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edited books

D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, & T. Foth (eds.), Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines (Routledge, 2017)

A. Blum & S.J. Murray (eds.), The Ethics of Care: Moral Knowledge, Communication, and the Art of Caregiving (Routledge, 2016)

S.J. Murray & D. Holmes (eds.), Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Healthcare: Challenging the Principle of Autonomy in Bioethics (Ashgate Publishing, 2009)

chapters in books

S.J. Murray, T. Foth & D. Holmes, “Introduction: RadSex in Theory and in Practice,” in D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, & T. Foth (eds.), Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines (Routledge, 2017), 1–22

D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, N. Knack, & M. Mercier, & J.P. Federoff, “BDSM, Sexual Subcultures, and the Ethics of Public Health Discourse,” in D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, & T. Foth (eds.), Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines (Routledge, 2017), 93–116

D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, N. Knack, & M. Mercier, J.P. Fedoroff, “Degenitalizing the Sexual: BDSM Practices and the Deterritorialization of Bodies,” in D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, & T. Foth (eds.), Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines (Routledge, 2017), 117–141

D. Holmes, P. O’Byrne, S.J. Murray, C. Hammond, M. Mercier, “Transgressive Assemblages: An Ethnology of Gay Group Sex,” in D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, & T. Foth (eds.), Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines (Routledge, 2017), 153–176

D. Holmes, P. O’Byrne, & S.J. Murray, “Faceless Sex: Glory Holes and Sexual Assemblages,” in D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, & T. Foth (eds.), Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines (Routledge, 2017), 177–189 [reprint]

S.J. Murray, “Hegel’in Tanınma Patolojisi: Biyopolitik Bir Fabl,” in BİYOPOLİTİKA: Platon’dan Arendt’e Biyopolitikanın Felsefi Kökenleri, ed.  Onur Kartal, trans. Doğan Barış Kılınç (Ankara: Nota Bene Press, 2016), 145–179 [Turkish translation of “Hegel’s Pathology of Recogition: A Biopolitical Fable,” in Biopolitics: From Plato to Arendt, Philosophical Origins of the Concept, ed.  Onur Kartal, trans. Doğan Barış Kılınç (Ankara: Nota Bene Press, 2016), 145–179.

S.J. Murray, “Afterword: Care, Giving: An Ethical Critique,” The Ethics of Care: Moral Knowledge, Communication, and the Art of Caregiving, eds. A. Blum & S.J. Murray (Routledge, 2016), 225–242

S.J. Murray & T. Lemieux, “The Time of a Life: Ethics and Care in the Case of a Young First Nations Girl,” The Ethics of Care: Moral Knowledge, Communication, and the Art of Caregiving, eds. A. Blum & S.J. Murray (Routledge, 2016), 91–108

S.J. Murray & D. Holmes, “Seclusive Space: Crisis Confinement and Behavior Modification in Canadian Forensic Psychiatry Settings,” Extreme Punishment: Comparative Studies in Detention, Incarceration and Solitary Confinement, eds. K. Reiter & A. Koenig (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015), 115–134

S.J. Murray & S. Burgess, “Delinquent Life: Forensic Psychiatry and Neoliberal Biopolitics,” in Power and the Psychiatric Apparatus: Repression, Transformation and Assistance, eds. D. Holmes, J.-D. Jacob, & A. Perron (Ashgate Publishing, 2014), 135–145

D. Holmes & S.J. Murray, “Censoring Violence: Censorship and Critical Research in Forensic Psychiatry,” in Power and the Psychiatric Apparatus: Repression, Transformation and Assistance, eds. D. Holmes, J.-D. Jacob, & A. Perron (Ashgate Publishing, 2014), 35–45

S.J. Murray & C. Vanderwees, “Unborn and Born-Again Victims: Governing Life through the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004,” in Security, Life and Death: Governmentality and Biopower in the Post-9/11 Era, ed. C. Colaguori (de Sitter Publications, 2013), 61–84

D. Holmes & S.J. Murray, “Pouvoir psychiatrique et gouvernement des corps deviants : analyse biopolitique des plans de modification de comportements en milieux de psychiatrie légale,” in Corps suspect, corps déviant, ed. Sylvie Frigon (Éditions du remue-ménage, 2012), 69–86

D. Holmes & S.J. Murray, “Civilizing the ‘Barbarian’: A Critical Analysis of Behaviour Modification Programs in Forensic Psychiatric Settings,” in (Re)Thinking Violence in Healthcare Settings: A Critical Approach, eds. D. Holmes, T. Rudge, & A. Perron (Ashgate Publishing, 2011), 21–30

T. Gibson & S.J. Murray, “Global Village,” encyclopedia entry in Encyclopedia of Media and Communications, ed. M. Danesi (Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press), 312–313

S.J. Murray, “Coming to Terms: Ethics, Motherhood, and the Cultural Science Fiction of the Gene,” in Mediated Moms: Mothering and Popular Culture, ed. E. Podnieks (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012), 376–393

S.J. Murray & T. Gibson, “Unknown Knowers: Mediating Knowledge in the ‘Global Village’,” in Epistemologies of Ignorance and Studies of Limits in Education, eds. E. Malewski & N. Jaramillo (Information Age Press, 2011), 199–220

G. Rail, S.J. Murray, & D. Holmes, “Human Rights and Qualitative Health Inquiry: On Biofascism and the Importance of Parrhesia,” in Qualitative Inquiry and Human Rights, eds. N.K. Denzin & M.D. Giardina (Left Coast Press, 2010), 218–241

S.J. Murray, “Making Sense of Touch: Phenomenology and the Place of Language in a Bodied Curriculum,” in Curriculum Studies Handbook—The Next Moment, ed. E. Malewski (New York: Routledge, 2010), 240–243

S.J. Murray, “The Perils of Scientific Obedience: Bioethics under the Spectre of Biofascism,” in Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Healthcare (Ashgate Publishing, 2009), 97–113

S.J. Murray & D. Holmes, “Introduction: Towards a Critical Bioethics,” in Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Healthcare (Ashgate Publishing, 2009), 1–11

S.J. Murray, “Post-textual Ethics: Foucault’s Rhetorical Will,” in Textual Ethos Studies: Or, Locating Ethics, Vol. 26, Critical Studies: Critical Theory, Literature & Culture, eds. A. Fåhraeus and A. Jonsson (Rodopi Press, 2005), 101–116

S.J. Murray, “Maurice Merleau-Ponty,” encyclopedia entry in Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twentieth-Century European Cultural Theorists, second series, vol. 296, ed. P. Hansom (Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2004), 304–313 [commissioned essay]

S.J. Murray, “The Politics of the Production of Knowledge,” interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, in Just Being Difficult? Academic Writing in the Public Arena, eds. J. Culler and K. Lamb (Stanford University Press, 2003), 181–198

guest edited journal

S.J. Murray & D.L. Steinberg (eds.), Special Issue on “Bio-convergence,” volumes 1 and 2. MediaTropes, vol. 3, no. 1 (2011) and vol. 5, no. 1 (2015)

papers in refereed journals

S.J. Murray & S. Kendall, “‘Let Us Eat Cake’: Speaking for the Dead,” Qui Parle, 30th Anniversary Issue, vol. 26, no. 2 (forthcoming, 2017)

S.J. Murray, D. Holmes, & S. Burgess, “Mort d’Ashley Smith : entre bio-politique carcérale et souveraineté judiciaire,” Sociétés: Revue des sciences humaines et sociales, no. 136 (2017): 73–90

S.J. Murray, “On Rhetoric and the School of Philosophy Without Tears” [invited contribution], 50th Anniversary Issue, Philosophy & Rhetoric, vol. 50, no. 4 (2017): 528–551

S.J. Murray, “Neoliberal Biopolitics through the Spectacles of the Gene,” Science as Culture (online: September 2016), doi:10.1080/09505431.2016.1238890

S.A. Stevenson & S.J. Murray, “Aboriginal Bioethics as Critical Bioethics: The Virtue of Narrative,” American Journal of Bioethics, vol. 16, no. 5 (2016): 52–54

A. Guta, S.J. Murray, C. Strike, S. Flicker, R. Upshur, T. Myers, “Governing well in community-based research: Lessons from Canada’s HIV research sector on ethics, publics, and the care of the self,” Critical Public Health (online: May 2016), doi:10.1093/phe/phw024

A. Guta, S.J. Murray, M. Gagnon, “HIV, Viral Suppression and New Technologies of Surveillance and Control,” Body and Society (online: January 2016), doi:10.1177/1357034X15624510.

S.J. Murray, “Hegel’s Pathology of Recognition: A Biopolitical Fable,” in S.K. Burgess (Ed.), The Rhetorical Contours of Recognition [Special Issue], Philosophy and Rhetoric, vol. 48, no. 4 (2015): 443–472

D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, & N. Knack, “Experiencing Seclusion in a Forensic Psychiatric Setting: A Phenomenological Study,” Journal of Forensic Nursing, vol. 11, no. 4 (2015): 200–213

S.J. Murray & D.L. Steinberg, “Autopoiesis | Ethopoiesis: Bioconvergent Media in the Age of Neoliberal Biopolitics,” MediaTropes, vol. 5, no. 1 (2015): 125–139

S. Burgess & S.J. Murray, “Cutting Both Ways: On the Ethical Entanglements of Human Rights, Rites, and Genital Mutilation,” American Journal of Bioethics, vol. 15, no. 2 (2015): 50–51

A. Guta, C. Strike, S. Flicker, S.J. Murray, R. Upshur, & T. Myers, “Governing Through Community-Based Research: Lessons from the Canadian HIV Research Sector,” Social Science & Medicine, vol. 123 (2014): 250–261

S.J. Murray, “Affirming the Human? The Question of Biopolitics,” Law, Culture and the Humanities (e-pub ahead of print: 2014), doi:10.1177/1743872114538908

S.J. Murray & D. Holmes, “A New Form of Homicide in Canada’s Prisons: The Case of Ashley Smith,” truth-out.org (10 March 2014)

S.J. Murray, “Allegories of the Bioethical: Reading J.M. Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year,” Journal of Medical Humanities, vol. 35, no. 3 (2014): 321–334

S.J. Murray & A. Guta, “Credentialization or Critique? Neoliberal Ideology and the Fate of the Ethical Voice,” American Journal of Bioethics, vol. 14, no.1 (2014): 33–35

S.J. Murray & D. Holmes, “Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) and the Ethics of Body and Place: Critical Methodological Reflections,” Human Studies, vol. 37, no. 1 (2014): 15-30

T.J. Papadimos, J.E. Manos, & S.J. Murray, “An Extrapolation of Foucault’s Technologies of the Self to Effect Positive Transformation in the Intensivist as Teacher and Mentor,” Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, vol. 8, no. 7 (2013)

S.J. Murray & D. Holmes, “Toward a Critical Ethical Reflexivity: Phenomenology and Language in Maurice Merleau-Ponty,” Bioethics, vol. 27, no. 6 (2013): 341–347

S.J. Murray, “Nous sommes avenir / à venir: The voice of the We yet to come,” [Editorial Commentary], Canadian Journal of Communication, vol. 37, no. 3 (2012): 495–497

S.J. Murray,  “Phenomenology, Ethics, and the Crisis of the Lived-body,” Nursing Philosophy, vol. 13, no. 4 (2012): 289–294

S.J. Murray, “Rhetorical Insurgents: Biopolitics and the Insurrectionary Rhetoric of McLuhan’s Cool Media,” Canadian Review of American Studies, vol. 42, no. 2 (2012): 123–141

S.J. Murray, “Keeping it Cool: McLuhan, Magic, and the Biopolitics of Cool Media,” Les Cahiers européens de l’imaginaire (2011)

A. Guta, S.J. Murray, & A. McClelland, “Global AIDS Governance, Biofascism, and the Difficult Freedom of Expression,” APORIA: The Nursing Journal, vol. 3, no. 4 (2011): 15–29

D. Holmes & S.J. Murray, “Civilizing the ‘Barbarian’: A Critical Analysis of Behaviour Modification Programs in Forensic Psychiatric Settings,” Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 19 (2011): 293–301

D. Holmes, P. O’Byrne, & S.J. Murray, “Faceless Sex: Glory Holes and Sexual Assemblages,” Nursing Philosophy, vol. 11, no. 4 (2010): 250–259

G. Rail, D. Holmes, & S.J. Murray, “The Politics of Evidence on ‘Domestic Terrorists’: Obesity Discourses and Their Effects,” Social Theory and Health, vol. 8, no. 3 (2010): 259–279

I. Devisch & S.J. Murray, “‘We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident’: Deconstructing ‘Evidence-Based’ Medical Practice,” Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 15, no. 6 (2009): 950–954

S.J. Murray, “Aporia: Towards an Ethic of Critique,” APORIA: The Nursing Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (2009): 8–14

S.J. Murray, D. Holmes, A. Perron, & G. Rail, “Towards an Ethics of Authentic Practice,” Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 14, no. 5 (2008): 682–689

S.J. Murray, D. Holmes, A. Perron, & J.-D. Jacob, “Vers une éthique de la résistance,” Santé Mentale, Spécial Formation (August 2008): 5–8

D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, A. Perron, & J.-D. Jacob, “Données probantes: état de la situation,” Santé Mentale, Spécial Formation (August 2008): 2–4

S.J. Murray, “Thanatopolitics: Reading in Agamben a Rejoinder to Biopolitical Life,” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (2008): 203–207

S.J. Murray, D. Holmes, & G. Rail, “On the Constitution and Status of ‘Evidence’ in the Health Sciences,” Journal of Research in Nursing, vol. 13, no. 4 (2008): 272–280

T.J. Papadimos & S.J. Murray, “Foucault’s ‘Fearless Speech’ and the Transformation and Mentoring of Medical Students,” Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine, vol. 3, no. 12 (2008) [Highly Accessed publication, BioMed Central]

D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, A. Perron, & J. McCabe, “Nursing Best-Practice Guidelines: Reflecting on the Obscene Rise of the Void,” Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 16, no. 4 (2008): 394–403

S.J. Murray, “Psychoanalysis, Symbolization, and McLuhan: Reading Conrad’s Heart of Darkness,” in T. Gibson (Ed.), Marshall McLuhan’s “Medium is the Message”: Information Literacy in a Multimedia Age [Special Issue]. MediaTropes, vol. 1 (2008): 57–70

S.J. Murray, “Ethics at the Scene of Address: A Conversation with Judith Butler,” Symposium: Review of the Canadian Journal for Continental Philosophy, vol. 11, no. 2 (2007): 415–445

S.J. Murray, D. Holmes, A. Perron, & G. Rail, “No Exit? Intellectual Integrity Under the Regime of ‘Evidence’ and ‘Best-Practices’,” [invited contribution with 4 published commentaries], Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 13 (2007): 512–516

S.J. Murray, “Care and the Self: Biotechnology, Reproduction, and the Good Life,” Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, vol. 2, no. 6 (May 2007) [Highly Accessed Publication, BioMed Central]

D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, A. Perron, & G. Rail, “Deconstructing the Evidence-Based Discourse in Health Sciences: Truth, Power, and Fascism,” International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, vol. 4, no. 3 (2006): 180–186

S.J. Murray, “Thanatopolitics: On the Use of Death for Mobilizing Political Life,” (on the politics of the suicide bomber), Polygraph: An International Journal of Politics and Culture, vol. 18, special issue on “Biopolitics, Narrative, and Temporality” (2006): 191–215, see http://www.duke.edu/web/polygraph/index.html

S.J. Murray, “The Body of Free Speech: Risk and the Rhetorical Practice of Parrhesia,” Subject Matters: A Journal of Communications and the Self, vol. 2, no. 2 (2006): 59–72

S.J. Murray, “The Autobiographical Self: Phenomenology and the Limits of Narrative Self-Possession in Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red,” in English Studies in Canada, ESC, vol. 31, no. 4 (2005): 101–122

S.J. Murray, “The Rhetorics of Life and Multitude in Michel Foucault and Paolo Virno,” CTheory, 13 September 2005

S.J. Murray, “Network Digital Information Humachines: A Conversation with Mark Poster,” in Qui Parle, vol. 14, no. 1 (2003): 1–19

S.J. Murray, “In Praise of Persuasion: Gorgias’s Encomium of Helen,” Critical Sense: A Journal of Political and Cultural Theory, vol. 8, no. 1 (2000): 51–81

refereed reviews, review essays, other publications

S.J. Murray, “Thanatopolitics,” Bloomsbury Handbook to Literary and Cultural Theory, ed. J.R. Di Leo (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2018)

S.J. Murray & T. Lemieux, “Apprehending the Death of Jamel Dunn,” Los Angeles Review of Books, The Philosophical Salon, 18 September 2017

S. Kendall & S.J. Murray, “Trump’s Law: Toward a Necropolitical Humanitarianism,” Critical Legal Thinking, 10 April 2017

S.J. Murray, “Counting the Victims of Islamophobia,” Voices of the College, Royal Society of Canada, 9 March 2017

S.J. Murray, J. Chau, & T. Gibson, “Editorial Introduction: Intelligence and War,” MediaTropes, vol. 6, no. 2 (2016): i–xi

S.J. Murray, J. Muckelbauer, D. Tell, “Foucault and Biopolitics,” YouTube Interview, 1h:36min, 30 November 2015

S.J. Murray, Review of J. Stauffer, Ethical Loneliness: Abandonment, Revision, Repair (Columbia University Press, 2015), Law, Culture and the Humanities, vol. 12, no. 2 (2016): 450–452

S.J. Murray, “Prisons and Mental Health: Violence and Truth-Telling,” Canadian Health Adaptations Innovations Mobilization Centre (CHAIM), blog, Carleton University (April 2015)

S.J. Murray, Review of N.M.P. King and M.J. Hyde (eds.), Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility (Routledge, 2012), Rhetoric and Public Affairs, vol. 17, no. 1 (2014): 186–189

S.J. Murray & D. Holmes, “Ashley Smith: Who is Guilty of Homicide?” Ottawa Citizen, Editorial, 28 December 2013; republished as “Editorial/Éditorial,” APORIA: The Nursing Journal, vol. 6, no. 1 (2014): 3–4­

S.J. Murray, “Nous sommes « à venir » : réflexions sur le Manifeste de la CLASSE – Le Canada anglais et les étudiants : l’impact des mots vidés de leur sens,” Le Devoir, Section Socété : Idées, p. A7 (31 juillet 2012)

D.L. Steinberg & S.J. Murray, “Editorial Preface,” in D.L. Steinberg & S.J. Murray (Eds.), Special Issue on Bioconvergence, vol. 1. MediaTropes, vol. 3, no. 1 (2011): i–iii

D. Holmes, A. Perron, & S.J. Murray, “Éditorial,” APORIA: The Nursing Journal, vol. 3, no. 3 (2011): n.p.

D. Holmes, A. Perron, & S.J. Murray, “Milieu psychiatrique – persistence de l’institution ‘totale’,” Le Devoir, Section Société : Santé (28 juin 2011)

S.J. Murray, D. Holmes, & G. Rail, “On the Constitution and Status of ‘Evidence’ in the Health Sciences: A Response to Jon Mendel’s Letter,” Journal of Research in Nursing, vol. 14, no. 3 (2009): 283–284

D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, & A. Perron, “‘Insufficient’ but still ‘Necessary’? Evidence-Based Practice’s Dangerous Leap of Faith: Commentary of Porter and O’Halloran (2009),” International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 46, no. 5 (2009): 749–750

S.J. Murray, “Editorial Introduction: ‘Media Tropes’,” MediaTropes, vol. 2, no. 1 (2009): i–x

S.J. Murray, Review of T. Mathien and D.G. Wright (eds.), Autobiography as Philosophy: The Philosophical Uses of Self-Presentation(Routledge, 2006), University of Toronto Quarterly, “Letters in Canada 2007,” vol. 78, no. 1 (2009): 166–169

S.J. Murray, “No to Biopolitical Tattooing,” translation from the French of Giorgio Agamben, “Non au tatouage biopolitique” (Le Monde, 10 and 11 January 2004), printed in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (2008): 201–202

S.J. Murray, “Something Definitely Not For Everyone: A Reply to Madeleine Murtagh,” Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, vol. 3, no. 2 (19 January 2008)

S.J. Murray & J. Podur, “Exchange on the Academic Boycott,” ZNet online, http://www.zmag.org, 10 December 2007; reprinted in the Ryerson Free Press, April 2008: 14–16

D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, A. Perron, & G. Rail, “Towards an understanding of the politics of ‘evidence’: a response to Jefferson, MD,” International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, vol. 4, no. 4 (2006): 394–395

D. Holmes, S.J. Murray, A. Perron, & G. Rail, “Entertaining Fascism?”, a response to Colin A. Holmes, International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, vol. 4, no. 3 (2006): 189–190

S.J. Murray & Sarah K. Burgess, Review of Adriana Cavarero, For More Than One Voice: Toward a Philosophy of Vocal Expression (Stanford, 2005), Philosophy & Rhetoric, vol. 39, no. 2 (2006): 166–169

S.J. Murray, “Not Just a Matter of the Internet,” review of Mark Poster, What’s the Matter with the Internet? (Minnesota, 2001), in Postmodern Culture, PMC, vol. 14, no. 2 (2004)

S.J. Murray, “Myth as Critique?”, review essay on Michel Foucault, “Society Must Be Defended”: Lectures at the Collège de France 1975–1976, trans. David Macey (Picador, 2003), in Qui Parle, vol. 13, no. 2 (spring/summer 2003): 203–21; reprinted in Philosophy & Social Criticism, vol. 30, no. 2 (March 2004): 247–262

S.J. Murray, Review of Eric L. Santner, On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig (Chicago, 2001), in SubStance #100, vol. 32, no. 1 (2003): 158–165

S.J. Murray, Review of Catherine Waldby, The Visible Human Project: Informatic Bodies and Posthuman Medicine (Routledge, 2000), in Reconstruction, vol. 2, no. 1 (2002)

papers in refereed conference proceedings

S.J. Murray, “Statements of Exception: Insurgency and the Politics of Dying,” Exceptional Measures for Exceptional Times: The State of Security Post-9/11. Selected Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Centre for International and Security Studies. Eds. Colleen Bell and Tina Managhan (York University, 2006): 71–93

S.J. Murray, “Thanatopolitics: On the Use of Death for Mobilizing Political Life,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, 1 September 2005

S.J. Murray, “‘Society Must Be Defended’: Configurations of Sovereignty in the Age of Perpetual War,” Proceedings and Addresses of the Hawai’i International Conference on Arts and Humanities (January 2003)

S.J. Murray, “Digital Flesh: Posthuman Media and Merleau-Ponty,” Glimpse: The Proceedings for the Society of Phenomenology and Media, vol. 4, no. 1 (fall 2003): 95–100

invited talks

“Watching Watching: On Remediating the Death of Jamel Dunn,” Franklin International Faculty Exchange Lecture, Department of Communication Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 24 October 2017

“Necessaries of Life: On the Biopolitical ‘Timeliness’ of Medico-Legal Life,” Program in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, 5 October 2016

“Rhetorics of the Gene,” book launch for D.L. Steinberg, Genes and the Bioimaginary, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 14 June 2016

“Death By Whose Own Hand? Forensic and Legal Sovereignties in Question,” Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 13 June 2016

“Toward an Elegiac (Bio)Ethics: The Case of Makayla Sault,” Midi de l’éthique, Centre de recherche en éthique, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, 17 May 2016

“An Ethics of Care, Giving: Toward a Critique of Neoliberal Biomedicine,” Rencontre annuelle: Centre de recherche en éthique (Université de Montréal) / Centre for Ethics (University of Toronto), Toronto, ON, 14–15 April 2016

“Doffing la perruque: Divesting the Rhetorics of Life, Liberalism, and the Pursuit of Progress,” University of San Francisco / San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 26–27 February 2016

“The Time of a Life: Consent and Cancer Care in the Case of a Young First Nations Girl,” Colloquium, Department of Communication Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 23 February 2016

“To Claim the Human Right to Die: Imprisoned Performatives, Speech, Death,” Symposium on my research, Department of Communication Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 18 February 2016

“Fashion Bombs: Wearable Explosives, Weaponized Bodies,” keynote address at Wear Me: Art | Technology | Body, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, ON, 24–25 September 2015

“Care and Correctional Constraints: The Solitary Confinement of Mentally Ill Inmates,” Social Innovation in Health Care: Ethical Foundations of Caregiving,” Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto, ON, 5 May 2014

“Alienation and the Entrepreneurial Subject,” Neoliberal University Town Hall, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, 11 April 2014

“Toward an Ethic of ‘Self-Abuse’: Ethics, Masturbation, and the Care of the Self,” Research Talks Series, Department of English Language & Literature, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, 6 December 2013

2013–2014 External Scholar: Symposium on Living Philosophers – Judith Butler, Siena College, Albany, NY, 1–2 October 2013, 15–16 October 2013, 21–22 February 2014, and 4–5 April 2014

“Ethical Design: Towards Ethics-Oriented Research Methods,” Ethical Care Workshop, Culture of Cities Centre, Toronto, ON, 15 February 2013

Bioethics Rountable, Guest Discussant, Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, 19 May 2011

“The Social Science Fiction of the Gene: Towards an Ethics of Non-autonomous Life,” Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproductive Forum, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge University, UK, 17 May 2011

“Rhetorics of Ethical Life in the Global Village,” Department of English, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, 15 February 2011

“Critically Dis/Abled/Queer and the Tyranny of the ‘Norm’,” response to Lesley Ann Tarasoff, Collaborative Program in Women’s Health, Women’s College Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 28 October 2010

“No Right to Die: Media, Guantánamo, and the Biopolitics of Free Speech,” Writers Table, Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, ON, 1 October 2010

“Transgender Ethics, Philosophy, and Health,” guest lecture in Philosophy of Sex, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 22 July 2010

“The Exhibition as Argument,” guest lecture at the Museum Studies Program, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 5 November 2009

“Innovating for Life? Media, Education, and the Rhetorics of i-Everything,” Lunch Table Talks, Department of English, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, 28 October 2009

“Post-Life: Theorizing the Global Village and the New Ends of Subjective Life,” Noted Scholar MiniSeries, “Virtually McLuhan: Theorizing Code and Digital Life,” Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 9 April 2009

“On the Audacity of Being Yourself,” Department of English, University of British Columbia, 16 January 2009

“Nursing and Ideology in Practice,” guest lecture in the Master of Nursing Program, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, 20 November 2008

“The Rhetoric of the Exhibition,” guest lecture at the Museum Studies Program, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 6 November 2008

“APORIA: The Duty to Critique,” inaugural lecture at the launch of APORIA: The Nursing Journal, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, 18 September 2008

“Nietzsche and the Rhetoric of the Lie,” guest lecture in Rhetoric and the Public Sphere, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 26 March 2008

“Foucault and Sex in the Archive,” guest lecture in Interpretation and Meaning-Making in Cultural Institutions, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 13 March 2008

“Evidence-Based Discourses in the Health Sciences,” guest lecture in Science, Communication, and Society, Faculty of Communication & Design, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, 7 March 2008

Video Interview on Academic Freedom and Academic Boycott, with Tarnjit Johal, Rabble TV, Toronto, ON, 7 January 2008

“Towards the Public Good: Against the Academic Boycott of Israel,” Academic Boycott and Academic Freedom, a Forum organized by Ryerson University’s President’s Office and the Ryerson Students’ Union, Toronto, ON, 28 November 2007

“Digital (r)evolution of communities,” The Future is Now: Examining Digital Culture, Scarborough Arts Council and the Centre for Creative Communications, Centennial College, Toronto, ON, 17 October 2007

“Thanatopolitics,” Guest Lecture, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 20 April 2007

“Biomedical Subjectivity and the Politics of ‘Care’,” Politics and Technoscience, Biomedical Subjectivities roundtable discussion, The Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 12 October 2006

“Claiming Yourself: Free Speech Acts,” Department of English, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, 7 March 2006

“The Repugnance of ‘Wisdom’: Bioethics at the Limits of Knowledge,” invited lecture, Noesis Continental Philosophy Speaker Series, Department of Philosophy, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 28 February 2006

“Suicide Bombing and the Limits of Ethical Life,” invited lecture, The Colloquium Series of The Ethics, Society, & Law Programme, The International Relations Society, and The Brett Club, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 24 January 2006

“Statements of Exception: Insurgency and the Politics of Dying,” keynote address, “Exceptional Measures for Exceptional Times: The State of Security Post-9/11,” 13th Annual York Centre for International and Security Studies Conference, York University, Toronto, ON, 2–3 February 2006

“Community and the Postmodern,” invited lecture, Media, Mind and Society, McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 4 October 2005

“McLuhan, Rhetoric, Philosophy,” inaugural lecture, Counterblast: The McLuhan International Festival of the Future, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 27 September 2005

“Suicide Terrorism: A Politics of Life or Death?”, The McLuhan Salon, “War and Peace in the Global Village: The Terrorist Discourse,” McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 29 August 2005

“Beyond Foucault? Ethics and Politics in the Post-Genomic Age,” invited lecture, 4th Annual European Summer Academy on Bioethics, Heinrich Pesch Haus, Centre for Applied Ethics, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, 21 August 2005

“Digital Authorship and New Literacies,” invited lecture, Comparative Orality and Literacy, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 28 June 2005

“Representation and the Media Arts,” television interview with Prof. Hidetaka Ishida (University of Tokyo), “The University of the Air,” co-produced by NHK Network (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), recorded at Toronto, ON, 21 May 2005

“Foucault and the End of Identity Politics,” invited lecture, Brock House Society Lecture Series, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 17 March 2005

“‘Life’ and the Rhetoric of the Multitude: A Seminar on Michel Foucault and Paolo Virno,” invited lecture and webcast, Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, webcast archive at http://www.pactac.net/pactacweb/web-content/video11.html, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, 16 March 2005

“Becoming Gay…,” invited lecture, Program in Critical Studies in Sexuality (CSIS), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 14 March 2005

“Toward Free Speech: Risk and the Rhetorical Practice of Parrhesia,” Department of English, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, 31 January 2005; earlier version presented at the Communications Department, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2 December 2004

“From Biopolitics to Bioethics: The Promise of Foucault’s Ethical Life,” invited lecture at workshop on “Bios: Politics and Technology,” sponsored by the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University; and the School of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 5–6 August 2004

“Foucault and the Subject of Will,” invited lecture, Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 28 May 2004; also presented at the School of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 3 August 2004

“Truth, Error, and the Subject of Will,” Department of English, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, 21 January 2004

papers read at conferences

“Care of the Self and Self-knowledge: Rhetoric, Self-reflection, and Ethics in Plato’s Alcibiades I,” [second author] with Twyla Gibson, The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University, New York, NY, 21 October 2017

Mitwelt: Biopolitical Resolutions and the Remediating Event of Death,” 2017 Conference on Rhetorical Theory, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 13–14 October 2017

“Desire, Risk, and Surveillance: New Forms of Visibility and Modes of Governing People Living with and Affected by HIV,” [third author] with Adrian Guta and Alex McClelland, Surveillance and Society Conference, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 20–23 April 2016

“The Human Right to Die,” Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, 6–7 March 2015

“The Circuits of Secret Desire: Masturbation and the Defence of Scholarly Cynicism,” Canadian Association for American Studies Conference, Banff, AB, 18–21 September 2014

“Biopolitical Mor(t)alities: Canadian Law, Biomedicine, and Neocolonial Imaginaries in the Case of a Young First Nations Girl,” [primary author] with Tad Lemieux, Critical Legal Theory Conference, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, 4–6 September 2014

“Towards an Etho-Rhetoric Critique of ‘Affirmative Biopolitics’,” “Life, in Theory” conference, European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Turin, Italy, 3–6 June 2014

“Pronouncing Death: Biopolitical Affirmations,” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, TX, 22–26 May 2014

“The Body as Machine: Neoliberal Biopolitics and the Performative Rhetorics of HIV Treatment-as-Prevention,” Vitalizing Movements Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, 30 January – 1 February 2014

“The Masturbator: On Submitting to Oneself,” 4th Conference on Rhetorical Theory, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 10–12 October 2013

“Experiencing Seclusion: A Phenomenological Study,” [secondary author] with Dave Holmes and Natasha Knack, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, San Diego, CA, 24–27 October 2013

“‘Correctional Services’: Forensic Psychiatry as Neoliberal Norm,” [first author] with Sarah Burgess, In Sickness & In Health Conference, Montréal, QC, 18–20 July 2013

“Is an ‘Affirmative’ Biopolitics Ethical?” Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 7–9 June 2013

“Bodily Cognition and Recognition: Biopolitics and the Ambiguity of the Flesh,” Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Birkbeck College, London, UK, 22–23 March 2013

“Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) and the Ethics of Seclusion in Mental Health,” [primary author] with Dave Holmes, International Association of Bioethics Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 26–29 June 2012

“Authenticity and khrēsis in Michel Foucault’s reading of Alcibiades I,” [second author] with Twyla Gibson, International Society for Neoplatonic Studies Conference, Cagliari, Italy, 20–24 June 2012

“Foucault’s Ethical Turn: From Khrēsis to Catachresis,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Convention, Brown University, Providence, RI, 29 March – 1 April 2012

“The New Flesh: McLuhan and Biopolitical Media” [televideo presentation], The Medium is the Massage, Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy, 2 December 2011

“Biopolitics and the Possibility of an Ethical Bioethics: Treating Mentally Ill Prisoners,” National Communication Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, 17–20 November 2011

“Reading Ethics in J.M. Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year: Notes Toward a Rhetoric of Emergence,” 3rd Conference on Rhetorical Theory, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 13–15 October 2011

“Utilisation des plans de modification de comportements en milieu de psychiatrie légale : enjeux éthiques et politiques,” [secondary author] with Dave Holmes, International Congress of Law and Mental Health, Humboldt University, Berlin, 17–23 July 2011

“Sick on the Inside: The Biopolitics of Mental Health in Canada’s Prison System,” Keeping Up: Enthusiasm, Anxiety and the Culture of Wellbeing, Toronto, ON, 23–26 June 2011

“Making Live and Letting Die: Media, Technoculture, and the Global Biopolitics of Death,” International Conference McLuhan Galaxy: Understanding Media Today, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, 23–25 May 2011

“Incompatible Bodies of Law: Incarcerated and Mentally Ill,” Association for the Study of Law, Culture & the Humanities, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV, 11–12 March 2011

“Coming to Terms: Ethics, Motherhood, and the Cultural Science Fiction of the Gene,” Representing Motherhood, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, 21–22 May 2010

“Crisis and Confidence in Bio/Ethics: Towards a Salutary Rhetoric of the Body,” 2nd Conference on Rhetorical Theory, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 15–17 October 2009

“Aucun droit à la mort : sécurité, torture biomedicale et prisonniers politiques,” International Congress on Law and Mental Health, New York University, New York, NY, 28–29 June 2009

“The Perils of Scientific Obedience: Ethics Under the Spectre of Biofascism,” In Sickness & In Health Conference: Governmentality in the Clinic and the Community, Victoria, BC, 15–17 April 2009

“Till Death Us Do Part: Ontology’s Rhetorical and Political (Re)turns,” 1st Conference on Rhetorical Theory, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 24–25 October 2008

“Ethics and Evidence in Crisis: Reflecting on the Rise of Biotechnologies,” 4th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 14–18 May 2008

“Ethics and Evidence in the Modern Confessional: Obesity Discourses, BMI, and Biopedagogies,” [secondary author] with Geneviève Rail and Dave Holmes, 4th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 14–18 May 2008

“Nursing Best-Practice Guidelines: Reflecting on the Obscene Rise of the Void,” [secondary author] with D. Holmes, A. Perron, & J. McCabe, 4th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 14–18 May 2008

“Thanatopolitics: On Imagining Justice, Otherwise,” Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 28–30 March 2008

“The Risks of Biomedical Technology: Refiguring the Human,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, 27–30 December 2007

“Calculating Risk: The Politics of the Subject,” Law & Society Association, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 25–28 July 2007

“Obesity, Causality, and Genealogy,” [secondary author] with G. Rail, 3rd International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2–5 May 2007

“Toward a Politics of ‘Evidence’ in the Health Sciences,” [primary author] with D. Holmes & G. Rail, 3rd International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2–5 May 2007

“The Politics of Evidence on ‘Domestic Terrorists’: Obesity Discourses and their Effects,” [third author] with D. Holmes & G. Rail, 3rd International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2–5 May 2007

“Biotechnology and the Etho-Politics of the Self,” for panel “Newish Bodies,” 2006 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 31 August – 3 September 2006

“Deconstructing the Evidence-Based Discourse in Health Sciences: Truth, Power, and Fascism,” in symposium on “Discourses as Political Tools: The Case of Evidence-Based Nursing,” University of Ottawa/Tau Gamma 4th Annual Clinical Nursing Research Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, 1–2 June 2006

“Gearing Into the Ethical?”, response paper to Andrew Robinson, “Freedom and Ethics in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception,” Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, 2006 Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences, York University, Toronto, ON, 27–29 May 2006

“The Deinon and Tragedy,” response paper to Özgür Gürel, “Heidegger’s Tragic Ontology: Between Freedom and Tradition: Antigone as an Authentic Creator,” Special Extended Panel Session: “Resurfacing Tragedy,” Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, 2006 Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences, York University, Toronto, ON, 27–29 May 2006

“Thanatopolitics: On the Use of Death for Mobilizing Political Life,” (on the politics of the suicide bomber), for panel “Theorizing the Political Sacred,” 2005 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 1–4 September 2005

“Psychoanalysis, Symbolization, and McLuhan,” response paper to Donald Carveth, “Psychoanalysis: The Medium is the Message,” The McLuhan Lectures on Culture and Technology, The McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology and the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 15 June 2005

“Being a/in Question to Myself: Merleau-Ponty and the Language of Subjective Life,” Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, 2005 Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, 28–30 May 2005

“The Body of Free Speech: Risk and the Rhetorical Practice of Parrhesia,” Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, 2005 Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, 28–30 May 2005

“Free Speech and Foucault’s Will-to-Ethics,” Association for Rhetoric and Communication in Southern Africa, for panel “The Rhetorical Dimensions of Ethical Life,” National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 11–15 November 2004

“McLuhan and the Sense of Touch,” The McLuhan International Festival of the Future, Coach House Lunch Session, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 13 October 2004

“The Body in Revolt: Manifesting the Sacred in Foucault and Kristeva,” American Academy of Religion, Western Region, Conference on “Embodied Knowledge,” Whittier, CA, 20–22 March 2004

“The Spectral Subjects of Posthumanism,” for panel “Ghosts, Gods, and Avatars: The Primordial and the Posthuman,” American Comparative Literature Association, San Marcos, CA, 4–6 April 2003

“‘Society Must Be Defended’: Configurations of Sovereignty in the Age of Perpetual War,” Hawai’i International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, 12–15 January 2003

“Digital Flesh: Posthuman Media and Merleau-Ponty,” Society for Phenomenology and Media, Puebla, Mexico, 21–24 February 2002

“Foucault’s Sacred Beginnings: Early Intimations of Power,” International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL), Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, 1–5 May 2001

“Foucault and Beyond: Towards a Genealogy of the Sacred,” UC Berkeley Department of Rhetoric & Film Studies Graduate Student Colloquium, 26 April 2001

“Helen’s Rhetorical Body: Persuasion in Gorgias’s Encomium of Helen,” Gorgias National Conference, University of Texas at Dallas, 18–19 February 2000

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