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Mary Beth Mader

Professor Mader (PhD, University of Texas) joined the department in 2000. She also holds a BA from Smith College. Her research and teaching interests include twentieth-century continental philosophy, feminist theory, and ethics.

Dr. Mary Beth Mader will visit Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, May 10-20, 2015 on an Erasmus Mundus Europhilosophie Master's Visiting Scholar Fellowship. She will teach feminist readings of Derrida on Nietzsche in the Master's seminar, "Introduction to Jacques Derrida." She was Visiting Professor at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, as a part of the Erasmus Mundus-Europhilosophie Master's Program. With Prof. Anne Gléonec,​ she co-taught an intensive graduate course on Foucault's Biopolitics from November 1-10, 2014.

Dr. Mader serves as Graduate Admissions Director.

Curriculum vitae

Selected Publications

"Whence Intensity?: Deleuze and the Revival of a Concept." In Deleuze and Metaphysics. Eds. Alain Beaulieu, Ed Kazarian, Julia Sushytska. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield (forthcoming). PREPRINT AVAILABLE HERE.
"Being Genealogical: Tragic Necessity in Sophocles' Antigone," In The Returns of Antigone, Eds. Tina Chanter and Sean Kirkland, Albany: State University of New York Press (forthcoming).
"Luce Irigaray and Anthropological Thought." In Philosophy after Irigaray: Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the Luce Irigaray Circle from 2nd Annual Meeting of the Luce Irigaray Circle, SUNY- Stony Brook, September 8, 2008. (Albany: State University of New York, 2012) Eds. Mary Rawlinson, Sara McNamara (forthcoming).

"Knowledge," in The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon. Eds., Leonard Lawlor and John Nale. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, 226-235.

Sleights of Reason: Norm, Bisexuality, Development (SUNY Press, 2011) (Gender Theory Series, ed. Tina Chanter).

“Modern Living and Vital Race: Foucault and the Science of Life,” Foucault Studies 12 (2011): 97-112.

"Foucault's 'Metabody'," Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, vol. 7, iss. 2 (special issue on approaches to bioethics that draw on Continental philosophy, ed. Catherine Mills) (2010): 187-203.

"Luce Irigaray," in History of Continental Philosophy, vol. 6, ed. Alan Schrift (Durham: Acumen Press, 2010): 337-57.

Editor, Southern Journal of Philosophy 48, Spindel Supplement (2010), "The Sexes of Evolution: Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy and Evolutionary Theory."

"Foucault and Social Measure," Journal of French Philosophy, 17.1 (2007): 1-25.

“Antigone’s Line,” Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française (Journal of French Philosophy), 15.1 (2005): 18-40; reprinted in Feminist Interpretations of Antigone, ed. Fanny Söderback (SUNY Press, forthcoming).

Recent & Upcoming Presentations

Author-Meets-Critics Session: John Protevi, Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences (Minnesota University Press, 2013). Eastern American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2014.

Invited Paper TBA, Philosophy and the Life Sciences Conference, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Philosophy, Prague, Czech Republic, November 2014.

Invited Paper TBA, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, London, England, October 30, 2014.

“The Regularities of the Statement: Deleuze on Archaeology of Knowledge,” 14th Annual Foucault Circle Meeting, University of Malmö, Malmö, Sweden, June 5-8, 2014.

Invited Paper, Panel: “Deleuze’s Foucault Lectures,” Pacific American Philosophical Association Meeting, San Diego, CA., April 16-20, 2014.

Contact Details
Professor of Philosophy
Office: 121 Clement Hall
Phone: 901-678-4526
Fax: 901-678-4365
Email: mmader<at>memphis<dot>edu

Office Hours (Spring 2015): None.

Visiting Researcher at L'institut d'études politiques de Paris ("Sciences Po Paris"). Please contact me by email at mmader<at>memphis<dot>edu. I'll be happy to arrange to speak with you by phone or videoconference.

Listen to a podcast of Professor Mader's lecture "Whence Intensity: Deleuze and the Revival of a Concept," at Kingston University (Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy).

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