JANET A. DONOHOE, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Department of English and Philosophy

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA  30118

e-mail: jdonohoe@westga.edu

(678) 839-4743

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

20th Century Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Husserl, Philosophy and Place

 


AREAS OF COMPETENCE:

 

History of Philosophy, Russian Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Postmodernism

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Boston College, Boston, May, 1998

Dissertation:  “Genetic Phenomenology, Intersubjectivity and the Husserlian Account of Ethics.”

 

Husserl Archives Seminar, “Manuscripts on Time,” Leuven, Belgium, 1994-95 directed by Rudolf Bernet and Ullrich Melle

 

Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Perugia, Italy, August, 1994

 

M.A., Boston College, Boston, May, 1993

 

Certificate, Moscow Socio-Political Institute, Moscow, Russia, May, 1991

 

Certificate, Institute of Foreign Languages, Moscow, Russia, Dec., 1989

 

B.A., The University of Iowa, Iowa City, May, 1989

 

EMPLOYMENT:

Professor, University of West Georgia, 2008-present.

 

Philosophy Program Director, University of West Georgia, 2007-2010.

 

Associate Professor, University of West Georgia, 2003-2008.

 

Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia, 1998-2003.

 

Teaching Fellow, Boston College, 1992-1998.  Graduate fellowship position.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Coming Home and the Act of Mourning” in

 

“The Betweenness of Monuments” in Environmental Hermeneutics, New York: Fordham University Press, forthcoming fall 2012.

 

“The Place of Home” in Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology, Vol. 23(2), spring 2012. (reprinted from EP, 2011)

 

“Husserl and the Responsibility and Sacrifice of Derrida” in Phenomenology and Ethics, Lexington Press, Spring 2012 (reprinted from RJPP 2006)

 

“The Phenomenological Shift of Parenthood” in Phenomenology and Ethics, Lexington Press, Spring 2012.

 

“The Place of Home” in Environmental Philosophy, Volume 8(1),

Spring 2011.

 

“The Vocation of Motherhood: Husserl and Feminist Ethics” in Continental Philosophy Review, vol. 43(1). April 2010.

 

“Where Were you When?: On the Relationship Between Individual and Collective Memory” in Philosophy in the Contemporary World, vol. 16(1), spring 2009.

 

The Place of Tradition: Heidegger and Benjamin on Technology and Art” in The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Vol 39(3), October 2008.

 

Book Review of Women’s Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment.  Author, Bonnie Mann.  Environmental Philosophy, Vol. 4(1&2), October 2007. 

 

“Husserl and the Responsibility and Sacrifice of Derrida” in Review Journal for Political Philosophy, December 2006.  Invited article.

 

“Rushing to Memorialize” in Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Vol. 13, Spring 2006, pp. 6-12.

 

Husserl on Ethics and Intersubjectivity:  From Static to Genetic Phenomenology.  Humanity Books Contemporary Studies in Philosophy and the Human Sciences series.  Prometheus Books.  July 2004.

 

“Genetic Phenomenology and the Husserlian Account of Ethics,” Philosophy Today, Volume 47(2), Summer 2003, 160-175.

 

“Dwelling with Monuments,” Philosophy and Geography Volume 5(2), July 2002, 235-242.

 

“The Non-Presence of the Living Present:  Husserl’s Time Manuscripts,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Volume 38(2), June 2000, 221-230.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS:

 

Remembering Places: A Phenomenological Study book project.

Georgia Monuments book project.

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS:

University of West Georgia Faculty Research Grant.  2012-2013.  $1,000.

 

University of West Georgia College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009-2010.

 

University of West Georgia Faculty Research Grant.  2009-2010.  $1,060.

 

University of West Georgia Faculty Research Grant.  Summer 2002.  $1,500.

 

Deutsches Akademisches Austauschdienst Fellowship, appointment at the Husserl Archives in Köln, Germany, Summer 98.  Approximately $3,000.

 

Boston College University Fellowship, 1996-97.  Approximately $12,000.

 

Doctoral Comprehensive Exams passed with Distinction, February, 1996

 

Fellow, Belgian American Educational Foundation, Inc., appointment at the Husserl Archives in Leuven, Belgium, 1994-95.  $10,000.

 

Boston College Graduate Fellowship, 1992-97.  Approximately $9,000 per annum.

 

Boston College Excellence in Teaching Award, 1994.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Phenomenological Feminist Care and the Built Environment” at the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Annual Conference, Helen, GA, July 21, 2012.

 

“Coming Home and the Act of Mourning” at the Religion, Literature, and the Arts Conference, Iowa City, IA, August 2011.

 

“Pilgrimmages Home and Uncanny Memory” at Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Annual Conference, Corvallis, OR, July 2011.

 

“The Betweenness of Monuments” for Environmental Hermeneutics online seminar, April 2011.

 

“The Phenomenological Shift of Parenthood” at the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Annual Conference, Corvallis, OR, July 2010.

 

“The Place of Home” invited lecture at Hartwick College, November 2009.

 

“The Place of Home” at the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Annual Conference, Pine Lake, NY, July 2009.

 

“Is Collective Memory Possible? A Husserlian Response to Ricoeur.”  At the Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Joint Conference, Dublin, Ireland, August 2008.

 

“Can Memory Be Intersubjective? A Husserlian Investigation” at the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Helsinki, Finland, July 2008. Paper given in absentia.

 

“Where Were You When…? On the Relationship Between Individual Memory and Collective Memory.” Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Annual Conference, Estes Park, CO, July 6-12, 2008.

 

“Virtual Memorials/Global Places?” Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Annual Conference, Morelia, Mexico, July 19-24, 2007. 

 

“Motherhood as a Vocation: Husserl and Feminist Ethics,” Annual Husserl Circle Meeting, Prague, The Czech Republic, April 23-28, 2007.

 

“Place(s) of Memory and Tradition,” Presentation to the University of West Georgia Faculty and Community as part of the Centennial Lecture Series.  January 26, 2007.

 

“Husserl and Kant: A Response,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Philadelphia, October 12-14, 2006.

 

“Tradition in Crisis: Benjamin, Heidegger, Husserl and the Primacy of Place,” Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Conference, North Carolina, July 22-27. 2006.

 

“Rushing to Memorialize,” International Association for Environmental Philosophy, Memphis, October 30-November 2, 2004.

 

“The Place(s) of Monuments,” Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Conference, North Carolina, July 15-18, 2004.

 

“On Passive Synthesis in Husserl: A Response to John Hartmann,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, February 20-21, 2004.

 

“Intermedialities of Tradition and Collective Responsibility,” International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 3-8, 2002.

 

“Place and Transference of Collective memory,” Society for Philosophy and Geography, Towson, MD, April 26-28, 2002.

 

“Tradition and Memory,” Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle, Milledgeville, GA, March 18, 2002.

 

“Dwelling with Monuments,” Society for Philosophy and Geography,  Albuquerque, NM, April 6, 2000.

 

“From Memory to Intersubjectivity or From Intersubjectivity to  Memory?,” Frontiers of Memory Conference, University of East London, London, England, September 18,1999.

 

“The Tension between Self-Responsibility and Renewal and Critique in Husserlian Phenomenology,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, TN, March 5, 1999.

 

“Husserl’s Time Manuscripts and Intersubjectivity,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Denver, Co, October 9, 1998.

 

“Next? New Readings of the Old: Edmund Husserl as Genetic Phenomenologist Concerned with Ethics,” University of Texas Graduate Conference, Austin, TX, March 21, 1997.

 

“Levinas and French Existentialism,” Romance Studies Conference of Boston College, Boston, MA, March 15, 1997.

 

“Husserl’s Formal and Transcendental Logic as Key to the Fifth Cartesian Meditation,” Continental Philosophy, Contemporary Research Conference, University of Essex, Colchester, England, February 25, 1995.

 

“Truth and Being in Husserl’s Sixth Logical Investigation,” Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Perugia, Italy, August, 1994.

 

“Habermas as Phenomenologist,” Graduate Student Conference, Syracuse, NY, March, 1993.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

 

Book Review Editor for Environmental Philosophy, July 2011-present.

 

Director, Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, three-year term beginning July 2010.

 

Executive Committee Member-at-Large, International Association for Environmental Philosophy, 2009-2012.

 

AAUP West Georgia Chapter Executive Committee, At-Large Member, 2007-2008.

 

Secretary, Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, three-year term beginning August 2006, reelected July 2009.

 

Conference Host for Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Conference, July 2006.

 

Program co-chair for Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Conference, July 2006.

 

Program co-chair for Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Conference, July 2005.

 

Reviewer for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Journal, Fall 2005-present

 

Reviewer for Choice Magazine, Spring 2002-present

 

Reviewer for Oxford University Press, Spring 2002-present

 

Reviewer for McGraw Hill Press, 2000-present

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

Associate Professor, University of West Georgia,

Phil 2100 Introduction to Philosophy, F98, S99, F99, S00, S01, S02, F02, S04, F04, S06, F06, S07, S08, F08, S09, F09, S10, F10, F11, S12

Phil 2100H Introduction to Philosophy, Honors, F00, S03, S05, S11

Phil 2110 Critical Thinking, F98, S00, F00, F01, S02

Phil 3100 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, S99, S00, F01, S03

Phil 3160 Philosophy in Literature and Film, F99, F02, S06, S08, S10, S12

Phil 4100 Phenomenology, S99, F00, F02, F04, F06, F08, F10

Phil 4150 Existentialism, S02, S04, S06, F07, F09, F11

Phil 4220 Hermeneutics, S05, S07, S09, S11

Phil 4240 Philosophy of Love and Friendship, F00, F04, S12

Phil 4300 Senior Seminar, F06, F09

Phil 4385 Feminist Theories, F99, F10, S12

Xids 2100 Postmodernism, Su99, S01, S04, F07

 

Teaching Fellow, Boston College for Philosophy of the Person , 93-94, 95-96, 97-98.  As an instructor in this core curriculum course, I had full responsibility for the syllabus, books, all teaching, and grading.

 

Instructor, Brookline Adult and Community Education

Philosophy through Literature, summer 97, winter 98

Existentialism, fall 96, spring 97, fall 97

Introduction to Philosophy, winter 96, winter 97

 

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE:

College of Arts and Humanities Executive Committee, 2011-

 

Faculty Senate, 2009-2011.

 

Senate Ad-Hoc Budget Committee, 2009-2010.

 

Senate Ad-Hoc Rules Committee, Co-Chair, Spring 2008, 2008-2009.

 

VPAA’s Committee on Restructuring the College of Arts and Sciences.  Spring 2008.

 

Area B-1 Assessment Ad-hoc Committee, at the invitation of the Acting Academic Vice President, 2006-2007.

 

General University Matters Committee, University of West Georgia, 2006-2008

 

Philosophy Program Faculty Search Committee, 2003, 2004, 2005.

 

University Academic Policies Committee, University of West Georgia, 2003-2005.

 

Faculty and Administrative Staff Personnel Committee, University of West Georgia, 2000-2002.  Sexual Harassment subcommittee.

 

Area B-1 Outcomes Assessment Committee, University of West Georgia, 2002.

 

XIDS Syllabus Review Committee, University of West Georgia, 2000-2004.

 

Department of English and Philosophy Advisory Committee, University of West Georgia, 1999-2001.  Chair 2000-2001.

 

Organizational Structures Subcommittee of President's Committee for Retention, University of West Georgia, Spring 2000.

 

Academic Advisor, West Georgia Philosophical Society, University of West Georgia, 1999-2003.

 

West Georgia Representative to the Georgia Humanities Council's Humanities Leadership Forum, October 29, 1999.

 

Writing Across the Curriculum Advisory Committee, 1999-2001.

 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

German (reading competence), Russian (reading and speaking competence), French (reading competence).