DU-CU Week of Jewish Philosophy, "From Embodiment to Intersubjectivity: Rethinking Maternity," with Prof. Mara Benjamin

April 11

5:00pm - 7:00pm

April 11

4:30pm - 7:00pm

Religion & Feminism
Fifth Annual CU-DU Week of Jewish Philosophy with Professor Mara Benjamin
April 10 & 11, 2019


The Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver are pleased to welcome Professor Mara Benjamin as the 2019 visiting scholar for the annual CU-DU Week of Jewish Philosophy. Benjamin will present two events on the CU Boulder and DU campuses on the theme Religion and Feminism.

From Embodiment to Intersubjectivity: Rethinking Feminist Views on Maternity


University of Denver Symposium
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Space is limited; location provided upon RSVP to [email protected]; seats are limited with priority given to students.

Childbearing and childrearing hold a complicated place in feminist thought: motherhood anchors the identification of women with embodiment in Western philosophy; at the same time, maternity offers untapped resources for rethinking bodies, intersubjectivity, ethics, and other fundamental questions. In this seminar, Professor Mara Benjamin will draw on Judith Plaskow’s “Woman as Body: Motherhood & Dualism” to assess the risks of and rewards of giving maternity a central role in feminist thought.