‘Selfish Women’ Scottish Tour

In October 2015, Lisa took material from the book she is currently writing – tentatively titled Selfish Women – north of the border, giving talks at four Scottish universities: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, and Aberdeen.

The book examines the ways in which the concept of selfishness is a gendered one in the modern period. It examines debates concerning whether, in an age of unfettered neo-liberalism, it may be time to abandon the idea of the individual self, as argued by some critics of capitalism and of our atomized societies. In asking such questions, however, the book concerns itself with the possible repercussions of such a move for those occupying non-male, non-white, non-hegemonic subject positions.

Speaking at the University of Dundee on “Selfish Cinema: Adaptations of Ayn Rand for the Screen”.

Speaking at the University of Aberdeen on “Selfishness and Feminist Philosophy”.