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Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10:00am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

[Note that accessing this presentation requires a Duke NetID.] About the presentation: This paper uses the writings of Franz Kafka and Friedrich Nietzsche to think through two tropes in contemporary ecological discourse: the failure of imagination and the critique of hubris. Both thinkers... read more »


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Friday, February 14, 2020 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

About the presentation: How did capitalism come to be naturalized in Early Modern Spain? Why has the history of capitalism rendered this process invisible? How can the economic past of Iberian merchant capitalism be historicized outside master narratives of rise and decline and economic... read more »


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Friday, February 7, 2020 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

[Event video is not available for this presentation at the speaker's request.] About the presentation: We have much excited talk about experimental ethnography and new genres of writing. Much of what one reads and hears acknowledges the difficulties of putting words to page. But none of the many... read more »


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Friday, January 31, 2020 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

About the presentation: Flannery O'Connor's stories are overflowing with the complexities of human behavior. Adopting a grotesque lens, she focuses on the most exaggerated and ornate traces of what she refers to as "the mystery of a personality" (Mystery and Manners 104). Though she writes from a... read more »


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Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present on their current research to interlocutors in their fields. Breakfast is served at 9am. About the... read more »


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Friday, January 17, 2020 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse - Bay 5, B189

About the presentation: The French Revolution is often taken to exemplify the disastrous effects of the unrestrained love of equality over freedom. I challenge this view and show how republican revolutionaries as different as Robespierre, and Condorcet and Sophie de Grouchy thought about equality... read more »


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Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

About the presentation: The "new" Great Game suggests that, like the imperial competition of the past, we are witnessing a trans-imperial moment whereby Japan and China are vying for hegemony in East Asia. This is a new moment because East Asia, unlike Europe, has never had two co-existing... read more »


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Friday, October 25, 2019 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

About the presentation: Twenty-first century philosophies of African American dance emerge within the rhetorics of the afterlives of slavery: concerned with the possibilities of resistant space amid ever-expanding systems of white domination. African American dance arrives in relationship to a... read more »


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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present on their current research to interlocutors in their fields. A light breakfast will be served at 9am. About... read more »


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Friday, October 11, 2019 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

About the presentation: Can a subject be sovereign in a hegemony? Can creativity be reined in by forces of empire? In this talk, based on her forthcoming book, The Audacious Raconteur, Leela Prasad presents the story of a barely-known Indian writer in late colonial India who shows that even the... read more »


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