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Fall 2019 PAL Courses

Toril Moi LIT690S-03; FRENCH 690S-2-01; GSF 590S-01; PHIL590S-04 Mon 1:25 – 3:55 p.m. Friedl 102 Simone de Beauvoir An overview of Simone de Beauvoir’s career as a writer, philosopher, and feminist thinker. The course will focus on Beauvoir’s understanding of the relationship between literature and philosophy, and between existentialism and feminism. We will pay special…

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Stages of Life – The Second Annual Duke-Stanford Graduate Conference

Co-Sponsored by Duke University’s “PAL” (Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature) and Stanford University’s “Phil+Lit” (The Initiative in Philosophy and Literature) and Hosted by The Franklin Humanities Institute at  Smith Warehouse, Duke University Friday April 5th, Ahmadieh Lecture Hall (Bay 4) of Smith Warehouse 2:00-2:30  Welcome and Mingling 2:30-2:45  Welcome: Toril Moi(James B. Duke Professor of Literature and…

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Feb 15: Writing as Awareness with Verlyn Klinkenborg

Join us for our annual Writing is Thinking event, featuring Verlyn Klinkenborg! Writing as Awarenesss Verlyn Klinkenborg, Yale University, Blackburn Visiting Writer in English at Duke for Spring 2019 Author of  Timothy and The Last Fine Time, and Several Short Sentences About Writing Friday Feb 15 10am-12pm Breedlove Conference Room Rubenstein 349  

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Spring 2019 PAL Certificate Courses

Spring 2019 features five PAL Certificate Courses: Neil McWilliam: The Symbolist Movement in the Arts and European Thought. ARTHIST541S Thomas Pfau: The Melancholy of Art. ENG 890S.05/German 890S.01/LIT 890S.02. Corina Stan: Culture, Civilization, World (Literature)  ENG 590 (cross-listed in Literature, Romance Studies, and German) Jacqueline Waeber: Aurality and Music In Cinema Music S790 (at UNC)…

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Linda Zerilli Nov 12

“The Realist Turn in Contemporary Critical Thought: An Arendtian Critique” Please join us in Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall  (Smith Warehouse Bay 4) on Monday November 12th, 5pm for a lecture by Linda Zerilli, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Professor Zerilli is the author of Signifying Woman (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994), Feminism and…

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Stanley Cavell Memorial Conference

Stanley Cavell Memorial Conference Harvard  University Nov 9-10 PAL Director Toril Moi will join a host of scholars in honoring the life and philosophy of Stanley Cavell. Download the PDF poster with dates and locations here: cavell memorial conference harvard nov 2018

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From Pitch to Publication

Come and learn how to pitch your ideas to editors! A PAL Writing is Thinking Event From Pitch to Publication: Do’s and Don’ts for Public Scholars Tuesday 18 October 5pm Talk 4:30pm Reception 314 English Allen Building Duke West Campus Sharon Marcus Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Founding Editor of…

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