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Turning Points in Life and History: Perspectives from Autobiography

Case Western Reserve University

  • Date Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • Time 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Case Western Reserve University

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Simone de Beauvoir is best known for The Second Sex, but also published a four-part memoir that stands as a chronicle of post-war French intellectual culture. In her talk Laura Hengehold, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, examines Beauvoir's changing attitudes toward history as represented in the autobiographies, as well as in The Second Sex and her final major work, The Coming of Age. In the process, she considers ways that autobiography has been a significant factor in feminist cultural activity and evaluates Beauvoir's own self-criticism of The Second Sex for being excessively concerned with women's consciousness rather than with their material circumstances.

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