Author Carol Adams to Speak at Conference

April 8th, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

Carol Adams

Feminist and animal rights advocate Carol Adams will be the keynote speaker at the 18th annual SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference from April 12-13 in the college’s Morris Conference Center.

Adams will give a lecture titled “Bearing the Word: A Natural History of Becoming a Feminist-Vegan Theorist in Upstate New York” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12. Her talk—and the more than 30 student presentations offered throughout the conference—are free and open to the public.

Adams is the author of more than 100 articles in journals, books and magazines on the issues of vegetarianism and veganism, animal advocacy, domestic violence and sexual abuse. She has written 19 books, including “The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory,” which explores the relationship between patriarchal values and meat eating by interweaving the insights of feminism, vegetarianism, animal defense and literary theory. Hailed by The New York Times as “a bible of the vegan community,” the book has been translated into five languages since its original publication in 1990.

During the two-day conference, students from across the country will present papers on topics ranging from “Corporation’s Fulfillment of Conditions of Personhood” to “Science and Miracles.” Along with three students from SUNY Oneonta, the conference will include presenters from a wide variety of institutions, including Hartwick College, Penn State University, the University of Toronto and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

First conceived in 1996 under the supervision of the late Douglas Shrader, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Oneonta, the event has become one of the most prestigious and widely attended undergraduate philosophy conferences in the United States. It is sponsored by the college’s Philosophy Club and organized by a student Conference Committee with support from faculty adviser Dr. Michael Koch.

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