Annual Writer in Residence Programme
Writers in Residence:
2013 To be confirmed
2012 Professor Catherine Malabou
2011 Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Cancelled)
2010 Professor Timothy Campbell
The School of Law launched an annual 'Writer in Residence' programme in 2010 enabling a three-week period of residence for a scholar who has achieved distinction in the field of critical theory to support the development of the whole or part of a major scholarly work. Funding will support work in progress of unpublished work and will cover accommodation and basic subsistence. Through meetings with PhD students and staff, recipients of the fund will work through the theoretical, empirical and methodological questions that arise in the writing process.
Expressions of interest for participation in this programme are welcomed by the School and should be sent in the first instance to Professor Patrick Hanafin, Assistant Dean for Research and Professor Peter Fitzpatrick.Law School Writers in Residence
2012: Professor Catherine Malabou. Professor Malabou will be visiting with us in the Summer term 2012, 15-31 May. Catherine Malabou is currently Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, and Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature at SUNY Buffalo. Her books include The Future of Hegel: Plasticity, Temporality, and Dialectic; What Should We Do With Our Brain; Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing; The Heidegger Change: On the Fantastic in Philosophy; and Changing Difference: The Feminine and the Question of Philosophy. Her latest work examines the political meaning of life in the wake of developments in the biological sciences. More details of this year's programme will be circulated in due course.
2011: CANCELLED Boaventura de Sousa Santos has been appointed as Writer in Residence in the School of Law for 2011 and will be conducting weekly seminars between 6 June and 2 July. As well as being appointed as Visiting Professor in the Law School, Professor de Sousa Santos has also been appointed as a BIH Fellow from October 2010 to May 2011.
Professor de Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra (Portugal), Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick. He has published widely on globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, democracy, and human rights in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French and German.
2010: Professor Timothy Campbell, Associate Professor of Italian in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell. During his time in residence (May-June 2010) he conducted a series of workshops, seminars and masterclasses with graduate students and faculty on biopolitics and post-colonialism, and on grace and Italian neo-realism.
Report on Writer in Residence 2010