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Stanley Cavell: Constellations of the Ordinary

Please note this fantastic colloquium on Stanley Cavell and the Ordinary, organized from Lima, Peru. Longtime PAL followers will recognize half the speakers, for they have all visited us at Duke. I believe that most of the talks will be distributed in advance. But to follow the talks and get the full schedule, you need…

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PAL Certificate talk – Kathleen Maxymuk

Thursday, February 11, 202110:00 a.m. Please join us at 10 am on February 11 for a talk by Kathleen Maxymuk, PhD candidate in Romance Studies! The talk, given as part of the requirements for the Certificate in Philosophy, Arts, and Literature, is titled ‘The Paradoxes of the “Politique des Auteurs”: Reading Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel series…

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Stages of Life – The Second Annual Duke-Stanford Graduate Conference

Co-Sponsored by Duke University’s “PAL” (Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature) and Stanford University’s “Phil+Lit” (The Initiative in Philosophy and Literature) and Hosted by The Franklin Humanities Institute at  Smith Warehouse, Duke University Friday April 5th, Ahmadieh Lecture Hall (Bay 4) of Smith Warehouse 2:00-2:30  Welcome and Mingling 2:30-2:45  Welcome: Toril Moi(James B. Duke Professor of Literature and…

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Empire’s Ruins: Allegory and Metonymy in JM Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians

Pratistha Bhattaral, Ph.D. Candidate, Duke UniversityRespondent: Tsitsi Jaji, Associate Professor, Duke University Please join the Literature Program on April 19 for its latest Graduate Scholar Colloquium. Doctoral candidate Pratistha Bhattarai will be presenting her work in progress “Empire’s Ruins: Allegory and Metonymy in J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians.” Tsitsi Jaji, Associate Professor in the Duke…

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(Dis)Unity Workshop Series

Graduate students in the Carolina-Duke German Studies Program are currently organizing a workshop series. The first event of the (Dis)Unity workshop series will be held on Friday, April 9 from 1:15-2:30 p.m., and a follow-up professionalization workshop will be held on Monday, April 12 from 7-8:15 p.m. The first speaker will be Sabine Hake from the…

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WRITING IS THINKING — A WORKSHOP WITH CARYL PHILLIPS

PAL is pleased to announce that Caryl Phillips is returning this spring as the English Department’s Blackburn Author-in-Residence. You are invited to join Prof. Phillips’s virtual Essay Writing Workshop, Monday, February 15, 3-5pm. The workshop is limited to 10 students, all who will respond to the prompt in relation to the photographs downloadable from Dropbox here. Responses should be submitted…

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Fall 2020 PAL Courses

Saskia ZiolkowskiROMANCE STUDIES 590SWednesday 3:30 – 6:00pm (Online) SVEVO and WORLD LITERATURE Italo Svevo (1861-1928) wrote some of the most important modern Italian novels, like La coscienza di Zeno (Zeno’s Conscience), but has never achieved the world status one might expect, especially for someone who was taught English by no less a figure than James…

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