In response to Erin Spampinato's wonderful call on Twitter , below, for what she called "feminist critiques of tonal 'objectivity' and other masculinized scholarly postures," I shared a short quotation from an article Toril Moi wrote in a Duke graduate school publication, the year before I arrived there.
Moi's article was called "Discussion or Aggression? Arrogance and Despair in Graduate School"; it appeared in the Duke GRIND ("Graduate Resources and Information at Duke"), in Fall 2003. The excerpt I shared was from a footnote in an essay of mine on Tom McCarthy and drones. Here's the quote:
Several people on Twitter expressed interest in seeing the entire Toril Moi article, and I haven't been able to find any other way to link to it online. For that reason I thought I'd upload the whole piece here, so it's accessible to anyone interested in checking it out. Click on the image below to download the PDF of the Fall 2003 Duke GRIND. Toril's article is on p. 4.
Please share widely. As Tita Chico noted on Twitter: "I was in a Toril Moi seminar in the 90s: this comment lingered with me. 'I wouldn't write about power and inequity if I didn't have to.'" Solidarity, friends.
Nathan K. Hensley
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