2022-2023 tgiFHI Schedule

Thursday, September 22, 2022
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Please 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 their current research to their departmental (and interdepartmental) colleagues, students, and other interlocutors in their fields. Breakfast served at 9 am. All talks are at 9:30 am EST/EDT.

Fall 2022 Schedule

October 14, 2022
Sarah Balakrishnan, History
"Prison of the Womb: Gender, Incarceration & Capitalism in Colonial West Africa"
Meet Your Humanities Faculty: Sarah Balakrishnan

October 21, 2022
Mark Anthony Neal, African & African American Studies 
"The Love Languages of Black Fatherhood"
Meet Your Humanities Faculty: Mark Anthony Neal

October 28, 2022
Shambhavi Kaul, Art, Art History, and Visual Studies

November 4, 2022
Kimberly K. Lamm, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
“‘She Could Work Out Some Arrangement’: Writing the Black Sartorial Imagination with Nella Larsen”
Meet Your Humanities Faculty: Kimberly K. Lamm

November 11, 2022
Douglas Jones, English and Theater Studies
"The New Negro, a Double Act: More Notes from the 'Black Below'"
Meet Your Humanities Faculty: Douglas Jones

November 18, 2022
Stefani Engelstein, German Studies
"Divisive Affect, Loyalty, and National Cohesion: Du Bois contra Wagner"
Meet Your Humanities Faculty: Stefani Engelstein

Spring 2023 Schedule

January 20, 2023
Cassandra Casias, Classical Studies
"(Her) Breast is Best: Mothers and Wet-Nurses in Roman Africa"

January 27, 2023
Yun Emily Wang, Music
"Listening Incommensurably: the Impossibility of Sounding 'Out' from Queer Taiwanese Toronto" 

February 3, 2023
Negar Mottahedeh, Literature
"Electric Voice: Tactility and Tacticality in Revolutionary Iran"

February 10, 2023
Wenjin Liu, Philosophy
"Political Vice in Plato"

February 17, 2023
Ryan Donovan, Theater Studies
"'Must Be Heavyset': Casting, Size, and the Body Politics of Broadway Musicals"

February 24, 2023
Sarah Quesada, Romance Studies
"A Latin-African Literature and its Memorials"

March 3, 2023
Annette Joseph-Gabriel, Romance Studies
"Childhood, Slavery, and Fugitivity in the Age of Revolution"

Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions, please contact Michael Pascual in advance of your participation or visit. Requests should be made at least one week before the event in question.

Masking is required for public FHI events. Extra masks will be available for attendees if needed.