Mary Beth Mader


303 Clement Hall
Office Hours
Fall 2023 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-9:30 and 11:10-11:40 and by appointment
Mary Beth Mader

About Dr. Mader

Professor Mader (PhD, University of Texas) joined the department in 2000. She also holds a BA from Smith College. Her research and teaching interests include twentieth-century continental philosophy, and feminist theory.

Dr. Mary Beth Mader visited Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, May 10-20, 2015 on an Erasmus Mundus Europhilosophie Master's Visiting Scholar Fellowship. She was Visiting Professor at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, as a part of the Erasmus Mundus-Europhilosophie Master's Program. With Prof. Anne Gléonec,​ she co-taught an intensive graduate course on Foucault's Biopolitics from November 1-10, 2014.

Dr. Mader is also Co-Translator of the Deleuze Lectures Translation Project, funded by National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant. For more information, click here.

Selected Publications

"Whence Intensity?: Deleuze and the Revival of a Concept." In Deleuze and Metaphysics. Eds. Alain Beaulieu, Ed Kazarian, Julia Sushytska. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield (2014).PREPRINT AVAILABLE HERE.

"Being Genealogical: Tragic Necessity in Sophocles' Antigone," In The Returns of Antigone, Eds. Tina Chanter and Sean Kirkland, Albany: State University of New York Press (2014). 

"Luce Irigaray and Anthropological Thought." In Philosophy after Irigaray: Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the Luce Irigaray Circle from 2nd Annual Meeting of the Luce Irigaray Circle, SUNY- Stony Brook, September 8, 2008. (Albany: State University of New York, 2016) Eds. Mary Rawlinson, Sara McNamara.

"Knowledge," in The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon. Eds., Leonard Lawlor and John Nale. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, 226-235.

Sleights of Reason: Norm, Bisexuality, Development (SUNY Press, 2011) (Gender Theory Series, ed. Tina Chanter).

"Modern Living and Vital Race: Foucault and the Science of Life," Foucault Studies12 (2011): 97-112.

"Foucault's 'Metabody'," Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, vol. 7, iss. 2 (special issue on approaches to bioethics that draw on Continental philosophy, ed. Catherine Mills) (2010): 187-203.

"Luce Irigaray," in History of Continental Philosophy, vol. 6, ed. Alan Schrift (Durham: Acumen Press, 2010): 337-57.

Editor, Southern Journal of Philosophy 48, Spindel Supplement (2010), "The Sexes of Evolution: Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy and Evolutionary Theory."

"Foucault and Social Measure," Journal of French Philosophy, 17.1 (2007): 1-25. 

"Antigone’s Line," Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française (Journal of French Philosophy), 15.1 (2005): 18-40; reprinted in Feminist Interpretations of Antigone, ed. Fanny Söderback (SUNY Press, forthcoming). 

Recent & Upcoming Presentations

"Quelle vie?: La pensée foucaldienne de la biologie," Séminaire de Master 2015-2016. Identité et subjectivité. Université de Caen Basse-Normandie. January 20, 2016.

"Being Genealogical: Contemporary Philosophical Reflection on Kinship," The 57th Annual Hurst Lecture, Department of Philosophy, American University, Washington, DC. March 23, 2016 and Applied Philosophy Lyceum, Department of Philosophy, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. April 22, 2016.

"The Genealogy of Abstractive Practices," Spindel Conference, University of Memphis, "Temporalities of Philosophical Inquiry: Critical Histories of the Present." September 15-17, 2016.

"Control Mechanisms: Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault and Norbert Weiner," Deleuze Circle, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Salt Lake City, October 2016.

Invited Speaker and Workshop Director, Deleuze Studies in India Collective Conference, Topic: Aesthetics and the Political in Contemporary India: Deleuzian Explorations. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. February 13-19, 2017.


Listen to a podcast of Professor Mader's lecture "Whence Intensity: Deleuze and the Revival of a Concept," at Kingston University (Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy).