Faculty Bookwatch | Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment with David Morgan
David Morgan's "Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment" (Oxford University Press, 2018) 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.
The panel for this discussion included Jessica Boon, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University; Jennifer W. Knust, Professor of Religious Studies at Duke; and Thomas Robisheaux, Professor in the Department of History, also at Duke University. FHI's Faculty Bookwatch celebrates and promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities or interpretative social sciences faculty. Each Bookwatch program brings together a panel of distinguished colleagues who give brief comments on the significance and impact of the featured book. The author also participates in the panel and the Q&A. The Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies and the Department of Religious Studies were event co-sponsors. Prof. Morgan's book is available widely.