Ole Miss

On Thursday September 27, I will give the Christopher Longest Lecture in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. The title of my lecture will be  “What Is Otherness? Who is My Other? What Simone de Beauvoir Can Teach Us about the Concept of the Other.”

Here’s a link to the Ole Miss News interview with me.

Beauvoir conference in Oslo

I will be one of the keynote speakers at the 20th International conference of the Simone de Beauvoir Society in Oslo, Norway. The conference takes place from June 20 to June 23. Here’s a link to the program. My talk will deal with Simone de Beauvoir’s novel L’Invitée (She Came to Stay in English, Gjesten in Norwegian) and the question of the Other. The key theme of the talk will be what literature can contribute to philosophy, and philosophy to literature. This talk will be in English.