Upcoming Events

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:30am
Law School 4000

A faculty seminar open to interested guests featuring Gwendolyn Gordon, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. These workshops are sponsored by the Mellon Foundation-funded yearlong Sawyer Seminar series on "Corporate Rights and... read more »

Valeria Luiselli
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:30am
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESSThe award winning novelist Valeria Luiselli will read from her work as part of the 10th Anniversary conference of the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South. Ms. Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983. Her novels and essays have been widely translated and her... 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 »

Daniel Borzutzky
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 4:30pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The National Book Award winng poet, Daniel Borzutzky, will read from his work as part of the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South. The first-generation son of Chilean immigrants, writer and translator Daniel Borzutzky grew up in Pittsburgh,... 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 »

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

This talk has been postponed and will be rescheduled.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,... read more »

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:00pm
FHI Conference Room / C107, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

In this workshop, we will be discussing the work of Darius Rejali ("Torture and Democracy") as well as some of the testimony culled from the North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT). Professor Talebi, herself a former detainee under two separate regimes in Iran, will be discussing... read more »

Global Ideas, Local Impact
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:30pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

Global Ideas, Local Impact is the Duke Human Rights Center's annual celebration of human rights opportunities at Duke and in the world. The event, hosted by the Student Advisory Board, includes a Research Slam, where students present their human rights research conducted throughout the school year... read more »

On Fiction and Criticism
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 4:30pm
21c Museum Hotel Durham, 111 North Corcoran Street, Durham, NC 27701

The English Department is pleased to present a new author event series titled Write Now! The inaugural event will feature novelist Claire Messud and New Yorker critic James Wood. The Write Now! two-day series will kick-off with a reception and public readings featuring our esteemed visiting authors... read more »

We Have Seen the Future, and It Is Us:  Emerging Formats and Redefining Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities: Part I
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:00am
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall / C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

Learn about some of the most forward-thinking digital publishing in the world from Roger Malina, physicist, astronomer, Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at M.I.T Press and distinguished professor of arts and technology, and professor of physics at the University of Texas at Dallas. This... read more »