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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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Public lecture: “The Language of Place”

Friday Feb 27 10 a.m.  FHI Garage Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Duke University Light lunch to follow.   In this talk, free and open to all, Verlyn Klinkenborg asks how we find the sources of our own writing. What kind of writing will each one of us excel at? How do we discover our desire as writers? How can we become aware of the topics, subjects, situations that make us write well?  Klinkenborg will explore these questions by drawing on his own experience as a writer and a farmer passionate about nature and the environment. All members of the Duke community — undergraduates as well as graduate students — are welcome!…

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“The Writer at Work” – Workshop Open to the Duke Community

Thursday 26 February Reception at 4:30 p.m Event 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. FHI Garage Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Duke University In this workshop, Verlyn Klinkenborg invites professors, graduate students, and undergraduates with an interest in writing to explore the art and craft of good writing in a university setting. The workshop aims to get rid of old myths about writing, unlearn useless rules, in order to gain a clearer understanding of the work of writing. The workshop aims to help us to become more productive writers.

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How to Live with Others

How to Live with Others: A History of Interpersonal Distance A PAL Forum presentation by visiting scholar Corina Stan Response by Heather Wallace, PAL Assistant, Duke Philosophy, PhD Candidate. Tues. Feb 10 5:30pm Reception at 5pm FHI Garage Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Duke University Parking is free at Smith Warehouse after 5pm. How can we live with others? What is the right distance between oneself and other people? How can we achieve sociability without alienation and solitude without exile? When Roland Barthes raised these questions in his last lectures at the Collège de France, he concluded that “we need a science, or perhaps an art, of distances.” As it turns…

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Hannah Arendt Reading Group

Join PAL director Toril Moi for this biweekly Spring 2015 reading group to read and discuss some of the key works of Hannah Arendt. First Meeting (Informational): Tues. Jan 20 7pm FHI Conference Room Smith Warehouse Bay 4 Duke University Parking is free at Smith Warehouse after 5pm.  Future Meetings: Tuesdays, 7pm: Feb 3, Feb…

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The Work of Literature

“The Work of Literature: Event, Invention, History” A lecture by Derek Attridge Thurs. Jan 15 5:30pm Reception at 5pm FHI Garage Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Duke University  Derek Attridge will present a section from his forthcoming book, The Work of Literature, a sequel to The Singularity of Literature that expands and refines its arguments. The new…

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Save the Date: Writing is Thinking

Writing is Thinking 2015 with Verlyn Klinkenborg Save the Date: Late Afternoon Thurs Feb 26, Writing Forum Morning, Friday Feb 27, Keynote Public Lecture Feb 26-27. PAL’S 3rd Biennial Writing is Thinking 2015 will include closed workshops for PAL Writing Group Members with Verlyn Klinkenborg, a colloquium on writing, & a public keynote lecture. …………………………….. Verlyn…

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