Draft of the programme for the conference “Thinking Love” University of Bristol 9th to 11th of June 2016

9th of June

From 10:00 to 12:00 am:

– Visit to the Botanical garden with comments by the responsible of the site on love of some flowers and amorous relations between insects and flowers.

At 12:30 pm:

– Lunch.

At 2:00 pm:

– Welcome coffee with registration of the new arrivals.

From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm:

– Some words of welcome by Maria Fannin;

– Luce Irigaray (CNRS Paris): Giving Life;

– Lisa Watrous (Arisona State University): Labouring Love.

At 5:00 pm:

– Coffee break.

From 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm:

– Sinith Sittirak (University of Bangkok): Reading Love, Reading Silence; Re-reading the life of Grasroots’ Writing and Fighting for Land Rights in Thailand (1963-2004);

– Andrea Wheeler (Iowa State University): Building Energy, Building Love, Building a Living Architecture.

At 7:00 pm:

– Dinner.

10th of June

From 9:30 am to 11:00 am:

– Maria Fannin (University of Bristol): Immunity as Love: Relations Between Others during pregnancy;

– Randolph Dible (University of Stony Brook): Woman, an Umbilical Unbiblical Genesis.

From 11:00 am to 11:30 am:

– Coffee break.

From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm:

– Katrina Mitcheson (University of the West of England): Louise Bourgeois: Ambivalence and Family;

– Jennifer Carter (University of Stony Brook): Rethinking Generational Relations through Touch.

1:00 pm:

– Lunch.

From 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm:

– Presentation with comments on words and drawings of girls and boys by Luce Irigaray and Jennifer Carter;

– Tanja Staehler made a little film in which her three sons express themselves about sexuation and sexuality and the girls will be invited to react to their words;

– Maria Fannin will organize a visit to a farm situated in a popular area of Bristol where they offer many activities for children. A tea break or a dinner will take place there.

11th of June
From 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (with a coffee break at 11:00am):

– Presentation and Suggestions for a Updated Plato’s Symposium;

– Laura Roberts (University of Queensland): A Revolution of Love: Thinking through a Dialectic that Is Not One;

– Tanja Staeler (University of Sussex): Parental Love beyond Teleology;

– MahonO’Brien (University of Sussex): Socrates: the Unerotic Philosopher;

– Luce Irigaray (CNRS Paris): Giving Birth to one another through Love;

– With shorter interventions by Andrea Wheeler, Jennifer Carter, Lisa Watrous.

At 1:00 pm:

– Lunch.

From 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm:

– Walk and activities in Ashton Court Park, in particular in the rose garden.

The location of the conference is Wills Memorial Hall, Coutts Lecture Theatre Room 3.31, University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK.

Luce Irigaray International Seminar 2016 – registration

Dates of Event
12th June 2016 – 18th June 2016
Last Booking Date for this Event
12th June 2016
Places Available
Link to seminar registration: here


The location of the seminar: the Southwest Doctoral Training Centre, University of Bristol, 1 Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 1TZ, UK.

The address of the hotel where participants will stay: The Clifton Hotel, St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1LX, UK


Since 2003, Luce Irigaray has held a seminar with researchers doing their PhD on her work. This way, they have the opportunity to receive personal teaching from Luce Irigaray and to exchange ideas, methods and experiences between them. The seminar was welcomed by the University of Nottingham during the first three years (see Luce Irigaray: Teaching edited by Luce Irigaray with Mary Green, Continuum, London & New York, 2008) by the University of Liverpool the fourth year, by Queen Mary, University of London, the fifth year, by the Goodenough College of London the sixth year, by the University of Nottingham the seventh year; it was co-hosted by the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol the eighth year and hosted by the University of Bristol the ninth, tenth and eleventh years. The seminar will take place at the University of Bristol in 2016.

Call for participants – Event at University of Bristol with Michael Marder, Judith Still and Luce Irigaray

On 30th October 2014, a meeting around Sharing the World will take place at the University of Bristol (UK). After a talk by Michael Marder, Judith Still and Luce Irigaray, a round table will take place in which you can give a 5 minute talk about Sharing the World, followed by questions to one or more of the main speakers. If you have previously participated in the Luce Irigaray International Seminar, you can give a 5 minute talk in the round table session.

If you want to present a 5 minute talk in this one day meeting, please contact Luce Irigaray with a short proposal, preferably at her postal address: 15 rue Lakanal, Paris, 75015, France. Proposals should be sent to Luce Irigaray by 10th October 2014.

(If you are far away and the post will not work, you may use towardthinking@gmail.com).

If you want only to attend the meeting without participating, please ask for details from the School of Geography at the University of Bristol.

In the evening of 31st October 2014, an informal meeting will take place between people who want to participate in a research network with their university or research centre. This network will aim to sustain the annual seminar held by Luce Irigaray for young researchers who do their PhD on her work, and organise conferences and other seminars.

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International Conference Update

International Conference

Ethical Perspectives Following Luce Irigaray

Warwick Business School,

The University of Warwick, UK,

18th-19th June 2014

Organized by Luce Irigaray in collaboration with Professor Marianna Fotaki at The Warwick Business School, with the support of Leverhulme Trust for Luce Irigaray as Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol

The conference will happen on 18 and 19 June – with a doctoral workshop on 17th June in the afternoon.

The general theme is Ethical Perspectives Following Luce Irigaray including sessions on philosophy, spirituality, politics and art.

Professor Luce Irigaray will give a talk ‘The Ethical Responsibility of Thought Today’ on the 18th June at 17.00 followed by a book signing, drinks reception and the gala dinner.

Proposal for talks are invited from researchers who have participated in the past seminars held by Luce Irigaray, and must be sent to her postal address 15 Rue Lakanal, Paris 75015.

The conference will take place at the Warwick Business School, M2 University of Warwick Campus.

The registration includes all meals (including gala dinner) and will be £120 for the 2-day conference for staff and £60 for students and unwaged.

Accommodation for a limited number of participants (hotel room and breakfast on campus) is available at Radcliffe at a special rate of £72.50 per night.

For further information please contact Luce Irigaray at the above address or refer to www.workingwithluceirigaray.com or ethicsfollowingirigaray@gmail.com

The programme will be available by the end of May 2014.

To register and to book a room, please send an email to: ethicsfollowingirigaray@gmail.com indicating the number of nights (the cost is £72.50 for a room & breakfast).

TO PAY FOR YOUR ACCOMMODATION AND REGISTRATION PLEASE FOLLOW: http://www.wbs.ac.uk/events/view/4469. The deadline for registration and accommodation is 4th of June 2014.

The deadline for attending the conference ONLY (without accommodation) is 13th June:

  • 2 day conference 18-19th June (including a 3-course gala dinner with drinks) = £120 for staff and £60 for students and unwaged
  • 1 day conference on the 18th June (including a 3-course gala dinner with drinks) = £80 for staff and £40 for students and unwaged
  • 1 day conference on the 18th June (without the gala dinner) = £30 for all.

To register for the conference only, contact ethicsfollowingirigaray@gmail.com

TO PAY FOR YOUR REGISTRATION PLEASE FOLLOW:http://www.wbs.ac.uk/events/view/4469

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One Day Event with Luce Irigaray

We are pleased to announce a one-day-event with Luce Irigaray on Friday 07 June 2013 at the Institute of Advanced Study, Millburn House, University of Warwick Science Park.

Thanks to support from the French Embassy in London, the Institute of Advanced Study, the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, and the Departments of English and History at the University of Warwick, the participation in this event is free of charge, but registration is essential. Please register as soon as possible, as the number of places is limited.

Provisional Programme:

11am-12:   Introductory Workshop
A brief introduction to Luce Irigaray’s work by Katharina Karcher (no previous knowledge or preparation required)

2.30pm:   Talk by Luce Irigaray
Luce Irigaray’s talk ‘Could feminine values help to save our world?’ will develop some of the ideas in her new book In the Beginning, She Was (published by Bloomsbury in 2013). After the talk, there will be an opportunity to buy the book, and to get it signed by Luce Irigaray.

5pm:         Roundtable with Luce Irigaray
The day will conclude with a roundtable in which postgraduate students and academic staff who draw on Luce Irigaray’s work will share ideas and discuss their research.

If you want to register for one or more of the events or would like to receive further information, contact Katharina Karcher K.Karcher@warwick.ac.uk