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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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Spring 2020 PAL Courses

Toril Moi ENGLISH 582s-01/LIT 681S-01/PHIL 681S-01 Mon. 1:25-3:55pm Friedl 102 Duke University WITTGENSTEIN AND LITERARY THEORY The course offers an introduction to Wittgenstein’s late philosophy, and asks what its relevance for literary studies might be. We will focus on a detailed reading of important sections of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. We will try to understand Wittgenstein’s…

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Why Does The Claim of Reason Matter? A Symposium in Memory of Stanley Cavell (1926-2018)

An exceptional opportunity to get an introduction to Cavell’s masterpiece. Or to deepen your understanding of it. FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER The Ahmadieh Family Hall, Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. SPEAKERS: Avner Baz, Philosophy, Tufts University Sarah Beckwith, English, Duke University Robert Chodat, English, Boston…

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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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