M. C. Dillon Recipients

The annual fall conference of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle features the M. C. Dillon Memorial Lecture, an honor and monetary award of $500 for the best graduate student submission. Recipients of the M.C. Dillon Memorial Lecture award will have their papers published in Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies concerning the Thought of Merleau-Ponty.

Year Conf #   Author Title Conference Location
2023 47 Benjamin Décarie-Daigneault “The crooked finger of Chauvet-Pont d’Arc: A Merleau-Pontian account of parietal art” Penn State University
2022 46 Gaia Ferrari “Entangled Embodiments: Merleau-Ponty’s Method for Grounding a Phenomenology of Disability” Georgetown University
2021 45 Corinne Lajoie “Crip Disorientations and the Complexity of Belonging” University of Western Ontario
2019 44 Corinne Lajoie “The equilibrium of sense: Levels of embodiment and (dis)orientations of love” Fordham University
2018 43 Rawb Leon-Carlyle “Wild Red: Synesthesia, Deuteranomaly, and Euclidean Color Space” University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
2017 42 Martina Ferrari Poietic Transspatiality: Merleau-Ponty, Normativity, and the Latent Sens of Nature University of New Mexico
2016 41 Joel Reynolds “On Being Outside the (Normate) Body: Merleau-Ponty’s Aveugle and Crip Phenomenology” Brock University
2015 40 Martina Ferrari “The Immemorial Time of Gender: Merleau-Ponty’s Polymorphic Matrix of Original Past” Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2014 39 Anna Caterina Dalmasso “L’artiste et l’adversité: Hasard et création chez Merleau-Ponty” University of Geneva
2013 38 Laura McMahon “The Phantom Organic
and the Psychoanalysis of Nature”
Duquesne University
2012 37 David Peña-Guzman “Pathetic Normativity: Merleau-Ponty and Canguilhem’s Philosophy of Norms” Fordham University
2011 36 Keith Whitmoyer “Merleau-Ponty and the Permanent Dissonance of Being: The Temporal Extension of the Transcendental Field in Phenomenology of Perception” Concordia College
2010 35 Shiloh Whitney “A New Conception of Intentionality: Pure Depth as Affective Orientation” University of North Carolina, Asheville
2009 34 Bryan E. Norwood “Consciousness at the Limits of Phenomenology: Rethinking Architectural Phenomenology with Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze” Mississippi State University
2008 33 Emma Jones “On the Life that is ‘Never Simply Mine’: Anonymity and Alterity in Merleau-Ponty and Irigaray” Ryerson University
2007 32 Matthew Goodwin “Art and the Deflagration of Being: Setting Passivity Afire” University of Memphis
2006 31 Caterina Rea “Corporeal Ipseity between Natural Finitude and Institution: The Enigma of Human Living according to Merleau-Ponty and Castoriadis” George Mason University