Emeritus Professor Rosalyn Diprose
Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Rosalyn Diprose

B.App.Sc UTS, BA Hons Sydney, PhD UNSW

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Humanities & Languages

Areas of research expertise include: 20thC European philosophy and existential phenomenology (especially Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, Levinas, Derrida, Nancy, Foucault), Nietzsche’s philosophy, and feminist philosophy of the body. My published research applies concepts from these fields to develop ideas of political community, generosity, and responsibility, and to address ethical and political issues especially with regard to biopolitics.
 

  • Books | 2018
    Diprose R; Ziarek EP, 2018, Arendt, Natality and Biopolitics Toward Democratic Plurality and Reproductive Justice, Incitements, Edinburgh University Press, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/unsw/detail.action?docID=5507946
    Books | 2014
    Diprose R; Reynolds J, 2014, Merleau-Ponty, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315711805
    Books | 2008
    2008, Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts, Diprose RJ; Reynolds J, (ed.), Original, Acumen Publishing Ltd, Stocksfield, UK
    Books | 2005
    Diprose R, 2005, The Bodies of Women, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203981061
    Books | 2002
    Diprose RJ, 2002, Corporeal Generosity: On Giving with Nietzsche, Marleau-Ponty & Levinas, Original, SUNY Press, Albany, NY
    Books | 1994
    Diprose R, 1994, The Bodies of Women: Ethics, Embodiment and Sexual Difference, Routledge, London
  • Book Chapters | 2019
    2019, 'Introduction', in Arendt, Natality and Biopolitics, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 1 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781474444361-003
    Book Chapters | 2019
    2019, '[1] Natality Reframing the Meaning of Politics', in Arendt, Natality and Biopolitics, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 32 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781474444361-004
    Book Chapters | 2019
    2019, '[2] Natality, Normalising Biopolitics and Totalitarianism', in Arendt, Natality and Biopolitics, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 105 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781474444361-005
    Book Chapters | 2019
    2019, '[3] Natality, Abortion and the Biopolitics of Reproduction', in Arendt, Natality and Biopolitics, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 174 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781474444361-006
    Book Chapters | 2019
    2019, '[4] Natality, Ethics and Politics: Hospitality, Corporeality, Responsibility', in Arendt, Natality and Biopolitics, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 228 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781474444361-007
    Book Chapters | 2019
    2019, '[5] Natality and Narrative', in Arendt, Natality and Biopolitics, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 289 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781474444361-008
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Diprose R, 2018, 'Nietzsche, Ethics & Sexual Difference', in Nietzsche, Routledge, pp. 503 - 510, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315182612-35
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Diprose R, 2017, 'The Body and Political Violence: Between Isolation and Homogenization', in Dolezal L; Petherbridge D (ed.), Body/Self/Other: The Phenomenology of Social Encounters, SUNY Press, Albany, pp. 21 - 46
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Diprose RJ, 2017, 'Speculative Research, Temporality and Politics', in Wilkie A; Savransky M; Rosengarten M (ed.), Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, pp. 39 - 51, https://www.routledge.com/Speculative-Research-The-Lure-of-Possible-Futures/Wilkie-Savransky-Rosengarten/p/book/9781138688360
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Diprose RJ, 2013, 'Nietzsche on Truth, Honesty and Responsibility in Politics', in Pearson KA (ed.), Nietzsche and Political Thought, Bloomsbury Academic, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/nietzsche-and-political-thought-9781441129338/
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Diprose RJ, 2011, 'The Body Intermediating Community', in Oosterling H; Ziarek E (ed.), Intermedialities: Philosophy, Art, Politics, edn. Original, Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), Lanham MA, pp. 178 - 186
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Diprose RJ, 2010, 'Arendt on Responsibility, Sensibility, and Democratic Pluralism', in Schaap A; Celermajer D; Karalis V (ed.), Power, Judgment and Political Evil: In Conversation with Hannah Arendt, edn. Original, Ashgate, Farnham UK, pp. 39 - 54
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Diprose RJ, 2010, 'In Light Relief the Image Sensitises Itself', in Roxburgh M (ed.), Light Relief (Part II), edn. Original, DAB Docs (UTS Faculty of Design & Architecture), Broadway, NSW, pp. 33 - 48
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Diprose RJ, 2010, 'The Political Technology of RU486', in Braun B; Whatmore S (ed.), Political Matter: Technoscience, Democracy and Public Life, edn. Original, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis & London, pp. 211 - 242
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Diprose RJ, 2009, 'Nietzsche and Levinas: After the Death of a Certain God', in Nietzsche and Levinas on the Meaning of Responsibility, edn. Original, Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 116 - 133
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Diprose RJ, 2008, 'A guide to Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts', in Diprose R; Reynolds J (ed.), Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts, edn. Original, Acumen Publishing Ltd, Stocksfield, UK, pp. 8 - 14
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Diprose RJ, 2006, 'The ethics and politics of the handshake: Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Nancy', in Difficult Justice: Commentaries on Levinas and Politics, edn. Original, Toronto Uni Press, Toronto, pp. 221 - 245
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Diprose RJ, 2005, 'A `Genethics` That Makes Sense: Take Two', in Shildrick M; Mykitiuk R (ed.), Ethics of the Body: Postconventional Challenges, edn. Basic Bioethics, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massacheusetts, pp. 237 - 258, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000279993800013&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Book Chapters | 2002
    Diprose RJ, 2002, 'Nietzsche and the Pathos of Distance', in Patton P (ed.), Nietzsche, Feminism and Political Theory, Routledge, pp. 1 - 26
    Book Chapters | 1998
    Diprose RJ, 1998, 'Ethics', in Oxford companion to Australian feminism, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 90 - 98
    Book Chapters | 1998
    Diprose RJ, 1998, 'Sexuality and the clinical encounter', in Vital signs: feminist reconfigurations of the bio/logical body, edn. Original, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 30 - 44
    Book Chapters | 1996
    Diprose RJ, 1996, 'The gift, sexed body property and the law', in Thinking through the Body of the Law, edn. Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 120 - 135
    Book Chapters | 1995
    Diprose R, 1995, 'The body biomedical ethics forgets', in Troubled Bodies, Duke University Press, pp. 202 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/9780822379782-010
    Book Chapters | 1995
    Diprose RJ, 1995, 'A `Genetics` that makes sense', in Biopolitics: a feminist and ecological reader on biotechnology, edn. Original, Zed Books, London, pp. 162 - 174
    Book Chapters | 1995
    Diprose RJ, 1995, 'Nietzsche, ethics and sexual difference', in Nietzsche: a critical reader, edn. Original, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, pp. 69 - 83
    Book Chapters | 1995
    Diprose RJ, 1995, 'The body biomedical ethics forgets', in Troubled bodies: critical perspectives on postmodernism, medical ethics and the body, edn. Original, Duke University Press, Durham, pp. 202 - 221
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Diprose R, 2019, 'Merleau-Ponty's Ontology of Sound: How Hearing Loss and "Trump Talk" Disable Communication and Intersubjectivity', PHILOSOPHY TODAY, vol. 63, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/philtoday2019610256
    Journal articles | 2019
    Diprose R, 2019, 'RELATIONALITY AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE of sovereignty, singularity, or loneliness?', ANGELAKI-JOURNAL OF THE THEORETICAL HUMANITIES, vol. 24, pp. 21 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969725X.2019.1620448
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lancaster K; Ritter A; Diprose R, 2018, 'Recasting Participation in Drug Policy', Contemporary Drug Problems, vol. 45, pp. 351 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0091450918776024
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ritter A; Lancaster K; Diprose R, 2018, 'Improving drug policy: The potential of broader democratic participation', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 55, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.01.016
    Journal articles | 2013
    Diprose R, 2013, 'Corporeal Interdependence: From Vulnerability to Dwelling in Ethical Community', SubStance, vol. 42, pp. 185 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/sub.2013.0035
    Journal articles | 2013
    Diprose R; Ziarek Ewa Ponowska , 2013, 'Time for Beginners: Natality, Biopolitics, and Political Theory', philoSOPHIA, vol. 3, pp. 107 - 120, http://www.complit.buffalo.edu/faculty/ziarek_ewa.shtml
    Journal articles | 2012
    Diprose RJ, 2012, 'Continental Philosophy: Thinking the Corporeal with the Political', Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 50, pp. 220 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-6962.2012.00098.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Diprose RJ, 2011, 'Building and Belonging Amid the Plight of Dwelling', Angelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 16, pp. 59 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969725X.2011.641345
    Journal articles | 2010
    Diprose RJ, 2010, 'Dissensus, melancholic nationalism, and biopolitics in the work of Ewa Ziarek', Philosophy Today, vol. 54, pp. 43 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/philtoday201054Supplement46
    Journal articles | 2009
    Diprose RJ, 2009, 'Toward an Ethico-Politics of the Posthuman: Foucault and Merleau-Ponty', Parrhesia, vol. 8, pp. 7 - 19
    Journal articles | 2009
    Diprose RJ, 2009, 'Women`s Bodies Between National Hospitality and Domestic Biopolitics', Paragraph, vol. 32, pp. 69 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/E0264833409000418
    Journal articles | 2009
    Diprose RJ, 2009, 'Womens Bodies Giving Time for Hospitality', Hypatia, vol. 24, pp. 142 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1527-2001.2009.01036.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Diprose RJ, 2008, 'Arendt and Nietzsche on Responsibility and Futurity', Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. 34, pp. 617 - 642, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0191453708090331
    Journal articles | 2008
    Diprose RJ, 2008, 'Biopolitical technologies of prevention', Health Sociology Review, vol. 17, pp. 141 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.5172/hesr.451.17.2.141
    Journal articles | 2008
    Diprose RJ, 2008, '`Where` your people from, girl?`: Belonging to Race, Gender, and Place Beneath Clouds', Differences - A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, vol. 19, pp. 28 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/10407391-2008-009
    Journal articles | 2008
    Diprose RJ; Stephenson N; Mills CJ; Race KD; Hawkins G, 2008, 'Governing the future: The paradigm of prudence in political technologies of risk management', Security Dialogue, vol. 39, pp. 267 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0967010608088778
    Journal articles | 2006
    Diprose RJ, 2006, 'Derrida and the extraordinary responsibility of inheriting the future-to-come', Social Semiotics, vol. 16, pp. 435 - 447
    Journal articles | 2006
    Diprose RJ, 2006, 'The Art of Dreaming: Merleau-Ponty and Petyarre on Flesh Expressing a World', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 12, pp. 32 - 43, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000210144500004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2005
    Diprose RJ, 2005, 'Community of bodies: From modification to violence', Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 19, pp. 381 - 392
    Journal articles | 2004
    Diprose RJ, 2004, 'Responsibility in a Place and Time of Terror', Borderlands e-journal, vol. 3
    Journal articles | 2003
    Diprose R, 2003, 'Here I Am by the Grace of the Other and Politics Is in Disgrace', Studies in Practical Philosophy, vol. 3, pp. 22 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/studpracphil2003312
    Journal articles | 2003
    Diprose RJ, 2003, 'Here I am by the Grace of the Other and Politics Is in Disgrace: Levinas and Postcolonialismjavascript:thisPage._fireEvent(`btnclass`,`onclick`);', Studies in Practical Philosophy, vol. 3, pp. 20 - 33
    Journal articles | 2003
    Diprose RJ, 2003, 'The Hand that Writes Community in Blood', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 9, pp. 35 - 50
    Journal articles | 2002
    Diprose R, 2002, 'Preface: 'On the Biology of Sexed Subjects'', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 17, pp. 259 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0957126022000018043a
    Journal articles | 2002
    Diprose R, 2002, 'Writing in Blood: Response to Helen Keane and Marsha Rosengarten, 'On the Biology of Sexed Subjects'', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 17, pp. 279 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0957126022000018089
    Journal articles | 2002
    Diprose RJ, 2002, 'Writing in Blood: Response to Helen Keane and Marsha Rosengarten', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 17, pp. 279 - 282
    Journal articles | 2001
    Diprose RJ, 2001, 'Bearing witness to cultural difference, with apology to Levinas', Angelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 6, pp. 125 - 135
    Journal articles | 2000
    Diprose RJ, 2000, 'Body Images: Embodyment as Intercorporeality', The American Philosophical Newsletter, vol. 00, pp. 30 - 32
    Journal articles | 2000
    Diprose RJ, 2000, 'Philosophy and Memory Traces: Descartes to Connectivism', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, pp. 127 - 129
    Journal articles | 2000
    Diprose RJ, 2000, 'What is (Feminist) Philosophy', Hypatia, vol. 15, pp. 115 - 132
    Journal articles | 1999
    Diprose RJ, 1999, 'From Desire to Power', Intelligence, pp. 125 - 131
    Journal articles | 1998
    Diprose R, 1998, 'Leaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)ethics', Women’s Philosophy Review, pp. 57 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/wpr19981917
    Journal articles | 1998
    Diprose RJ, 1998, 'Generosity: between love and desire', Hypatia, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 19
    Journal articles | 1998
    Diprose RJ, 1998, 'Review of Leaky Bodies and Boundaries by Margrit Shildrick', Women's Philosophy Review, vol. 19, pp. 57 - 59
    Journal articles | 1997
    Diprose RJ, 1997, 'Review of M. Gaten `Imagining Sexual Difference`', Radical Philosophy, vol. 82, pp. 48 - 49
    Journal articles | 1997
    Diprose RJ, 1997, 'The generosity of feminism', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 12, pp. 275 - 282
    Journal articles | 1996
    Diprose R, 1996, 'Heidegger and Ethics', Women’s Philosophy Review, pp. 25 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/wpr19961519
    Journal articles | 1996
    Diprose RJ, 1996, 'Giving corporeality against the law', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 11, pp. 253 - 262
    Journal articles | 1996
    Diprose RJ, 1996, 'Sexuality under clinical management', Hysteric : Body/Medicine/Text, vol. 2, pp. 64 - 71
    Journal articles | 1994
    Diprose R; Mycak S; Rowlands S; Steffensen J; Muir K; Furby P; Thomas S; Sussex L; Bastalich W; Barkley M; Power C; Faye E; Stewart M; Adams C; McNamee J, 1994, 'Reviews', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 9, pp. 237 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.1994.9994756
    Journal articles | 1992
    Diprose R; Sullivan N; McGown A; Perera S; Dugdale A; Hunn D, 1992, 'Reviews', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 7, pp. 121 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.1992.9994653
    Journal articles | 1991
    Diprose R, 1991, 'Foucault, derrida and the ethics of sexual difference', Social Semiotics, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10350339109360335
    Journal articles | 1991
    Diprose R, 1991, 'In Excess: The Body and the Habit of Sexual Difference', Hypatia, vol. 6, pp. 156 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1527-2001.1991.tb00261.x
    Journal articles | 1987
    Diprose R, 1987, 'The use of pleasures in the constitution of the body', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 2, pp. 95 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.1987.9961568
  • Conference Papers | 2002
    Diprose RJ, 2002, 'Community Through the Shaking if Hands: Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Nancy', in Phenomenology of the Body: The 20th Annual Symposium of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Centre, Phenomenology of the Body: The 20th Annual Symposium of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Centre, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, presented at Phenomenology of the Body: The 20th Annual Symposium of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Centre, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, 01 March 2002 - 02 March 2002

My Teaching

UNSW VC's Award for Teaching Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision 2009

Current PhD supervisions:
Rhonda Siu, “Music and existence”
Francesco Paradiso, "Deconstruction and Political Life"
Mindy Xu "Phenomenology and the Ethics of Euthanasia"

PhD Completions as primary supervisor (1998-2012):

  • Greg Leaney. Dec 2012. “Ecophenomenological intertwining and environmental virtue ethics”
  • Faye Brinsmead. 2010. “Nietzsche’s Conceptual Personae of Freedom”. 
  • Mark Kingston. 2009. “Building a theory of action from the philosophies of Hannah Arendt and Michel Foucault”. 
  • •Michelle Bastian. 2009. “Communities out-of-joint: A consideration of the role of temporality rethinking community” (joint supervision with C. Mills). 2012+ Chancellor's Fellow, University of Edinburgh.
  • Peter Woelert. 2008. “Materialisations of Space: Phenomenological  Relations Between the Human Organism, Space, and Technology”. 
  • Anne Gearside. 2007. ‘Meaning, agency and embodied (gendered) subjectivity: simultaneity as a condition of Butler’s performativity and Merleau-Ponty’s intentionality’
  • Sara Sorial. 2006 ‘Heidegger and the problem of individuation: Mitsein, ethics and responsibility’ . ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship Macquarie U 2008-11; Continuing Level B Philosophy and Law, U Wollongong 2009+ 
  • Matheson Russell. 2005. “Phenomenon and Semblance: A Study of Heidegger's Phenomenological Method in Being and Time”. Author of Husserl: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum 2006); Lecturer in Philosophy U Auckland July 2007+
  • Sean Elbourne. 2005. “The Tragic Sublime: Libidinal Pessimism and the Problem of Existence”.
  • Kane Race. 2004. “Pleasure Consuming Medicine” (Joint supervision with S. Kippax NCHSR). FASS Dissertation Award 2004; 2007+ Senior Lecturer, Gender & Cultural Studies USyd; Author of Pleasure Consuming Medicine, Duke University Press, 2009.
  • Sarah Rice. 2003. “Standpoint, Viewpoint, Counterpoint: Nietzsche, Levinas, & the Ethics of Situated Knowledge” 
  • Sal Renshaw. 2002. "Other Love: Helene Cixous, Subjectivity and the Feminine Divine", . Lecturer, Philosophy, Nipissing University, Canada since 2001. Thesis published as The subject of love: Hélène Cixous and the feminine divine, Manchester U Press, 2009
  • Matthew Paull. 2002. “Nietzsche, Moral Scepticism and Eternal Return” 
  • Karen Williams. 2001. "Phenomenal Subjects: Merleau-Ponty, Interaction, and Illness". 
  • Erika Kerruish. 2001. "Nietzsche and Interpretation". Currently, Lecturer in Cultural Studies, Southern Cross University.
  • Amanda Fernbach. 2000. "Decadence and Technofetishism" (Joint supervision with B. Olubas). Awarded FASS 'Writing Fellowship' for the most publishable thesis in 2000; Published as Fantasies of Fetishism, Edinburgh UP in 2002
  • Thomas Martin. 1998. "Bad Faith and Oppression”. Currently Associate Prof. Philosophy and Head of Department, Rhodes U South Africa. Author of Oppression and the Human Condition, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.