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.

The new Journal of Feminist Scholarship is now online

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a new online journal. It aims ” to offer an open-access academic forum for the publication of innovative, peer-reviewed feminist scholarship across the disciplines and to encourage productive debates among scholars and activists interested in examining methodological directions and political contexts and ramifications of feminist inquiry.” The enterprising editors are Catherine Villanueva Gardner, Anna M. Klobucka, and Jeannette E. Riley at the University of Massachusetts. Here is a link to my own short piece in the inaugural issue’s round table on “Feminism and Feminist Scholarship Today.”

“Feminist, Female, Feminine”

I still get quite a few requests for an essay  called “Feminist, female, feminine,” published in Catherine Belsey and Jane Moore (eds.), The Feminist Reader: Essays in Gender and the Politics of Literary Criticism (London: Macmillan; and Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1989), pp. 115-32. This essay is an edited, shorter version of an essay originally entitled “Feminist Literary Criticism,” published in Ann Jefferson and David Robey (eds.), Modern Literary Theory, 2nd edition (London: Batsford, 1986), pp. 204-21. I have now, finally, had it scanned and made it available under “Essays.” (Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to find it.)