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Graduate Colloquium Series

Held on Fridays at 2:30pm in Watson 341, the colloquia provide a venue to share in the rich and diverse studies of our fellow graduate students in a more relaxed setting. It is a great opportunity to gain experience presenting, to share and receive feedback on your work, and to test new ideas among those not necessarily acquainted with your specific field of study in an amicable setting.

Coordinator: Kate Lawson


Date Topic Presenter
September 28 Fair-weather liberalism: scarcity and rationing Jared Houston
October 5 Margaret Atwood and a Feminist Aesthetics of the Small Screen Kate Lawson
October 12 What does it mean to have a right against climate change related risks? Eike Düvel
October 19 Postmodernism, Feminism, Hysteria Marie Gojmerac
November 2 Moral Perception and Particularism Jacqueline Maxwell 
November 9 Spinoza’s Eternalist Conception of Time Adam Schipper
November 16 Epictetus' Moral Psychology Michael Tremblay
November 23 Deconstructing Ecological Grief and Climate Change Activism Alisha Sharma
November 30 The Unimaginable in Abolitionist Praxis Timothy Skulstad-Brown
December 7 David Hume and Peter Kropotkin: A Comparison of Accounts of Human Sociability Stephanie Smith
January 11 Spinoza, Nietzsche, Bataille: Humility and Humiliation Between Human and Animal Nature Andrew Lopez
January 18 Iris Murdoch and the Behaviourists; Thinking, Language, and Ambiguity Lesley Jamieson
January 25 Simone Weil’s Environmental Ethics in Gravity and Grace: Ecological Surrealism in the Absence of Nature and God Kate Lawson
February 1 Liberty & the Market Thomas Hipkin
February 15 Understanding Settler-Colonial Fascism with Deleuze and Guattari Dallas Jokic
March 1 Nietzsche, the Stoics, and Spiritual Therapy Joe Breidenstein
March 8 Transformation and the Critical Attitude in Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics Derek Beamer
March 15 Problems with David Lewis’s Extreme Modal Realism Curtis Miller
March 22 Socialization and its Discontents Ryan Wilcox
March 29 Bartolomé de las Casas and the Spanish Conquest Jo Chalupiak
April 5 Social Imagination and Analysis Timothy Skulstad-Brown