Feminist Theory after Wittgenstein, Austin and Cavell: Symposium at the New School, New York

There will be an exciting symposium on feminist theory after Wittgenstein, Austin and Cavell at the New School in New York on Thursday April 3 and Friday April 4, 2014.

Participants include Nancy Bauer (Tufts), Sarah Beckwith (Duke), Alice Crary (New School), Sandra Laugier (Sorbonne), Toril Moi (Duke), and Linda Zerilli (Chicago). For more information click here.

Wittgenstein, Austin, Cavell at Litteraturhuset, Oslo

I will give a talk at Litteraturhuset in Oslo (in Norwegian) on Tuesday 15 May. The talk will begin by focusing on §1 in Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. I will go on to discuss J. L. Austin’s footnote about shooting donkeys (in “A Plea for Excuses”), and then consider Cavell’s views on philosophy as self-revelation, and on the relationship between philosophy and literature. The idea is to convey some of the attractions of the vision of language of the “new Wittgenstein” or “ordinary language philosophy” for anyone interested in literature, or in the humanities more broadly.