Rory Brooke
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Rory Brooke

Writer, Editor, CoordinatorDundee, United Kingdom
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Rory Brooke

Writer, Editor, CoordinatorDundee, United Kingdom
About me
Graduate in Philosophy keen to write holistically and/or academically on contemporary issues in politics, society, culture and much more. I am experienced in the art of written word; my own and the assistance of others!
Projects
  • COVID-19 Ideas of Immunisation
    COVID-19 Ideas of ImmunisationA short philosophy and sociology piece for the opinion column of Magdalen Magazine. Written back in February, in light of the immanent spread of the COVID-19, it talks about the faults we fall for in trying to make sense out of the disease. Issues such as racism, bodily disassociation and objectification of out own bodies. COVID-19 is a reminder of our fragility and of the lack of reason in life, to know it woe must accept the anxiety that it has brought to us individually and the world. https:
  • On Nature: Recording Creating and Being 2020
    On Nature: Recording Creating and Being 2020The Fourth Annual Humanities Undergraduate Conference, hosted by HumSoc and the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee took place on the 14th of March 2020. It was open to undergraduate speakers from any institution to prepare a 30 minute presentation on a topic of their choosing under the given theme. In addition we started with a keynote speech from Dr Harriet Tarlo, an eco-critical poet at Sheffield Hallam. Our final panel consisted of our keynote, a fourth year student and a staff
  • Eólas Humanities Undergraduate Journal Volume 2
    Eólas Humanities Undergraduate Journal Volume 2One of two chief editors holding committee positions on HumSoc. Tasked with assembling and heading an editorial board for publishing the two issues of the second volume of the journal. Position entailed leading meetings and designating tasks to associate editors and social media managers.
  • A Cultural Conundrum of Cockatoo Choreography
    A Cultural Conundrum of Cockatoo ChoreographyA short passionate piece for the Arts and Entertainment Column of Magdalen Magazine Issue 78. A thought experiment inspired by my love of parrots, incorporating a mix Hegelian dialectics and Slavoj Zizek's thoughts in the struggle to understand what we are seeing when a cockatoo 'dances'. Artwork by Aylish Kelly.
  • The Philosophy of Godzilla
    The Philosophy of GodzillaA short piece for the opinion column of Magellan Magazine Issue 74. How Godzilla can be used as an allegory for the slow oncoming affects of the climate crisis, via eco-critical philosophy and Timothy Morton's conceptualisation of the 'hyper object'. Artwork by Fraser Robertson
  • Flares to Messenger to Avatars
    Flares to Messenger to AvatarsA short article for the science column of Magdalen Magazine Issue 67, on the roll Phenomenology plays in the conceptualisation of (dis)embodiment in the image of the digital avatar
Work history
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    Humanities Undergraduate Conference CoordinatorHumSoc - University of Dundee Humanities Society
     - Dundee, United KingdomPart Time
    Organising and convening conference subcommittee, booking/managing spaces, catering and funding, requesting and choosing from keynotes and talk abstracts, chairing keynote speaker and final panel, delegating chairs and assistants for the day.
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    Eólas Undergraduate Humanities Journal Chief EditorHumSoc - University of Dundee Humanities Society
     - Dundee, United KingdomPart Time
    One of two chief editors. Assembling and heading an editorial board, leading meetings and designating tasks to associate editors and social media managers. https://www.eolasjournal.com
Skills
  • Conference Planning
  • Event Hosting
  • Event Logistics
  • Academic Editing
  • Editorial Management
  • Philosophy
  • Critical Reasoning
Education
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    Academic ExchangeThe Australian National University
     - Canberra ACT, Australia
    Modules: - Leviathan: Art and Law and the Body Politic - Logic and Critical Thinking - The Problem of Free Will - What is Humanity? Activities: - Reading Group: Phenomenology of Spirit, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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    First Class Honours, Master of Arts PhilosophyUniversity of Dundee
     - Dundee, United Kingdom
    Dissertation: The Leviathan's Final Hit: Psychoanalysis and Dialectics of Addiction Honour Modules: Dissertation - Fear, Anxiety and Courage in Philosophy and Film - Marriage, Sex and Seduction in Film and Philosophy - German Idealism and it's Consequences - Wittgenstein - Fundamental Texts in the Utopian Tradition: Phenomenology
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Awards
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    International Baccalaureatte Philosophy PrizeOakham School