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Critique and Wittgenstein

Toril Moi: “Critique and Wittgenstein” A PAL talk for the Literature Program’s Graduate Recruitment Weekend. Friday 19th February Friedl building 107 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Response by two Duke graduate students: Myles Oldershaw (English & PAL Graduate Certificate) Justin Mitchell (English & PAL Graduate Certificate)

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Literature and Moral Thought, A Symposium

Niklas Forsberg: “Carver, Cavell and the Uncanniness of the Ordinary” Uppsala University, Sweden Nora Hämäläinen: “Literature and Moral Change” Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies   Thursday February 25: 5 p.m.  Reception at 4:30 p.m. Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (FHI Garage) C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse, First Floor Duke University Open to the public.   Part of…

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PAL-FHI Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar on Cooperation, Spring 2016

Schedule of Lectures and Workshops     22 January 2016, Friday Inaugural Workshop, 10 to 11.30 am FHI Conference Room Smith Warehouse Readings for the workshop:   Engemann, Denis A. et al. “Games people play—toward an enactive view of cooperation in social neuroscience”. In Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6, no. 148 (2012): 1-14. Mathew, Sarah. “Evolution of human cooperation”. In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 2nd edition, Vol. 11. Ed. James Wright. New York: Elsevier (2015): 259-66.   04 – 05 February Amy Poteete (Political Science, Concordia) Dr. Amy Poteete’s research explores interactions between political competition, policy, and political development in the context of policies for natural…

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Amy Poteete – Exclusion, Redistribution and Cooperation

PAL-FHI Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar on Cooperation – 2016 Amy Poteete Political Science, Concordia University   Guest Lecture on February 4, Thursday (Reception at at 5:30 PM; Talk starts at 6:00 PM) FHI Garage, Bay 4 of Smith Warehouse Title: Exclusion, Redistribution, and Cooperation Workshop on February 5, Friday 10:00 AM  to 11:30 AM FHI Conference Room,…

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Melodrama second Symposium: “Melodrama in the age of realism”

  MELODRAMA 2015-2016 PAL-FHI Seminar in Concepts, Figures, and Art Forms (co-organizers: Jacqueline Waeber, Anne-Gaëlle Saliot, Michael Moses) Symposium 2: “Melodrama in the age of realism” February 20, Saturday FHI, Smith Warehouse, the Garage, 09:45am-2:30pm   09:45am-10:45am Prof. Matt Buckley (Rutgers University, English): “Melodrama’s Myths/Melodrama’s History” 10:45am-11:45am Prof. Carolyn Williams (Rutgers University, English): “What Can…

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2016 Young Scholars Workshop

Literature, Philosophy, Ethics with Niklas Forsberg (Uppsala) and Nora Hämäläinen (Helsinki) Duke University 25-26 February 2016 Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (FHI Garage) C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse, First Floor Duke University “Literature does many things,” Iris Murdoch writes. This workshop will focus on some of the ways in which literature can be philosophically important without being didactic (exemplifying, illustrative,…

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2016 New Year Party

Come celebrate 2016 with PAL! Learn more about the PAL Graduate Certificate and hear from the professors for certificate classes Spring 2016. Join us as we kick off our spring schedule with cocktails served by White Whale and hors d’oeuvres by Comfort Cuisine. Thursday Jan 14 5:00-6:30pm FHI Garage Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Duke University    

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Postmodern Melodrama and its discourses

December 5 10am-4pm FHI Garage Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Presented by the 2015-2016 PAL/FHI Seminar on Melodrama ………………. 10:00-12:30 pm Linda Williams (Berkeley): The Elephant of Melodrama Elisabeth Anker (George Washington): Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom   1:30-4:00pm Amy Corbin (Muhlenberg College): Melodrama and Realism in the Urban Cinema of Ramin Bahrani Monique Rooney…

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PAL Spring Preview

Mark your calendars now for these spring 2016 PAL events! ………….. Thursday Jan 14, 2016 PAL NEW YEAR PARTY 5-6:30pm, FHI Garage, Smith Warehouse PAL for Graduate Students! Come join us for happy hour cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Learn about the PAL Graduate Certificate and the Spring 2016 graduate courses. …………….. February 25-26 PAL Young…

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