Upcoming Events

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
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
Allen 314
A Lecture with David Womersley, Oxford University  Professor David Womersley is the Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, and a fellow at St. Catherine’s College. His interests lie in English literature of the long eighteenth century, especially Gibbon, Swift,... Read More »
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:00am
East Duke Parlors
Duke on Gender Colloquium | Fridays at 11am-12:30pm, East Duke Parlors, followed by lunch | Chair: Anne-Maria B. Makhulu (Duke Cultural Anthropology, African and African American Studies) | Presenters:Xhercis Méndez (Philosophy and African American and African Studies, Michigan State University)... Read More »
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Shed
Guest Speaker: Lissa Wolsak is a self-taught poet, essayist, and metalsmith Lissa Wolsak calls her poems “nested spherics.” She described the link between her metalwork and poetry to Kent Johnson in Vert magazine, stating, “I'm intoxicated by fire, light traveling through color, integrity of... Read More »

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