Dr Michelle Boulous Walker
Dr Michelle Boulous Walker


Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Contact Details:

Office: E310, Forgan Smith Building (1)
Phone: +61 7 3365 2616
Email: mbw@uq.edu.au


PhD, (Qld)


Introduction to Philosophy: What is Philosophy?; Women, Reason, Desire: Feminism and the history of Western Philosophy; Continental Philosophy: the political in French philosophy and film; Advanced European Philosophy.

Research Interests:

Modern European Philosophy, German Critical Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics, Literature, Film, Feminist Philosophy.

Current Research Projects:

Twentieth-century and contemporary European philosophy; feminist philosophy; ethics; a project concerned with ethical response and what it means to read philosophically - engaging with the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Theodore W. Adorno, Luce Irigaray, Simone de Beauvoir, Michèle Le Doeuff, and others.

Selected Publications:

  • 2014 “Slow Reading”, Island: Ideas, Writing, Culture, Vol. 137 Winter 2014: 40-41.
  • 2013 “Imagining Happiness: Literature and the Essay”, Culture Theory and Critique 54(2): 194-208.
  • 2011 “Becoming Slow: Philosophy, Reading and the Essay” in The Antipodean Philosopher, Graham Oppy and N. N. Trakakis eds. (Lanham: Lexington Books), pp. 265-78.
  • 2010 “Love, Ethics and Authenticity: Beauvoir’s lesson in what it means to read”, Hypatia Vol 25(2), Spring 2010: 334-356.
  • 2006 “An Ethics of Reading: Levinas, Adorno and Irigaray”, Philosophy Today 50(2), pp.223-38.
  • 2002 “Eating Ethically: Emmanuel Levinas and Simone Weil”, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76, 2, pp. 295-320.
  • 1998 Philosophy and the maternal body: reading silence (London and New York: Routledge).
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