Posts Tagged ‘olp’

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

Posted on 3 April 2014

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.

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2 March 2014

Trilling Seminar, Columbia University, New York

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.

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23 February 2014

Lecture at Stanford University

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.

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15 May 2012

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.

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Michael McCreary wins Duke’s Bascom Headen Palmer Prize for the best senior thesis on a literary subject

Posted on 24 April 2012

I am thrilled to announce that Michael McCreary, a philosophy major at Duke, has won Duke’s Bascom Headen Palmer Prize for the best senior thesis on a literary subject for 2012. Michael’s thesis, which I had the great pleasure and honor to direct, is entitled “‘They are Shut': Confessing the Truth of Skepticism and Acknowledging the Possibility for Tragedy. A Reading of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations with Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground.‘” This is an exceptionally well written and thoughtful investigation of what Dostoevsky’s text can tell us about the attractions of skepticism, and of why the philosophy of Cavell, Wittgenstein, and Austin can help us to see this. I am proud to be associated with such excellent work. I believe this is the first time in recent memory that a Philosophy major wins this award at Duke.

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Sandra Laugier at Duke

Posted on 19 September 2011

The distinguished philosopher and feminist, Sandra Laugier, professor of philosophy of language at the Sorbonne, will be giving an informal talk on “Wittgenstein in France” at PAL, on Thursday. I am very much looking forward to welcoming her to Duke!

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14 April 2011

Williams College, Williamstown, MA

On April 14, Toril Moi will participate in a colloquium at the Oakley Center at Williams College, Williamstown. The discussion will focus on her (still unpublished) paper “Something that might resemble a kind of love”: Fantasy and Realism in Henrik Ibsen’s Little Eyolf.” For more information, contact The Oakley Center.

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9 January 2011

MLA Convention, Los Angeles

On January 9, 2011 Toril Moi will give a paper called “Reading Philosophically: Attention, Adventure, Conviction”. The talk is part of a panel called “Beyond Critique: Reading after the Hermeneutics of Suspicion”. It will take place from 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. in the Platinum Salon C, at the J. W. Marriott hotel. The other panelists are Rita Felski (“Art Works as Nonhuman Actors”) and Sharon Marcus (“What About Ideology?”). The panel will be chaired by Bernard Rhie.

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The MLA in Los Angeles

Posted on 4 January 2011

I will be giving a talk at the MLA this year. Click here for information!

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4 November 2010

New York University

On November 4th at 2:00 p.m.  Toril Moi will lead a seminar on the new translation of The Second Sex at NYU. The seminar will take place in the Maison Française (16, Washington Mews, NY, NY 1003 Tel. (212) 998-8750).

On November 5 at 4:00 p.m. Toril Moi will give a lecture entitled “Literature, Philosophy, and the Question of the Other: Reading Beauvoir with Cavell”. It will take place in the “Great Room” on the ground floor in 19, University Place (across the street from the Maison Française).

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