Category : lecture

Call for Submissions: Feminist Theory Lecture Series

Loyola’s Women’s Studies and Gender Studies (WSGS) program is launching a monthly lecture lunch series for the Loyola community. This is a great chance to discuss your work in the Philosophy department and make connections with those studying feminist theory across disciplines. From WSGS:

In the spirit of community consciousness-raising groups of the 1970s, WSGS aims to create a space where community members facilitate dialogues and learn more from each other essential topics of contemporary feminism.

Each selected presenter will give a lecture and/or presentation for up to 30 minutes. They may choose to do a Q&A or provide questions for group conversation following their lecture.

We are seeking submissions from current and former graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty, and staff. People of all disciplines are welcome to submit, as long as there is a feminist theoretical framework or methodology. Submit an application via our Google Form by October 31 at 6 p.m. E-mail WSGS graduate assistant Keisa Reynolds at with any questions.

The monthly series will occur every third Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the WSGS suite (Crown Center, Room 116) at the Lake Shore Campus. The dates for Spring 2018 semester are January 17, February 21, March 21, and April 18. Refreshments will be provided by the WSGS program. Please feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch.

This Friday: Is Justice Burning? On Secrecy and the Death Penalty

Join the DePaul University faculty as they host speaker Peggy Kamuf (University of Southern California) this Friday, September 29, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Richardson Library (Room 300).

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Visitor parking is available at the Sheffield Parking Garage located at 2331 N Sheffield or the Clifton Parking Deck located at 2330 N. Clifton. The DePaul rate will be given if a validated ticket is presented to the attendant.

DePaul is also less than a block from the Fullerton Red/Brown/Purple line stop and 74 Fullerton bus.

Lecture: John Rist, “We Don’t Do Truth,” LUC, Feb 6

John Rist
Catholic University of America
University of Toronto, Emeritus

In the spirit of Augustinian Platonism, this lecture treats -by “indirection”- aspects of secular culture. In contrast to post-modern and skeptical perspectives, it argues: first, Nietzsche was right to fear that we have not gotten rid of God because we still believe in grammar; second, unless we are out to mislead, we cannot speak without assuming that belief in grammar entails acceptance of the reality of truths and falsehoods; third, our belief in grammar (and consequently in truth) entails, as for Augustine, belief in God; and fourth, those who try to “create” truth are in trouble self-referentially.

3rd Floor

Sponsored by the
Lumen Christi Institute

John M. Rist is the Father Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair in Philosophy at Catholic University of America. He is also Emeritus Professor of Classics and Philosophy at the University of Toronto and Visiting Professor at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum in Rome. In 1976 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 1991 he was elected a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. He is the author of over one hundred scholarly articles and numerous books including Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized, Real Ethics, and most recently Plato’s Moral Realism: The Discovery of the Presuppositions of Ethics.

Lecture: Harry Gensler, SJ; “The Golden Rule,” LUC, Nov. 6

Visiting Professor Harry Gensler, SJ wil be delivering a talk, “The Golden Rule,” to the Philosophy department onWednesday, November 6th, at 2:45 pm, in Crown Center room 210.

All department faculty and students are cordially invited to attend.

Lecture: On Copyright in Higher Education, Laura “Lolly” Gasaway, LUC, Oct. 4

The Copyright Committee of Loyola University Chicago would like to invite you to our first copyright event of the new academic year.  We hope you will join us for a presentation by Laura “Lolly” Gasaway on copyright in higher education, when and how to apply fair use, and how technology and recent case law are making an impact.  Lolly is the nationally respected “Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law” at University of North Carolina, and well known for her expertise in copyright law, art law, and legal issues related to the internet.


Friday, October 4, 2013

9 a.m. — Coffee and pastries

10 a.m. — Presentation


Please RSVP to


This event is co-sponsored by the Copyright Committee, the University Libraries and the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy.



Jane P. Currie

Reference Librarian

Loyola University Chicago


Lecture: “Eating Meat: Good or Bad? You Decide,” Dr. Mylan Engel, Marquette, Sept. 26

Lecture: “Habits of the Heart: East and West,” Dr. Richard Madsen, LUC, Oct 4

Dr. Richard Madsen will be exploring themes similar to those presented in the influential Habits of the Heart but with new insights from his recent research focusing on the values shaping contemporary Chinese society.