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Professor Toril Moi FBA
About this Fellow
Feminism and feminist theory, and women writers; literary theory; literature and philosophy; 19th and 20th century European literature; Simone de Beauvoir; Henrik Ibsen; Wittgenstein, Austin and Cavell and literary studies
- James B Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, Professor of English, Philosophy and Theatre Studies, and Director, Center for Philosophy, Arts and Literature, Duke University
Literary realism; history and theory of consumer culture; Freud, especially in relation to Greek tragedy and feminist reappraisals; Virginia Woolf; contemporary French philosophy.
Literary biography and criticism, especially 20th century British and American poetry; biographies of John Berryman and William Empson, editions of poetry and prose by Empson.
Russian cultural and social history from the late 18th century; the history of childhood, and Russian national identity in the late Soviet and post-Soviet eras.