Faculty Bookwatch Events, 2004 - present

2019-20

Sumathi Ramaswamy, History
Terrestrial Lessons: Conquest of the World as Globe (March 3, 2020)


2016-17

Richard H. Brodhead, English
Speaking of Duke: Leading the 21st-Century University (April 19, 2017)

Timothy B. Tyson, Documentary Studies
The Blood of Emmett Till (February 23, 2017)


2015-16

"Under the Hood" (March 28, 2016)
Michèle Longino, Romance Studies
French Travel Writing in the Ottoman Empire: Marseilles to Constantinople, 1650-1700
Negar Mottahedeh, Literature
#iranelection: Hashtag Solidarity and the Transformation of Online Life
Andrew Janiak, Philosophy, with Liz Milewicz, et al
Project Vox

Laurent Dubois, Romance Studies
The Banjo: America's African Instrument (March 1, 2016)

Roberto Dainotto, Romance Studies
The Mafia: A Cultural History (November 9, 2015)


2014-15

Srinivas Aravamudan, English
Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel (February 20, 2015)


2013-14

N. Katherine Hayles, Literature
How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis (April 15, 2014)


2012-13

William Reddy, History
The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900 – 1200 CE (March 20, 2013)


2011-12

Karla F. C. Holloway, English
Private Bodies/Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics (November 17, 2011)*
Panel: Sherman James, Nancy M. P. King, Lauren Dame, Priscilla Wald
*Canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.


2010-11

Michael Hardt, Literature, and Antonio Negri
EmpireMultitude, and Commonwealth (November 4, 2010)


2009-10

Thavolia Glymph, History
Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (October 22, 2009)


2008-09

J. Kameron Carter, Divinity
Race: A Theological Account (February 4, 2009)

Margaret Humphreys, History
Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War (December 3, 2008)


2007-08

Margaret Greer, Romance Studies
Walter Mignolo, Romance Studies
Maureen Quilligan, English, eds.
Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Racial and Religious Difference in the Renaissance Empires (February 5, 2008)

Toril Moi, Literature
Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism: Art, Theater, Philosophy (October 25, 2007)


2006-07

Anne Allison, Cultural Anthropology
Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination (January 23, 2007)


2005-6

Barbara Herrnstein Smith, English
Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth, and the Human (February 23, 2006)


2004-5

Cathy N. Davidson, English
Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America (Expanded Edition) (November 23, 2004)