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.
PAL — Duke’s Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature has completed its first year! Here’s a pdf file that shows what we did! PAL First Year
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.