Organizers: Toril Moi and Corina Stan

Assistant: Thomas Manganaro


Tuesday, September 13

Organizational meeting

Wednesday, September 28

Reading group session:

J. M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians

Corina Stan, Introduction to The Art of Distances; or, a Morality of the Everyday

Tuesday, October 18

Lecture by Nancy Bauer (Philosophy, Tufts University): “Simone de Beauvoir on Motherhood and Otherness”

Wednesday, October 19   

Reading group session:

Emmanuel Levinas, Time and the Other

Simone de Beauvoir, Chapter 1, The Second Sex

Wednesday, November 2 

Reading group session:

Sonia Kruks, “Theorizing Oppression” from Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Simone de Beauvoir, entries from America Day by Day and The Coming of Age; “Pyrrhus and Cineas”

Tuesday, November 15    

Lecture by Sonia Kruks (Political Science, Oberlin College): “Material Mediations of Alterity: Simone de Beauvoir and Marxism”

Wednesday, November 30 

Reading group session:

Aimé Césaire, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land (Original 1939 edition)

Frantz Fanon, “The Lived Experience of the Black Man” from Black Skin, White Masks.