Emeritus Professor Rosalyn Diprose

Emeritus Professor Rosalyn Diprose

Emeritus Professor

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

Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Humanities & Languages

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

  • 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, 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, 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, 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, 55, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.01.016
    Journal articles | 2013
    Diprose R; Ziarek Ewa Ponowska , 2013, 'Time for Beginners: Natality, Biopolitics, and Political Theory', philoSOPHIA, 3, pp. 107 - 120, http://www.complit.buffalo.edu/faculty/ziarek_ewa.shtml
    Journal articles | 2013
    Diprose R, 2013, 'Corporeal Interdependence: From Vulnerability to Dwelling in Ethical Community', SubStance, 42, pp. 185 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/sub.2013.0035
    Journal articles | 2012
    Diprose RJ, 2012, 'Continental Philosophy: Thinking the Corporeal with the Political', Southern Journal of Philosophy, 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, 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, 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, 8, pp. 7 - 19
    Journal articles | 2009
    Diprose RJ, 2009, 'Women`s Bodies Between National Hospitality and Domestic Biopolitics', Paragraph, 32, pp. 69 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/E0264833409000418
    Journal articles | 2009
    Diprose RJ, 2009, 'Womens Bodies Giving Time for Hospitality', Hypatia, 24, pp. 142 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1527-2001.2009.01036.x
    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, 39, pp. 267 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0967010608088778
    Journal articles | 2008
    Diprose RJ, 2008, 'Arendt and Nietzsche on Responsibility and Futurity', Philosophy and Social Criticism, 34, pp. 617 - 642, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0191453708090331
    Journal articles | 2008
    Diprose RJ, 2008, 'Biopolitical technologies of prevention', Health Sociology Review, 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, 19, pp. 28 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/10407391-2008-009
    Journal articles | 2006
    Diprose RJ, 2006, 'Derrida and the extraordinary responsibility of inheriting the future-to-come', Social Semiotics, 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, 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, 19, pp. 381 - 392
    Journal articles | 2004
    Diprose RJ, 2004, 'Responsibility in a Place and Time of Terror', Borderlands e-journal, 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, 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, 3, pp. 20 - 33
    Journal articles | 2003
    Diprose RJ, 2003, 'The Hand that Writes Community in Blood', Cultural Studies Review, 9, pp. 35 - 50
    Journal articles | 2002
    Diprose R, 2002, 'Preface: 'On the Biology of Sexed Subjects'', Australian Feminist Studies, 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, 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, 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, 6, pp. 125 - 135
    Journal articles | 2000
    Diprose RJ, 2000, 'Body Images: Embodyment as Intercorporeality', The American Philosophical Newsletter, 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, 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, 13, pp. 1 - 19
    Journal articles | 1998
    Diprose RJ, 1998, 'Review of Leaky Bodies and Boundaries by Margrit Shildrick', Women's Philosophy Review, 19, pp. 57 - 59
    Journal articles | 1997
    Diprose RJ, 1997, 'Review of M. Gaten `Imagining Sexual Difference`', Radical Philosophy, 82, pp. 48 - 49
    Journal articles | 1997
    Diprose RJ, 1997, 'The generosity of feminism', Australian Feminist Studies, 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, 11, pp. 253 - 262
    Journal articles | 1996
    Diprose RJ, 1996, 'Sexuality under clinical management', Hysteric : Body/Medicine/Text, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.