Faculty Bookwatch

Jointly hosted by the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries since 2004, Faculty Bookwatch is an event series that promotes interdisciplinary conversations on notable recent books by Duke faculty in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Each program brings together a panel of distinguished colleagues from Duke and other universities, giving brief comments on the significance and impact of the featured book. The author also participates in the panel and the following Q&A.

Scroll below to browse featured books and videos from our Bookwatch archives, and see a chronological listing of all past Faculty Bookwatch programs here.

 

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Faculty Bookwatch panel for Richard H. Brodhead's Speaking of Duke
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Featured Programs

Images at Work cover image (Pygmalion and Galatea)
David Morgan
Oxford University Press, 2018

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries for a Faculty Bookwatch panel on David Morgan's Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment (Oxford University Press, 2018) at 5pm on Thursday, October 11, 2018. This book explores our interaction with images and other objects as a form of enchantment--whether they are the ones motivating, inspiring, terrifying or seducing us, or we are seeking to use them (or destroy them) in order to act upon the world. Panelists include: Jennifer W. Knust, Professor, Department of Religion, Boston Univeristy Justin McDaniel, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies,... read more about Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment »


 

All Bookwatch Programs

Images at Work cover image (Pygmalion and Galatea)
David Morgan
Oxford University Press, 2018

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries for a Faculty Bookwatch... read more about Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment »

Speaking of Duke
Richard H. Brodhead
Duke University Press, 2017

The Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries celebrated a book by Richard H.... read more about Speaking of Duke: Leading the Twenty-First-Century University »

The Blood of Emmett Till
Timothy B. Tyson
Simon & Schuster, 2017

The Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries marked the publication of Timothy... read more about The Blood of Emmett Till »

The Banjo: America's African Instrument book jacket
Laurent Dubois
Harvard University Press, 2016

The Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries hosted a Faculty Bookwatch... read more about The Banjo: America's African Instrument »

The Mafia: A Cultural History book jacket
Roberto Dainotto
The University of Chicago Press, 2015

The Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries hosted a Faculty Bookwatch panel... read more about The Mafia: A Cultural History »

Émilie Du Châtelet
Andrew Janiak, with Liz Milewicz, et al
Digital Project, 2015

What lies "under the hood" of a scholarly book? In a special edition of Faculty Bookwatch on March... read more about Project Vox »

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