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Srinivas Aravamudan, Enlightenment Orientalism

Date: Friday, February 20, 2015 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location: FHI Garage – C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse Please join us for a panel discussion on Srinivas Aravamudan’s Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel (University of Chicago Press, 2011). PANEL: – Fredric Jameson, Professor of the Program in Literature, Duke University – Charlotte S Sussman, Associate Professor of English, Duke University – Roberto Dainotto, Professor of Romance Studies, Italian Studies, Duke University – Madeleine Dobie, Associate Professor of French, Columbia University – William B. Warner, Professor of English; Director, Early Modern Center, University of California, Santa Barbara Jointly hosted by the Duke University Libraries, Faculty Bookwatch is a series that celebrates notable recent books by…

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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 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 Scholars…

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PAL 2014-2015 Annual Report

PAL 2014-2015 Annual Report PAL 2014-15 Annual Report PAL seeks to make a strong interdisciplinary contribution to the humanities at Duke. In 2014-15 we worked particularly hard to support the writing lives of our graduate students. With the help of Heather Gates (History) we co-ordinated and sponsored writing groups for over 50 graduate students. We…

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The Pleasure of Producing Good Sentences

the TWP Faculty Write Program, the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Centre for Philosophy, Art and Literature at Duke present: The Pleasure of Producing Good Sentences A Scholarly Writing Workshop with Aaron Sachs (Historian, Cornell) Friday, September 11 2-3:30pm in Old Chem 011 Academic writers typically evaluate their work at the level of…

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PAL Graduate Certificate Courses – Spring 2016

*NEW* Film Philosophers/Film Makers LIT 620S (Cross listed in Theatre, VMS, English, DOCST and AMS) Professor Markos Hadjioannou Tu 4:40-7:10: Examines intersections between film, critical theory, and continental philosophy, from standpoint of spectatorship. Focuses on different approaches to film theory from a philosophical prism, and on different philosophers addressing film as a mediated visual interpretation of…

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CFP: “Community, Reason, Tragedy”

Calling all graduate students! The University of Chicago Literature & Philosophy Workshop will be hosting an interdisciplinary graduate student conference titled “Community, Reason, Tragedy,” November 5th & 6th, 2015. We are pleased to have Professor Sarah Beckwith (English, Duke) as our keynote speaker. Download the call for papers here: CommunityReasonTragedyCFP Abstracts are due July 10th and should be sent to More information is available at

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Graduate Certificate Courses–Fall 2015

*NEW* GERMAN 790: Frankfurt School Critical Theory Wed 4:40-7:10 This course serves as an introduction to the “Frankfurt School” and Critical Theory with particular emphasis upon rationality/epistemology, social philosophy, cultural criticism and aesthetics. Through close readings of key texts by members of the school (Horkheimer, Benjamin, Adorno, Habermas) we will work toward a critical understanding…

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