Amy E. Wendling, BA, PhD
Amy E. Wendling, BA, PhD

Amy E. Wendling, BA, PhD

Professor
Chair, Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Social and Political Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy (Especially Nineteenth Century)

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Philosophy

Position

  • Professor

Education

  • Ph.D. (terminal degree) The Pennsylvania State University, May 2006 Major Field: Philosophy; Minor Field: Social Thought B.A. Southwestern University, 1998 Major Field: Philosophy; Minor Fields: French, Women’s Studies

Certifications

Doctoral Minor in Social and Political Thought; Online Teaching (CeLAI Fall 2013)

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Wendling, Amy. The Ruling Ideas: Bourgeois Political Concepts., Lexington Books: A Division of Rowman and Littlefield, 2012
  • Wendling, Amy E. Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation. (Paperback), Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
  • Wendling, Amy E. Karl Marx on technology and alienation. (hardcover), Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
  • Wendling, A. E. Sovereign Consumption as a Species of Communist Theory: Reconceptualizing Energy. In Winnubst, S. (Ed.)., Reading Bataille Now., Indiana University Press, 35-53, 2007

Articles

  • Wendling, Amy. Second Nature: Gender in Marx's Grundrisse. In Marx's Laboratory: Critical Interpretations of the Grundrisse., Brill, 2013
  • Wendling, Amy E. Crisis theory and the false desire of home ownership, Philosophy Today, 55, 199-210, 2011
  • Wendling, Amy E. Economic Crisis Theory and the False Desire of Home Ownership, Philosophy Today, 55, 199-210, 2011
  • Wendling, Amy E. New Waves in Philosophy of Technology, Historical Materialism, 18, 195-207, 2010
  • Wendling, Amy E. At Second Glance: The Karl Marx You Never Knew, Creighton University Magazine, 12-15, 2010
  • Wendling, Amy E. Economic Crisis Theory: Another Look at Karl Marx, Phi Beta Kappa Reporter, 6-11, 2009
  • Wendling, Amy E. Karl Marx. In Carr, Deborah S. (Ed.)., Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development., Macmillian Reference USA, 2008
  • “On Alienation and Machine Production: Capitalist Embodiment in Karl Marx.” 
                 Beiträge zur Marx-Engels-Forschung.   Neue Folge 2007, 253-267.  , Beiträge zur Marx Engels Forschung, Neue Folge 2007, 253-267, 2007
  • Wendling, A. E. Rough, Foul-Mouthed boys: women's Monstrous Laboring Bodies., Radical Philosophy Today, 5, 49-68, 2007
  • Wendling, A. E. The Dignity of Labor?: A Marxist Challenge to Traditional Marxism, International Studies in Philosophy, 38, 181-196, 2006

Publications

  • Wendling, A. E. On alienation and machine production: Capitalist embodiment in Karl Marx., Pennsylvania State University, 2006

Editing and Reviews

  • Essay Review of Equaliberty: Political Essays, by Etienne Balibar. Duke: Durham. University of Kent, Sean Sayers, Ed., Marx and Philosophy Review of Books, 2014
  • Essay Review of On Psychoanalysis: Writings and Lectures, by Paul RIcoueur, Oxford: Polity, 2012. University of Kent, Sean Sayers, Ed. , Marx and Philosophy Review of Books, 2013
  • Wendling, Amy E. The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism, H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences, 1-2, 2011
  • Wendling, A. E. Labor of fire: The ontology of labor between economy and culture, Contemporary Sociology-a Journal of Reviews, 35, 626-627, 2006

Presentations

  • Author Meets Readers Session on Amy Wendling’s The Ruling Ideas: Bourgeois Political Concepts.
                Radical Philosophy Association: 12th Biennial Conference. University of Kentucky. November     10-13, 2016. Invited., 2016
  • Respondent, Author meets readers session on Shannon Winnubst’s  Way Too Cool: Selling Out Race   and Ethics, with commentary by Amy Wendling ( Professor and Chair
    of Philosophy, Creighton University) and Richard A. Lee (Professor of
    Philosophy, De Paul University), with a response by Shannon WInnubst.  Society for
    Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Main Program, Hilton Salt Lake City, October 2016. (Invited; 25% acceptance rate on finished academic books.)
     , 2016
  • “Gay Marriage and Religious Freedom: Lessons from Hobbes.” Religion and Poltics: A Kripke
                Symposium. Creighton University. February 19, 2016.
     , 2016

  • “Civic Trust and the Freerider Problem.” Presented by co-author Anne Ozar. Association for Practical
                and Professional Ethics, 25th annual meeting. February 18-21, 2016. Reston, VA. (Peer
                Refereed.) , 2016
  • “A Brief History of Home Ownership: Possessive Individualism and the Housing Crisis.” Historical Materialism Annual Meeting. SOAS, University of London, London, UK. November 6-9, 2014. (Peer Refereed.), 2014
  • “On Suffering.” Southwest Seminar for Continental Philosophy, Colorado College. June 6-8, 2014. (Peer Refereed.), 2014
  • ”Can Water be Property?,” Invited Speaker, Scholar’s Session, Ethics Awareness Week, Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley University, Salt Lake City, Utah., 2013
  • ”The Politics of Internal Time Consciousness,” Keynote Speaker, 2013 Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy, Texas A & M University, May 16-18, 2013., 2013
  • “Temporal Domination and the Colonized Consciousness.” Historical Materialism Annual Meeting. SOAS, University of London, London, UK. November 8-11, 2012. (Peer Refereed.), 2012
  • “Temporal Domination as Biopower: Boredom, Procrastination, and Multitasking.” Radical Philosophy Association: 10th Biennial Conference and 30th Anniversary. Canisius College. October 11-14, 2012. Buffalo, NY., 2012
  • “Crisis.” International Society for Marxian Theory, 20th anniversary meeting. Creighton University., 2012
  • “Does Water Have Value, and What Kind?” University of Nebraska Medical Center. Andy Jameton Graduate Seminar., 2012
  • ”Is Suffering Emancipatory? Marxist Reflections on Human Suffering.” Invited by the Kenefick Chair in the Humanities and the Theology Department, Creighton University, Subsequently aired on the noontime forum radio program KIOS/NPR, Summer 2012., 2012
  • Author meets readers session on Amy Wendling’s Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation, with commentary by James Swindal (Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Duquesne University) and Matthias Fritsch (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Concordia University), with a response by Amy Wendling. Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Main Program, Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA, October 2011. (Peer Reviewed; 25% acceptance rate on finished academic books.), 2011
  • “The Philosophy of Water.” Western Social Science Association, Philosophy Section. Marriott Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah., 2011

Awards and Honors

  • Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Creighton University, 2011