The annual Ann Palmeri Memorial Lecture on Philososphy and Feminism will be given this year by Marilyn Frye, professor of philosophy at Michigan State University. She will speak on “Categories in Distress” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, in the Sanford Room.
Ann Palmeri was a feminist philosopher who taught at Hobart and William Smith in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She died of cancer when she was in her 30s, and has been commemorated with this lecture since then.
Frye, a professor of philosophy at Michigan State University, conducts research on the feminist philosophy of language and metaphysics, social categories, and feminist theory. She holds a bachelor's from Stanford University and a doctoral degree from Cornell University. Her publications include the books “The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory” and “Willful Virgin: Essays in Feminism”.
The lecture, co-sponsored by the philosophy department, the women's studies program, and the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, is free and open to the public.