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Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex
Maison française d'Oxford
Oxford United Kingdom
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Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex
Maison Française d'Oxford

Conference will begin at 1pm on Tuesday 2nd July and end at 6pm on Wednesday 3rd July. Submitted papers will be presented in two parallel streams of sessions.

Registration deadline: 25 June.

Full Schedule and Abstracts of Parallel Session Papers will be available by the end of May.

Registration includes lunch on the second day and refreshments on both days.

Accommodation is not included. For accommodation, we recommend St Hugh's College or Keble College booked through:

Registration costs are different for members and non-members. Members of the North American Sartre Society and subscribers to Sartre Studies International count as members. To join the UK Sartre Society or subscribe to the journal, see:

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Keynote Speaker

Dr Manon Garcia
Harvard Society of Fellows

Selected Papers

Beauvoir and Classical Antiquity
Meryl Altman
DePauw University

The Second Sex and the Uses of Wit
Claudia Bouliane
University of Ottawa

Jordan Peterson: An Existentialist Response
Conall Cash
Cornell University / Paris X Nanterre

Throwing Like a Girl: Rethinking Body and Sexual Difference in the Age of Postfeminism  
Sonjeong Cho
Seoul National University

Freedom Between What Is and What Should Be: The Relational Notion of Transcendence in Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex
Katja Cicigoj
Justis Liebig University

The Way To a Sane Love? Beauvoir's Loving Woman and Love as a Structuring Social Passion
Claudia De Campos
Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po)

Writing in Refuge, Refuge in Writing: Spaces of and Spaces for Arendtian Activism
Michael Deckard and Jordan Makant
Lenoir-Rhyne University

The Woman's Body in The Second Sex as the Sartrean Third Ontological Dimension of Corporeality.
Marika Della Sciucca
University of Rome 3

Mythologized Others in the All-Male Lord of the Flies
Minji Huh
Ewha Womans University

Escaping Generality and Stereotypes: A Refusal of Feminine Topoi in the First Volume of Simone de Beauvoirs The Second Sex
Phelan Hourigan
University of Victoria

Expectant Anxiety in The Second Sex
Kate Kirkpatrick
Kings College London

The Queerness of Asexuality: Who Counts as Queer and Who is Counting?
Abigail Klassen
University of Winnipeg

Towards a Phenomenological Account of Complicity
Charlotte Knowles
University of Groningen

Les Invitées/They Came to Stay: Female Characters in The Second Sex
Aude Leblond
Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3

Eros Between Feminism and Politics: Arendt and Beauvoir on Romantic Love
Liesbeth Schoonheim
Universiteit van Amsterdam

What Is A Woman? The Second Sex in the Context of 20th Century Debates on Humanism
Johanna Sjöstedt
University of Gothenburg

What Kind of Situation is the Body in Beauvoir?
Alex Thinius
Universiteit van Amsterdam

Rethinking Existentialism: From Radical Freedom to Sedimentation
Jonathan Webber
Cardiff University


Selections from
Simone de Beauvoir's Les Bouches Inutiles
directed by Antonia Mappin-Kasirer (Oxford)

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Maison française d'Oxford (View)
2-10 Norham Rd
Oxford OX2 6SE
United Kingdom


Education > Workshops

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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