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The Critical Cultural Theory Group is co-hosting, together with the FNS and the Nova University of Lisbon, the 26th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society on 16-18 September 2021.

Event details of What if Truth Were a Woman? On Nietzsche, Women, and Philosophy
Start date 15 September 2021
End date 18 September 2021

What if Truth Were a Woman? On Nietzsche, Women, and Philosophy

The Critical Cultural Theory Group is co-hosting, together with the FNS and the Nova University of Lisbon, the 26th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society on 16-18 September 2021.

Nietzsche’s writings abound in references to ‘woman’ and the feminine. His predominately controversial remarks on this subject pervade in his philosophical questioning about the notions of humanity, Western culture, nihilism, modernity, life and death, nature, suffering, art and creativity, illusion, truth and philosophy itself. It is therefore not surprising that his thoughts on women and the feminine should have raised diverse, and even opposed interpretations. What is perhaps more surprising is how these issues have remained somewhat under-interpreted. In other words: there is  much more to be thought and said on this topic.
This conference addresses the mysterious, polemical and in many cases unexpected relationship that Nietzsche establishes between women and philosophical thought throughout his writings. Presenters will examine the way Nietzsche uses and thematizes the notion of ‘woman’ and the feminine (and related concepts such as motherhood, pregnancy, love, desire, difference, the representation of life and truth as a woman), the importance these concepts had for the development of his thought, and their intersection with other themes and ideas in his work. In addition, this conference considers the influence Nietzsche has had and may still be having in the development of feminist theories. The organizers therefore also invite discussions of feminist readings of Nietzsche and Nietzsche’s influence on Feminism. 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Judith Norman (Trinity University, Texas)

Paul Patton (Wuhan University)

Maria Cristina Fornari (University of Salento)

Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir (University of Iceland)

Make sure you register on time so you have access to the schedule and the pre-recorded video conferences, since parallel sessions will only be for the discussion of papers.

https://www.fns.org.uk/conference-registration-2021.html