The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

Dr Michele Boulous-Walker
BA Hons, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Studies (UNE), PhD (Queensland)

Research Interests
Michelle Boulous Walker is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy in the School of HPRC. Research interests include Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Ethics and debates surrounding philosophy, art and literature.  The author of Philosophy and the Maternal Body: Reading Silence (Routledge, 1998) and editor of Performing Sexualities (IMA, 1994), as well as numerous articles on contemporary european philosophy, including "Eating Ethically: Emmanuel Levinas and Simone Weil", American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76(2) Spring 2002, pp.295-320 and "Bringing Le Doeuff Home" in Michele Le Doeuff: Operative Philosophy and Imaginary Practice, Max Deutscher ed. (Humanity Books, 2000).  She has held research fellowships in Romance Languages in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge and the Institut fur Philosophie, Fachrichtung Hermeneutik, Frei Universitat, Berlin.

Current Research
Currently engaged in research on a book-length study, Philosophical Encounters: An Ethics of Reading concerned with ethical response and what it means to read philosophically.  This work engages with, amongst others, the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Luce Irigaray and Jean-Francois Lyotard.


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