On June 20, The Chronicle of Higher Education had an article by Carlin Romano on the new translation of The Second Sex. Mostly about my views on the translation. For a pdf file of the text, please go to “Essays”.
In April, the Executive Committee of the Graduate Faculty at Duke approved a new Graduate Certificate in Philosophy, Arts, and Literature at Duke. This will add a new possibility for interdisciplinary immersion in philosophical questions relating to different art forms. By the beginning of the fall semester, the PAL website will be updated with information about the new certificate.
Early warning of the next PAL symposium: On Friday September 10, 2010 PAL will host a symposium in the Rare Book Room at Duke’s Perkins Library on ways of reading after the hermeneutics of suspicion. The participants will be Rita Felski (English, University of Virginia), Sharon Marcus (English, Columbia University), Stephen Best (University of California at Berkeley), and Kate Hayles (Literature Program, Duke University). Respondent: Toril Moi. There will be a reception after the event.