Faculty and Graduate Student Workshop with Toril Moi

General Programming

March 4, 2014 Tuesday, 12:15pm–2:00pm EST The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University

As a follow-up to the Lionel Trilling Seminar, Toril Moi offers a faculty and student workshop at the Heyman Center.

Key readings for the workshop:

Toril Moi, "The Adventure of Reading: Literature and Philosophy," Cavell and Beauvoir, Literature and Theology 25.2 (2011): 125-40. Also published in Richard Eldridge and Bernard Rhie, eds., Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies: Consequences of Skepticism. (New York: Continuum, 2011), 17-29.


Toril Moi, “Hedda's Silences: Beauty and Despair in Hedda Gabler,” Modern Drama 56.4 (2013): 434-56.


Philosophical background:

Toril Moi, “‘They Practice Their Trades in Different Worlds’: Concepts in Poststructuralism and Ordinary Language Philosophy,” New Literary History 40.4 (2009): 801-24.


More on reading:

Toril Moi, “Afterword: How the French Read,” New Literary History 44.2 (2013): 309-17.


Open to all faculty and students.

  • Toril Moi James B. Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, Professor of English, Philosophy, and Theater Studies Duke University