Upcoming Events

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 »


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium

Prominent public intellectual and memoirist, Richard Rodriguez, will provide the keynote address for "Latino/a Cultural and Intellectual Life in the 21st Century" (22-23 March 2018), a conference celebrating 10 years of Latino/a Studies at Duke University. A master of the personal essay, Rodriguez... read more »


Queer Romance Goes Mainstream
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011

At its origins in the 1970's, mainstream genre romance emphasized the love stories of heterosexual, cisgendered couples. LGBTQ romance was often categorized as "erotic" romance, even when the level of sensuality was similar to mainstream non-erotic romance. But recently, authors of genre romance... read more »


Religion, Race, and Readers: Writing African-American Inspirational Historical Romance
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
Friedl 225

For decades, genre romance novels featuring heroes and heroines of color were considered niche market fiction, and likewise for "inspirational" romance featuring characters facing spiritual challenges. Now Christian fiction accounts for a massive proportion of the US fiction market, while authors... read more »


When Romance Isn't "Trashy": Women's Fiction and Perception
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011

"Women's Fiction" is a broad category including contemporary blockbusters like Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and Nicholas Sparks's The Notebook, as well as light popular comedy like Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones' Diary and rich historical narratives like Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale. If... read more »


Bass Connections Showcase
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:30pm
Penn Pavilion

The second annual showcase event will feature talks, posters, awards and a reception. Come learn more about Bass Connections and find out what these research teams of faculty, grad students, undergrads and community partners have accomplished this year. read more »


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