 25th April 2017 to Ian Sinclair: <>.

There are a limited number of places at this conference.

Please note: the conference fee does not include accommodation and, unfortunately, we are unable to offer travel grants or other forms of financial assistance. 

The University of Brighton’s City Campus is in the centre of Brighton, a ten minute walk from Brighton railway station. Brighton is thirty minutes by train from Gatwick Airport and around an hour from central London. The campus is near many hotels, guest houses, restaurants, bars and pubs. Brighton and Hove is a major tourist destination in the south-east of England. Consider staying longer to see more of the city if you are able to.
For any queries please contact Ian Sinclair:

Date and Venue: 19th-21st June 2017, University of Brighton, City Centre Campus
Deadline for abstract submission: 25th April 2017
Conference Fee: £200 / £100 (concession/unwaged – limited places)