I have finally caught up with my own columns! Four columns from 2013 have now been uploaded. They deal with Camilla Collett, Sonia Sotomayor, Hilary Mantel, and Sheryl Sandberg, respectively. All in Norwegian, I am afraid.
To read Jeffrey Williams’s 2006 Minnesota Review interview with me, go to The Conversant‘s webpages. And check out the rest of this online journal focusing on interviews!
I will be on leave in the academic year 2013-14, and hope to spend most of my time writing. To achieve that goal, I have to cut down on the number of talks I give. (There will still be some, but fewer than usual.) I will post forthcoming talks here as usual, in due time.
I have finally posted a pdf of my article in the issue of the Norwegian journal Samtiden devoted to the trial of the mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. The essay is called “Markedslogikk og kulturkritikk: Om Breivik og ubehaget i den postmoderne kulturen” (“Market logic and cultural critique: About Breivik and the Discontents of Postmodern Culture”), Samtiden, nr. 3, 2012, ss. 20-30. Click here to find the pdf!
PAL organized its second Writing Is Thinking workshop on Friday 1 March. Invited speakers were Nancy Bauer (Tufts), Bernie Rhie (Williams), and Aaron Sachs (Cornell). Kristen Neuschel (History, Director of Duke’s Thompson Writing Program) and Toril Moi also spoke. Duke Today features a little article about the event today.
On January 21st, Aschehoug will publish Språk og oppmerksomhet [Language and Attention] an essay on the value of language and attention after July 22nd. This is a reflection on the value of literature, and of certain kind of philosophy, and as such also a reflexion on the value of the humanities today.