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PAL Holiday Party

Celebrate the Humanities with PAL!   Thurs. Dec 4 6-8pm Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres FHI Garage Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Duke University   Join us to celebrate the humanities with PAL! There will be special entertainment from the PAL/FHI Seminars and news from PAL director Toril Moi.

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Several Short Sentences about Writing

A conversation about: Several Short Sentences about Writing  by Verlyn Klinkenborg led by Toril Moi and Sarah Beckwith   Tues Dec 26pmLight Supper at 5:30pmFHI GarageSmith Warehouse, Bay 4Duke University   Join us for a conversation about Klinkenborg’s widely praised writing handbook. Klinkenborg will be visiting PAL February 26-27, 2015.  Part of the PAL-sponosored Writing…

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PAL Forum: Envisioning the Modern University

Envisioning the Modern University: Schelling’s Jena Lectures A lecture by Bruce Matthews What can we learn about the modern university from reading Schelling? PAL invites you to an informal talk by Bruce Matthews, one of this year’s Humanities Writ Large Visiting Fellows.   Thurs. Nov 13 5pm FHI Garage Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Duke University Reception at…

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PAL Forum: Blade Runner

PAL Forum: Screening of Blade Runner  **WED Nov 5 7pm. Light supper at 6:30pm. RSVP to FHI Garage Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Duke University   1982. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford. We will be showing the 2007 Final Cut.  

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PAL Writing is Thinking 2014-2015

In 2014-2015 PAL is hosting our third biennial Writing is Thinking Young Scholars Workshop. This year, in addition to our spring workshop and lectures, PAL has inaugurated the first year of sponsored Graduate Student Writing Groups. We have 11 PAL-sponsored groups meeting this year.  This page is an overview of past and future WIT events…

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Graduate Certificate Courses–Spring 2015

ENG 545S: Romantic Aesthetic Theory and Aesthetics According to a well-known–and largely accurate–narrative, the study of “aesthetics” was invented in the eighteenth century, and then consolidated in the Romantic era. This course is intended to provide an introduction to this narrative of the emergence of aesthetics as a realm of study, and we will accordingly focus on the…

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In Memoriam Kaila Brown

Photo from Duke Chronicle, courtesy of John and Penni Brown Kaila Brown was PAL Assistant Director from 2010-2013. Her friends and colleagues at the Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature and the Franklin Humanities Institute remember Kaila with warmth and love as we mourn her death on Sunday September 21, 2014. She was a vibrant,…

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Kafka Lectures

You are invited to attend the public lectures sponsored by the PAL/FHI Seminar “Whose Kafka?” Fall 2014.   All lectures will be held in the FHI Garage, Smith Warehouse Bay 4 EXCEPT the Dec 11 lecture, which will be in Smith Warehouse 117, Bay 6.    “Kafka’s Infinities” A lecture by Vivian Liska (University of…

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