University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Toril Moi will give two lectures, co-sponsored by the Unit for Criticism and the Scandinavian Program of  the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures:

Thursday October 28, at 8 p.m.”What Does It Mean to Claim that Sex, Gender and the Body are Socially Constructed?” (Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor).

Friday October 29, at 1 p.m. “Hedda’s Silences: Skepticism and Modernity in Hedda Gabler“, Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building. A reception will follow.

Cavell Conference at Harvard

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.