Le Deuxième Sexe Seventy Years On: Reading Beauvoir around the World
Emory University Conference Center
25-26 October 2019
Confirmed Keynote Speaker:
Professor Penelope Deutscher (Northwestern University)
Simone de Beauvoir’s Le Deuxième Sexe (1949) remains a fundamental source of philosophical feminist knowledge. Its translation into more than forty languages to date has contributed to shaping discourses on gender and sexuality, feminist thought and activism in a multitude of global contexts. While the controversy surrounding both of the translations into English has been well-documented, the text’s translation into other languages remains underexplored. Furthermore, specific synergies between translations have yet to be mapped transnationally. The aim of this conference will be to bring together international scholars working at the intersections of Beauvoirian Studies and Translation Studies in order to trace holistically the dissemination of Beauvoirian thought on a global scale.
There is no fee for this conference, but we require all attendees to register to ensure we have adequate refreshments and seating. Please register by October 10, 2019 to give us ample time to plan accommodations. For conference details and registration information, please see our website:
Sponsors: Emory Conference Center Subvention Fund; Hightower Fund; Emory College Departments of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC), Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), Philosophy, French and Italian, and Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (MESAS); and the Program in East Asian Studies (EAS).
Julia C. Bullock
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC)