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

Enlightenment Orientalism book jacket
Srinivas Aravamudan
The University of Chicago Press, 2011

The Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries hosted a Faculty Bookwatch panel discussion on Srinivas Aravamudan's Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel on Friday, February 20, 2015. This event was cosponsored by English, Romance Studies, the Program in Literature, and The Center for Art, Philosophy and Literature (PAL) at Duke University.  The panelists were Roberto Dainotto (Romance Studies, Duke University), Madeleine Dobie (Associate Professor of French, Columbia University), Fredric Jameson (Program in Literature, Duke University),  Charlotte S. Sussman (English, Duke University), and William B. Warner (Professor of English and Director of the Early Modern Center, University of California, Santa... read more about Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel »


 

All Bookwatch Programs

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 »

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 »

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 »

French Travel Writing Cover
Michèle Longino
Routledge, 2015

What lies "under the hood" of a scholarly book? In a special edition of Faculty Bookwatch on March... read more about French Travel Writing in the Ottoman Empire: Marseilles to Constantinople, 1650-1700 »

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