Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Health Humanities Lab / 0037A Trent Hall

The "Doctors Are In" series will bring together a humanities faculty member and a health care provider to engage in conversation on mutual interests, different professional practices and frames for similar concerns. The second event in the series will feature Dr. Laurent Dubois and Dr. Lola Fayanju... read more »

Humanities Labs Info Session
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

The Franklin Humanities Institute is soliciting proposals for a new Humanities Lab, or two new Labs, to begin in the 2018-19 academic year. At least one Lab will have an international, transnational, global, pre-national, oceanic, or planetary focus. The new Labs will receive funding for 2-3 years... read more »

Psychic Standards: Psychiatry, Classification, Literature
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Dr. Reilly argues that the birth of psychiatry as a medical specialization in the late nineteenth century participated in an original mutation of the relations between psychic, cultural, and social structures. A critical analysis of psychiatry helps enrich and supplement prevailing psychoanalytic... read more »

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:00am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

In this daylong symposium, Juan Obarrio will introduce a new journal and book series on translation in the Global South and discuss the context of international scholarship, translation, and publishing in which these new ventures will attempt to fill a need. Sandie Blaise will discuss Francophone... read more »

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

Interested in a paid Summer Session I opportunity to tell stories from research? Come out to an info session to find out about the Story+ program! We'll have snacks, a short video presentation, a Q&A with former participants, and a chance for you to speak to Summer 2018 project sponsors.... read more »

The Big Business of Selling Romance
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011

Romance novels account for 34% of all fiction sold annually and have spawned some of the largest blockbuster franchises of our time. But what's the real reason readers gobble them up? Strong heroines? Sex-on-the-page? The Happily Ever After? Muscly guys on the covers? Romance is both a niche market... read more »

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
Goodson Chapel

The two-day conference on "The Logic of Sanctuary" begins with a public forum on the sanctuary movement. How and why was this religious concept revived, and what resources does it offer? The roundtable brings together journalists, activists, and academics to think through these pressing questions... read more »

Friday, February 9, 2018 (All day)
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

In the past few years, from Standing Rock to Rojava, we have seen the emergence of transnational and interfaith forms of religious activism. How should we conceptualize these alternative forms of religious mobilization? This workshop uses the theme of "sanctuary" as a jumping-off point to think... read more »

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

How should scholars think about subject, tone, length, and audience in revising their dissertation into a first book? How are second books different? Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director at Duke University Press, offers advice about the process, challenges, and possibilities of writing and publishing... read more »

Rights! Camera! Action!
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the "Banality of Evil" when referring to the trial of Adolph Eichmann, which she covered for the New Yorker magazine. Her private life was no less controversial thanks to her early love... read more »