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Fall 2017 Courses

Four PAL courses will be offered Fall 2017.  Comparative Modernism across the Arts, Corina Stan and Gabriel Richard Wittgenstein and Literary Theory, Toril Moi Film-philosophers/Film-makers, Markos Hadjioannou Stimmung and Film Aesthetics, Inga Pollmann Details (including course numbers) are included below. ……………….. Comparative Modernism across the Arts Instructors: Corina Stan and Gabriel Richard Time: Wed 4:40-7:10 Cross-lists: English, Romance Studies, French, Literature, German, Music, International Comparative Studies Note: This is a collaboration between Dr. Corina Stan (Assistant Professor in English) and Gabriel Richard (Visiting Professor in Romance Studies, First Violin in the Paris Orchestra, First Violin of the Thymos Quartet). No pre-requisites; students will have the opportunity to choose the topics…

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Writing Is Thinking IV

PAL is proud to announce Writing Is Thinking IV Co-sponsored by the English Department and the Graduate School Our biannual writing event for academic writers is happening again! As usual, all graduate students are particularly welcome!   Patricia Hampl will speak on “First Person Singular: Voice as an Aspect of Thinking” Venue: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith…

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Spring 2017 “Adorno” PAL/FHI Seminar Reading Group

The “Adorno” PAL/FHI Seminar invites any and everyone to join in its reading group for the Spring 2017 semester. The schedule is as follows: Friday, Feb. 3 – Negative Dialectics Friday, Feb. 17 – Adorno’s contribution to The Authoritarian Personality (and some essays on fascism by Georges Bataille and others) Friday, March 3 – Aesthetic Theory Friday, April 28 – Minima Moralia We will be meeting in Allen 318. Please contact Thomas Manganaro (thomas.manganaro@duke.edu) for access to the readings on the website.

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Salla Peltonen Is Back!

Salla Peltonen has returned to Duke for the spring semester of 2017. She is  a Phd student at the department of Gender Studies, at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. Currently she is writing her dissertation on critique and epistemic habits in feminist theory, focusing on questions of epistemology, language and ethics. Her research interests include…

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“The Other” PAL/FHI Seminar: List of Activities in Fall 2016

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…

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