'Unbecoming: Beauvoir on the Age of Sex and the Sex of Age'
Penelope Deutscher will discuss her highly original reading of Simone de Beauvoir, drawing on her book The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Ambiguity, Conversion, Resistance. Here she situates Beauvoir’s work on gender in the often-overlooked context of embodied time, ageing, generational difference, and race. By differentiating these aspects of otherness, Beauvoir’s writing on gender revisits some of the concepts of reciprocity and ethics for which she is best remembered.
Penelope Deutscher has written several books on twentieth century French Philosophy and the Philosophy of Gender, She is Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, USA.
Tuesday 9th June 6.30 pm Room 538 Birkbeck Main Building
Sponsored by BISR, School of Psychosocial Studies, School of Law, Birkbeck.
Free and open to all
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E 7HX
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