Upcoming Events

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 »

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Auditorium, Room 107

POLITICAL THEORY WORKSHOP: Pierre Rosanvallon (Collège de France)) | Gross Hall | Room 107 | Ahmadieh Family Auditorium | 5pm | 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 »

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 1:00pm
Law School 4000

A faculty seminar open to interested guests featuring Jenny Martinez, Professor of Law and Warren Christopher Professor in the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy at Stanford Law School, and Gwendolyn Gordon, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School,... read more »

Film: Jacques Stephen Alexis - Dead Without a Burial Site
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240

Dir. Antonin Arnold (2015). 95min. French and Creole with English subtitlesJacques Stephen Alexis is certainly one of the most prominent writers of Haiti and the Caribbean. This film shows the efforts to find records and decipher the mystery of his disappearance. At the same time, it makes us... read more »

After the Rebellion: Religion, Rebels and Jihad in South Asia
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:00pm
Lilly Library

Religion, rebels, and jihad were redefined in the aftermath of the 1857 Rebellion in South Asia. What it meant to belong to a particular religion-specifically Islam-came to signify one's political leanings. In turn, religious concepts with long, multifaceted histories-specifically jihad-came to be... 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 »

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

A faculty seminar open to interested guests featuring Turkuler Isiksel, James P. Shenton Assistant Professor of the Core Curriculum in Columbia's Political Science department. These workshops are sponsored by the Mellon Foundation-funded yearlong Sawyer Seminar series on "Corporate Rights and... read more »

Film: René Depestre - We Can't Miss an Eternal Life
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240

Dir. Antonin Arnold (2016). 120min. French and Creole with English subtitlesA poet as feisty in his beliefs as in his dissents, René Depestre was close to the most prominent political and literary personalities of this century. This film shows him in the company of his Haitian countrymen as well as... read more »