Dr Lisa Foran
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- Personal Website: https://newcastle.academia.edu/LisaForan
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Newcastle upon Tyne
I specialize in Twentieth Century European Philosophy, particularly the relationship between hermeneutics and phenomenology.
My first monograph, Derrida, the Subject and the Other: Surviving, Translating and the Impossible was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. My second edited collection, Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida: The Question of Difference (with Rozemund Uljée) was also published in 2016 with Springer as part of their 'Contributions to Phenomenology' series. As well as journal articles and book chapters, I have been invited to present my research at numerous international conferences in Europe. I am former editorial assistant for the International Journal of Philosophical Studies and a former committee member of the Society for Women in Philosophy (Ireland).
Before coming to Newcastle I was teaching and research fellow at the School of Philosophy, University College Dublin (UCD). I was awarded my PhD in Philosophy from UCD and conducted part of my doctoral research at the Archives Husserl, École Normale Supérieure, Paris. Prior to this I was an English language teacher and freelance translator. I also hold a Masters in Translation Studies (Dublin City University) and a BA in Philosophy and Greek & Roman Civilisation (UCD).
I have been teaching philosophy at university level since 2010. In 2016 I achieved the Newcastle Teaching Award and in 2018 I achieved full fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
I am particularly interested in translation not only between languages, but also as a model for ethical intersubjective relations. My publications to date focus on the role of translation in phenomenological and post-phenomenological thinkers such as Derrida, Heidegger, Levinas and Ricoeur. I am currently researching the role of language and translation in the constitution of political identity, specifically; the role of the 'untranslatable' as the condition for an ethical political structure. In this I draw on the work of Cassin, Apter, Levinas and Foucault.
I am also interested in the nature of memory and in particular acts of memorialisation as public obligations to remember. In researching these themes I am investigating thinkers such as Butler, de Certeau, Husserl, and Merleau-Ponty. I am trying to establish whether we can speak of something like an 'ethics of memory' and what the political implications of this might be.
I am personal tutor and project supervisor to 19 undergraduate philosophy students and personal tutor to a further 11 Combined Honours students.
I am also Head of the Philosophy Board of Studies.
In 2017-2018 I am teaching the following modules:
PHI3003 Meaning, Truth, and Language [Phenomenology] (semester 1)
PHI1002 Philosophy and Religion (semester 1)
PHI1005 Existentialism and the Self (semester 2)
I will also be presenting an MLitt research seminar on the history of translation in philosophy.
- Foran L. The History of Philosophy. In: Rundle, C, ed. Routledge Handbook of Translation History. London, New York: Routledge, 2019. In Preparation.
- Foran L. Ricoeur and Gadamer. In: Rawling, P; Wilson, P, ed. The Routledge Handbook of Translation Studies and Philosophy. London, New York: Routledge, 2018. In Press.
- Foran L. Translating Ethics and Politics. In: Ombosi, O; Zagury-Orly, R, ed. Derrida-Levinas: An Alliance Awaiting the Political. Mimesis International, 2018. In Press.
- Foran L. Derrida, the Subject and the Other : Surviving, Translating and the Impossible. London; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
- Foran L, Uljée R, ed. Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida: The Question of Difference. Dordrecht: Springer, 2016.
- Foran L. The Untranslatable to Come: From Saying to Unsayable. In: Foran, L and Uljée, R, ed. Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida: The Question of Difference. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2016, pp.59-74.
- Foran L. An Ethics of Discomfort: Supplementing Ricoeur on Translation. Études Ricoeuriennes / Ricoeur Studies 2015, 6(1), 25-45.
- Foran L, ed. Translation and Philosophy. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012.
- Foran L. Translation as a Path to the Other: Derrida and Ricoeur. In: Translation and Philosophy. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012, pp.75-87.
- Foran L. Review: Derrida: Profanations by Patrick O'Connor. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 2011, 19(5), 781-786.