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Honorary Doctorate

Feminism, literature, philosophy: A tribute to Toril Moi

Seminar in honor of University of Bergen's new honorary doctorate, Professor Toril Moi, Duke University.

Toril Moi
Toril Moi will receive an honorary doctorate for her work at the University of Bergen on October 15, 2019. The day before, Moi will give a public lecture.
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Susannah B. F. Paletz / Wikimedia Commons

Professor Toril Moi's thinking about feminism, philosophy and literature is known to academics in the humanities all over the world. Her brilliant and sharp commentaries on questions of gender, genres and all kind of speech acts have inspired colleagues, students and scholars in a wide range of academic fields.

Toril Moi will receive an honorary doctorate for her work at the University of Bergen on October 15, 2019. The day before the appointment, Moi will give a public lecture.

Program 14 October

14:00–14:15

Welcome by Christine Jacobsen, head of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research

Introduction of Toril Moi by Ellen Mortensen, Professor in Comparative Literature

14:15–15:00"Never treat characters as if they were real people": About a dogma in literary studies, lecture by Toril Moi
 
15:00–16:00

After the lecture there will be a discussion with the professors Corina Stan (Duke University), Margaretha Fahlgren (Uppsala University) and Christine Hamm (University og Bergen).

They will discuss the significance of Moi's research in Norway, Scandinavia and the United States. They will also shed more light on Moi, as a person dedicated to writing, teaching and mentoring.

The discussion is led by Kari Jegerstedt, associate professor at the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research

The seminar will be held in English.

All interested are welcome!