(Re)Translating The Second Sex

OCT 15, 2013 | 4:30 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

C197

WHEN:

October 15, 2013: 4:30 PM

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Free

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New York Society for Women in Philosophy’s Sue Weinberg Lecture Series

Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time in 2009, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork, The Second Sex (Le Deuxième sexe, 1949), is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness. Please join noted translators and philosophers (including Debra Bergoffen, Constance Borde, Kyoo Lee, and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier) as they discuss the history of this “feminist Bible,” the controversy over the different translations, and the effects of the translations on the meaning and legacy of de Beauvoir’s philosophical work.

Cosponsored by the New York Society for Women in Philosophy, the Center for the Study of Women and Society and Transculturation Seminar in Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.