Upcoming Events

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:45pm
Fredric Jameson Gallery (Friedl 115)
The "Adorno" PAL/FHI Seminar will be hosting the annual Association of Adorno Studies 2017 conference ("Immanence and Transcendence") here at Duke University. Please join us at the Fredric Jameson Gallery (Friedl 115) on Friday March 24 and Saturday March 25.   For more information, contact Thomas... Read More »
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00am
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
the Department of English is hosting BELOVED, a marathon reading of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. BELOVED will run 8 hours (9AM-5PM) in the Carpenter Conference Room (Rubenstein Library 249), where there will be a podium, microphone, audience seating, and T-shirts for all... Read More »
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
Join Duke students, faculty and staff for a marathon reading of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize winning novel Beloved. If interested in reading please contact Michelle Dove (michelle.dove@duke.edu) by Thursday, March 23.
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:00am
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse (Bay 4)
PAL is proud to announce Writing Is Thinking IVCo-sponsored by the English Department and the Graduate School Our biannual writing event for academic writers is happening again! As usual, all graduate students are particularly welcome!  Patricia Hampl will speak on “First Person Singular: Voice as... Read More »
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
314 Allen Building
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building
Join PAL for a talk by 1997 Duke Literature PhD alum, Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary, Swedish Academy, Stockholm.  Reception at 4:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 5:30pm
Nasher Museum
Join PAL for a talk by Duke Literature PhD alum, Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary, Swedish Academy, Stockholm.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
East Duke Parlors - East Duke Building
Kate Zambreno is the author of the novels, Green Girl and O Fallen Angel (both reissued by Harper Perennial). She is also the author of Heroines (Semiotext(e)'s Active Agents) and Book of Mutter (Semiotext(e)'s Native Agents). She is at work on a series of books about time, memory, and the... Read More »
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
East Duke Parlors
In Camera Lucida, Roland Barthes circles around a photograph of his mother as a child, that he labels the Winter Garden photograph, and deliberates on whether or not to reproduce the image within his text. In a talk reflecting on her Book of Mutter, Kate Zambreno will consider the photograph of the... Read More »
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:30pm
314 Allen Building

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