Faculty Bookwatch Events, 2004 - present


Richard J. Powell, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Going There: Black Visual Satire (March 22 & April 9, 2021)


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

Charles Piot, Cultural Anthropology
The Fixer: Visa Lottery Chronicles (November 19, 2019)


David Morgan, Religious Studies
Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment (January 29, 2019)


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)


"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)


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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)


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)


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


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


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