Interpreting Experience

Friday, September 20, 2013

New Literary History Conference - Interpretation and its Rivals

September 19-20, 2013

Is interpretation a limited and historically specific practice that is now in decline? Or, at a time when the humanities are under attack, should we defend interpretation as lying at the very heart of what we do?


Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate School, C.U.N.Y. She is a past President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. Her writings have focused on social identity and race, epistemology and politics, sexual violence, Foucault, Dussel, and Latino issues in philosophy. Her book, Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (2006), won the Frantz Fanon Award for 2009. She is originally from Panama, but lives today happily in Brooklyn. For more info go to

2:15 to 4:15 p.m.