Simone de Beauvoir

Thu 20 Mar 2014, 18:00 - 19:15

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Join Professor Moi as she discusses Simone de Beauvoir, a 'Master-Mind' in feminist theory.  Author ofThe Second Sex - one of  the greatest works of feminist theory ever written - Simone de Beavoir's writing and work demonstrate that literature and philosophy provide indispensable understanding of human existance and the role of woman in society.  Beauvoir’s vindication of the knowledge produced by the arts and the humanities is more significant than ever before.

Professor Toril Moi

About the speaker:
Professor Toril Moi is James B Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, Professor of English and Theatre Studies, and Director of the Centre for Philosophy, Arts and Literature at Duke University. She is the author of Simone de Beauvoir: The Making of an Intellectual Woman, Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism, and of several books on feminist theory, including Sexual/Textual Politics and What Is a Woman?.

Professor Moi's visit to the UK was generously supported by the S T Lee Fund.

Chaired by: Professor Diana Knight FBA, University of Nottingham

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