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Lucy Tatman

Senior Lecturer, Gender Studies

Room 358, Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2368 (phone)

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Lucy.Tatman@utas.edu.au

Dr Lucy Tatman is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Gender Studies within the School of Humanities. She coordinates the Gender Studies major.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDThere never was a Tree of KnowledgeThe Australian National UniversityAustralia2000
MTS Garrett-Evangelical Theological SeminaryUnited States of America 1990
BA Birmingham-Southern CollegeUnited Kingdom1987

Biography

Before joining The University of Tasmania, Lucy taught at The Australian National University (Canberra), The University of California (San Diego), and The Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Research Themes

Lucy's research sits within the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. Her research interests fit more precisely within the area of philosophical anthropology, or study of human beings/ human nature.

Memberships

Committee associations

  • Nordic Society of Phenomenology
  • Australian Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Association
  • European Society of Women in Theological Research

Administrative expertise

From 2009 through 2011 Lucy served as the Head of the former School of Philosophy.

Teaching

Gender Studies; feminist theory; feminist philosophy; religion

Teaching expertise

Lucy has extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels (two decades' worth, in fact). She brings a passion for pedagogy to unit design and curriculum review.

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

Feminist hermeneutics and phenomenology, philosophical anthropology, ethics;
Religion within the cultural imaginary.

Collaboration

Lucy is currently working on a project with the Australian photographer and historian, John F. Williams.

Current projects

Iris Murdoch and Hannah Arendt: in search of a feminist philosophical anthropology.

Being Human: Reflections on the photographs of John F. Williams.

Fields of Research

  • Philosophy of Religion (220315)
  • Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History) (220401)
  • Metaphysics (220309)
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies (229999)
  • Religion and Religious Studies (220499)
  • Stylistics and Textual Analysis (200526)
  • Feminist Theory (220306)
  • Religion and Society (220405)
  • Phenomenology (220310)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
  • Philosophy (220399)
  • Cultural Theory (200204)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Aesthetics (220301)

Research Objectives

  • Gender and Sexualities (940113)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies (970122)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)
  • Music (950101)
  • Social Ethics (950407)

Publications

Book cover - Numinous Subjects How do we understand ourselves? How do we understand others? And how do we understand the relations between ourselves and others?

Throughout all of her research, Lucy seeks to identify various elements that influence the way(s) we imagine, think about, and 'tell ourselves to ourselves'. She is particularly focused on tracing the transformation of religious understandings of human beings into secular forms. Her 2007 monograph, Numinous Subjects, is the most extensive example of her concern with this topic.

Total publications

20

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2013Journal ArticleTatman Lucy, 'Arendt and Augustine: More Than One Kind of Love', Sophia, 52, (4) pp. 625-635. ISSN 1873-930X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11841-013-0363-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2011Journal ArticleTatman LA, 'Subjects through translation', European Journal of Women's Studies, 18, (4) pp. 425-447. ISSN 1350-5068 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1350506811415203 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2007BookTatman LA, 'Numinous Subjects : Engendering the Sacred in Western Culture, An Essay', ANU E Press, Canberra, pp. 105. ISBN 1920942920 (2007) [Authored Research Book]

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2001BookTatman LA, 'Knowledge That Matters: A Feminist Theological Paradigm and Epistemology', The Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, pp. 269pp. ISBN 0-8298-1448-5 (2001) [Authored Research Book]

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Journal Article

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Tatman Lucy, 'Arendt and Augustine: More Than One Kind of Love', Sophia, 52, (4) pp. 625-635. ISSN 1873-930X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11841-013-0363-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2011Tatman LA, 'Subjects through translation', European Journal of Women's Studies, 18, (4) pp. 425-447. ISSN 1350-5068 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1350506811415203 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2010Tatman LA, 'Ruminations on Time', Cultural Studies Review, 16, (2) pp. 344-355. ISSN 1837-8692 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2008Tatman LA, 'In exile from no homeland: or, being at home in the middle of time', Feminist Theology, 16, (3) pp. 397-410. ISSN 0966-7350 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0966735008091400 [eCite] [Details]

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2004Tatman LA, 'Blasphemous Thoughts', Theology & Sexuality, 11, (1) pp. 64-71. ISSN 1355-8358 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2004Tatman LA, 'Theological Matricide, Essentially', Feminist Theology, 12, (3) pp. 305-318. ISSN 0966-7350 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2003Tatman LA, 'I'd Rather be a Sinner than a Cyborg', The European Journal of Women's Studies, 10, (1) pp. 51-64. ISSN 1350-5068 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1350506803010001796 [eCite] [Details]

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2000Tatman LA, 'Mind the Gap: A Feminist Underground Guide to Transcendence, Maybe', Feminist Theology, 8, (23) pp. 79-84. ISSN 0966-7350 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/096673500000002314 [eCite] [Details]

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1999Tatman LA, 'Thoughts and Hopes on the Future of Feminist Theology/ies', Feminist Theology, 8, (22) pp. 93-100. ISSN 0966-7350 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/096673509900002207 [eCite] [Details]

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Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2007Tatman LA, 'Numinous Subjects : Engendering the Sacred in Western Culture, An Essay', ANU E Press, Canberra, pp. 105. ISBN 1920942920 (2007) [Authored Research Book]

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2001Tatman LA, 'Knowledge That Matters: A Feminist Theological Paradigm and Epistemology', The Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, pp. 269pp. ISBN 0-8298-1448-5 (2001) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Tatman Lucy, 'The Other Thing About Suffering', Perspectives on Human Suffering, Springer, Jeff Malpas and Norelle Lickiss (ed), Dordrecht, pp. 43-48. ISBN 9789400727946 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Tatman L, 'Tikkun Olam through Forgiveness and Promise', Forgiveness: Promise, Possibility & Failure, Inter-Disciplinary Press, G Karabin and K Wigura (ed), Oxford, pp. 159-170. ISBN 9781848880559 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Neave L, Tatman LA, 'Publishing Overseas', The Arts of Publication: Scholarly Publishing in Australia and Beyond, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Lucy Neave (ed), Melbourne, pp. 162-177. ISBN 1740971353 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Tatman LA, 'Euro-American Feminist Theology', Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America, Indiana University Press, Keller RS, Ruether RR (ed), Bloomington, pp. 1173-1181. ISBN 0-253-34687-8 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Tatman LA, 'Corporeality and the Numinous', Corporeal Inscriptions: Representations of the Body in Cultural and Literary Texts and Practices, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Mikolaja Kopernika, Lorek-Jezinska E, Wieckowska K (ed), Torun, pp. 261-268. ISBN 83-231-1812-4 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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2004Tatman LA, 'Innocence Demanded: The Global Production and Consumption of Female Virginity', Gender, Media, and Mass Culture, Center for Equality Advancement, Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Zukauskaite A, Aleksejunaite V (ed), Vilnius, pp. 147-156. ISBN 9955-9775-1-5 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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2002Tatman LA, 'Western European-American Feminist Christian Theologians: What Might It Mean to Take Ourselves Seriously?', The End of Liberation? Liberation in the End! Feminist Theory, Feminist Theology and their political implications, Peeters, Charlotte Methuen and Angela Berlis (ed), Leuven, pp. 37-48. ISBN 90-429-1225-1 (2002) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Tatman Lucy, 'Telling Time Together: Hannah Arendt and The Temporal Condition of Human Beings in the World', Judgement, Responsiblity and the Life-World: Perth Workshop 2011, 28-29 November 2011, Murdoch University, pp. 69-73. ISBN 9781921877032 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Entry

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Tatman LA, 'Euro-American Feminist Theology', Encyclopaedia of Women and Religion in North America, Rosemary Skinner Keller and Rosemary Radford Ruether (ed), Bloomington and Indianapolis, 3, pp. 1173-1181 (2006) [Entry]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$9,793

Projects

Reflections of Spiritual Ecstasy: Sacred Compositions of Antonio Lotti (2010)$9,793
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,793)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Forbes AM; Tatman LA
Year
2010

Research Supervision

Lucy has been a member of various supervisory teams supporting nine PhD students through to completion. HDR candidates with whom she has worked have had diverse research interests, ranging from girlhood to masculinity, women in Buddhism to Christian theopoetics, with a great deal of feminist theory and feminist philosophy sprinkled in between.

Current

2

Completed

11

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDCan the humanist Thought of Hannah Arendt be Made Feminist?: Using the Philosophy of Luce Irigaray to Make the Philosophy of Hannah Arendt Feminist2013
PhDQueer Ecology and Climate Change: an ethics of failure and futurelessness2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDBlood, Guts and Becoming: The evolution of the final girl
Candidate: Sherron Amy Kean
2017
PhDTowards a Unified Framework of Power: a conceptual, practical and comparative analysis of Michel Foucault's and Hannah Arendt's accounts of power
Candidate: Leesa Anne Wisby
2016
PhDScreen Thought Time Place People Action
Candidate: Robert Stewart Watson
2015
PhDMasculine Madness: The Normality of Evil in the Western Cultural Imaginary
Candidate: Ross Anthony Honeywill
2014
PhDGender and the Soteriology Debate in Buddhism: Is a Female Buddha Possible in Non-Esoteric Buddhism?
Candidate: Karma Sonam Palmo
2013
PhDFoucault's Ethic of Power: Subjects, Politics and the Critical Attitude
Candidate: Frances Bridget Eleanor Healy
2013
PhDWilderness: Nature Out of Control
Candidate: Robert Julian Scotney
2013
PhDA Theopoetic Reflection on Thomas Traherne, Meister Eckhart and Mother Julian of Norwich
Candidate: James Arthur Charlton
2011
PhDGrounds for Respect: Particularism, Universalism, Accountability
Candidate: Kristi Lilian Giselsson
2009
PhDBecoming Girl: The Subversive Narratives of Le Girl Sujet en Process/on Trial
Candidate: Leopoldyna Xavier McGee
2009
PhDThe Code and the Message of Naked Charity Calendars
Candidate: Pamela Turton-Turner
2008