I will be one of the keynote speakers at the 20th International conference of the Simone de Beauvoir Society in Oslo, Norway. The conference takes place from June 20 to June 23. Here’s a link to the program. My talk will deal with Simone de Beauvoir’s novel L’Invitée (She Came to Stay in English, Gjesten in Norwegian) and the question of the Other. The key theme of the talk will be what literature can contribute to philosophy, and philosophy to literature. This talk will be in English.
The long-awaited “Simone de Beauvoir Today” symposium is here! It is co-organized by PAL (Duke’s Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature) and Women’s Studies at Duke. We have had almost 100 registrations for it, way beyond expectations. For a pdf file of the full program, click here: SdB Today 2011 Program. For a link to the program, click here.
Click here to read Nancy Bauer’s fine review of the new translation of The Second Sex, published in the electronic journal Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews on August 14, 2011. Click here to find a number of reviews of the new English texts, including my own.