Lucy Benjamin

Lucy Benjamin is a PhD candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London. In her dissertation she explores the question of ‘earth’ and ‘world’ as taken up in 20th century German philosophy in order to rethink questions around political action and the right to live in view of anthropogenic climate change.  Central to her dissertation is the question of what it means to ‘ethical dwell’ upon an earth of human construction and within worlds of disjunctive political meaning. She has previously completed an MPhil at the University of Amsterdam where she wrote on the political implications of romantic love.


Discussing Anomalisa (2015), Lucy Benjamin shows that the vocal, and hence aural, quality of sex permits a form of bodily ownership, rejecting the consuming and sexualizing masculine gaze.


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