Faculty Bookwatch

2015 - 2016

Jointly hosted by the FHI and the Duke University Libraries, Faculty Bookwatch is a series that celebrates notable recent books by Duke faculty in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Each program brings together an interdisciplinary panel of faculty at Duke and beyond to discuss the work at hand, with participation by the author.


Bookwatch titles and panelists


Thursday, February 23, 2017, 5:30pm - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
Timothy B. Tyson, The Blood of Emmett Till

Curtis Austin, Irving Joyner, Adriane Lentz-Smith, Craig Werner

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:30pm - Nasher Museum of Art
Richard H. Brodhead, Speaking of Duke: Leading the Twenty-First-Century University

Ian Baucom, Sarah Beckwith, William Kirby, Richard Powell


"Under the Hood" with Andrew Janiak, Michèle Longino, Negar Mottahedeh
An exploration of the scholarly book amidst the rapidly transforming knowledge ecosystem in humanities research, teaching, and publishing

Laurent Dubois, The Banjo: America's African Instrument
Robert Cantwell, Dom Flemons, Louise Meintjes, Pete Ross

Roberto Dainotto, The Mafia: A Cultural History
Tom Ferraro, Federico Luisetti, Eric Zakim

Srinivas Aravamudan, Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel
Roberto Dainotto, Madeleine Dobie, Fredric Jameson, Charlotte Sussman, William B. Warner

N. Katherine Hayles, How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis
Mark Hansen, Kate Marshall, Laura Otis, Priscilla Wald

William Reddy, The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900 – 1200 CE
Laurie Patton, Martin Aurell, Terry Kawashima

Sherman James, Nancy M. P. King, Lauren Dame, Priscilla Wald
*Canceled due to unforseen circumstances.
Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, EmpireMultitude, and Commonwealth
Michael Denning, Lawrence Grossberg, Wahneema Lubiano, Fred Moten
Thavolia Glymph, Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household
Ira Berlin, Sandy Darity, Barbara Fields, Peter Wood

Margaret Humphreys, Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War
Robert Cook-Deegan, Thavolia Glymph, Todd Savitt, Priscilla Wald

J. Kameron Carter, Race: A Theological Account
Elizabeth Clark, Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Ken Surin, Maurice Wallace

Toril Moi, Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism: Art, Theater, Philosophy
Sarah Beckwith, Fredric Jameson, Martin Puchner

Margaret Greer, Walter Mignolo, Maureen Quilligan, eds. Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Racial and Religious Difference in the Renaissance Empires
Lewis Gordon, Leslie Peirce

Anne Allison, Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination
Lawrence Grossberg, Henry Jenkins, Tomiko Yoda

Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth, and the Human
Robert Brandon, Rob Mitchell, E. Roy Weintraub

Cathy N. Davidson, Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America (Expanded Edition)
Richard Brodhead, Joy Kasson, Priscilla Wald, Maurice Wallace