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.
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The two distinguished philosophers Cora Diamond (University of Virginia) and James Conant (University of Chicago) will come to Duke’s Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature some time in the academic year 2011/12. This is great news for PAL, and for the Duke community interested in the intersection between philosophy and literature and other arts. More information will be forthcoming on the PAL website in due time.
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14 October 2010
Toril Moi will participate in the conference “Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies” at Harvard, organized by Bernie Rhie (Williams) and Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore). The conference is co-sponsored by PAL. She will present a paper entitled “Literature, Philosophy, and the Question of the Other: Reading Beauvoir with Cavell.” The conference begins with a celebration of the publication of Cavell’s autobiography Little Did I Know in Boylston Hall, at 6:30 p.m. on October 14, and continues with presentation and discussion of papers on October 15 and 16. For more information, click here.
In April, the Executive Committee of the Graduate Faculty at Duke approved a new Graduate Certificate in Philosophy, Arts, and Literature at Duke. This will add a new possibility for interdisciplinary immersion in philosophical questions relating to different art forms. By the beginning of the fall semester, the PAL website will be updated with information about the new certificate.
Early warning of the next PAL symposium: On Friday September 10, 2010 PAL will host a symposium in the Rare Book Room at Duke’s Perkins Library on ways of reading after the hermeneutics of suspicion. The participants will be Rita Felski (English, University of Virginia), Sharon Marcus (English, Columbia University), Stephen Best (University of California at Berkeley), and Kate Hayles (Literature Program, Duke University). Respondent: Toril Moi. There will be a reception after the event.
The Centre for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL) at Duke University will host a symposium on “Realism, Modernism, and Philosophy” on March 4 and 5, 2010. On March 4 there will be lectures by Fredric Jameson, Michael Fried and Robert Pippin. On March 5 the three speakers will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Toril Moi. For more information, see PAL’s web pages.
A. S. Byatt will visit North Carolina on October 15 and 16. On October 16 at 8 p.m. she will speak in conversation with Toril Moi at the National Humanities Center. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so you must reserve a space in advance. For information on how to do this, please click here.