Faculty Bookwatch

Jointly hosted by the FHI and the Duke University Libraries, Faculty Bookwatch is an event series that celebrates notable recent books by Duke faculty in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Each program brings together an interdisciplinary panel of faculty at Duke and beyond to discuss the work at hand, with participation by the author. Scroll below to see featured published books and videos from our Bookwatch archives!

Past Faculty Bookwatch Events:

Timothy Tyson, The Blood of Emmett Till
Panel: Craig Werner, Curtis Austin, Irving Joyner, Adriane Lentz-Smith

Richard H. Brodhead, Speaking of Duke: Leading the 21st-Century University
Panel: Buckner W. Clay, Ian Baucom, William Kirby, Richard Powell, Sarah Beckwith

Under the Hood: Michèle Longino, French Travel Writing in the Ottoman Empire: Marseilles to Constantinople, 1650-1700;

Negar Mottahedeh, #iranelection: Hashtag Solidarity and the Transformation of Online Life; Andrew Janiak, Liz Milewicz, et al, Project Vox
Panel: Herman Beck, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Liz Milewicz

Laurent DuBois, The Banjo: America's African Instrument
Panel: Dom Flemons, Pete Ross, Robert Cantwell, Louise Meintjes

Roberto Dainotto, The Mafia: A Cultural History
Panel: Tom Ferraro, Federico Luisetti, Eric Zakim

Srinivas Aravamudan, Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel
Panel: Roberto Dainotto, Madeleine Dobie, Fredric Jameson, Charlotte Sussman, William B. Warner

N. Katherine Hayles, How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis
Panel: Mark Hansen, Kate Marshall, Laura Otis, Priscilla Wald

William Reddy, The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900 – 1200 CE
Panel: Laurie Patton, Martin Aurell, Terry Kawashima

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

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, EmpireMultitude, and Commonwealth
Panel: Michael Denning, Lawrence Grossberg, Wahneema Lubiano, Fred Moten

Thavolia Glymph, Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household
Panel: Ira Berlin, Sandy Darity, Barbara Fields, Peter Wood

Margaret Humphreys, Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War
Panel: Robert Cook-Deegan, Thavolia Glymph, Todd Savitt, Priscilla Wald

J. Kameron Carter, Race: A Theological Account
Panel: Elizabeth Clark, Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Ken Surin, Maurice Wallace

Toril Moi, Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism: Art, Theater, Philosophy
Panel: Sarah Beckwith, Fredric Jameson, Martin Puchner

Margaret Greer, Walter Mignolo, Maureen Quilligan, eds. Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Racial and Religious Difference in the Renaissance Empires
Panel: Lewis Gordon, Leslie Peirce

Anne Allison, Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination
Panel: Lawrence Grossberg, Henry Jenkins, Tomiko Yoda

Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth, and the Human
Panel: Robert Brandon, Rob Mitchell, E. Roy Weintraub

Cathy N. Davidson, Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America (Expanded Edition)
Panel: Richard Brodhead, Joy Kasson, Priscilla Wald, Maurice Wallace

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