This year's Ann Palmeri Memorial lecture, “Categories in Distress,” will be given as part of Women's History Month.
March 6, 2003 GENEVA, N.Y.— Marilyn Frye will deliver the Ann Palmeri Memorial Lecture on Philosophy and Feminism at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The title of the lecture is “Categories in Distress: on Feminist Anxieties about 'Woman'”.
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 given in memory of Ann Palmeri, a feminist philosopher who taught at the Colleges in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and who died tragically at a young age. It is free and open to the public.