Reading Group: Liberating Anger, Embodying Knowledge

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
182 Millett (COLA Small Conference Room)
Current Students

Join Women’s History Month Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Jennifer McWeeny for this small group discussion of her 2010 Hypatia article, “Liberating Anger, Embodying Knowledge: A Comparative Study of María Lugones and Zen Master Hakuin.” The article “strengthens the theoretical ground of feminist analyses of anger by explaining how the angers of the oppressed are ways of knowing. Relying on insights created through the juxtaposition of Latina feminism and Zen Buddhism, [Dr. McWeeny] argue[s] that these angers are special kinds of embodied perceptions that surface when there is a profound lack of fit between a particular bodily orientation and its framing world of sense. As openings to alternative sensibilities, these angers are transformative, liberatory, and deeply epistemological” (from the article’s abstract). Registration required; spaces are limited for this event. Lunch is provided.

Dr. Jennifer McWeeny is an associate professor of philosophy at John Carroll University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and has special interest in epistemology, French phenomenology, feminist philosophy, early modern philosophy, and Asian and comparative philosophy. During her three day residency, Dr. McWeeny will participate in multiple events with the campus community.

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