On March 20th I will give the “Master-Mind” lecture at the British Academy, on Simone de Beauvoir. This is only the second time since the “Master-Mind” lectures began in 1914 that the selected “Master-Mind” is a woman. How fitting that the one woman found worthy of inclusion in the series was a writer Beauvoir admired enormously in her youth, namely George Eliot. For more information about the event, click here.
On Monday March 2, I will be giving the Trilling Seminar (which really is a lecture) at Columbia University. My two respondents are Bernie Rhie (Williams) and Heather Love (U. of Pennsylvania). For more information, click here.
On February 20 I gave a lecture at Stanford University (which I neglected to put up on this website). But here’s the link. I also gave a seminar on February 21. And this gives me an opportunity to thank my gracious hosts at Stanford, Professors Joshua Landy and Lanier Anderson, for making these events so intellectually interesting.