I have finally caught up with my own columns! Four columns from 2013 have now been uploaded. They deal with Camilla Collett, Sonia Sotomayor, Hilary Mantel, and Sheryl Sandberg, respectively. All in Norwegian, I am afraid.
Posts Tagged ‘women writers’
8 March 2013
On Friday March 8 (International Women’s Day!) I will give the 2013 Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture, organized by the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies and Queen Mary, both at the University of London.
The title is “Simone de Beauvoir and the Metaphysical Novel: Literature, Philosophy, and the Question of the Other in L’Invitée (She Came to Stay)” The venue is Macmillan Hall, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Since there will be a reception, the organizers are asking for an RSVP by Friday 1 March, bty email to email@example.com, or by telephone 020 7862 8738.
When I was young and unemployed, Malcolm Bowie supported my work. It is an honor to have the opportunity to give a lecture in his memory.
25 January 2013
24 January 2013
Given that Camilla Collett’s picture decorated the Norwegian 100 kroner bill from 1977 to 1994, it is fitting that the Norwegian Treasury (Finansdepartementet) wants to celebrate her birthday. I will be going to give a lunchtime talk about Camilla Collett for interested staff there on January 24th.
23 January 2013
21 January 2013
On Monday 21st January, my little booklet called Språk og oppmerksomhet [Language and Attention] will be published by Aschehoug Publishers in Oslo. The booklet is part of a series called Stemmer [Voices], consisting of 12 booklets written by women, to mark the centenary of Norwegian women’s right to vote. The series will be launch at the publishers at 19:00.
Women, Genre, and Circumstance: Essays in Memory of Elizabeth Fallaize, edited by Margaret Atack, Diana Holmes, Diana Knight and Judith Still, will be published in April by the British publisher Legenda. I have a new essay on Beauvoir’s short story “The Woman Destroyed” (“La Femme rompue”) in the volume. There is also an essay by Elizabeth Fallaize, which has never been published in English before. Click the link to see all the details. I am moved to see so many friends and colleagues coming together to honor Elizabeth’s memory.
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26 June 2011
From June 27 to July 1, Toril Moi will teach one of the Summer Institutes in Literary Study at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina. The Institute will focus on Doris Lessing’s novel The Golden Notebook.